Issue: Under Illinois law, under [statref]735 ILCS 5/21401[/statref], what are the time limits facing a party who wishes to file an appeal?
|Area of Law:||Litigation Practice & Procedure, Litigation Practice and Procedure|
|Keywords:||; 2-1401;Time Limit; Void Order; Relief From Final Orders; De Novo|
A section 2-1401 petition provides relief from final orders and judgments after 30 days from the entry of the judgment. [statref]735 ILCS 5/2–1401 (a) (West 2010)[/statref]. Subsection (f) permits a litigant to challenge a void order or judgment. [statref]735 ILCS 5/2–1401 (f) (West 2010) [/statref]. Void orders or judgments can be challenged at any time. People v. Thompson, 209 Ill.2d 19, 25 (2004). We review a trial court’s order denying a section 2-1401 (f) petition de novo. Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District v. Walters, 2015 IL 117783, ¶ 29; People v. Vincent, 226 Ill.2d 1, 18 (2007).
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Luther, No. 1-15-1004, 2016.IL.000263 (Feb. 2, 2016) (VersusLaw).
Date: March 1, 2016