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Johnson & Bell Receives Tier 1 Ranking from US News – Best Lawyers

In its recently released 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, U.S. News & World Report, and Best Lawyers gave Johnson & Bell, Ltd. a Tier 1 ranking as a top personal injury defense law firm. According to the two publications, firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently   Continue Reading »

OSHA Issues New Rules for Electronic Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, which directly impacts employer recordkeeping. The revised regulations impose a new obligation that requires many employers to annually submit certain electronic injury and illness data directly to OSHA. This information will then   Continue Reading »

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Asbestos Cases

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Employee’s Direct Action Against Employer for Claimed Asbestos Related Illness In a much anticipated opinion, on November 4, 2015 the Illinois Supreme Court found that the provisions of Illinois’ Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act (“the Acts”) barred an employee from bringing a direct civil action against his   Continue Reading »

Law Update: New Illinois Law Shortens Time to Pay Settlements

On August 26, 2013, Governor Patrick Quinn signed into law Illinois Senate Bill 1912, now Public Act 098-0548, which will require settling defendants to tender a release document to the plaintiff within 14 days after written confirmation of the settlement, and to tender payment of the settlement within 30 days after receipt of the executed   Continue Reading »

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