Section Newsletter Articles on Judgments

Vacating a judgment: We need meaningful criteria—West Suburban Bank v. Advantage Financial Partners, LLC By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, December 2014 Our Illinois Appellate Court has now issued another opinion on vacating a judgment under 735 ILCS 5/2-1401.
Is vacating a final judgment an equitable remedy? By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, July 2014 The author advocates for a Supreme Court rule addressing the topic of equity. 
A look at first offender deferred judgment By Joe Cataldo Bench and Bar, August 2011 ISBA’s proposal #97-20 proposes a first offender deferred judgment sentencing option for certain felony offenses.
Enforcing federal court monetary judgments By Travis J. Ketterman Federal Civil Practice, December 2009 Although obtaining a judgment is a worthwhile endeavor, a plaintiff is only truly successful if the defendant actually pays the judgment. This article reviews the various actions taken by plaintiffs to collect money after obtaining a judgment in federal court.
A question of right? Jury trials in garnishment proceedings By Crystal Correa Bench and Bar, September 2009 Garnishment orders are normally served on banks, insurance companies and other third parties that might hold assets for a judgment debtor. On occasion, third party garnishees, when filing an answer to interrogatories, also file a jury demand. But are parties entitled to a jury trial during garnishment proceedings?
Public Act 95-0661: Amendments to Illinois Code of Civil Procedure relating to enforcement of judgments By Bob Markoff Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, March 2008 The Illinois legislature recently passed and then overrode the Governor’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 229 which is now known as Public Act 95-0661.
Revival of judgment revived By Bob Markoff Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, September 2004 Illinois has a new Revival of Judgment Statute. It is found at 735 ILCS 5/2-1602. It became effective August 21, 2002.