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Illinois Case Law Update 09/17/2015
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NEW! Pekin Insurance Co. v. Martin Cement Co., 3-14-0290, (09/02/2015): The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a commercial general liability insurance carrier was not entitled to summary judgment on its denial of its duty to defend a cement company from a negligence claim by a subcontracto...Read More
Integrated Services v. Choice 08/21/2015
By: Joe Paduda
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A prominent issue for many work comp payer execs is the continued consolidation in the medical management space; as the big get huge, there are fewer and fewer choices for payers to turn to. The big, multi-product/multi-service companies tout the benefits of buying everything from them; c...Read More
If Workers' Compensation Were Nationalized 08/18/2015
By: David Langham
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In 1972, the Report of the National Commission on State Workmen's Compensation Laws was published. This link leads to a page that provides access to the various portions of the report, There are those who advocate a ret...Read More
Illinois Case Law Update 07/28/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
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NEW! Dibble v. Quinn, 14-2328, and Akemann v. Quinn, 14-2746, (07/20/2015): The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that two ousted arbitrators for the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission did not have a constitutionally protected property interest in their positions when Public Act ...Read More
Illinois Case Law Update 07/09/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
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NEW! Sunrise Assisted Living v. Banach, 11-MR-1348, (06/26/2015): The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the pendency of a worker's petition to modify an award of benefits does not deprive a trial judge of jurisdiction to enter a judgment for payment of that award. NEW! DiBenedetto v...Read More
IMR: Whose Rules Apply? 06/30/2015
By: Howard Stevens
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The Fight is On: “What you think you heard me say is not what I think I said,” I remarked the other day when I was misquoted on an interpretation of the law. A legislator’s favorite ...Read More
Illinois Case Law Update 06/12/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
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NEW! Majid v. The Retirement Board of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of the City of Chicago, 1-13-2182, (05/22/2015): The Illinois Appellate Court upheld the constitutionality of a Pension Code provision which requires injured police officers to forfeit their entitlement to disabili...Read More
Illinois Case Law Update 05/08/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
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NEW! Steel & Machinery Transportation v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 13-L-50386, (05/01/2015): A divided Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a truck driver was entitled to benefits after his injuries from a crash necessitated the partial amputation of his leg since he was a...Read More
Illinois Case Law Update 04/09/2015
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NEW! Vaughn v. City of Carbondale, 12-MR-172, (03/2015): The 5th District of the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the City of Carbondale couldn't terminate the health insurance coverage for a police officer who quit working after he banged his head on the door frame of his patrol car. ...Read More
Inconsistent Standards of Care, judicially Mandated 03/17/2015
By: Michael Gavin
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Very little good has ever come from judges attempting to interpret legislative intent in the face of disputed medical treatment. Barbara Shepard injured her back, neck and ...Read More
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