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Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Who Can File Chapter 13?

    Who Can File Chapter 13?
    Typically, individuals who file bankruptcy have a choice between filing a chapter 7 “liquidation” and a chapter 13 “reorganization”. Individuals who are determined to have disposable income under the Means Test only…
  • Apr 17

    Free Lance-Star and Fisker Automotive: Development of the ‘For Cause’ Exception to Credit Bidding

    Free Lance-Star and Fisker Automotive: Development of the ‘For Cause’ Exception to Credit Bidding
    On April 14, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an opinion limiting the credit bid of a party asserting that it held senior secured position in all assets of the debtors. In re The Free …
  • Apr 17

    If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?

    If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?
    Recently, the district court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled on one of the important unresolved issues in chapter 13 bankruptcy: If a chapter 13 bankruptcy is dismissed, what happens to money that the chapter 13 trustee…
Rank this Week: 1499

Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers brain injuries from bicycle accidents, car accidents, medical malpractice an defective products. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagobraininjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Brain Scan Could Lessen Misdiagnosis Among Comatose Patient

    Brain Scan Could Lessen Misdiagnosis Among Comatose Patient
    A recent study by European doctors may heighten the level of care that physicians must provide patients who are comatose due to a brain injury. According to an article by the London National Health Service, a four year hospital trial found…
  • Apr 7

    New Study Suggests Link Between Brain Injuries and Socialization in Children

    New Study Suggests Link Between Brain Injuries and Socialization in Children
    A recent study by a group of Brigham Young University researchers suggests that traumatic brain injuries in children may lead to decreased social skills. The findings, which were published in the April 10 issue of Journal of Head Trauma…
  • Apr 5

    MMA Fighters at Risk of Brain Injurie

    MMA Fighters at Risk of Brain Injurie
    A recent recent study by a group of University of Toronto researchers asserts that mixed martial arts (MMA) is potentially more hazardous to the brain than boxing. Mixed martial arts combines numerous fighting styles into one match.…
Rank this Week: 3581

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, truck accidents, and personal injury law in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    GM Recall Update: Why Personal Injury Law Matter

    GM Recall Update: Why Personal Injury Law Matter
    Throughout the course of any given year, it is common for both automotive companies, as well as the manufacturers of various vehicle parts and components to recall defective or unsafe products from the market. According to a recall report…
  • Apr 16

    Safety Tips for New Motorcycle Rider

    Safety Tips for New Motorcycle Rider
    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths related to automobile accidents (including cars, SUVs, and light trucks) reached an all-time low in the United States. Unfortunately, while we continue to make progress in…
  • Apr 9

    Toyota Will Recall Nearly 6.4 Million Automobiles Due to Several Design Defect

    Toyota Will Recall Nearly 6.4 Million Automobiles Due to Several Design Defect
    As we all know, mistakes will happen; this is as true for brilliant automotive engineers as it is for everyone else. However, automobile recall laws are in place to ensure that when potentially dangerous automotive design defects occur during…
Rank this Week: 2196

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Apr 18

    Contention Interrogatories In Trade Secret Cases Demand Strict Compliance

    Contention Interrogatories In Trade Secret Cases Demand Strict Compliance
    Yesterday, I gave a lengthy presentation to the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secrets Committee. The bulk of my presentation dealt with the knotty issue of properly identifying trade secrets in litigation.Many trade…
  • Mar 21

    "Embedded Knowledge" and the Trade Secret Gap

    "Embedded Knowledge" and the Trade Secret Gap
    For anyone (lawyer or otherwise) interested in the tensions associated with employee mobility, a truly must-read is Talent Wants to Be Free, by Orly Lobel.Professor Lobel discusses a wide range of issues associated with talent and knowledge…
  • Mar 7

    The Janitor Analogy, Once Again

    The Janitor Analogy, Once Again
    "The agreement is so broad that it would prohibit my client from working for his new company even as a janitor!"- Comment attributed to every defense attorney in every non-compete case, generally accompanied by arms flailing up…
Rank this Week: 910

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyerchicago.biz/blog/
  • Apr 18

    SRAM Hydraulic Brakes on Their Way to Customer

    SRAM Hydraulic Brakes on Their Way to Customer
    With a number of automobile manufacturer recalls making headlines, it’s easy to see why other consumer product recalls are quickly forgotten.  SRAM customers will finally be able to repair the hydraulic brakes on their recalled…
  • Mar 28

    Does a Doctor Shortage Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?

