Illinois Lawyer Blog

SEVENTH CIRCUIT WEIGHS IN ON RETALIATORY DISCHARGE

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, located in Chicago, Illinois, recently discussed the proof a plaintiff must offer when prosecuting a retaliatory discharge case. In McCoy v. Maytag, Thomas McCoy brought a retaliatory case against his former employer, Maytag, for firing him after he filed a Workers Compensation Act. The Court, in th… Read More
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Categories: HEALTHCARE LIENS

MENTAL SUFFERING DAMAGES ALLOWED UNDER NEW LAW

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich recently legislation that will permit successful plaintiffs to receive jury awards for grief, sorrow and mental suffering in Wrongful Death cases. The new law finally allows the surviving spouse and next of kin to recover for their anguish over the loss of their loved one. Prior to passage of the law, family members couldn&#… Read More
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