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Q: How do I find the outcome of a case?
Timothy J. Deffet
Timothy J. Deffet answered on Aug 23, 2012

If your case is in Cook you can check online by name or case number at http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/?section=CASEINFOPage.

Other than that, call or visit the clerk of court where the case is being heard. You should be able to pull and copy documents in the file.

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Q: What should i expect and how should i prepare for for deposition as a plaintiff.
Timothy J. Deffet
Timothy J. Deffet answered on Jul 24, 2012

I know you will not want to hear this but you should retain an attorney if you have not already. If you do have an attorney contact him or her and tell them you are wondering what to do. An attorney worth their salt will prepare you. It is very fact-based. It really depends on type of case you... Read more »

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Q: What is meant by "vacate DWP"?
Timothy J. Deffet
Timothy J. Deffet answered on Jul 24, 2012

This can mean the vacating of a "dismissal for want of prosecution." This phrase sometimes means a plaintiff missed a court date and the case was dismissed. They can be reinstated if a motion is brought within a certain period of time.

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Q: I received a subpeona in my name and my employers name, requesting patient account records. Do I personally have to go?
Timothy J. Deffet
Timothy J. Deffet answered on Jul 24, 2012

You should speak to your employer ASAP. Yes, you should go it is probably for a trial and your testimony is needed to establish putting bills into evidence at trial. Make sure the request is not for records only which can sometimes be confusing.

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Q: Do I need lawyer to appear in court for notice of motion?
Timothy J. Deffet
Timothy J. Deffet answered on Jul 17, 2012

It's not exactly clear what you are asking. A notice of motion is basically a document that is filed that informs, or gives "notice" to the other party in a lawsuit that they want to ask the judge to do something in the case, which may affect the other party's rights. You should... Read more »

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Q: How do you fill out a appearance and consent form
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 22, 2011

I know it sounds to easy to be true, but fil out the form and have your spouse sign it in front of a notary.

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Q: Are electronics such as televisions, stereo equipment, and DVD players considered to be "household furnishings"?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

They can be considered to be household furnishings, smaller items, personal belongs. I wish you had posted the context of your question.

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Q: How many qualifying units does one need to be admitted to the trial bar in the ND of IL?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

http://forms.lp.findlaw.com/form/courtforms/fed/cir/c7/d/ilnd/ilnd000018... 4 units

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Q: What does CF mean on a court case?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

Criminal felony

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Q: What is the name and addresses of the federal, state, and appellate courts in Illinois?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

You should be able to obtain this information by purchasing or checking out at a library the Illinois Blue Book for Attorneys.

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Q: How do I file a petition to register a forgein judgment in IL?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

You dont: Sec. 12-652. Filing and Status of Foreign Judgments.

(a) A copy of any foreign judgment authenticated in accordance with the acts of Congress or the statutes of this State may be filed in the office of the circuit clerk for any county of this State. The clerk shall treat the...
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Q: How much is the witness fee to testify pursuant to subpoena?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

I bel;ieve that it is $25 plus mileage.

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Q: I wrote a letter of reference to me on behalf of my professor, he gave me authorization to write the letter.

Because of a miscommunication I sent the letter but he wanted to send the letter and not me.. Now he contacted the program where I sent the letter and they are contacting me.. Am I in risk of being in a big trouble? How can I defend myself?

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

I dont know what big trouble means. However, if the letter is truthful, you should be bale to explain it as a miscommunication.

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Q: How do I respond to a summons? I have an Entry of Appearance form for my county. What else do I need to do?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

You need to file a responsive pleading or answer. Additionally, you may wish to file a jury demand.

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Q: Do we have the right to object to are attorney's moition to withdraw
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 21, 2011

Yes. Although, I have rarely seen a judge deny a Motion to Withdraw as counsel.

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Q: How many days to request coa?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 13, 2011

I am guessing that you mean how many days to file an appeal. The general rule is 30 days from a court finding on an interlocutory appeal, or 30 days from a final order.

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Q: What should be the summon date to the appearance date in Illinois?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on May 21, 2011

The answer depends on what kind of case is being filed.

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Q: Can a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant be disciplined for adultery?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on May 21, 2011

Your question is vague. Is the adultry related to her profession in some way?

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Q: What does summons - retd n.s. mean?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on May 21, 2011

That means the summons was not served.

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Q: What is an application To Sue Or Defend As An Indigent Person used for?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on May 19, 2011

The purpose is to allow a person who does not have funds a nd qualifies acording to the guidelines to have a filing fee wiaved.

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