    Does a Doctor Shortage Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?
    Are instances of medical malpractice more prevalent when there’s a shortage of medical professionals in a hospital?  That’s a very good question and despite doing their best to attract and retain physicians, medical…
  • Mar 20

    To Protect and Serve: The Promise That Costs Many Police Officers Their Live

    To Protect and Serve: The Promise That Costs Many Police Officers Their Live
    With every reward comes some form of risk.  That’s something that Chicago police officers know too well.  In addition to having to protect themselves from criminals, they also have to exercise caution while driving city…
Rank this Week: 4025

East Central Illinois Criminal Law…

East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Weblog

Covers criminal law and drunk driving. By Jeremy J. Richey.

http://ecilcrime.com
  • Apr 17

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense
    There is a type of DWLS that can be a petty offense rather than a Class A misdemeanor. The relevant statute is 625 ILCS 5/6-601: If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for operating a motor vehicle during a time…
  • Aug 27

    Douglas County Courthouse

    Douglas County Courthouse
    Address The address of the Douglas County Courthouse is 401 South Center Street, Tuscola, IL 61953.   Visitors must pass through security when entering the courthouse. Courtroom “1? is located on the third floor of the courthouse.  There…
  • Jul 28

    Mailing Address Change

    Mailing Address Change
    The Charleston Post Office is moving all post office boxes to the new post office location in town.  Due to the move, they are downsizing the number of available post office boxes.  The post office is eliminating my current post office box…
Rank this Week: 2986

Chicago Sexual Abuse & Assault…

Chicago Sexual Abuse & Assault Lawyer Blog

Covers sexual abuse and assault cases. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagosexualabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Evanston, Illinois Sexual Assault

    Evanston, Illinois Sexual Assault
    There was an alleged rape last month (March 29) in Evanston, Illinois.  The assailant in this alleged sexual assault was a co-worker. The alleged sexual assault happened at a facility that assist people with mental disabilities in the…
  • Apr 14

    Sexual Assault In Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood

    Sexual Assault In Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood
    There was a sexual assault in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood on Monday (April 14, 2014) afternoon. According to Chicago Police, this sexual assault happened at approximately 4:25 p.m., as a 22-year-old woman was walking south through…
  • Apr 11

    18-Year-Old Woman Sexually Assaulted In Chicago

    18-Year-Old Woman Sexually Assaulted In Chicago
    There was a sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman Tuesday (April 8, 2014) in Chicago’s Kelvyn Park neighborhood (Northwest Side.) According to an alert from the Chicago Police Department, the sexual assault happened as the woman was…
Rank this Week: 1302

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Apr 17

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law
    In July 2013, the Illinois state legislature passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which came into effect in early 2014. This law created a system by which the Illinois State Police may issue concealed carry gun permits to individuals who…
  • Apr 12

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi
    A major crime that is becoming more and more common is that of credit card fraud. Earlier this year, two individuals were arrested in the Chicago area by the United States Secret Service’s Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force on…
  • Apr 12

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi

    Credit Card Fraud in Illinoi
    A major crime that is becoming more and more common is that of credit card fraud. Earlier this year, two individuals were arrested in the Chicago area by the United States Secret Service’s Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force on…
Rank this Week: 1311

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers FINRA and securities fraud. By Thomas F. Burke, P.C.

http://www.chicagosecuritieslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    You Might Think Twice About Using A Broker Who Failed The Exam To Get His License

    You Might Think Twice About Using A Broker Who Failed The Exam To Get His License
    The Wall Street Journal reported that there are more than 51,500 stockbrokers that have failed, at least once, an exam to obtain a license to sell securities. Additionally, those brokers that failed the exam have worse disciplinary records…
  • Jan 20

    Justice Department Weak on Charging Individuals for White Collar Crime

    Justice Department Weak on Charging Individuals for White Collar Crime
    On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that a University of Virginia law professor's analysis revealed that the Justice Department hadn't charged employees at nearly two thirds of nearly 400 companies that have settled…
  • Jan 20

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street
    I have attached an article by Jonathan Weil that everyone shoulld find interesting. 'Wolf of Wall Street' Offspring Never Quite Die Normally it wouldn't be news that a small-fry stock hustler like Christopher F. Veale got busted for…
Rank this Week: 3097

