A Wage Differential Must be Supported by an Adequate Job Search
In Deckrow v. United Airlines, IWCC# 06 WC 33452, the Commission determined that the petitioner’s job search showed a lack of good faith. In this case, petitioner repeatedly applied for positions for which he was unqualified and sought salaries that were excessively high. Petitioner also did not sufficiently complete applications.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules That Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Contracts Are Not Valid as to Wrongful Death Claims
In recent years, a number of cases have called into question when, if at all, circuit courts will enforce binding arbitration clauses in nursing home resident contracts. On September 20, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion which provides a seemingly clear, but unwelcome, answer to the controversy.
Exclusive Remedy – Employee May Seek Inconsistent Alternative Claims
In Philpott v. City of Charleston, 12 IWCC 0260, a firefighter claimed in a civil suit that he was "off duty and volunteering" at the time of an accident resulting in paralysis. After his civil suit was dismissed, the firefighter pursued a claim for workers' compensation.
News from the Firm – Fall 2012
Quinn Johnston was recently awarded a contract to provide legal services to the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD), effective October 1, 2012. Our attorneys have also recently obtained summary judgment for multiple clients in municipal law and premises liability cases, and the Fourth District Appellate Court recently upheld summary judgment for an insurance company client.