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Keefe: Will Our Country Ever Be Smart Enough to Allow Dying With Dignity? 04/04/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1423 | 0
I am on vacation in Jamaica and met a wonderful couple from Guelph, Ontario. They gave me the inside scoop on a new socio-legal development in Canada — dying with dignity. In short, if you or a loved one are suffering from a terminal condition, it is OK to follow the safeguards with yo...Read More

Keefe: One Baffling Appellate Ruling After Another 03/15/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 928 | 0
With respect to the five members of the Illinois Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Division and the Circuit Court judges who hear workers' comp appeals, I want to confirm my new position that our state would be better served to have our work comp claims adjudicated&nbs...Read More

Keefe: Comp Commission Faces Shutdown Deadline 02/01/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1361 | 0
I had a reader tell me Illinois state government appears to be filling in for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that is soon to close. Everything that is happening in our state government appears to make our leaders look like clowns and teetering out of control. ...Read More

Keefe: Illinois Workers' Comp Reform Update 01/24/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 2627 | 0
The battle in Springfield continues to rage. Here are our thoughts along with the analysis/comments of the workers' compensation gurus at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. We like to tell all of our readers that chamber President Todd Maisch and his expert lobbyist, Jay De...Read More

Keefe: Massive Comp Amendments Proposed and May Be Coming 01/17/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 2020 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
We thank J. Todd Foster of WorkCompCentral for giving us the heads up on this new proposed legislation. It is part of a bigger package of 13 — yes, lucky 13 — bills proposed by the Illinois Senate that have to all be agreed upon by everyone or they all fall to the wayside....Read More

Karlen: Fun With Temporary Disability 01/10/2017
By: Cynthia K. Karlen
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1560 | 0
Despite much confusion, calculating temporary disability (TD) can be easy — and fun — if we keep a few simple rules in mind. ...Read More

Keefe: Donald Trump Is Here to Stay 11/16/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1237 | 0
The election is finally over and no one will miss the 2106 presidential campaign that was packed with controversy. We have literally thousands of disbelieving folks across the country who can't countenance the outcome. ...Read More

Kamin: Approval of Lien Changes Headline Busy Legislative Session 10/21/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1021 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Brown enacted numerous changes that will help carriers fight fraudulent lien claimants when he closed out the 2016 legislative session by signing new lien procedures into law. ...Read More

Keefe: Illinois Gets a Little Better for Business 10/19/2016
State: IL | Segment: Top | 514 | 0
One of the more statistically significant methods to track workers's comp costs across the U.S. is the every-other-year ranking from the State of Oregon. ...Read More

Keefe: Employer Must Pay 25% Legal Fee Despite Worker's $64M Recovery 09/27/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 659 | 0
In Bayer v. Panduit, the Illinois Supreme Court considered a claim where the worker was severely injured. In his third-party action against the construction companies who caused the accident, he recovered an Illinois-record $64 million verdict for such injuries. At the time of the jury ...Read More
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