Monthly Archives: November 2015

Widow of Illinois Mesothelioma Victim Finds Herself with Catch–22

The widow of a worker who was diagnosed with mesothelioma some 40 years after his exposure to asbestos may not sue the former employer to recover damages since her exclusive remedy was within the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and/or the … Continue reading

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Orwellian Equality: Oklahoma’s Controversial Workers’ Comp Opt Out Legislation

Original Workers’ Comp Scheme: Equal Treatment of All Injured Employees Within a State In Orwell’s classic allegorical work, Animal Farm, Snowball and Napoleon, recognizing the horrors of the status quo, organize a rebellion and drive the irresponsible Mr. Jones off … Continue reading

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