Issue: Under Illinois law, are courts held to a literal interpretation of statutes enacted by the General Assembly?
|Area of Law:||Litigation Practice & Procedure, Litigation Practice and Procedure|
|Keywords:||; Statue; Genderal Assembly; Intent; Literal; Interpret; Result|
"A literal interpretation is not controlling where the spirit and intent of the General Assembly in enacting a statute are clearly expressed, its objects and purposes are clearly set forth, and a literal interpretation of a particular clause would defeat the obvious intent [citation]; or where a literal interpretation would lead to an absurd result [citation]." Grever v. Board of Trustees of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, 353 Ill.App.3d 263, 266-67 (2004).
Heisterkamp v. Pacheco, 2016 IL App. (2d) 150229 (Ill. App. Dist. 2. Jan. 28, 2016).
Date: March 1, 2016