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 Bill Status of SB1901  98th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Daniel Biss

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Consumer Reciprocal Attorney's Fees Act. Defines "consumer contract" as any contract in which the money, property, or service that is the subject of the transaction is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. Provides that if a consumer contract allows for the recovery of attorney's fees in an action brought to enforce the contract, the court may allow reasonable attorney's fees to the defendant if the defendant prevails in the action. Provides that the Act applies to any action filed on or after the effective date of the Act where the amount claimed does not exceed the maximum amount of a judgment allowable for a small claim under the Illinois Supreme Court Rules, but does not apply if the plaintiff does not request attorney's fees in the complaint or if each party to the consumer contract was represented by counsel in the negotiation of the contract. Provides that nothing in the Act shall be construed to apply to or limit the rights of any party to attorney's fees under any other contract or other provisions of Illinois law.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss
  2/15/2013SenateFirst Reading
  2/15/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/5/2013SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/19/2013SenatePostponed - Judiciary
  3/22/2013SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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