Republican gubernatorial candidate Judy Baar Topinka is trying to further limit the rights of citizens who file lawsuits. Illinois already has in place caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice suits, a measure enacted last year.
Baar Topinka wants to further limit rights by limiting citizens to the geographic areas in which people can file lawsuits. Baar Topinka’s issue, as Governor Blagojevich campaign spokesman Doug Scofield said “is just another issue where Treasurer Topinka, she either complains or she’s completely asleep at the switch.”
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