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Apr 22, 2021

Indiana Supreme Court Holds Store Managers Cannot Be Individually Liable in Slip/Trip & Fall Cases

By: Jeff Kehl The Indiana Supreme Court recently ruled that store managers cannot be held liable for negligent hiring and retaining store employees or for the existence of allegedly hazardous store conditions. The Branscomb v. Walmart, 20S-CQ-515 (April 7, 2021) opinion ends a growing trend of naming store managers as […]

Apr 1, 2021

Storrs Downey and Jeff Kehl Co-Author Comprehensive Overview of IL & IN Premises Liability Law

Every day, companies face an abundance of premises liability claims such as comparative negligence, open and obvious hazards, natural accumulation, spoliation of evidence and many more. Capital member Storrs Downey and income member Jeff Kehl recently co-authored an updated comprehensive overview of Illinois & Indiana premises liability that all employers […]

Feb 19, 2021

Jeff Kehl Authors Article on Landmark Ruling Protecting Workers’ Compensation Carriers for CLM Magazine

Chicago income member Jeff Kehl recently published an article for CLM Magazine titled, “Discovering New Protections.” Jeff breaks down Burdess v. Cottrell, Inc., a case of first impression Jeff successfully argued before the Illinois Appellate Court. The case examined whether a workers’ compensation lienholder is subject to written discovery from […]

Jan 13, 2021

Illinois Legislature Extends COVID-19 Rebuttal Presumption

By: Rich Lenkov & Michael Milstein As we anticipated, both houses of the Illinois General Assembly have unanimously passed HB4276, extending the COVID-19 rebuttal presumption to 6/30/21. The bill amends both the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act and Public Employee Disability Act and applies to employees who contracted the virus between 3/9/20 and 6/30/21. […]

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