|Public Act 094-0582
||LRB094 08989 LCB 39210 b
AN ACT concerning civil law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
changing Section 2-402 as follows:
(735 ILCS 5/2-402)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-402)
(Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 89-7,
which has been held
Respondents in discovery.
civil action may designate as
respondents in discovery in his
or her pleading those individuals or
other entities, other than
the named defendants, believed by the plaintiff to have
to the determination of who should
properly be named as additional
defendants in the action.
Persons or entities so named as respondents in discovery
shall be required
to respond to discovery by the plaintiff in
the same manner as are
defendants and may, on motion of the
plaintiff, be added as defendants
if the evidence discloses the
existence of probable cause for such
A person or entity named a respondent in discovery may upon
her own motion be
made a defendant in the action, in
which case the provisions of this
Section are no longer
applicable to that person.
A copy of the complaint shall be served on each person or
entity named as a
respondent in discovery.
Each respondent in discovery shall be paid expenses and
provided for witnesses.
A person or entity named as a respondent in discovery in
any civil action may
be made a defendant in the same action at
any time within 6 months after
being named as a respondent in
discovery, even though the time during
which an action may
otherwise be initiated against him or her may have expired