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How Have Defendants Fared in Workers Compensation Cases (Part 4 of 4)

The Court’s workers compensation docket has been light in the last six years.  The Court has decided only three workers compensation cases recently – two in 2015 and one in 2016. All three of the Court’s latest workers compensation cases were won by the plaintiffs below. Defendants who won at the Appellate Court were one … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants in Workers Compensation Cases Fared Since 1990 (Part 3 of 4)

Today, we continue our review of the Illinois Supreme Court’s workers compensation caseload.  Between 2006 and 2013, the Court decided twelve workers compensation cases – three in 2006, three in 2007, one per year in 2008, 2009 and 2010, none in 2011 or 2012 and three in 2013. Seven of the Court’s most recent workers … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants Fared in Workers Comp Cases Before the Supreme Court (Part 2 of 4)?

The workers comp docket was up slightly between 1998 and 2005, as the Court decided twenty-three cases: four in 1998, three in 1999, four in 2000, one in 2001, three in 2002, two in 2003 and 2004 and four in 2005. The distribution of cases between plaintiffs’ wins from the Appellate Court and defendants’ wins … Continue Reading

How Have Defendants Fared in Workers Comp Cases Before the Supreme Court (Part 1 of 4)

Today, we’re beginning a new area of law in our analysis of the Justices’ handling of workers compensation cases, beginning with the years 1990 to 1997. From 1990 to 1997, the Supreme Court decided twenty-one workers comp cases – three in 1990, one in 1991, two each in 1992 and 1993, six in 1994, two … Continue Reading
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