La Grange, IL asked in Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for Illinois

Q: In a municipal case in Illinois court outside of Chicago can I use case law from Wisconsin that is similar to help my ca

It is a civil / municipal case where the village did along with the police department a total seizure of our house our property they made our car disappear our two dogs our two cats. They had the police illegally remove 2,175 plus items of our personal belongings from the house and they will not let us put it back in our house they will not give up the total seizure they never had any warrant court order reasonable cause or case law to support this total seizure and the judge in the case recognizes this

1 Lawyer Answer
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The short answer is: Yes. If you cannot find a case on point in Illinois and the Wisconsin case is on point, most judges (and it is up to the judge) to allow you to reference another State. Frequently, in Judge rulings if they cannot find applicable Illinois case law, they will cite case law from other State.

However, based on what you wrote about this case, I would think if you research further, you will find applicable case law.

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