The Department of Agriculture ("DOA") adopted a new Part entitled Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, establishing a pilot program under which institutions of higher education may receive approval from DOA to cultivate industrial hemp.
The First District Appellate Court ruled that defendant's homeowners' insurance company had a duty to defend him after his friend overdosed at his home, even though his policy excluded liability for bodily injury arising out of the use of controlled substances.
The Department adopted an emergency amendment to the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Privilege Tax Law in order to provide guidance to medical marijuana cultivators. 86 Ill. Adm. Code 429 (eff. Feb. 3, 2016).
The Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the ISBA, has elected its officers for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
ISBA President Vincent F. Cornelius testified before the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee last month in support of Proposal 15-05
Individual taxpayers with annual tax liabilities of $200,000 or more, and other entities with annual tax liabilities of $20,000 or more, must make all payments to the Department of Revenue by electronic funds transfer.
On September 14, 2015, the First District Appellate Court held that funds in an inherited IRA are not exempt from collection under the retirement plan exemption of section 12-1006 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.