Section Newsletter Articles on Voluntary Dismissal
What hath Hudson wrought?
, April 2010
If you decide that you must take a voluntary dismissal in the face of a prior dismissal on the merits of some claim in your suit, an Agreed Order of voluntary dismissal should reference Hudson and state that the defendants are waiving the res judicata defense should plaintiff decide to refile.
Comment: Voluntary dismissal
, January 2010
In a December 2009 decision of the appellate court, the Court reminds us to consider the statutory provisions of the Administrative Review Law and to comply with those requirements. Failure to strictly adhere to those requirements deprives a court of subject matter jurisdiction over an administrative review action.