Woof! Woof! Illinois Appellate Court Issues Two Opinions Regarding Claimed Liability for Dog Bites
Dave Collins discusses two recent Illinois appellate court decisions involving personal injuries caused by dog bites. One suit was brought under the Animal Control Act. The second suit included a dog owner’s landlord as a defendant under the theories of private nuisance and negligence.
Traveling Employee to Become the Rule Rather than the Exception?
Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, injuries sustained by an employee traveling to and from work are generally not compensable. The Appellate Court’s decision in a recent case threatens to expand a limited exception for traveling employees and, according to the dissenting opinion, could potentially lead to unintended consequences.