§ 0.01 Short title
§ 2 Persons severally liable upon bills of exchange or promissory notes, …
§ 3 In any suit mentioned in the preceding section a separate judgment …
§ 4 Whenever the drawer or endorser of an accepted bill of exchange or …
§ 5 In all suits on negotiable instruments where any of the defendants …
§ 6 Guarantor liability

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 815 ILCS 115

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.36
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation, and the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.