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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Judgments

Judgment and memorandum of judgment expire simultaneously May 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 228 On February 26, 2013, the third district appellate court held that a judgment creditor must revive its judgment and file a memorandum of revived judgment within seven years from the date the original judgment was entered or previously revived.
Agents who permit their employer to evade final judgments are treated as employer. PA 097-0903 November 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 580 The Equal Pay Act of 2003 has been amended to introduce section 27 (820 ILCS 112/27 new).
2011 Spring Session Legislative Roundup By Jim Covington August 2011 Column, Page 392 A summary of key legislation from this year's session.
Stay of Judgment Pending Appeal: Avoid the Appeal-Bond Trap By Richard Lee Stavins August 2011 Article, Page 410 Appellants often discover too late - and to their horror - that an appeal bond must be filed the same day the notice of appeal is due. Here's how the mysterious appeal-bond process works.
Confessions of an Illinois Judgment By Michael G. Cortina November 2010 Article, Page 578 As more loans go bad, banks looking to collect from defaulting borrowers are turning to judgments by confession. Here's how they work.
Collecting on a federal-court judgment By Helen W. Gunnarsson February 2010 Lawpulse, Page 66 Here's a step-by-step guide to actually getting that money you won for your client in federal court. The key: effectively using the powerful citation to discover assets.
Reviving Judgments in Illinois By Robert G. Markoff and Christopher J. McGeehan January 2010 Article, Page 40 A summary of how the revival process works in light of recent changes.
Postjudgement Sanctions: Do Trial Courts Have Too Little Power? By Professor Jeffrey A. Parness June 2009 Column, Page 314 Illinois judges should be free to impose sanctions for misconduct after final judgement and on behalf of nonparties if the facts warrant.
Declaratory Judgments and Premarital Agreements: In re Marriage of Best By Celia Guzaldo Gamrath April 2009 Article, Page 188 With Best, the Illinois Supreme Court allows before-trial declaratory judgments to determine the validity of a premarital agreement.
Asked and Answered February 2008 Column, Page 95 Judgments against joint tenancies.
2007 Spring Session Roundup By Jim Covington August 2007 Column, Page 408 Highlights of this year's legislative session.
Asked and Answered February 2007 Column, Page 95 I've got my judgment- how do I collect?
Rules for interest accrual on child support judgments are clarified October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 Effective July 28, 2006, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Department) has amended part 160 of title 89, 89 Ill Adm Code 160. 
Suing Defendants Who Later Declare Bankruptcy: Vacating a Dismissal for Want of Prosecution By Anna-Katrina S. Christakis and Jeffrey D. Pilgrim August 2006 Article, Page 432 When a plaintiff's action is dismissed for want of prosecution while the defendant's bankruptcy is pending and the automatic stay is in place, the plaintiff can seek to have the dismissal vacated.
Defending Against Prejudgment Interest Awards in Illinois: From Drafting to Litigation By Justin Lee Heather July 2003 Article, Page 336 Defenses and drafting techniques to help attorneys protect clients from claims for prejudgment interest.
Claim of intrinsic fraud insufficient to set aside foreign judgment May 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 230 On March 14, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, affirmed the lower court's refusal to set aside judgment rendered against the plaintiff in Kansas and registered in Illinois under the Illinois version of the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Act (Act) (735 ILCS 5/12-640 et seq. (West 1998)).
Enforcing Judgments Against Real Estate in Illinois: A Step-By-Step Guide By Raymond J. Ostler May 2001 Article, Page 234 A guide through the levy-sale process, including a newly effective law governing court approval of levy sales.
Enforcing Judgments Against Property Held in Tenancy by the Entirety By Ronald R. Peterson and David R. Seligman April 1999 Article, Page 196 When and how can creditors attack married debtors' transfer of property from joint tenancy to tenancy by the entirety? A discussion of the murky law.