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Articles on Home Repair

Supreme court: contractors can enforce oral home-repair contracts

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2010
LawPulse
Page 558

Disabled persons now protected under the Home Repair Fraud Act. PA 096-1026

September
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 452
The Illinois General Assembly has passed a bill making it a felony for anyone to commit fraud in connection with a home repair project undertaken to aid a disabled person. (815 ILCS 515/5)

The New, Improved Home Repair and Remodeling Act

By Adam B. Whiteman
September
2010
Article
Page 462
ISBA-inspired changes specify that a homeowner's remedy for an HRRA violation is to sue under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Violations of the Home Repair and Remodeling Act do not render a contract void and unenforceable

September
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 452
On June 30, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, reversed a decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding that a contractor's procedural violations of the Home Repair and Remodeling Act ("the Act") (815 ILCS 513/1 et seq) did not preclude the contractor from asserting a mechanic's lien or breach of contract claim.

Caveat Contractor: Recent Cases Interpret the Home Repair and Remodeling Act

By Brian R. Kalb
June
2008
Article
Page 298
A discussion of recent HRRA cases, including a new one from the supreme court holding that the Act doesn't apply to subcontractors.

Home Repair and Remodeling Act: unfair to contractors?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2008
LawPulse
Page 278
A newsletter author argues that the Act is unfair to contractors and that the recent supreme court case interpreting it defeats its purpose.

Legislature Increases Penalties for Home Repair Fraud P.A. 93-0542

November
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 550
The Legislature added a provision to the Home Repair Fraud Act providing that if a person commits aggravated home repair fraud.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
January
2001
Column
Page 10
Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.

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