If a Plaintiff is out-of-state, does it have jurisdiction to bring a foreclosure case against a defendant's property in IL?

Asked over 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

Shouldn't it be moved from state court to federal court?

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

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    Answered . The court has jurisdiction over the Plaintiff because by virtue of filing the lawsuit, the Plaintiff has subjected itself to the jurisdiction of the court.

  2. Matthew Scott Berkus

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    Answered . A foreclosure action is against the property. As such, jurisdiction is proper where the property is located regardless of where the defendant (homeowner) is located. If the property is located in IL, then jurisdiction is proper in IL, period, end of story.

    Foreclosure is purely a state law action.

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