Monthly Archives: January 2017

Status of the Illinois Arbitration Statute on Automobile Subrogation Cases for Property Damage Under $2,500

The Illinois Statute pertaining to the arbitration of automobile subrogation matters has undergone some important changes over the past few years that impacts the binding authority of arbitration awards received pursuant to the terms of the Arbitration Forum’s Auto Agreement. In 2012, the Illinois Legislature enacted a statute pertaining to the arbitration of physical damage subrogation claims between insurers for property damage with a value less than $2,500. 215 ILCS 5/143.24d. Specifically, the original statute provided that for all physical damage

Ringing in 2017 with New Illinois Laws and Taxes

As we begin the New Year, there are several new laws, ordinances, and taxes that took effect in Illinois and Cook County on January 1, 2017. At Dershow Law Group, we have compiled a list of five new laws and taxes in Illinois that we believe are important to know as we start 2017. A new Illinois state law amends the State Vehicle Code and clarifies that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as other users of the roadways, including