What does a Warranty of Habitability mean in Illinois?

Warranty of Habitability is implied or express in every lease agreement. A tenant can enforce this warranty by filing an action against its landlord in an individual capacity, using it as a defense to an eviction action initiated by a landlord ...

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How long does a judgment last in Illinois?

Illinois, like every other state, has its own statute of limitations on how long a judgment can last. If a judgment was entered against you in Illinois, it lasts for seven years from the date of entry. Once the seven-year date hits, the creditor ...

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What is a Non-Wage Garnishment?

  A non-wage garnishment is the creditor’s attachment, post-judgment, of the judgment debtor’s property, other than wages, which is in the possession, custody or control of third parties. A non-wage garnishment is a collection tool ...

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How do you get back personal property in Illinois?

Replevin is a statutory remedy in Illinois and is an action in which the owner or person entitled to the possession of goods or personal property (i.e. chattels) from one who has wrongfully detained or wrongfully takes property that belongs to ...

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Recovering Attorney Fees in Illinois

Bad news first.  In Illinois, attorneys' fees are not always recoverable, even if you "win" your lawsuit.  Illinois is an "American Rule" jurisdiction which means that each party to litigation pays for her or her own attorneys' fees.  As with ...

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