American Coal Company v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission was published on November 16, 2020 by the Appellate Court’s Workers’ Compensation Division. The claimant, Robert Deere, filed a claim for benefits under the Workers’ Occupational Disease Act against his employer, American Coal Company, for injuries to his lungs, heart, pulmonary system, and respiratory tracts allegedly

I like reading Rule 23 orders. In Illinois, Rule 23 orders are decisions by the Appellate Court that can’t be used as precedent except in very limited circumstances. They often fall within two categories. The first category consists of scenarios that happen so often, it would be silly to publish all of them. It’s the