December 12, 2013

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Timothy J. Chorvat examines VC&M, Ltd v. Andrews, a case that involved the state’s first e-filing pilot program in DuPage County.  In that case, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a plaintiff’s motion to reconsider a judgment and notice of appeal were not nullities even though the documents were filed electronically against applicable local e-filing rules.  “The majority opinion shows that the Supreme Court attaches a high priority on enabling litigants to file and serve materials electronically, even to the point of removing consequences from what on its face was a clear violation of the procedures that had been established to govern e-filing,” Tim observes