(215 ILCS 5/1021)
(from Ch. 73, par. 1065.721)
any insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization fails
to comply with Sections 1009, 1010 or 1011 of this Article with respect
to the rights granted under those Sections, any person whose rights are
violated may apply to the circuit court of this State, or any other court
of competent jurisdiction, for appropriate equitable relief.
(B) An insurance institution, agent or insurance-support organization
which discloses information in violation of Section 1014 of this Article
shall be liable for damages sustained by the individual about whom the information
relates; provided, however, that no individual shall be entitled to a monetary
award which exceeds the actual damages sustained by the individual as a
result of a violation of Section 1014 of this Article.
(C) In any action brought pursuant to this Section, the court may award
the cost of the action and reasonable attorney's fees to the prevailing party.
(D) An action under this Section must be brought within 2 years from the
date the alleged violation is or should have been discovered.
(E) Except as specifically provided in this Section, there shall be no
remedy or recovery available to individuals, in law or in equity, for occurrences
constituting a violation of any provision of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 82-108.)