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Articles on Judgments

Luxury Tax: Collecting from High-Income Judgment Debtors

By Andrew N. Plasz
June
2014
Article
Page 294
The author argues that wages used for investments or to purchase luxuries should be subject to collection by a judgment creditor.

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.

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