The incredible shrinking junk-fax caseBy Matthew HectorSeptember 2016LawPulse, Page 12In Holtzman II, the seventh circuit ruled that a lawyer who owed up to $4.2 million for sending 8,430 "junk" faxes would only have to pay recipients who actually claimed their $500 award.
Enhanced remedies for victims of autodialersDecember 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 612Residential telephone subscribers who receive a call from an autodialer in violation of the Automatic Telephone Dialers Act, which includes receiving such a call between the hours of 9 p.m. and 9 a.m., will now be able to bring an action for statutory damages.
Aggravated device use now a crimeNovember 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 560The Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to create new charges of "aggravated device use" for the illegal use of video devices, electronic communication devices, and wireless phones while driving.
Illinois bans using hand-held cellphones behind the wheelBy Adam W. LaskerOctober 2013LawPulse, Page 498Effective January 1, Illinois drivers can't legally hold cellphones to their ears and talk. But lawyers and others who have the right technology can still communicate while on the road.
Mediation procedures for telephone customers implementedMarch 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 116On January 1, 2003, the Illinois Commerce Commission (commission) adopted new rules relating to the administration and implementation of its mediation program for solving the disputes of telephone customers in title 83 of the Illinois Administrative Code.