No common fund fee recovery for health care liensBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2011Lawpulse, Page 222Bad news for plaintiffs’ lawyers – the common fund doctrine does not give them a share of health care liens, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled recently.
The common-fund doctrine applies to hospital liensMay 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 236On March 4, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District, upheld a decision of the Circuit Court of Williamson County finding that the common-fund doctrine applied to hospitals' statutory liens filed pursuant to the Health Care Services Liens Act. 770 ILCS 23/1 et seq.
Lienholders Must Surrender Title Within 21 Days P.A. 93-0621February 2004Illinois Law Update, Page 70The Illinois Vehicle Code was recently amended to require that persons holding a security interest in a vehicle, who are in possession of the certificate of title, must release the security interest within 21 days after receiving payment in satisfaction.