The Illinois Supreme Court used the state’s new venue restrictions to throw out a case brought by a Louisiana plaintiff in Madison County Illinois.
In Gridley, the plaintiff resides in Louisiana where he alleged wrongdoing, and raised issues of title laws, in connection with a purchase he made there. The case also involved witnesses and evidence located almost entirely in Louisiana. Aside from State Farm's corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Ill., there was no connection to Illinois, yet he brought his case to Madison County ….
see Gridley v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, case No. 94144.
It must be that the Louisiana Courts were just not able to do this case justice.