Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Consumer Fraud

Reliable recordkeeping and reasonableness beyond loadstar required for attorney fees grossly disproportionate to compensatory damages

February
2021
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
On Nov. 6, 2020, the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a judgment for attorney fees for which there existed no reliable timekeeping records and remanded a judgment for attorney fees grossly disproportionate to compensatory damages for further inquiry into their reasonableness.

Whistleblower with nonpublic evidence of wrongdoing may bring qui tam action on behalf of the state under the Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act

February
2021
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
On Nov. 19, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a private person may bring an action on behalf of the state and be entitled to a share of the monetary damages if the private person is an interested person by virtue of her personal knowledge of nonpublic evidence of wrongdoing.

Updated terms in the Deceptive Marketing, Advertising, and Sale of Mental Health Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Treatment section of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act

June
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Illinois General Assembly amended several definitions in section 2VVV of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, which refers to deceptive marketing, advertising, and sale of mental-health-disorder and substance-use-disorder treatment.

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