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Apr 17

    Cohabitation + Spousal Support? Not in Illinoi

    Cohabitation + Spousal Support? Not in Illinoi
    With nearly 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, the concept of spousal support is commonplace in today’s society. This is equitable relief for those spouses who may not have contributed much financially, but certainly contributed…
  • Apr 9

    Obtaining an Order of Protection in Illinoi

    Obtaining an Order of Protection in Illinoi
    Domestic Violence As we become more aware of the issues and challenges surrounding domestic violence in society, both individual states and the federal government have adopted new laws and protections for victims of abusive relationships.…
  • Apr 3

    Illinois Adoption and the Criminal Background Check

    Illinois Adoption and the Criminal Background Check
    The Adoption Process The process of adopting children in the United States is a very lengthy and stringent one. Potential adoptive parents must go through a litany of paperwork, character assessments, and huge financial hurdles to be…
Rank this Week: 4510

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Apr 17

    DBSI Executives Found Guilty

    DBSI Executives Found Guilty
    According to reports, CEO and president of DBSI, Douglas L. Swenson, was convicted of thirty-four counts of wire fraud and forty-four counts of securities fraud. Three other top DBSI executives were also convicted on multiple fraud charges.…
  • Apr 17

    Update for Icon Leasing Fund 12 Investor

    Update for Icon Leasing Fund 12 Investor
    According to recent letter to shareholders, Icon Leasing Fund Twelve announced that the Fund will officially close and enter a liquidation period effective April 30, 2014.  The letter also states that “the amount and…
  • Apr 15

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA
    PNC Investments LLC (CRD# 129052, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $90,000. The firm has paid restitution to all affected customers. Without…
Rank this Week: 183

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 17

    Proposed Birth Injury Fund Would Strip Medical Malpractice Victims of their Right

    Proposed Birth Injury Fund Would Strip Medical Malpractice Victims of their Right
    The Baltimore Business Journal reports that Maryland lawmakers are considering creating a birth injury fund. While on its face this may seem like a wonderful and well-intentioned idea, it would ultimately hurt those families who are most…
  • Apr 15

    Annual Survey Results: Millions Misdiagnosed Each Year

    Annual Survey Results: Millions Misdiagnosed Each Year
    CBS News reports that each year 12 million adults who receive outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed in the United States. The report relies on a new study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety. That 12 million number means…
  • Apr 10

    Florida Joins Illinois in Rejecting Medical Malpractice Damage Caps as Unconstitutional

    Florida Joins Illinois in Rejecting Medical Malpractice Damage Caps as Unconstitutional
    The Florida Supreme Court struck down that state’s cap on wrongful death non-economic damages because the cap violated the equal protection clause of Florida’s constitution. Justice Lewis wrote for the Court that the $1 million…
Rank this Week: 881

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 17

    Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case Ends with Unique $10 Million Settlement

    Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case Ends with Unique $10 Million Settlement
    News spread last year about a horrific case of sexual assault perpetrated by a caregiver as a senior home. According to reports, the perpetrator was employed as an assistant at a nursing home. At some point on his shift, the 30 year old man…
  • Apr 15

    New Study Shows Strokes Misdiagnosed in Many Case

    New Study Shows Strokes Misdiagnosed in Many Case
    MedPage Today reports that a new study shows that many strokes may be missed in hospital emergency departments in the days before the problems of the stroke become obvious. Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose strokes can have devastating…
  • Apr 12

    Hepatitis C Outbreak in Nursing Home

    Hepatitis C Outbreak in Nursing Home
    The first lawsuit stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak in a North Dakota nursing home has been filed, according to reports. Two victims are seeking monetary damages from ManorCare Health Services, and they may not be alone. 42 other people…
Rank this Week: 802

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

Covers economic security and opportunity, health care justice, housing justice and legal aid. By the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Apr 17

    A Welcome Clog in Rhode Island's School-to-Sheltered-Workshop Pipeline

    A Welcome Clog in Rhode Island's School-to-Sheltered-Workshop Pipeline
    Marie has a developmental disability. She is employed but not in a competitive workplace. Rather, Marie works in a “sheltered workshop,” a segregated workplace for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The…
  • Mar 31

    Will a Building Boom Be a Bust for Low-Income Residents?

