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 another.  This can be found at 735 ILCS 5/19-101.  The basis for replevin is

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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 everything in the law, there are two exceptions: If a statute provides for recovery of

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How to Form an Illinois LLC

Pick a name. The name needs to be recognizably different from the names of other business already on file with the Secretary of State. In addition, Illinois law requires that the last part of the business name indicate what type of business entity it is, i.e. “LLC” would need to come at the end of

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Five Beneficial Reasons to Hire a Debt Collection Attorney

If you have someone that owes you money and that person has fallen behind on payment, it is time to consider hiring a debt collection attorney. Here is why:   Easy Paperwork Your attorney is able to help you gather and organize your paperwork that is related to all the debtors. While you can do

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Unpaid Invoices, Collection and Client Retention – Illinois Business Law

If you run a small business, it is inevitable that you will eventually run into a client or customer who owes you money. Often, this is one of the most dreaded duties of any business owner. Past due invoices and past due payments are going to vary from situation to situation and from client to

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