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An update on Terrorism Risk Insurance By Laura Kotelman Insurance Law, January 2007 On November 26, 2002, the President signed into law the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (“TRIA”).
Recent developments in insurance law By Laura Kotelman Insurance Law, February 2006 On August 18, 2005, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a long-awaited opinion in Avery v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 91494, 2005 WL 1981444 (Ill., Aug. 18, 2005).
Department of Insurance merged into new Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) By Laura Kotelman Insurance Law, December 2004 During the February 2004 budget address, Governor Rod Blagojevich presented his plan to unite five agencies into the new Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
Governor Rod Blagojevich signed Senate Bill 2238 into law on July 16, 2004 By Laura Kotelman Insurance Law, December 2004 First, in provisions pertaining to the limits of liability for an insurer providing underinsured motorist coverage, it deletes the sentence that provides that the maximum amount payable by the underinsured motorist coverage carrier shall not exceed the amount by which the limits of the underinsured motorist coverage exceeds the limits of the bodily injury liability insurance of the owner or operator of the underinsured motor vehicle.
Department of Insurance adopts privacy rules By Laura Kotelman Administrative Law, November 2003 The Illinois Department of Insurance has adopted rules, effective July 7, 2003, dealing with standards for developing and implementing safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality of customer information.
Filing deadlines in administrative review: Nudell v. Forest Preserve District of Cook Co. No. 1-00-3220 By Laura Kotelman Administrative Law, January 2003 The circuit court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction because the plaintiff's complaint for administrative review was not timely.
Cook County Sheriff’s Enforcement Ass’n v. County of Cook, et. al., No. 1-99-3710 (2001 Ill App. LEXIS 490) Decided June 25, 2001 By Laura Kotelman Administrative Law, November 2001 The Illinois appellate court, 1st District, 1st Division dismissed a petitioner's appeal of the state's Local Labor Relations Board's ruling because the petitioner failed to name the Board as a respondent.
Insurers can intervene in FOIA request for loss data by zip code: Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, Inc. v. Illinois Dep’t of Ins. By Laura Kotelman Administrative Law, March 2001 This litigation involves a public record request from the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law, Inc.

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