Public Act 98-548, which will take effect January 1, sets requirements for the payment of settlements. Defense attorneys have questioned the necessity of this law, and generally hold the opinion that the law will have an adverse effect on the settlement process. Conversely, plaintiffs’ attorneys believe the new law is necessary to ensure the prompt […]
Archives for November 2013
The Second District Court held that a claim is not compensable under a Workers’ Compensation Liability policy when an insured had no employer-employee relationship with an injured person and, therefore, absent liability on the part of an employer to an employee, a workers’ compensation carrier bears no liability.
The personal and advertising injury coverage provision of a liability policy does not intend to limit coverage to only personal harm to a person, but intends to provide coverage to a claim for personal property damage as a result of “wrongful eviction.” Therefore, an allegation that the tenant’s personal property was disposed of by the insured/landlord […]
Lisa Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, recently argued in favor of the FACT Act (H.R. 982) in a blog post for The Hill. The FACT Act requires increased transparency from asbestos trusts by requiring the asbestos trusts to file quarterly reports with bankruptcy courts detailing who has filed a claim […]
Pat Kraft of our Woodstock office, climbed 2109 steps to the top of the Sears Tower as part of a fund raising project for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.