Naperville, IL asked in Foreclosure for Illinois

Q: Do meetings in the judges chambers need to be recorded?

I was asked into the judges chambers where a settlement agreement was to occur. However, I and my attorney did not agree with the settlement. An order did go through that we needed to comply with etc. I am now appealing because coercion occurred in the judges chambers. I requested all transcripts and the record however this entire procedure in his chambers was not recorded. Is this ethical or legal? How do I prove that coercion occurred with no record?

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Dragan Ivetic
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A: Discussions in chambers typically are not recorded, and that is perfectly normal and legal.

If as you say you were represented by counsel - you should direct your question to counsel who should be the best placed to answer your question and tell you if you have a cause of action for "coercion" or not.

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