Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Sedgwick LLP

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Illinois Supreme Court Finds All Postal Marks are Not Created Equal

On Thursday morning, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court affirmed in Huber v. American Accounting Association. As briefed, Huber presented the question of whether a postmark was sufficient proof of timely mailing to trigger...more

12/1/2014 - Mail Mailbox Rule Postmark Service of Process

Illinois Supreme Court Extends Mailbox Rule to Judicial Review of Workers' Comp Commission

Last week, in a case which had attracted nationwide interest in the workers' compensation bar, a divided Illinois Supreme Court extended the mailbox rule to the process of initiating judicial review of decisions of the...more

8/12/2013 - Judicial Review Mailbox Rule Workers' Compensation Defense

Argument Report: Will the Mailbox Rule Be Extended to Workers' Comp Administrative Review?

The mailbox rule applies to filing an appeal from an arbitrator to the Workers Compensation Commission. Norris v. Industrial Commission. And it applies to filing an appeal from the Circuit Court's order on administrative...more

1/29/2013 - Judicial Review Mailbox Rule Workers' Compensation Defense

Illinois Supreme Court to Consider If Mailbox Rule Applies to Administrative Appeal From Workers Comp Commission

Our preview of the civil cases to be heard by the Illinois Supreme Court during the upcoming January term concludes with Gruszeczka v. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. Gruszeczka poses an important question:...more

1/5/2013 - Administrative Appeals Appeals Judicial Review Jurisdiction Mailbox Rule Notice Requirements Workers' Compensation Defense

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