18.3 Actions Subject to Mandatory Arbitration (S. Ct. Rule 86)


(a) Mandatory Arbitration proceedings are undertaken and conducted in Cook County pursuant to approval of the Illinois Supreme Court given on December 2, 1989.

(b) All actions filed in the Municipal Districts after the effective date of these rules, involving personal injury (regardless of whether a jury demand has been filed) and those actions for property damages or breach of contract in which a timely jury demand has been filed, seeking money damages only, not to exceed THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($30,000), shall be assigned to an arbitration calendar.

The Chief Judge may determine, from time to time, which other class or classes of cases, if any, otherwise eligible for these proceedings, shall be assigned to the arbitration calendar.

(c) Actions pending on, or filed after, the effective date of these rules seeking money damages only, having a value not exceeding THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($30,000) and determined to be eligible for mandatory arbitration by the trial court may be assigned to the arbitration calendar.

[Amended July 30, 2001, effective August 1, 2001.]

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