Richard J. Reimer & Associates, LLC found Liable For Breach of Contract to Thomas S. Radja Jr.

On August 24, 2012, in Uncategorized, by TSR-Law

On Autust 10, 2012, a Cook County Jury Returned a verdict against Mr. Radja’s former Employer, Richard J. Reimer & Associates, to the tune of $132,274.60. The Jury found that Richard J. Reimer & Associates breached Mr. Radja’s employment agreement by failing to pay him 30% of a fee recieved when the firm was successful […]

Pension Board Training Available On-Line

On April 15, 2011, in Pension, by TSR-Law

This year’s elections for active member and beneficiary representatives should be held on April 18th this year (3rd Monday in April). Any newly elected or appointed pension trustees begin their terms on the second Tuesday in May (10th). 40 ILCS 5/1-109-3(a) states in part that: “…all elected and appointed trustees under Article 3 and Article […]

The Law Office of Thomas S. Radja Jr., Ltd. and The Law Offices of Cary J. Collins, P.C. are proud to announce the formation of a partnership:

COLLINS & RADJA ATTORNEYS AT LAW   When results matter, choose COLLINS  & RADJA …  With over 40 years of experience, Cary J. Collins and Thomas S. Radja are experienced in the area of Fire and Police Pension Law and have litigated cases before the Circuit and Appellate Courts.     Cary J. Collins and Thomas S. […]

Illinois Supreme Court Defines When Injured Police and Firefighters Are Entitled To Payment of Health Insurance Premiums

On January 11, 2011, in Employment benefits, Fire Law, Firefighters, Police Law, Police Officers, by TSR-Law

                The Illinois Supreme Court recently reveresed a decision of the Appellate Court holding that an employee who suffered a career-ending injury was not entitled to payment of his health insurance premium by the employer until such time that he was awarded a line-of-duty disability from the pension fund.                   Police Officer Don Nowak was injured […]

The Uniform Peace Officers’ Disciplinary Act

On November 18, 2010, in Discipline Defense Law, Police Officers, by TSR-Law

Most employers are required to follow the statutory requirements contained in the Uniform Peace Officers’ Disciplinary Act (“UPODA”) when it comes to discipline for police officers. All police officers should be aware of their rights under the Act: Whenever an officer is the subject of a formal interrogation the employer is required to provide the […]

Intervention Petitions and Due Process Concerns for Firefighter Pension Funds

On October 21, 2010, in Administrative Law, Pension, by TSR-Law

The Illinois Appellate Court recently decided the case of Williams vs. Board of Trustees of Morton Grove Firefighters Pension Board, 398 Ill.App.3d 680 (1st Dist. 2010).  In this case, the Court addressed two important concepts that frequently come up in adjudicating firefighter disability claims, Intervention and Due Process. Firefighters Darren Williams applied for a line […]

New quote of the day

On September 22, 2010, in Justice, Law, Police Officers, by TSR-Law

When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty; When there are too many soldiers, there can be no peace; When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice. Lin Yutang (1895-1976)

Radja Obtains 2.2 Million Dollar Verdict for Willow Springs Police Officers

On September 22, 2010, in Discipline Defense Law, Law, Pension, Police Law, Police Officers, by TSR-Law

After deliberating for approximately six hours over two days, a Federal Jury found that former Willow Springs Officers were wrongfully terminated. The Jury awarded Officers Bobby Sims and Phillip Wiseman 2.2 million after the two week long jury trial in Federal Court. The Officers were terminated in 2002 in violation of their First Amendment and […]

The Attorney Client Privilege Explained

On September 22, 2010, in Law, by TSR-Law

The attorney client privilege protects individuals who consult with legal counsel concerning a legal matter with the intent to keep the subject matter of the communication confidential. The privilege can attach to both written and verbal communications. Not everything you may tell to an attorney is protected by the attorney client privilege, however. The attorney-client […]

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