No jurisdictional defect when notice of appeal is e-filed, even though local rule required paper filingSeptember 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 452On June 20, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court held, first, that electronically filing ("e-filing") a postjudgment motion when circuit court rules required a paper copy did not fail to toll the time for filing a notice of appeal; and, second, that e-filing a notice of appeal when circuit court rules required a paper copy did not deprive the appellate court of jurisdiction.
Service by publication on adjudicated disabled person violates due processJune 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 284On March 29, 2013, the first district appellate court answered, in response to a certified question, that service by publication on an adjudicated disabled person did not satisfy due process because it was unreasonable to expect that the ward would see or comprehend the published notice.
Service by publication insufficient for eminent domain proceedingAugust 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 388Service by publication only establishes personal jurisdiction in an eminent domain case where the entity seizing land has diligently searched for all potential parties to the action, according to an Illinois Court of Appeals ruling.
Denial of forum non conveniens constitutes errorMarch 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 124On December 26, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County denying the defendant's motion to dismiss based upon interstate forum non conveniens.
No in personam jurisdiction over Indiana clinicMarch 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 124On December 28, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the holding of the Circuit Court of Cook County denying the defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of in personam jurisdiction.
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