February 27, 2008
SHALA AMMERMAN, ))
Appeal from the
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Circuit Court of
) Cook County.
THE RAYMOND CORPORATION, ))
) No. 06L10862
(Caterpillar, Inc., ))
) The Honorable
XPAC, ) Elizabeth Budzinski,
) Judge Presiding.
Third-Party Defendant). )
JUSTICE GREIMAN delivered the opinion of the court:
Raymond Corporation (Raymond), one of the named defendants in plaintiff Shala
Ammerman’s products liability and negligence action, appeals from a trial court order denying its
motion to transfer the case pursuant to the doctrine of forum non conveniens. On appeal,
Raymond asserts that the trial court’s order constitutes an abuse of discretion because the private
and public interest factors used in forum non conveniens analysis strongly support the conclusion
that the case should be tried in Kane County, rather than Cook County, where Ammerman filed
suit. We affirm.