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Judge Rules Three Chicago Bears Players Violated Contract by Seeking Workers Comp Benefits in California

Judge Elaine Bucklo of the United States Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, has upheld an arbitrator's ruling that three former players with the Chicago Bears must pursue their workers' compensation claims with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, rather...

Illinois: Workers’ Comp Commission Has No Jurisdiction to Determine Dispute Related to Attorney Referral Agreements

Where one attorney referred workers’ compensation cases to another attorney, who represented the claimants before the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Commission did not have jurisdiction to resolve any issue related to the referral fee owed to the first attorney since the dispute did...