Chicago Partner Christopher Barth provided insight on an Illinois state appeals court’s recent decision that will allow plaintiffs’ lawyers to keep previously dismissed defendants and marginal parties roped into litigation. Barth said, “These decisions enhance [the] plaintiff’s ability to keep parties in litigation who have only a marginal role or exposure to the claims at issue. Further, these decisions give plaintiffs another arrow in their quiver to obtain discovery from marginal parties to pursue their central claims against the main defendants in multiparty litigation.”
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