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  1. Regulations and Procedures: Re: How to Bring a Violation of Open Meeting Act to Court update

    I decided to not go to court - lawyer suggested I do it prosay (sp) but I didn't feel I could give the energy needed. I did send to AG who investigated and after about 6 months determined there was...
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    Civil Procedure Issues: Re: Reason That Might Be Given for Asking Court Not to Return Jury Trial Fee

    Our lawyer notified opposing lawyer our intent to ask for Jury trial refund - he could attend or not. Clerk of Court had not problem with it being refunded. However, the opposing lawyer came to the...
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    Civil Procedure Issues: Re: Reason That Might Be Given for Asking Court Not to Return Jury Trial Fee

    Duh,
    Thank you for that response, in other words you don't know what agrument you would use if you were a lawyer to oppose the return of a deposit/fee for a Jury trial. Or, perhaps there are no...
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    Civil Procedure Issues: When Can You Get a Refund of a Jury Trial Fee

    My question involves court procedures for the state of: IL

    Just wondering - I was unable to attend the hearing & attorney is out of town. Our lawyer went to court to get our fee returned (paid...
  5. Judgment Issues: Which Party Pays Court Costs After a Summary Judgment

    My question involves court procedures for the state of: IL

    Related to Summary Judgment: If not stated in ruling Does each side pay their own court Costs? If not stated can the prevailing party...
  6. Civil Procedure Issues: Re: Can You Get a Jury Fee Refunded if Your Case is Decided by a Bench Trial

    Our lawyer is going to petition for the refund tomorrow since we lost the court case he wasn't in a rush. (the other side will just want it as part of the cost of court suit which they were awarded...
  7. Civil Procedure Issues: Re: Can You Get a Jury Fee Refunded if Your Case is Decided by a Bench Trial

    Ok, I guess it's unusual, but depends on the case, It was a bench trial heard by the judge only. It was circuit Court.
  8. Civil Procedure Issues: Re: Can You Get a Jury Fee Refunded if Your Case is Decided by a Bench Trial

    This was a civil suit. The judge denied the jury trial after the attorney for the other side opposed the jury trial or made a motion against having a jury decide the case. Judge agreed and said he'd...
  9. Civil Procedure Issues: Re: If Judge Rules No Jury Trial but Bench Trial Do We Get Our Money Back

    I left a message about this with the lawyer and got no response either way - So it appears like you don't know the answer either to "as a general rule" what happens in situations like this.".
  10. Civil Procedure Issues: Can You Get a Jury Fee Refunded if Your Case is Decided by a Bench Trial

    My question involves court procedures for the state of: IL

    When we went to court our lawyer filed for a jury trial and there was a fee he had to pay to the court for that. The opposing party...
  11. Discovery: Re: How to Answer Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents

    Thanks taxing matter, yes will try to remember my spelling "counsel"... my typing went faster than my brain :)
    I like the idea of having the books available for the opposing counsel at the lawyers...
  12. Discovery: Re: How to Answer Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents

    The question wasn't about summary judgment - that was an aside commen. The Question was about "how to answer interrogatories" that requested ancient records, etc.
  13. Discovery: Re: How to Answer Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents

    Things like bank records (cancelled cks), financial statements, etc as an example
  14. Discovery: Re: How to Answer Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents

    Lawyer is working pro bono or nearly so this case isn't high priority - he is doing best he can. When summary judgement was suggested via e-mail he ignored the suggestion and now with all this...
  15. Discovery: How to Answer Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents

    My question involves court procedures for the state of: IL

    The interrogatories - seem to be set about prove plaintiff's case (their case).
    My Question: They ask for records that are no long...
  16. Discovery: Re: Subpoena Closed Session Minutes of Public Body Can They Refuse

    Just Did some reading and seems like some cases they do allow "The court held that the importance of the information outweighed the policies behind the Illinois Open Meetings Act." and the case was...
  17. Discovery: Can You Use a Subpoena to Get Minutes from a Closed Session of a Public Body

    My question involves court procedures for the state of: IL

    I would like to subpoena closed session meeting minutes of a public entity. The lawyer on the opposing side was on the council (as a...
  18. Motions: Re: What are the Benefits of Filing a Motion for Summary Judgment

    If there are potential issues (a problem that may cause an appeal) they should be placed in a Motion for Summary Judgment so the judge takes notice. There is no dispute of the facts in the case. It...
  19. Motions: What are the Benefits of Filing a Motion for Summary Judgment

    My question involves court procedures for the state of: IL

    Are there benefits to presenting a Motion for Summary Judgment? As I (non-lawyer) understand. Side Presenting the Motion for Summary...
  20. Defenses: Re: Raising the Affirmative Defense of the Statute of Limitations

    "The motion is either granted or denied. Here, the court evidently denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss but held that the issue of the SOL is not yet settled and must be resolved by the trier of...
  21. Defenses: Re: Raising the Affirmative Defense of the Statute of Limitations

    I will try this again.
    I have a suit against someone. The Opposing lawyer raised the Affirmative Defense of Statute of Limitations (with an e-mail to support) - therefore claiming it's too late...
  22. Defenses: Raising the Affirmative Defense of the Statute of Limitations

    My question involves court procedures for the state of: IL

    Procedure & what's next: Plaintiff stated Affirmative defense of statute of limitations had passed & presented an e-mail to support - Our...
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    Re: How to Find the Right Lawyer for the Job, and a Second

    Idea - if you are somehow connected with the Arts or Museum. There is an organization Volunteer lawyers and accountants for the arts. They don't get involved in litigation, but do help with...
  24. Regulations and Procedures: Re: How to Bring a Violation of Open Meeting Act to Court

    cdwjava and budwad for your info as to a website and experience. Except for a verbal response from the AG office that they were contacting the Public Body I have heard nothing. I understand that...
  25. Regulations and Procedures: Re: How to Bring a Violation of Open Meeting Act to Court

    Yes, I understood that it may just delay the final outcome for a couple of months, as the public body would do the action in the proper way the second time around.
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