    Will a Building Boom Be a Bust for Low-Income Residents?
    Housing affordability has become one of the hottest issue in America's urban centers, and one popular solution is to ramp up housing construction. In his first State of the City address, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio emphasized that in…
  • Mar 27

    Fair Tax in Play as Illinois's Leaders Propose Tax Reforms and Greater Fairne

    Fair Tax in Play as Illinois's Leaders Propose Tax Reforms and Greater Fairne
    It was an exciting week for A Better Illinois, the campaign to amend the Illinois Constitution to permit a fair tax under which lower rates apply to lower income levels and higher rates apply to higher income levels. Senator Don Harmon, the…
Rank this Week: 357

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers pharmaceutical, medical device and medical malpractice litigation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog
    An Oregon postal worker recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of an abnormally dangerous dog after the canine attacked her, causing serious facial injuries. More than 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year in the United…
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help
    There are now many different types of smartphone applications that aim to help parents, coaches and others on the sidelines manage athletes who suffer a concussion. Although the influx of different apps is promising and indeed very helpful,…
  • Apr 3

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
Rank this Week: 1267

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog
    An Oregon postal worker recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of an abnormally dangerous dog after the canine attacked her, causing serious facial injuries. More than 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year in the United…
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help
    There are now many different types of smartphone applications that aim to help parents, coaches and others on the sidelines manage athletes who suffer a concussion. Although the influx of different apps is promising and indeed very helpful,…
  • Apr 3

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
Rank this Week: 577

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 123

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    12 Injured In Crash Between Van and CTA Bu

    12 Injured In Crash Between Van and CTA Bu
    Some people think that in the event of a bus accident, serious injuries are not likely because the large size and mass of a bus means that it is more able to withstand a crash than a smaller vehicle would be. But in fact, every year in…
  • Apr 10

    Suspected Drunk Driver Blamed for Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Des Plaine

    Suspected Drunk Driver Blamed for Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Des Plaine
    Accidents between vehicles and pedestrians are often devastating. In 2010 alone, there were 2,943 such accidents just in the city of Chicago, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. In over 90 percent of all pedestrian…
  • Apr 2

    Driver Caught, Charged after Fatal Crash on I-94

    Driver Caught, Charged after Fatal Crash on I-94
    Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime in Chicago and the rest of Illinois, yet too often, drivers involved in a crash choose to leave the scene. The reasons for fleeing may vary in each crash but often, driver's later report that a…
Rank this Week: 3643

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    So you are working hard and going about your business. The boss is engaging in sexual harassment of another employee and you witness it almost daily. You don't know if you should get involved or not. What happens if you report the sexual…
  • Apr 16

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000
    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC pays $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts a former employee was fired…
  • Apr 14

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor
    So you are attending college in Chicago and your professor seems to be taking an unusual interest in you. He begins to ask personal questions and singles you out from the other students. He now asks for your cell-phone number under the…
Rank this Week: 315

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Modest Proposal

    A Modest Proposal
    Recently, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles sent a memo to externs that read, in part: “I really don’t need to mention that cleavage and stiletto heels are not appropriate office wear (outside of ridiculous lawyer TV shows), do I?…
  • Apr 8

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?
    Counselor, ask yourself this question: There is a question all lawyers – both young and old – should be considering daily as the struggle to find a niche in this increasingly complex world confronting us. Our business clients are…
  • Mar 5

    Law as a Commodity

    Law as a Commodity
    Richard Susskind, a British writer and consultant to business on legal issues, has predicted in “The End of Lawyers” that the “commoditization” of the practice of law will do away with the need for traditional legal…
Rank this Week: 3497

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

Covers bicycle defects, accidents and laws. By Brendan H. Kevenides.

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Apr 17

    Cycling Legalese: Does The Bike Lane Compel You?

    Cycling Legalese: Does The Bike Lane Compel You?
    The following article by Brendan Kevenides originally appeared on the Urban Velo website.Ever expanding bicycle infrastructure is awesome, hands down. But are you compelled to use a bike lane or separated path if it exists, even if it is in…
  • Apr 16

    Man Attacked on Bike; Caught on Helmet Cam.

