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Late answer to charges, due to her attorney’s death, not basis for disciplining appraiser

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An Illinois appellate court, in a March 23 ruling, overturned a decision by the state's Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to revoke the license of a real estate appraiser after an administrative law judge held the appraiser in default for her failure to file a timely answer to disciplinary charges against her. The appraiser's original attorney had died and his partner had retired the last business day before that answer was due.

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An Illinois appellate court, in a March 23 ruling, overturned a decision by the state's Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to revoke the license of a real estate appraiser after an administrative law judge held the appraiser in default for her failure to file a timely answer to disciplinary charges against her. The appraiser's original attorney had died and his partner had retired the last business day before that answer was due.

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