Court Accepts Amicus and Enjoins Enforcement of Commission's Emergency Rule
A victory for the IL Business Community! The Court agreed to enter a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) enjoining enforcement of the Commission's Emergency Amendment 9030.70 regarding COVID-19 pending preliminary injunction proceeding. Notably, the Order states that the Commission and anyone acting in concert with the Commission is enjoined from invoking and/or enforcing the Amendments in favor of or against any person or entity, specifically those persons identified in the Amendments. This means that the said Amendment is no longer enforceable pending a proceeding on the Preliminary Injunction. Moving forward, the Commission has until April 30, 2020 to file an answer to the Complaint for Injunctive Relief and a telephone status hearing was scheduled for May 4, 2020 for discussion on the preliminary injunction proceeding.
As always, ASA will continue to monitor this closely and will provide updates as they become available!