A land trust which is not an obligor on a loan but which gave a mortgage to secure the loan cannot seek rescission under the Truth In Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq. (TILA), a panel in the Appellate Court’s First District has held.

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A plaintiff seeking to foreclose on a single-family owner-occupied residence should specifically allege
that the 30-day grace-period notice of 735 ILCS 5/15-1502.5 was sent, and had better attach proof of that
sending to the complaint.

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Courts in Illinois may exercise personal jurisdiction over a plaintiff or defendant by enforcing a forum selection clause against them, even though they were not a signatory to the contract containing the clause, where it was closely related to the dispute such that it became foreseeable that the non-signatory would be bound, the Appellate Court’s First District has held.

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When requests to admit are served by mail, the four-day effectiveness provision of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 12(c) must be taken into account in determining when responses must be served to avoid binding admission of those requests, a panel in the Appellate Court’s First District has held.

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