In a case involving a workplace accident at a corrugated paper plant that resulted in a hand degloving and 4 finger amputations, Defendant filed a motion to dismiss based upon the failure to timely and properly convert a respondent in discovery pursuant to requirements of 735 ILCS 5/2-402. The trial court granted the defense motion and plaintiff appealed arguing that a motion to extend the deadline to convert a respondent in discovery satisfied the statutory provisions and that the defendant waived the requirements by participating in discovery after the motion to dismiss was filed. In affirming the trial court, the Appellate Court found in favor of the defendant holding that a motion to extend the deadline to convert did not satisfy the statutory provisions to convert a respondent in discovery and those provisions were not waived by the defendant through its participation in discovery. Torrijos v. Cano Container, 2021 IL.App. (2nd) 191150 (2021).