Bill Status of SB1901 98th General Assembly
Short Description: CONSUMER CONTRACTS-ATTNY FEES
Sen. Daniel Biss
| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
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.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/15/2013||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Daniel Biss|| 2/15/2013||Senate||First Reading|| 2/15/2013||Senate||Referred to Assignments|| 3/5/2013||Senate||Assigned to Judiciary|| 3/19/2013||Senate||Postponed - Judiciary|| 3/22/2013||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|