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Client Advisory: First Responders' Liability to be Clarified in New Trial Barring Blame of Plaintiff for Prior Contributory...

On January 23, 2015, the Court of Appeal published its opinion in Harb v. City of Bakersfield, et al., a case regarding an incident that occurred almost a decade ago. The opinion clarified how juries can be instructed in...more

Volunteer Emergency Responder Job Protection

House Bill 2, known as the Volunteer Emergency Responder Job Protection Act, makes it illegal for an employer to discipline or terminate a Volunteer Fire Firefighter or Emergency Management Technician (EMT) who misses work...more

Illinois lawmakers considering change to workers’ compensation for paramedics

As emergency medical service providers, paramedics in Illinois face numerous hazards in the workplace on a daily basis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2011, the most recent year that...more

Argument Report: When You're Hit By an Ambulance on a Non-Emergency Trip

Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument in Wilkins v. Williams. Wilkins is a sequel of sorts to Harris v. Thompson, in which the Court considered the statutory immunity of a publicly owned ambulance involved...more

A Busy Day of Civil Arguments at the Illinois Supreme Court

Tomorrow will be a busy day for the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket, with five cases being argued, beginning at 9:00 a.m. They are...more

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act Expands Coverage For Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics For Heart Or...

A number of medical studies suggest that Firefighters have a high rate of death from cardiovascular causes and that the most frequent cause of death among firefighters is heart disease rather than burns or smoke inhalation. A...more

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