    Man Attacked on Bike; Caught on Helmet Cam.
    This is a shocking video to me.  A man is subject to a beating for no other reason than entertainment.I've had rocks thrown at me.  It actually doesn't hurt to get pegged with a small rock when you're biking.  I find it rather…
  • Apr 11

    Women Bike Chicago To Hold Day of Dialogue and Demonstration

    Women Bike Chicago To Hold Day of Dialogue and Demonstration
    By Anne AltIt started with a conversation about a year and a half ago, when several of us shared a thought that had been troubling each of us.  In our travels and on volunteer shifts doing CDOT bike traffic counts, we noticed that the…
Rank this Week: 2010

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4459

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car, bike and train accidents. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On April 16, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On April 16, 2014
    On Wednesday (April 16, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois crashes and assorted traffic hazards. Listed below are some of these various Lake County vehicle accidents and traffic hazards on April 16, as well as where they…
  • Apr 10

    Woman Hit By Pickup Truck In Waukegan

    Woman Hit By Pickup Truck In Waukegan
    Late this afternoon (April 10, 2014) a woman was struck by a pickup truck just outside of the Lake County Courthouse (at Washington Street and Martin Luther King Drive) in Waukegan, Illinois. An excerpt from the Lake County News-Sun…
  • Apr 10

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On April 9, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On April 9, 2014
    On Thursday (April 9, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois crashes and assorted traffic hazards. Listed below are some of these various Lake County vehicle accidents and traffic hazards of April 9, as well as their…
Rank this Week: 616

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    A nice return on an investment.

    A nice return on an investment.
    In 1985, former Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl purchased the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team for $18 million. According to ESPN, Senator Kohl is now selling a majority interest in the team for $550 million. The Bucks had a record of 15-67 this…
  • Apr 4

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.
    Given his love of basketball, I am a little surprised that Mr. Torvik has not already pointed out that our joint alma mater, the University of Minnesota, won the NIT men's basketball championship last night. Some might say that the Golden…
  • Mar 28

    How is this possible?

    How is this possible?
    Today is the 244th birthday of the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler. If he is remembered at all, President Tyler remembered for being the first Vice-President to become President upon the death of the President.…
Rank this Week: 1976

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Apr 16

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo
    The buyer in a real estate transaction certainly is advised to do their “due diligence” in making the decision to complete a purchase.  Due diligence is the process of systematically researching and verifying all information…
  • Apr 10

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election
    In 2012 I became involved in the Byron Donalds Campaign for United States Congress in Southwest Florida’s Congressional District 19.  It was a labor of love for our country and the principles of freedom and limited government that…
  • Apr 9

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation
    When April 15th rolls around as they labor toward the filing deadline for income taxes, Americans would be forgiven if they were to become nostalgic about Patrick Henry’s opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 and his call for the death of…
Rank this Week: 3439

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice laws, doctor negligence, and defective medical devices and drugs. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoismedicalmalpracticelawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 16

    How Spine Implants Cause More Harm than Good

    How Spine Implants Cause More Harm than Good
    Stimulation therapy is a growing treatment intended to relieve chronic pain in the spinal cord by sending electrical pulses through an implant. In some patients, the procedure works well and pain is well-managed. In others, the operation…
  • Apr 8

    The Safety and Risks of Drugstore Clinic

    The Safety and Risks of Drugstore Clinic
    Drugstores and supermarkets like CVS, Walgreens and Target are expanding their walk-in medical clinic throughout the country to meet high public demand. There are several factors driving this new healthcare trend, and relatively little is…
  • Apr 3

    Another da Vinci Robotic System Approved for Market

    Another da Vinci Robotic System Approved for Market
    Intuitive Surgical, the company that makes the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System, recently announced that it gained approval for a new robotic system, called the da Vinci Xi. Our team of da Vinci surgery injury lawyers takes a closer look at…
Rank this Week: 1924

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
Rank this Week: 1171

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Illinois Probate: Heirs vs. Legatee

    Illinois Probate: Heirs vs. Legatee
    Last year I wrote about the importance of distinguishing between ‘Heirs vs. Descendants’ in the estate planning context. Today’s post will highlight the difference between ‘heirs’ and ‘legatees’ in…
  • Apr 9

    The 3 Habits of Highly Effective Trustees and Executor

    The 3 Habits of Highly Effective Trustees and Executor
    Estate disputes can be triggered by the lack of effective estate planning. I recently wrote about 10 estate planning steps to help avoid family inheritance disputes. Conflict can also be caused by problems that arise during administration of…
  • Apr 1

    Gift by Poetry: Dogged Unfairness or Poetic Justice?

