CRANEY LAW GROUP PREVAILS ON MOTION TO DISMISS AND SUBSEQUENT DENIAL OF DISMISSED PARTY’S PETITION TO INTERVENE
A hearing was held March 14, 2019, in Madison County, Illinois on CLG’s Motion to Dismiss the City of Collinsville from a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief action, based on lack of standing. Judge Clarence W. Harrison II presided over the arguments, ultimately granting Craney Law Group’s Motion to Dismiss. As a result of this dismissal, the city attempted to re-enter the case under Illinois’ Intervention Statute. Subsequent arguments were held on April 11, 2019, on the matter of intervention. CLG argued that the Petition to intervene should be denied because a party dismissed on the basis of lack of standing cannot then re-enter as a party under the Illinois’ Intervention statute since they do not have a protectable interest. Judge Harrison issued an immediate ruling from the bench, denying the plaintiff’s Petition to Intervene and thereby cementing their dismissal from the case.