Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

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Illinois Supreme Court Holds Fees and Costs Not Deductible From Health Care Lien

Yesterday, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court resolved an important question for the health care industry. In an unanimous opinion by Justice Mary Jane Theis, the Court held in McVey v. M.L.K. Enterprises, LLC that a health...more

5/27/2015 - Attorney's Fees Health Care Providers Healthcare ILL Supreme Court Liens

Illinois Supreme Court Debates Whether Attorneys’ Fees Are Charged to Health Care Liens

In the final days of its March term, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McVey v. M.L.K. Enterprises, LLC. McVey poses a question of considerable importance for tort litigation: must attorneys’ fees and costs...more

4/29/2015 - Attorney's Fees Healthcare Healthcare Lien Act ILL Supreme Court

Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Constitutionality of Nursing Home Bed Tax

In the closing days of its January term, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a “bed tax” on Illinois nursing homes, reversing the Circuit Court’s judgment that the tax violates the state...more

2/3/2015 - Bed Tax Healthcare Long-Term Care Nursing Homes Uniformity Clause

Illinois Supreme Court Debates Constitutionality of Nursing Home Tax

During its November term, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument in Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of the State of Illinois v. Topinka. Grand Chapter is a direct appeal from the Circuit Court’s holding that...more

1/5/2015 - Appeals Healthcare Nursing Homes Skilled Nursing Facility State Taxes

Argument Report: Illinois Supreme Court Debates the Scope of the Good Samaritan Act

Our reports on the oral arguments of the recent term of the Illinois Supreme Court continue with Home Star Bank & Financial Services v. Emergency Care & Health Organization, Ltd. Home Star poses the question of whether...more

2/21/2014 - Good Samaritans Healthcare Hospitals Physicians

Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Five Civil Cases This Week

The civil portion of the Illinois Supreme Court’s argument docket for the January term begins tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Court’s temporary courtroom on the 18th floor of the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N....more

1/22/2014 - FOIA Healthcare Medical Malpractice Negligence Personal Jurisdiction Waivers

Illinois Supreme Court to Decide Constitutional Challenge to Medical Licensing Law

Our previews of the newest additions to the civil docket of the Illinois Supreme Court continues this morning with Consiglio v. Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Consiglio involves a lengthy list of...more

11/7/2013 - Due Process Ex Post Facto Clause Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Licensing Rules Physicians

Illinois Supreme Court to Debate Whether Public Retiree Health Benefits Protected By Pension Clause

Tomorrow morning, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in what may prove to be a precursor of larger battles yet to come in the next few years - an all-out battle over whatever public pension reform package the...more

9/18/2013 - Employee Benefits Healthcare Pensions Public Employees

Is an Emergency Room Physician Protected From Liability By the Good Samaritan Act?

In the final days of the March term, the Illinois Supreme Court granted review in Home Star Bank & Financial Services v. Emergency Care & Health Organization, Ltd., which poses the question of whether physicians qualify for...more

4/8/2013 - Emergency Rooms Good Samaritans Healthcare Immunity Medical Liability Physicians Professional Liability Wages

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