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Illinois: Death Benefits Awarded for Exotic Medical Condition Contracted on Trip to Brazil
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

An Illinois appellate court has affirmed an award of death benefits to the widow of an executive who died after contracting Neisseria meningitides, apparently while on a business trip to Brazil. The appellate court noted that the parties had proferred... Read More

Illinois: “Traveling Employee” Rule Relates to Comp Cases Only; May Not Be Extended to Tort Law
Posted on 13 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

An Illinois appellate court recently held that workers’ compensation law’s “traveling employee” doctrine may not be extended into the tort law arena so as to support a claim that an employer was liable, upon respondeat superior... Read More

Illinois: Flight Attendant’s Injury Claim on Board Plane Barred by Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 19 Feb 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

An Illinois appellate court held that a flight attendant was not a traveling employee for purposes of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act when she injured her knee on a flight from Denver to New York on the day before she was scheduled to... Read More

Illinois: Long-Haul Driver’s Injuries Putting Suitcase into Personal Vehicle at Home Not Compensable
Posted on 27 Feb 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A truck driver, who worked as a car hauler for a company that delivered new automobiles to various car dealerships is considered to be a “traveling employee” while making those various deliveries; his ordinary commute from his home to his... Read More