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Sections 2-1301 and 2-1401 have different time frames, different standards, and different appellate jurisdiction implications

May 2, 2014 by in General

This mortgage foreclosure action was dismissed for want of prosecution when the plaintiff failed to appear at a status hearing. On the same day, the defendant filed for bankruptcy. She received a bankruptcy discharge about 3 months later. After the bankruptcy stay was lifted, the plaintiff filed a motion to vacate […]

Revestment redux

April 17, 2014 by in General

Judging by recent decisions, the Second District appears to be a hotbed of revestment. More accurately, it may be a hotbed of unsuccessful revestment arguments. Revestment refers to the judicial doctrine under which a trial court can lose and then be “revested” with jurisdiction over a case under certain circumstances. […]

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