Sunday, December 6, 2015
Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Clarify When Workers’ Comp Settlement Eliminates Contribution Claim from Third-Party Tortfeasor
According to Illinois law, when a party settles a claim in good faith against one tortfeasor, the finding of good faith automatically discharges that tortfeasor from any liability for contribution to another tortfeasor. Now, the Appellate Strategist is reporting that the Illinois Supreme Court had agreed to clarify whether a workers’ compensation settlement eliminates the right to a contribution claim the same way. Go here for the full story.