Illinois is a "plaintiff's paradise"
The American Tort Association ranks Madison, St. Clair and McClean Counties in Ill. among the most unfair court jurisdictions in the nation. Cook County is on the watch list.
The Association is made up of businesses concerned that judges and juries in those counties are more likely to side with plaintiffs. Class action lawsuits often result in huge payouts.
Travis Akin is with the Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch and says being on the list is a harmful distinction.