Effective on January 1, 2005, any party aggrieved by conduct that violates the Illinois prohibition on excluding a person from participation in, or denying a person the benefits of, any program or activity on the grounds of that person's race,
An amendment to the Illinois Procurement Code, effective January 1, 2004, provides that no person or business who was found to have willfully or knowingly violated §42 of the Environmental Protection Act.
On March 2, 2004, the Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Jasper County, entering an additur for the plaintiff's claimed medical expenses and affirmed the jury verdict for plaintiff motorist.
On February 5, 2004, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the Second District Appellate Court's determination that a condemning authority's good faith in negotiating compensation with a property owner may be challenged in an interlocutory appeal brought pursuant to §7-104(b) of the Eminent Domain Act, 735 ILCS 5/7-104(b) (West 2000).
The seventh circuit ruled recently that constructive discharge can be a "tangible employment action" in a Title VII suit, in which case employers may not invoke affirmative defenses. And the employer in this case was an Illinois circuit court.
Effective June 2004, the Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to include, among the groups required to obtain a certificate of safety, vehicles of contract carriers transporting employees in the course of their employment on an Illinois highway in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers.
On January 30, 2004, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, affirmed the order of the Circuit Court of Lake County admitting evidence of a motorist's prior injuries without expert testimony regarding causation of the prior injuries.
The third district appellate court ruled early this year that a plaintiff is entitled to the amount of a hospital's undiscounted bill, not a lower amount negotiated by the plaintiff's insurance carrier.
On August 20, 2004, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the Circuit Court of Cook County's decision finding the respondent father unfit to parent a child and terminating his parental rights.