Mandatory IL Auto Arbitration Repealed

On August 25, it was announced that the Illinois Insurance Code has been amended by repealing Section 143.24d. The Act takes effect “upon becoming law.”

Auto arbitration cases filed against non-signatory Respondents for losses occurring in Illinois will now need written consent from a non-signatory Respondent to proceed to hearing (Article Fourth (b)).

Pending Auto arbitration cases (those filed prior to this announcement) will proceed to hearing only if a non-signatory Respondent submits a response and does not object to jurisdiction. This will be construed as implied consent.

Article published in: September 2017 E-Bulletin