No more social security numbers in pleadings

Kudos for the new Illinois Supreme Court Rule No. 138 (effective 1/1/12), which requires all filing parties to redact out or leave out social security numbers in pleadings and exhibits, except in cases where they are required; in that case, only the last four digits shall be used, and the filing party will need to include an accompanying Notice of Confidential Information within Court Filing. In response, the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission has updated their Application for Adjustment of Claim form and removed the field for SSN.