West Bend Mutual Insurance Company v. Talton

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (2d) 120814
Decision Date: 
September 27, 2013
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Winnebago Co.
Justice: 
McLAREN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Members of indoor football team were injured while playing home games in Illinois. Court properly held that players were not employed by insured company due to express language of their employment contracts, and thus their claims were not compensable under Wisconsin workers' compensation law. Even though labels typed at top of first pages contract names company, the team, and not insured company, is defined as employer of players. Parol evidence should not be considered to determine meaning of facially unambiguous contracts. (ZENOFF and SCHOSTOK, concurring.)