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09
Sep 2021

New Appointments Announced at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

By Lisa Azoory-Keller     

  On August 31, 2021, Governor Pritzker reappointed the following Arbitrators to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission: Joseph Amarilio, Paul Cellini, Stephen Friedman, Gerald Granada, Jessica Hegarty, Adam Hinrichs, Jeffrey Huebsch and Maureen Pulia. Arbitrators not re-appointed included Douglas Steffenson and Melinda Rowe-Sullivan. Crystal Caison and Nina Mariano will join the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
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24
Aug 2021

Supermarket Sweep, Workers’ Comp. Edition

By Lisa Azoory-Keller     

  In the show Supermarket Sweep, contestants raced through the aisles of a supermarket in a short amount of allotted time, competing for the highest dollar value of items in their cart by the end of the spree. Each team had approximately one and a half to two minutes to complete the spree, and bonus
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18
Aug 2021

Illinois COVID-19 Presumption of Compensability “Expires”

By Joseph Gregorio     

  On May 21, 2020, amendments to the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act created a rebuttable presumption in favor of compensability for COVID-19 first responders and front-line workers  who contract COVID-19; the expansive definition of “front-line workers” is based on occupations identified in the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-10 and includes employees of grocery stores, banks, postal
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01
Jul 2021

Governor Pritzker Signs Bill Allowing Pre-Judgment Interest in Civil Cases

By Padraig McCoid     

  Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Public Act 102-0006 on May 28, 2021. The law amends the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure to allow pre-judgment interest in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Plaintiffs can now collect 6% interest per year from the date a suit is filed. Interest will accrue during the pendency of
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29
Jun 2021

The End of the COVID-19 Presumption in Illinois

By Adam Cox     

  “Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson In the January 2021 legislative session the General Assembly approved HB 4276, which Governor Pritzker signed into law as PA 101-563.  This extended the rebuttable COVID-19 presumption under the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act until June 30, 2021.  Although efforts were taken to
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