Apr 112014
News Info 4Stone Street Partners, LLC v. City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings, 2014 IL App (1st) 123654, Decided March 31, 2014.*

An unusual set of events led an Appellate Court to rule that administrative agencies do not have the ability to determine matters regarding the practice of law. Specifically, the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court invalidated an administrative rule allowing corporations to be “represented” at a particular agency by non-attorneys.

Nearly 14 years ago, a city administrative hearing officer fined Stone Street, the corporation that owned the offending building, for building code violations. Stone Street never paid the fine. The City recorded a lien against the offending parcel of real property…

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