Is Denial of a Motion for Summary Judgment a Non Appealable Final Judgment ?

In Chavda v. Wolak, 188 Ill. 2d 394, 403, 721 N.E.2d 1137, 242 Ill. Dec. 606 (1999), the supreme court discussed the general rule that the denial of a motion for summary judgment is ordinarily not a final judgment and therefore is not appealable. The court also noted that an exception exists where the parties file opposing motions for summary judgment on the same claim and the trial court grants one motion and denies the other. Chavda, 188 Ill. 2d at 403, citing Arangold Corp. v. Zehnder, 187 Ill. 2d 341, 358, 718 N.E.2d 191, 240 Ill. Dec. 710 (1999).