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Adoption agency accuses couple of failing to obtain home study in botched adoption suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:20am

An adoption agency argues that a Jersey County couple failed to seek out an agency to provide a home study and consent to their adoption in a suit alleging a conflict of interest. Plaintiffs Greg and Janet Warren claim they entered into a contractual relationship with attorney Deborah Crouse-Cobb of Crouse-Cobb & Bays in Collinsville on Nov. 22, 2013, to provide legal services related to the adoption of Jude Warren, a child.

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