This article analyzes the standard for when a business has standing to pursue an action under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. The article contends that several decisions addressing this issue are in conflict. The article proposes a new test to resolve the conflicts in the decisions. Under that test, which is used in other states, a business has standing to raise a claim under the Act when the business is acting in a manner similar to an ordinary consumer.
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Clinton, Edward X. Jr.
"Business Standing Under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act: An Attempt to Resolve the Confusion,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 17:
1, Article 2.
Edward X. Clinton, Jr., Business Standing Under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act: An Attempt to Resolve the Confusion, 17 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 71 (1996).