Financial exploitation of the elderly is a growing social concern. Estate planners should examine issues involved in the exploitation of the elderly and consider provisions that may protect their clients.
On May 29, 2019, the First District Appellate Court of Illinois held a criminal defendant was not “armed” within the meaning of the armed-violence statue when a gun was located on a couch approximately 15 feet away from the defendant.
On April 18, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court held that sentencing a juvenile to a prison sentence of greater than 40 years violates his or her Eighth Amendment rights because it imposes a de facto life sentence.
The Keep Illinois Families Together Act prohibits any law enforcement agency or officer from entering into or remaining in an agreement with U.S. Customs Enforcement (ICE) under a federal 287(g) program.
Citing concerns about children not having access to sunscreen at schools due to medication bans, the General Assembly passed a law requiring schools to allow students to possess sunscreen at school or at youth camps.
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR) amended the part titled “Administrative Procedures for General Professional Regulation Under the Administrative Code” (68 IAC 1130; 42 Ill. Reg. 22314 (effective May 10, 2019)).
On June 12, 2019, the Third District affirmed the trial court’s grant of the defendants’ motion for summary judgment, thereby rejecting a claim by relatives seeking to recover a farm that was not included in a testator’s will closed 52 years earlier.
The Department of Insurance (DOI) adopted a new Part titled Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits, implementing provisions of the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act, 215 ILCS 185, that require DOI to establish a Lost Policy Finder Service.