Power company has a duty to respond to a downed power line with due careNovember 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 552On August 27, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, reversed and remanded the grant of summary judgment by the Circuit Court of Cook County in favor of the defendant power company, finding that there was a genuine issue of material fact as to whether defendant breached its duty to the plaintiff to respond to a downed power line with due care.
The Public Utilities Act amended. PA 095-0660September 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 444The Public Utilities Act was amended by adding section 8-408 titled "Energy efficiency plans for small multi-jurisdictional utilities." 220 ILCS 5/8-408.
Steps taken to improve utilities retail market conditions -PA 094-1095May 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 236In order to promote a more competitive retail electric market for all Illinois consumers, the Illinois General Assembly (Assembly) has amended the Public Utilities Act by adding the Retail Electric Competition Act (Act) of 2006. 220 ILCS 5/20-101 et seq.
JULIE, Digger and Liability for Damage to Buried UtilitiesBy William F. ZieskeJuly 2002Article, Page 354A review of the newly amended Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act, which protects underground utilities from construction damage and governs the legal relationship between contractors and utilities