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Public Act 101-0184


 

Public Act 0184 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 101-0184
 
HB2233 EnrolledLRB101 07160 LNS 52198 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Code of Civil Procedure is amended by
changing Section 2-1108 as follows:
 
    (735 ILCS 5/2-1108)  (from Ch. 110, par. 2-1108)
    Sec. 2-1108. Verdict - Special interrogatories. Unless the
nature of the case requires otherwise, the jury shall render a
general verdict. Within the discretion of the court, the The
jury may be asked required by the court, and must be required
on request of any party, to find specially upon any material
question or questions of fact submitted to the jury in writing.
Any party may request special interrogatories. Special
interrogatories shall be tendered, objected to, ruled upon and
submitted to the jury as in the case of instructions.
Submitting or refusing to submit a question of fact to the jury
may be reviewed on appeal to determine whether the trial court
abused its discretion. , as a ruling on a question of law. When
any the special finding of fact is inconsistent with the
general verdict, the court shall direct the jury to further
consider its answers and verdict. If, in the discretion of the
trial court, the jury is unable to render a general verdict
consistent with any special finding, the trial court shall
order a new trial. During closing arguments, the parties shall
be allowed to explain to the jury what may result if the
general verdict is inconsistent with any special finding former
controls the latter and the court may enter judgment
accordingly.
    This amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly applies
only to trials commencing on or after January 1, 2020.
(Source: P.A. 83-707.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/2/2019