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Orders denying a substitution of judge must be appealed at the first opportunity on interlocutory appeal of other orders

December 31, 2012 by in General

In a foreclosure action involving Chicago’s infamous “Block 37,” the circuit court entered judgment against the defendant mortgage guarantors. The judgment contained a Rule 304(a) finding of no just reason to delay enforcement or appeal. After the judgment was entered, the lender served citations to discover assets on the defendants. […]

The strange doctrine of revestment

December 15, 2012 by in General

As a general rule, the parties may never waive a defect in subject matter jurisdiction or bestow subject matter jurisdiction by agreement where it is lacking. But there is an exception to that rule. Another general rule is that the trial court loses jurisdiction over a matter once 30 days […]

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