Legal Memorandum: Considerations made during a motion to vacate default judgement

Issue: Under Illinois law, when asked to vacate a default judgment, what must a court consider?

Area of Law: Litigation Practice & Procedure, Litigation Practice and Procedure
Keywords: ; Default; Judgment; Vacate; Motion; Diligence; Meritorious; Defense
Jurisdiction: Illinois
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 03/01/2016

In evaluating a section 2-1301(e) motion to vacate a default judgment, the trial court considers the moving party’s due diligence and the existence of a meritorious defense. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. McCluskey, 2013 IL 115469, ¶ 27.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Hansen, 2016.IL.143720 (Ill. App. Dist. 1. Jan. 27, 2016).

Date: March 1, 2016

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