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Section Newsletter Articles on Administrative Law

Anatomy of a building code violation administrative hearing: From inspection to judgment By Yolaine Dauphin Administrative Law, May 2015 The Administrative Law Section Council has planned a CLE program for June 24, 2015. This program will aim to reinforce best practices in the prosecution, defense and decision making processes in administrative hearings generally and, in particular, in a building code violation administrative hearing.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, May 2015 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Necessary parties: New case, old issue—Manheim School District No. 83 v. Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois By Patti S. Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, May 2015 In this recent case, the Appellate Court reviewed the trial court’s dismissal of a complaint for administrative review for failure to name necessary parties.
Winston and Lockett: The legacy continues By Carl R. Draper Administrative Law, May 2015 Two of the most important decisions to understand have been specifically identified as potential traps for the unwary when filing a complaint under the Administrative Review Law.
Practice Alert: Fee and costs for recovery plaintiffs and small municipalities now apply in certain administrative review cases, effective January 2015 By J.A. Sebastian General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2015 Public Act 98-1105, which became effective on January 1, 2015, creates a new section in Article V of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.
Stone Street Partners v. City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings—Non-lawyers cannot represent corporations at administrative hearings By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. (Ret.) Government Lawyers, April 2015 The Appellate Court of Illinois, in Stone Street Partners, LLC v. City of Chicago Dept. of Administrative Hearings, reviewed the issues of notice to corporations of municipal code violations and the propriety of non-lawyers appearing on behalf of a corporation at a municipal administrative hearing.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, March 2015 Summaries of recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
A trio of cases By Barbara J. Bell Administrative Law, March 2015 Summaries of Baldermann v. Chicago Ridge Police Pension Board, Ron James v. the Board of Education of the City of Chicago et al, and Kinsella v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. and J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2015 Summaries of recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Costs for plaintiffs and small municipalities under ARL, effective January 2015 By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2015 Public Act 98-1105 became effective on January 1, 2015 and provides for a completely new provision related to the Illinois Administrative Review Law.
Effective January 1, 2015, legislation authorizes out-of-state counsel to appear before state agencies as provided by Supreme Court Rule 707 By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2015 Public Act 98-895, signed and approved by Governor Quinn on August 15, 2014, provides that out-of-state counsel attorneys licensed in another state, territory, or commonwealth of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country may appear before a hearing officer, administrative law judge, or other adjudicatory officer or body of a department of state government as provided in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 707.
Recent cases By Barbara J. Bell Administrative Law, February 2015 Summaries of the recent cases of Robbins v. Department of State Police Merit Board and Richard Reimer v. the Retirement Board of the Fireman’s Annuity & Fund of Chicago.
Federal regulatory agendas By William A. Price Administrative Law, December 2014 The federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) recently released a six-month update of the Unified Agenda, which lists federal regulations currently pending and planned.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, July 2014 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Food for thought—Hartney By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, July 2014 A follow-up to the author's article that was published in the May issue of this newsletter.
Proposed legislation awards all court costs and attorney fees for appeals filed under Administrative Review Law of decisions of municipal code hearing officers By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, July 2014 Read the statute to find out how this proposed legislation could affect you.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, May 2014 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
In other words, we told everybody to start over and do it right By Carolyn Welch Clifford Administrative Law, May 2014 A look at the four procedural lessons set forth in the recent Howe v. Retirement Board of the Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago decision.
Tax and statutory construction considerations By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, May 2014 A look at the surprising results of Hartney Fuel Oil v. Hamer.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, April 2014 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Agency jurisdiction—Ancillary contract disputes—Attorney fees By William A. Price Administrative Law, February 2014 A brief summary of the Ferris, Thompson, and Zweig, LTD. v. Esposito case.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, February 2014 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Mandamus denied for Dumas By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2014 On February 7, 2014, the Illinois Appellate Court reiterated a long-standing principle of law relating to mandamus relief.
Administrative law case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, January 2014 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
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.
Hundreds of new regulations for the new year By William A. Price Administrative Law, January 2014 How many of these new rules are you familiar with?
The importance of protocols By Erin M. Hughes Administrative Law, January 2014 In CBS Outdoor, Inc., v. The Department of Transportation,) 111387, the timeline and protocols of the Illinois Department of Transportation are imperative to the issuance of the sign permit.
License revocation upheld By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, January 2014 In the recent unpublished opinion of Addy v. City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings, the first District Appellate Court recently upheld revocation of appellant’s Chauffeur license. The order is instructive.
State Journal-Register v. University of Illinois Springfield: Journalism or sensationalism – The Appellate Court weighs in By Yolaine Dauphin Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, January 2014 In this case, the Journal had published articles on a sex scandal involving coaches at UIS, and sought additional information to continue its coverage of the story.
Administrative Conference of the United States By William A. Price Administrative Law, December 2013 Find out what this body has recently been up to.