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Plaintiffs don't get to change judges simply because they withdraw, refile suit, high court rules

Dana Herra Jan. 5, 2016, 1:20pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has shot down a plaintiff’s attempt to change judges after she dropped a lawsuit and then re-filed it, saying her attempt to “reset the clock” on the process was a loophole those who wrote the rules did not intend to be exploited. State law allows each party to a lawsuit to request one substitution of judge without cause, as long as the motion is made before the judge ha