    Gift by Poetry: Dogged Unfairness or Poetic Justice?
    In honor of April Fools Day (and National Poetry Month), today’s post reviews a new Illinois appellate court decision that seems like a spoof (or a law school exam question) — but isn’t. There are usually a handful of…
Rank this Week: 3765

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that all employers have to pay their employees working within the United States at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and pay them one and one half times their normal hourly…
  • Apr 8

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act
    Even after a law is passed, it is possible for citizens to challenge that law as unconstitutional. However, anyone who does so should make sure that they have good reasons for making such a claim and can back up their argument. The Employee…
  • Apr 1

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employers to pay certain employees who receive tips a lower minimum wage. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to employers trying to cut costs by paying workers who do not normally receive…
Rank this Week: 851

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law and visas. By Kalita Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action
    Last Thursday, I joined hundreds of other attorneys in Washington, D.C. to lobby for immigration reform as part of AILA's National Day of Action 2014: Taking on the House. I am so glad I had the opportunity to be part of such an important…
  • Apr 1

    Criminal Conviction

    Criminal Conviction
    Lately, we have been covering different grounds of inadmissibility that might keep one from entering the United States or adjusting status to Lawful Permanent Resident. Unlawful presence, fraud or misrepresentation are some types of…
  • Feb 28

    Fraud or Misrepresentation

    Fraud or Misrepresentation
    There are many grounds of inadmissibility that can prevent someone from being granted a visa, green card or entry to the United States. This post examines one of the four most common grounds of inadmissibility - fraud or…
Rank this Week: 4207

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Upcoming Seminars: Grain Belt Express Power Line Project

    Upcoming Seminars: Grain Belt Express Power Line Project
      ​Sever Storey is following a new 700-mile power line project called the Grain Belt Express.  This Project will deliver 3,500 megawatts of renewable energy from western Kansas to communities in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana…
  • Apr 11

    Gov. Quinn Unveils Slightly Smaller Transportation Plan

    Gov. Quinn Unveils Slightly Smaller Transportation Plan
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will spend slightly less next fiscal year on road, rail and airport construction projects under a transportation plan unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn. Among the projects touted by the governor as part of the…
  • Apr 10

    US 45 Project in El Dorado Moves Forward

    US 45 Project in El Dorado Moves Forward
    ELDORADO, IL (KFVS) - A highway project in Saline County is moving forward after years of planning. Some folks sold pieces of their property to make room for the new four lane road, others have to deal with the encroaching pavement. The…
Rank this Week: 3876

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers birth injuries, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death. By Goldberg & Goldberg.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2258

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers cerebral palsy, crib death, Erb's palsy and other forms of birth injuries. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Doctors Given New Guidelines for Newborn Birth Injuries to the Brain

    Doctors Given New Guidelines for Newborn Birth Injuries to the Brain
    Recent updates to guidelines issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise physicians to conduct extensive examinations on babies born with brain injuries, or neonatal…
  • Apr 11

    Parents of a Stillborn Baby File Lawsuit Against Hospital and Doctor

    Parents of a Stillborn Baby File Lawsuit Against Hospital and Doctor
    According to a report by Medstak, a couple recently filed a lawsuit alleging medical negligence that resulted in the death of their unborn child. The complaint names the hosptial and two medical centers as the responsible parties. It also…
  • Apr 3

    Neural Tube Defects in Newborn

    Neural Tube Defects in Newborn
    Birth defects of the brain or spine are called neural tube defects. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), neural tube defects often occur as a result of insufficient folic acid intake by the mother. Folic acid is is a form of…
Rank this Week: 1271

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce

    Daniel v. Daniel - Military Benefits as Marital Property in Divorce
    Those filing for divorce in Hammond against a military spouse should be aware of the fact that unvested military benefits may be considered marital property for purposes of asset division. The issue arose way back in 1981 with the case of…
  • Apr 4

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana

    Termination of Parental Rights in Indiana
    The Indiana Supreme Court recently reversed and remanded decisions in two similar family law cases regarding termination of parental rights due to a technical legal error. This means both individuals in question will have the opportunity to…
  • Feb 28

