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735 ILCS 110/10
(735 ILCS 110/10)
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
"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
"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.)