The Illinois General Assembly is considering a bill by 6th District Representative Esther Golar that would declare consumer adhesion contracts void as a matter of public policy.
The current form of House Bill 4676, also known as the Consumer Remedies Protection Act (the “Act”) defines “consumer adhesion contracts” as “any form or standard contract with terms and conditions drafted by the non-consumer party, presented to consumers without the possibility for meaningful negotiation of terms.” The Act declares such contracts void.
The Act also permits a consumer whose rights under the Act are violated to bring an action against any party benefiting from the illegal consumer adhesion contract and permits the consumer to recover actual damages plus reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.
To view the full text of House Bill 4676, click here: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=84&GA=97&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=4676&GAID=11&LegID=64479&SpecSess=&Session=
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