Browse articles by year: 2015 (223)
New DUI bill replaces JDPs with “monitoring device driving permits”
LawPulse, Page 398
A major overhaul of DUI law doubles the summary-suspension period and requires offenders to submit to alcohol monitoring devices in return for driving permits. Critics charge that it will produce unintended consequences, including fewer guilty pleas.
New fellowship program created for nursing faculty members
Illinois Law Update, Page 124
The Board of Education (Board) has adopted 23 Ill Adm Code 1105 in order to implement amendments made to the Board of Higher Education Act, 110 ILCS 205/0.01 et seq, that provide for the creation of a fellowship program for qualified nursing faculty working at eligible institutions of higher education.
New Grant Program for Children Raised by Grandparents
Illinois Law Update, Page 460
Pursuant to Public Act 94-0968, an amendment to the Higher Education Student Assistance Act, 110 ILCS 947/65.75, the Department of Education has added 23 Ill Adm Code 2738, titled "Grant Program for a Child Raised by Grandparent," effective July 1, 2007.
New protected categories under the Illinois Human Rights Act
Illinois Law Update, Page 72
The Department of Human Rights has amended 44 Ill Adm Code 750 to add sexual orientation, citizenship status, and military status to the list of categories protected in employment with government contractors under the Illinois Human Rights Act (Act).
New rules aim to reduce chance of erroneous license suspensions
Illinois Law Update, Page 348
The Department of Transportation has amended its rules to make the policies of the Secretary of State consistent with those of the Division of Insurance and to ensure that drivers' licenses are not erroneously suspended. 92 Ill Adm Code 1070.20.
New rules for collecting costs under the Environmental Protection Act
Illinois Law Update, Page 14
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Agency) has added new sections to 35 Ill Adm Code 1662. These new sections were enacted because the Environmental Protection Act (Act), in section 25d-7(b), requires the setting of costs for those persons liable to the state.
A new, stricter test for independent contractor status?
LawPulse, Page 230
Has the Illinois Supreme Court embraced a test that makes it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees and thus avoid employee-related taxes and other expenses?
No breach of fiduciary duty in merger
Illinois Law Update, Page 236
On March 8, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the Circuit Court of Cook County's dismissal of the plaintiffs' breach of fiduciary claims against members of Bank One's board of directors.
No consumer fraud where plaintiff did not rely on allegedly misleading material
Illinois Law Update, Page 176
On February 2, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the Circuit Court of Cook County's dismissal of the plaintiff's consumer fraud, breach of warranty, and medical monitoring claims against defendant Bayer Corporation (Bayer), after its recall of the drug Baycol.
No duty to warn, Illinois high court holds
LawPulse, Page 570
The court reaffirms the rule that Party A has no duty to warn Party B about a threat posed by Party C unless there's a special relationship between A and B.