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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 […]

Legislature Makes Changes to Firefighters Pension Code

Firefighter Disability Pension Determination Under the Firefighters’ Pension Code, a firefighter is currently entitled to a disability pension if a disability is established by three physicians and such other evidence as the board deems necessary. 40 ILCS 5/4-112. Senate Bill 1553 amends the Pension Code to provide that the three physicians selected by the board […]

Workers’ Compensation: Brief Overview

On September 22, 2010, in Employment benefits, Fire Law, Police Law, Workers Compensation, by TSR-Law

The purpose of the Workers’ Compensation Act is to provide employee’s with fast, no fault compensation for injuries that arise out of and in the course of employment. In exchange, employers do not have to worry about civil lawsuits resulting from work related injuries. Police officers and firefighters injured during their employment are entitled to […]

News Laws Applicable to Police and Firefighters

On September 22, 2010, in Employment benefits, Fire Law, Law, Police Law, by TSR-Law

New Legislation Adds Ethics Training for Police and Fire Pension Board Trustees The Legislature recently enacted legislation which added a section to the Illinois Pension Code. Specifically, section 1-113.18 of the Illinois Pension Code requires that Pension Board Trustees complete 8 hours per year of ethics training that is certified by the Supreme Court of […]

What you should know about your spouse’s pension benefit

Police Pension Boards Do Not Have Authority to Issue Annual Cost-of-Living Increase to Surviving Spouse of Disabled Officer The Illinois Supreme Court has decided that Police Pension Boards do not have the authority to award annual pension increases to surviving spouses of officers receiving line of duty disability benefits. The decision of the Supreme Court […]

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