25.1 Application

Mandatory Arbitration will be held in those commercial and personal injury cases assigned to the Law Division, including cases with self-represented or pro se litigants, with damages of less than $50,000 and no retained expert witness as defined in Supreme Court Rule 213(f)(3).

a. Personal injury cases not subject to mandatory arbitration are: asbestos, construction, medical malpractice, nursing home and product liability cases, unless the parties agree to arbitration.

b. The arbitration hearings will take place at the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Center, 222 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois.

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