Case v. Galesburg Cottage Hosp., 103879
In a medical malpractice action where plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their action prior to summons being issued and then refiled one year later under section 13-217 of the Code of Civil Procedure, dismissal for lack of diligence in serving process is reversed and the matter remanded for a ruling using the proper standard where the time between voluntary dismissal and refiling should not be one of the factors considered, although other factors may be.
- Decided 12/13/2007
- Published 12/13/2007
Supreme Court of Illinois
Bryan A. Drew, John D. Drew, Benton, for appellants.
Karen L. Kendall, Roger R. Clayton, of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Peoria, for appellees Galesburg Cottage Hospital et al., Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, Chicago (Stephen R. Swofford, Paul C. Estes, James P. LeFante, of counsel), for appellees Galesburg Orthopedic Services, Ltd., et al.