Showing 1 post by Michael H. Cantieri.
Illinois Supreme Bars Civil Asbestos Action Under Workers’ Compensation Act Exclusive Remedy Provision
On November 4, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its opinion in the matter of Folta v. Ferro Engineering, 2015 IL 118070 (2015), holding that an employee is barred from bringing an action in civil court by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305/1 et seq.) and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act (820 ILCS 310/1 et seq.) (hereinafter “the Acts”), when the employee’s injury or disease first manifests after the expiration of certain time limitations under those acts. For employers and employees involved in asbestos litigation, it is advisable to become familiar with the Acts as well as the Court’s ruling in Folta in order to monitor its effect on future litigation and legislation. More »
- Canela V. Sky Chefs – How To Make A Light Duty Offer
- Placebo Effect: How Illinois’ COVID Tort Immunity Fails to Immunize Medical Professionals and the Healthcare Industry
- If at First You Do Not Succeed, Try Again Immediately: Illinois Passes Revised Pre-Judgment Interest Statute
- Green Development Risks
- A Question of Timing: Policy-Limit Demands and Insurer Bad Faith in Florida
- CUBI: Everything You Need to Know About Texas' Biometric Law and Beyond...
- Prejudgment Interest Starting as Early as the Time of Injury? At a Rate of 9% Interest? A Bill Sits on Illinois’ Governor’s Desk.
- Now That Vaccine Distribution Has Begun, What Issues Do Employers Face?
- Immunity From Liability For Healthcare Facilities and Healthcare Professionals in the Continuing Battle Against the Covid-19 Pandemic
- A National Approach to Biometric Privacy
- Professional Liability
- Class Action
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation & Counseling
- Insurance Coverage
- Cyber Risk & Liability
- Toxic Tort
- Professional Development
- Employment Litigation & Counseling
- Social Media & Privacy
- Construction Litigation & Counseling
- Workers' Compensation
- Discrimination, Harassment & Hostile Workplace Claims
- Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation
- Product Liability
- Medical Negligence & Healthcare Liability