Letter to the Editor: Back bill on suing the dead

Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday, April 1, 2008

When the Illinois Senate reconvenes this week, our legislators will look at an important piece of legislation, Senate Bill 2784. This bill allows people who have been wronged to still be able to receive compensation in a civil court even if the responsible wrongdoer dies.

When we are wronged by someone, it is our right to stand up in front of a jury and seek redress. A victim's pain or their right to justice does not suddenly go away if their wrongdoer dies. SB 2784 would ensure that these innocent people don't have to pay for another's unlawful conduct.

SB 2784 is scheduled to go before the Senate and all Illinoisans should support this legislation.

Contact your local state senator and let him or her know you support this bill, too.

Eric Bell,
Center for Justice & Democracy-Illinois

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