On November 30, 2018 the Second District Appellate Court heard Oral Arguments in Frisby v. Board of Trustees of the Bolingbrook Firefighters’ Pension Fund. The plaintiff, a firefighter, fell in the fire station’s parking lot 20 minutes before her shift started and injured her arm. The plaintiff applied for a line of duty disability pension, and in the alternative, a not in duty disability pension. The Pension Board granted the plaintiff’s application for a not in duty disability pension and denied the plaintiff’s application for a line of duty disability pension. The Pension Board found that the plaintiff’s disabling injury was not incurred in and did not result from the performance of an “act of duty” or the cumulative effects of acts of duty. The trial court reversed the Pension Board’s decision and held that the plaintiff was performing an act of duty at the time she fell in the parking lot before her shift started. The Village subsequently filed a motion to intervene and the trial court granted the motion. The Pension Board and the Village appealed the trial court’s decision.
PGM Attorney Jeff Goodloe represents the Pension Board in this matter.