The Supreme Court of Illinois recently resolved an intractable procedural issue that has festered for decades. Read about it in No Risk of Retroactively Validating Prior Void Orders When Submitting to the Jurisdiction of the Court After Final Judgment, an article written by Lawrence A. Stein and published by the Appellate Lawyers Association on May 19, 2014. Larry reports that the Supreme Court held that a defendant who appeared in a case after judgment had been entered submitted to the trial court’s jurisdiction and waived any objection to personal jurisdiction prospectively only. The court vacated as void all orders entered before the defendant submitted to the court’s jurisdiction and remanded for further proceedings, where the defendant will have the opportunity to defend the merits of the lawsuit.
Illinois Resolves Long-Standing Procedural Issue
May 21, 2014