Lambert v. The Downers Grove Fire Department Pension Board

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (2d) 110824
Decision Date: 
February 21, 2013
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Du Page Co.
Justice: 
SCHOSTOK
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded.
Fire Department Pension Board's decision, denying line-of-duty disability pension to paramedic/firefighter, was against manifest weight of evidence, as it found that firefighter was not credible based on matters tangential to issues before the Board, and although Board found "credible" the medical evidence indicating disability, it discounted all evidence based on its own findings that claimant was not credible.(JORGENSEN, concurring; McLAREN, dissenting.)