From GG–Jenner & Block’s Legal Reference Guide–keep it handy!

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you can find it here:

https://jenner.com/system/assets/assets/6531/original/Illinois_20Civil_20Practice_20Guide_2012.pdf

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CITING ILLINOIS CASES IN ILLINOIS COURT PLEADINGS .

JURY DEMAND  PLEADINGS

A. FORM OF PLEADINGS

B. THE COMPLAINT

C. VERIFIED PLEADINGS

D. AFFIDAVIT REGARDING DAMAGES SOUGHT

E. EXHIBITS

F.  ANSWERING THE COMPLAINT

i. Time to Appear and Answer

ii.     Waiver of Service

iii.   Denials ………………………………………………………………………………………………….5

iv. Affirmative Defenses ………………………………………………………………………………5

G. REPLIES TO ANSWERS AND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES …………………………….6

H. COUNTERCLAIMS AND CROSS-CLAIMS …………………………………………………….6

I. REPLIES TO COUNTERCLAIMS …………………………………………………………………..7

J. THIRD PARTY COMPLAINTS ………………………………………………………………………7

K. INTERVENTION  ……………………………………………………………………………7

L. SANCTIONS FOR IMPROPER PLEADINGS OR OTHER FILINGS ………………….8

IV. MOTIONS ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 A. MOTION FOR SUBSTITUTION OF JUDGE ……………………………………………………8

i. As a Matter of Right ………………………………………………………………………………..8

ii. As a Matter of Cause ……………………………………………………………………………….9

B. MOTION TO CHALLENGE PERSONAL JURISDICTION ……………………………….9

C. MOTION TO CHALLENGE VENUE …………………………………………………………….10

D. MOTION TO DISMISS OR TRANSFER FOR FORUM NON CONVENIENS ………………………………………………………………………………………………11

E. MOTION FOR BILL OF PARTICULARS…

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