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May 27, 2020

Rich Lenkov Quoted in Business Insurance on Anticipated Spike in Workers’ Compensation Settlements Amid COVID-19

Capital member Rich Lenkov was quoted in a Business Insurance article discussing efforts to close older workers’ compensation claims due to the pandemic in “More Legacy Comp Claims Closures Anticipated With Pandemic.” The pandemic’s significant economic impact has forced many claimants who previously declined settlement offers to request to settle their workers’ compensation claims […]

May 26, 2020

ABA’s Entertainment & Sports Lawyer Spring 2020 Issue

The spring 2020 issue of American Bar Association’s (ABA) Entertainment & Sports Lawyer is now available. The quarterly publication provides readers practical information, public policy and scholarly viewpoints on current entertainment and sports industry matters. Select feature topics for the Spring 2020 issue include: Defenses for non-performance amid COVID-19 2020 […]

May 11, 2020

Szala and Vinicky on IL stay-at-home lawsuits, Nathaniel Grow on the latest Cubs fan lawsuit, Bilott on the movie “Dark Waters,” and much more

University of Illinois College of Law Adjunct Professor Scott Szala and WTTW-TV “Chicago Tonight” correspondent and former Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky join Rich and Tina to discuss the latest stay-at-home lawsuits filed against Illinois Governor JB Pritzker. University of Indiana Kelley School of Business Associate Professor Nathaniel Grow discusses […]

Apr 27, 2020

Illinois Repeals Workers’ Compensation Rule Change

By: Rich Lenkov After a downstate judge granted a temporary restraining order (TRO), effectively nullifying the rule change granting a wide class of employees great latitude establishing COVID-19 cases, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission now has repealed the rule altogether. While the restraining order was “temporary,” and set for briefs and oral arguments in May, in a conference […]

Apr 24, 2020

Temporary Restraining Order Nullifies Illinois Workers’ Compensation Rule Change

By: Rich Lenkov On 4/24/20, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia granted a Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) filed by several business groups, Business Groups Sue Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Over Rule Change. The TRO follows a telephone hearing on 4/23/20. The court has enjoined the Commission and […]

Apr 22, 2020

Business Groups Sue IWCC Over Rule Change

By: Rich Lenkov As predicted last week in Illinois Workers’ Compensation (IWCC) Emergency Rule Change, a coalition of business groups filed a lawsuit today against the IWCC to oppose rule changes making it easier for employees to recover for COVID-19 injuries. The lawsuit was filed by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and Illinois […]

Apr 21, 2020

David Cole on federalism, Philips on SCOTUS arguments by phone, Newman on COVID-19 custody battles and more

ACLU National Legal Director David Cole discusses Trump’s interpretation of federalism during the pandemic. Sidley Executive Committee Chair Emeritus and Supreme Court veteran Carter Phillips discusses the challenges of arguing before the highest court by phone. Family Law attorney Marcy Newman analyzes custody issues during the Coronavirus. In the Legal […]

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Schererville, Indiana

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