On August 2, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, answered two certified questions and affirmed the order of the Circuit Court of Cook County denying defendant Corbis Corporation's motion to dismiss counts III and VI of plaintiff James Brown's amended complaint.
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which regulates the licensing of physicians, has created rules to implement the Medical Practice Act of 1987, 225 ILCS 60 et seq, which required that the department make publicly available profiles of all physicians licensed in Illinois. 68 Ill Adm Code 1285.
Effective December 27, 2006, the Department of Human Services has implemented new rules in 59 Ill Adm Code 110.30 that allow the staff at mental health facilities to keep contraband, dangerous, and restricted items away from patients in order to protect the safety of both staff and patients. 59 Ill Adm Code 110.30.
On June 6, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the order of the Circuit Court of Lake County dismissing Gregory Smith's retaliatory discharge complaint against the Waukegan Park District.
On November 30, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decisions of the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, and the Circuit Court of Perry County, both of which improperly certified a class of plaintiffs.
The State Board of Education has implemented Section 2-3.53a of the School Code, 105 ILCS 5/2-3.53a, which calls for a mentoring program between first-year principals and experienced principals. 23 Ill Adm Code
The Illinois Appellate Court, First District, recently reversed the Circuit Court of Cook County's finding that the merger doctrine required a dismissal of the plaintiffs' claims because the evaluation of the tax credit at the time of closing was a matter of public record.
On October 4, 2007, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the opinion of the third district appellate court, holding that the plaintiff, Chris Malmloff, was not entitled to compensation from the tax deed indemnity fund.