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735 ILCS 110/10

    (735 ILCS 110/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Government" includes a branch, department, agency, instrumentality, official, employee, agent, or other person acting under color of law of the United States, a state, a subdivision of a state, or another public authority including the electorate.
    "Person" includes any individual, corporation, association, organization, partnership, 2 or more persons having a joint or common interest, or other legal entity.
    "Judicial claim" or "claim" include any lawsuit, cause of action, claim, cross-claim, counterclaim, or other judicial pleading or filing alleging injury.
    "Motion" includes any motion to dismiss, for summary judgment, or to strike, or any other judicial pleading filed to dispose of a judicial claim.
    "Moving party" means any person on whose behalf a motion described in subsection (a) of Section 20 is filed seeking dismissal of a judicial claim.
    "Responding party" means any person against whom a motion described in subsection (a) of Section 20 is filed.
(Source: P.A. 95-506, eff. 8-28-07.)