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Eight Attorneys Author IDC Quarterly Articles


Eight Heyl Royster attorneys were featured in the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) Quarterly edition for the first quarter of 2015 (Volume 25, No. 1).

John P. Heil, Jr. (Peoria) and Brian Smith (Urbana) authored the "Civil Rights Update," which discussed two recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions in Llovet v. City of Chicago and Mordi v. Zeigler – cases in which the court addressed malicious prosecution and qualified immunity in Section 1983 claims.

Roger R. Clayton, Matthew Thompson, and Emily J. Perkins (all of Peoria) authored the "Health Law Update" column, which focused on the 2014 appellate court decision in McDonald v. Lipov. In that case, the appellate court extended 735 ILCS5/2-622's affidavit and medical report requirement to medical battery claims.

Stacy E. Crabtree (Peoria) wrote on recent rulings in Winston v. O'Brien and Phillips v. DePaul University in her "Recent Decisions" column. Winston addressed the payment of attorney's fees on behalf of an employee under the Tort immunity Act and how that issue interfaces with collective bargaining agreements, and Phillips addressed the dismissal of claims against a law school under the Consumer Fraud Act.

Brad Peterson (Urbana) and Dana Hughes (Rockford) co-authored the "Workers' Compensation Report," which discussed the recent appellate court decision in Matuszczak v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Comm'n, wherein the court reversed the Commission and held that the employer improperly terminated total temporary disability (TTD) benefits when its light duty employee was terminated for theft.