Articles on Liens

Navigating the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act By John R. Steigauf Young Lawyers Division, June 2020 Understanding liens and the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act is critical to maximizing an injured party’s recovery.
A primer on perfecting and enforcing attorneys’ liens By Jennifer Friedland General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2016 While accounts receivable is not the most sexy part of our job, it is necessary and urgent. An organized and systematic approach will lead you to collection results.
The lien epic: Don’t lose your attorney’s lien By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, April 2011 If we follow the rules as to attorney fee liens we possess, much like all the other lien claimants might have, we can make the final disposition of the litigation a lot more certain.
2007 Amendments to ILCS 770 60/23 – The Public Lien Act – Public Act 095-0274 By Julius Shapiro Real Estate Law, February 2008   The following is a brief summary of the changes that became law. The changes, except for the definition of unit of local government as set forth hereinafter, apply to both the state and local governmental work.
How to handle an employer’s group health plan lien By Robert T. Park Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2006 As a result of an accident, the plaintiff was injured. He brings a suit in circuit court for negligence. His damages include medical bills that were paid for by his employer’s group health insurance plan. After pursuing discovery, including depositions, the case settles. The health plan asserts a lien for the amount it paid. How should the lawyer handle the employer’s group health plan lien?
Update on liens By Charles H. Delano Tort Law, January 2005 The settlement of personal injury cases often involves negotiation not just with the defendant, but with health insurers, the Department of Public Aid, ERISA plans, or other third-party payors who may make claims upon the settlement proceeds.
No lien on employee’s legal malpractice recovery By Bernard Wysocki & Diane B. Curtis General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 1999 The appellate court held that employer was not entitled to a §5(b) lien against proceeds of an employee's suit against his attorney for failure to file a third-party action.

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