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An Open (and Obvious?) Decision on Hazards

Recently, an Appellate Court decision in Illinois reinforced the legal principle that the “open and obvious” doctrine is not a get-out-of-jail-free card for tortfeasors. In Fox v. Ameren, the Fourth District Appellate Court found that an injury alleged to be caused by...

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Even Though a Claimant Apparently Felt as Good as New After Receiving Treatment for His Neck Injuries, the Commission Still Found That He Was Partially Disabled Anyway

In a case involving a lengthy appeal of the Commission’s decision to award permanent partial disability (“PPD”) benefits to a claimant, the Appellate Court affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court, which in turn had affirmed the Commission’s aforesaid PPD award to...

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