Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Sedgwick LLP

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No Punitive Damages Awards by Human Rights Commission, Illinois Supreme Court Rules

Late last week, in a unanimous opinion by Justice Rita Garman, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the Cook County Commission on Human Rights lacks any authority to award punitive damages. ...more

6/27/2013 - Administrative Hearings Punitive Damages Sexual Harassment

Argument Report: Illinois Supreme Court Considers Whether Cook County Commission on Human Rights Can Award Punitive Damages

On Tuesday morning, the Illinois Supreme Court gave little concrete indication of how it will likely rule during oral argument on Crittenden v. Cook County Commission on Human Rights. Counsel for the Commission and the...more

3/22/2013 - Commission on Human Rights Local Ordinance Punitive Damages Sexual Harassment

Can the Cook County Commission on Human Rights Award Punitive Damages?

Our previews of the new civil cases granted review at the end of the Illinois Supreme Court’s November term conclude with Crittenden v. Cook County Commission on Human Rights. Crittenden involves a question of administrative...more

12/24/2012 - Administrative Boards Human Rights Punitive Damages Sexual Harassment Split of Authority

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