Portwood v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

  • Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 685 N.E.2d 941 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 1997), affirmed, 702 N.E.2d 1102 (Ill. 1998)01/01/1998
    Client: Defendant Automobile Manufacturer
    Outcome: Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Class Action Affirmed

Synopsis:

Plaintiffs brought a class action for breach of warranty with respect to allegedly defective vehicles one year after a motion to reconsider the dismissal of the case in another jurisdiction was denied.

In affirming the decision of the lower court, the appellate court held that the filing of a class action in a foreign judicial system “does not operate to toll the duly enacted limitations period in Illinois.”

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