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Section Newsletter Articles on Administrative Agencies

Discovery rule saves plaintiffs’ fraud claims against investment firm (IL – 2d Dist) By Paul B. Porvaznik Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, January 2014 Rasgaitis v. Waterstone Financial Group, Inc. has real value because of its thorough discussion of agency law.
Illinois health-related boards and commissions By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, March 2013 This article discusses boards that regulate doctors and nurses as well as those that license hospitals and health facilities within the state.
A Primer on Administrative Law and Rulemaking Administrative Law, September 2012 Register now for this important CLE program taking place on October 10th and 11th.
Nitpicking, or just plain mean? By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, August 2010 Two recent decisions that exemplify administrative agency litigation strategies.
Rutan v. Republican Party-based challenge will finally get a court hearing By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2010 The Rutan ruling, which grew out of state government practices in Illinois, made it illegal to base government hiring and promotion decisions based on politics, except for policy-making positions.
Flinn Report extracts By William A. Price Administrative Law, May 2010 You could read the entire Illinois Register to stay current with new, proposed, and changed rules and administrative agency actions. Or, you can check out the weekly "Flinn Report," which summarizes just about everything for you in a more user-friendly digest.
Around the agencies By William A. Price Administrative Law, February 2010 Illinois administrative agencies, boards, and commissions make many of the most important decisions affecting the lives and property of the state’s citizens. Read more about these groups and their powers here.
Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission Up and Running & Looking for Your Help By William L. Wheeler Bench and Bar, February 2010 The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission is now operating, with offices in Springfield.
Cook County’s Department of Administrative Hearings: The new kid on the block By Julie-April Montgomery State and Local Taxation, January 2010 In today’s litigious society, more and more matters are being initially handled outside of the courts and in administrative proceedings—specially matters that involve government enforcement, compliance and collection. 
Abruzzo v. City of Park Ridge: Supreme Court to the rescue! By Stephen I. Lane Civil Practice and Procedure, April 2009 Since the Tort Immunity Act was passed in the mid-1960s, governmental agencies have, in many ways, enjoyed a collective lack of accountability for injuries caused by their agents and employees.
Morgan v. Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: A primer on agency discretion, due process, and license deprivation By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, September 2007 Justice Joseph Gordon’s scholarly and lengthy opinion in Morgan v. Dep’t of Financial & Prof. Reg. is a tour de force through the wonderful world of administrative law and its intersection with rules of evidence, statutory construction, due process, and appellate review.
Court sends a message to administrative agencies: “When drafting regulations, say what you mean” By Vickie Gillio Administrative Law, December 2006 The substantive issue in Dusthimer is whether the University of Illinois regulation governing residency status is ambiguous.
Multiplicity of necessary parties: Naming defendants in administrative agency appeals By Vickie Gillio Administrative Law, November 2006 Lawyers who practice administrative law should be aware of the necessary parties that must be named as defendants when appealing administrative agency decisions.