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In a big victory for health-care providers who contend they are routinely stiffed on the interest that Section 8.2(d)(3) of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act promises for tardy payments, U.S. District Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel denied a motion to dismiss the class-action complaint that Dr. Michael Beatty filed against dozens of insurance companies under the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.
The Illinois Supreme Court has held that all Illinois courts have a duty to vacate convictions for facially unconstitutional offenses, even where those convictions are only indirectly before a court that is hearing a civil matter.
Prosecution and Procedure
Earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed an appellate court reversal of the termination of parental rights and remanded the matter for further proceedings.
In today’s case, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals provides guidance on when a court may reduce attorney fees and so-called incentive pay in a suit for unsolicited faxes.
As we move toward the end of summer, our nation appears to continue on a slow but certain erosion of the Rule of Law. Several things have happened this past week or so that suggest such erosion.
For litigants, access to the federal courts is often a highly sought-after commodity. However, jurisdiction is not always easy to establish.