West Suburban Bank v. ADVANTAGE FINANCIAL, 23 NE 3d 370 – Ill: Appellate Court, 2nd Dist. 2-13-1146 (2014).
¶ 20 WSB argues that MPSI’s expired certification is a technical defect that should not result in a lack of personal jurisdiction. However, the weight of Illinois law is clearly to the contrary: defects in the service of process are neither “technical” nor insubstantial.
Further, strict compliance with the statutes governing the service of process is required before a court will acquire personal jurisdiction over the person served. Sarkissian v. Chicago Board of Education, 201 Ill.2d 95, 109, 267 Ill.Dec. 58, 776 N.E.2d 195 (2002); C.T.A.S.S. & U. Federal Credit Union v. Johnson, 383 Ill.App.3d 909, 912, 322 Ill.Dec. 543, 891 N.E.2d 558 (2008).
¶ 24 WSB contends that the defect in service of process merely rendered the judgments voidable, not void, […].
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