LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
IL: Union Sues Northern Illinois Telecom for Alleged Misclassification of Workers

CHICAGO, IL - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134 has filed a lawsuit against Northern Illinois Telecom Inc. (NITEL), alleging NITEL illegally misclassified workers in violation of the Illinois Employee Classification Act. Source: LawyersandSettlements.com

IL: IWCC Chairman Mitch Weisz Confirmed by Senate

CHICAGO, IL - On May 7, 2010, the Senate confirmed Mitch Weisz as chairman. Governor Quinn had appointed Chairman Weisz on March 22, 2010. Chairman Weisz holds a B.A. degree in History from Northwestern University and a J.D. degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He worked as a attorney concentrating...

IL: IWCC Commissioner Daniel Donohoo Appointed

CHICAGO, IL - Governor Pat Quinn has appointed Daniel Donohoo as commissioner. Commissioner Donohoo holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Southern lllinois University, and a J.D. degree from Cooley Law School. He served as the Madison County Recorder of Deeds for 21 years, and operated...

IL: Challenge Unlimited Files Lawsuit for Overcharged Workers' Comp Premiums

MADISON COUNTY, IL - Challenge Limited, a not-for-profit organization, has filed a lawsuit against Diamond Insurance Company, claiming that Diamond overcharged it by more than $200,000 in premium payments and should have based the premium payments on a formula containing an experience modification factor...

IL: Emergency Rules Filed on Implants, ASTCs

Chicago , IL (CompNewsNetwork) - On July 6, 2010, emergency rules took effect that change the reimbursement method for implants and add accredited Ambulatory Surgical Care Facilities (ASCFs) to the ASTC fee schedule. The Commission filed the emergency rules with the Illinois Secretary of State for publication...

IL: Ex-Bear Football Player Wins Record Settlement for Workers' Comp Claim

IL - The Chicago Tribune reports that former Bears tight end Gabe Reid was awarded $325,000 in state workers' compensation benefits for a right knee injury, making it the largest settlement ever for a pro athlete in Illinois.

IL: Federal Court Applies Illinois Summary Judgment Standard to Workers' Comp Retaliatory Discharge Claim

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that when a retaliatory discharge case governed by Illinois law is litigated in a federal court, the federal court must apply the standard of the state law to a motion for summary judgment, and not the federal standard, because the standards are materially...

IL: Former IL Attorney Passed Along All Info About WC Case

Chicago, IL (CompNewsNetwork) - Former Illinois Assistant Attorney General Bill Schneider said he passed along all necessary information regarding the workers' compensation case involving former Illinois State Trooper Matt Mitchell, who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in connection with a high...

2011 Illinois Workers Comp Reform Employer PPO Plans

By Brad Bleakney, Esq. The Illinois Workers Comp Reforms of 2011 offer major changes which are too many to list in a single post but I will try to cover the summary of major changes in future posts. The two biggest changes under the 2011 Illinois Workers Comp Reforms are 1) reduction of the Medical...

Illinois Governor Signs Workers Comp Reform Bill

Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois and other supproters of workers' compensation reform are saying that the newly signed legislation could save employers from 10 to 20 percent on their workers' compensation premiums. But some trial lawyers and medical providers think that injured workers will have...

Illinois Workers Comp Reform: Notice of Preferred Medical Provider

The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has approved the official language to be used to notify injured employees of employer selected "Preferred Provider Programs" (PPP) that is, employer selected medical networks for work injury related medical care. This is the official form language...

Illinois Workers Comp Reform: Notice of Preferred Medical Provider

The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has approved the official language to be used to notify injured employees of employer selected "Preferred Provider Programs" (PPP) that is, employer selected medical networks for work injury related medical care. This is the official form language...

Illinois Workers’ Comp Reform: An Interview With Mark Walls, Assistant VP - Claims, Safety National

In this Emerging Issues Analysis article now available on the LexisNexis Bookstore for purchase, Karen C. Yotis, Esq. examines the 2011 legislative reforms to Illinois workers’ compensation from a claims-handling perspective, as explained to her in an interview with Mark Walls, the Assistant Vice...