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 Bill Status of HB3979  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  LEGAL BUSINESS SOLICITATION

House Sponsors
Rep. Ann M. Williams

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
705 ILCS 210/1from Ch. 13, par. 15


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Legal Business Solicitation Act. Provides that it is unlawful (a Class B misdemeanor) for an attorney, or person acting on behalf of the attorney, to make a false or deceptive statement concerning the existence of a settlement fund to a resident of the State or regarding a legal matter pending now or in the future before a court if such a statement was made for the purpose of inducing a person to enter into a contract of employment with an attorney to represent the person in the legal matter. Provides that if a contract of employment with an attorney was obtained before the effective date of the Act, the legal matter has not been resolved, and the contract was entered into in violation of the Act, the attorney shall: inform the client that the attorney had previously made a false or deceptive statement regarding the existence of a settlement fund or payments to a resident of the State or regarding a legal matter pending now or in the future before a court in the State; and obtain the written consent of the client to allow the attorney to continue to represent the client in the pending legal matter.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/24/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/4/2021HouseFirst Reading
  3/4/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/6/2021HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  4/6/2021HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) April 23, 2021
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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