This week, we recognize the annual Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week nationwide, and 2020 certainly looks a lot different than any other year. Especially in Illinois, COVID-19 has decimated our state’s economy and put thousands of businesses and employees out of work. One thing that has remained the same this year, however, is lawsuit abuse. Our state’s skewed legal system incentivizes frivolous lawsuits that threaten small businesses and exacerbate the unemployment crisis.
By Zach Mottl
As a fourth-generation owner of my family’s manufacturing business in Lyons, I know firsthand that manufacturers have played a central role in Illinois’ economy for decades. We employ thousands …