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What does it mean when, at oral argument before the Appellate Court Workers’ Compensation Commission Division, one of the justices asks you “why do you think we have jurisdiction?” By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, September 2012 Supreme Catering v Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission concerns original jurisdiction as it is vested in the circuit and appellate court in matters wherein a summons has been issued for appeal of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission decision.
Maxit, Inc. v. Van Cleve: Supreme Court clarifies the need for express approval by Workers’ Compensation Commission of any attempt to settle or waive employee rights and benefits By Richard L. Turner Jr. Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2009 Any attempt to waive or compromise rights needs to be explicit and should definitively refer to the rights accruing to the particular party under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Division By Justice William E. Holdridge Workers' Compensation Law, September 2007 In January of 2007, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Justice R. Peter Grometer of the Second District Appellate Court and Justice James K. Donovan of the Fifth District Appellate Court to the Workers’ Compensation Commission division of the Appellate Court of Illinois, replacing Justice Thomas E. Callum and Justice Richard P. Goldenhersh, respectively.