New Trial on the Apportionment of Liability In a Negligence Case

In Antol v. Chavez-Pereda, 284 Ill. App. 3d 561, 576, 672 N.E.2d 320, 219 Ill. Dec. 812 (1996), a negligence case, the jury allocated 60% of liability to one defendant, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), and 40% to the other defendant. Antol, 284 Ill. App. 3d at 565. The appellate court reversed the jury's allocation of fault and remanded the case for a new trial on the apportionment of liability. Antol, 284 Ill. App. 3d at 575-76. The court in Antol held that judgment interest would not accrue until judgment was entered on the verdict returned upon remand and the exact extent of the CTA's liability was determined. Antol, 284 Ill. App. 3d at 576.