Articles From Richard D. Hannigan

Section 16 fees and costs By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2003 On February 5, 2003 the Appellate Court Second Division filed it's decision involving James Williams v. Industrial Commission.
Where have our mentors gone? By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2003 If we want, we can learn from everyone we come in contact with.
Notes from the co-editors By Paul W. Wiedner & Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, January 2003 As reported in the last newsletter, Commissioner Richard Madigan resigned effective July 8, 2002 from the Illinois Industrial Commission. Paul Rink accepted a temporary assignment as the public member. Mr. Rink's appointment expires December 31, 2002.
Notes from the editor By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, October 2002 Commissioner Robert Madigan resigned effective July 8, 2002. Paul Rink has accepted a temporary appointment to serve as the public-member (Panel A) through December 31, 2002.
19(b)1 is no place for rehab By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2002 On February 1, 2002 the appellate court filed it's decision on Mobil Oil Corp. vs. Industrial Commission (David Haberkorn). At the time of this publication the decision is not final and subject to change.
Commissioners of the Industrial Commission By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2002 For those of you who are not familiar with the Commissioner's who hear your oral 19(h) and 8(a) petitions, hear oral argument, rule on your motions at the review level and administer to the functioning of the Industrial Commission, a brief note is in order.
The common fund doctrine/entitlement to attorney fees By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2002 The Illinois Supreme Court has reaffirmed the application of the common fund doctrine to the recoupment of attorney fees from a third party group carrier who made payment of medical bills pursuant to it's group policy.
Editor’s notes By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2002 This edition includes articles by Steve Grady. His deals with a "hearing loss" case and the Occupational Diseases Act.
Intentional infliction of emotional distress by vocational rehabilitation expert/insurance company By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, October 2001 On July 25, 2001, the Appellate Court, First District, issued a decision of Robin Senesac and Elizabeth Senesac vs. Employers Vocational Resources, Inc., CCM, Inc., d/b/a Creative Case Management, and State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Co., No. 1-00-0730.
Time limit for filing summons in circuit court By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, October 2001 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. vs. Industrial Commission, No. 1-00-2925WC, was filed by the appellate court on August 9, 2001.
Co-editor’s notes By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, March 2001 We all are waiting for the Industrial Commission to hire four new arbitrator's. It is the understanding of this editor that Central Management Services rejected the most recent arbitrator's examination and that they are working on a new one.
The chair’s corner By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2000 Our Web site is up and running. Special thanks to Phillip Lenzini.
The chair’s corner By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, November 1999 We're about to enter a new century and some of us, me included, are still in the early 90's, doubting that computers and this Internet stuff will affect our practice.

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