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Section Newsletter Articles on Motion to Vacate Default Judgment

Vacating a default judgment: Our Supreme Court provides the answer By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, August 2015 The recent case of Warren County Soil and Water Conservation, District 2015 IL v. Walters has provided a clear direction to our trial courts in adjudicating a petition to vacate a default judgment.
How do you calculate two years for a Section 2-1401 Motion to Vacate? Court ignores 1918 case By Robert Handley Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2011 The first lesson from Parker v. Murdock is that in calculating two years for a Section 2-1401 Petition to Vacate, we should do it the way we would normally think it would be done. However, the second lesson is that you cannot cite cases decided prior to 1935 with any certainty that they will be followed.
Vacating default judgments: Make it make a difference By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2011 A look at the ramifications of Blazyk v. Daman Express, Inc., decided December 17, 2010.