Violations of the restraint provisions of citations to discover assets justified a finding of contempt of
court and the appointment of a receiver to investigate the defendant-judgment debtors’ financial affairs, a panel of the Illinois Appellate Court has held.
On its face, the Illinois Collection Agency Act (225 ILCS 425) threatens violators with significant
criminal, administrative and other sanctions for violations of the myriad provisions summarized in Sharp
Thinking Nos. 65 and 66 (June 2012). Less obvious, but equally real, is the threat of civil lawsuits by the
debtors subject to collection activity.