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 Bill Status of SB3391  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  CONSUMER LAWSUIT FUNDING

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Dale A. Righter

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

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 80/4.25
815 ILCS 505/2Zfrom Ch. 121 1/2, par. 262Z
205 ILCS 670/1from Ch. 17, par. 5401


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Non-Recourse Consumer Lawsuit Funding Act. Provides that all contracts for non-recourse consumer lawsuit funding shall be written, provide the total funding amount to the customer, itemize one-time fees, allow the customer to cancel the contract within 10 business days following receipt of the funding amount without penalty or further obligation, and meet other specified criteria. Provides that any attorney's fee or medical lien takes priority over any lien of the non-recourse consumer lawsuit funding company. Contains a provision concerning standards and practices of non-recourse consumer lawsuit funding companies. Provides criteria for non-recourse consumer lawsuit funding companies to receive and retain licenses, the closing of its business or surrendering of the license, and prohibited acts. Contains provisions for enforcement, rulemaking, bonding, and judicial review. Provides that the total amount of financing provided by a non-recourse consumer lawsuit funding company per consumer per legal claim shall not exceed $40,000. Provides that under no circumstances shall the total amount of charges, interest, fees, or any other charges, when taken together, exceed 80% of the proceeds from the legal claim. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to provide for the repeal of the Non-Recourse Consumer Lawsuit Funding Act on May 31, 2015. Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act to provide that a person who knowingly violates the Non-Recourse Consumer Lawsuit Funding Act commits an unlawful practice. Amends the Consumer Installment Loan Act. Provides that no licensee shall engage in the business of providing non-recourse consumer lawsuit funding, except in compliance with that Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Dale A. Righter
  2/14/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/25/2014SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/28/2014SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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