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce

    Transmutation of Non-Marital Property in Indiana Divorce
    As a general rule, the only property in a divorce proceeding that is subject to division is marital property. The question of what exactly constitutes marital property is one that family courts continue to wrestle with on a daily basis. For…
Rank this Week: 822

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case
    A new bill introduced in the Illinois legislature would extend the statute of limitations in some rape cases. Senate Bill 2609 seeks to change when the statute of limitations in rape cases begins to run. Current law provides that the statute…
  • Apr 13

    Illinois May Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

    Illinois May Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana
    The Illinois legislature is considering enacting new laws that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The proposed bills fall short of legalizing pot, as Colorado and Washington do, but would instead align Illinois with…
  • Apr 4

    Illinois Police Conduct Unlawful Search and Seizure in Traffic Stop

    Illinois Police Conduct Unlawful Search and Seizure in Traffic Stop
    The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens from unlawful searches and seizures. Yet it is the most frequently violated civil right, and on March 20th the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that yet another police…
Rank this Week: 3372

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2391

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Motorcycle Accident Fatality In Southern Illinoi

    Motorcycle Accident Fatality In Southern Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Thursday, April 10, in Clark County, Illinois. The driver of the motorcycle died from injuries sustained after being taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  He was identified…
  • Apr 14

    Safety Tips For Riding Motorcycle

    Safety Tips For Riding Motorcycle
    The Illinois Division Of Traffic Safety has posted a document titled “Safety Tips for Motorcycles:  Share the Road.” (pdf) This document contains a variety of safe-riding tips for motorcyclists.  The tips discussed…
  • Apr 13

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Caseyville, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Caseyville, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday (April 11, 2014) afternoon in Caseyville, Illinois. According to Caseyville Police, this motorcycle accident happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. Friday, when a woman in a car,  traveling south…
Rank this Week: 621

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Know Your Evidence, Part 10

    Know Your Evidence, Part 10
    I really can't explain the results in this particular case from the Northern District of Illinois, except to say that somehow the company just didn't bother to look at its own internal timekeeping system, with the result that it failed to…
  • Mar 27

    Federal Statute Creates New Burdens for Employers Filing Unemployment Claim

    Federal Statute Creates New Burdens for Employers Filing Unemployment Claim
    A little noticed federal statute – the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act – has the potential to create some big problems for employers who deal with unemployment insurance claims.  The statue was passed in 2011 to little…
  • Mar 27

    Some Thoughts on the Unionization of College Athlete

    Some Thoughts on the Unionization of College Athlete
    The recent decision by a Regional Director of the NLRB to find that Division I college football players at a private university are, in fact, employees for purposes of union organizing is potentially a watershed event for college athletics.…
Rank this Week: 2223

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Covers drug recalls and side effects, pharmaceutical litigation, and drug warnings. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.drugrecallattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Risks of Painkillers for Pregnant Women

    The Risks of Painkillers for Pregnant Women
    Recent reports show that physicians are prescribing opioid painkillers to expectant mothers in exceedingly high numbers, even though the risks and potential dangers to developing fetuses are presently unknown. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas…
  • Apr 9

    Actos Plaintiff Receives $9 Billion Jury Award

    Actos Plaintiff Receives $9 Billion Jury Award
    The jury is out, and the manufacturers of Actos, the once-popular type 2 diabetes medication, are now ordered to pay $9 billion (yes, with a 'b') to a man who developed bladder cancer from the medication. The award is the seventh-largest in…
  • Apr 7

    The Link Between Diabetes Medicines and Cancer

    The Link Between Diabetes Medicines and Cancer
    Millions of Americans - over 8% of the population - have diabetes, the majority of which is type 2 diabetes. This makes the drug market for this condition extremely attractive and profitable to pharmaceutical companies around the world.…
Rank this Week: 2269

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Vietnam veteran wins twelve million dollars in medical malpractice settlement

    Vietnam veteran wins twelve million dollars in medical malpractice settlement
    A Vietnam veteran and Chicago-area resident will receive a $12 million settlement from the federal government in a medical malpractice case. John Johnson is a Vietnam combat veteran who served in the Army from 1970 to 1971. In 2007, Johnson…
  • Apr 11

    Transit districts claim immunity in bicyclist’s wrongful death lawsuit

    Transit districts claim immunity in bicyclist’s wrongful death lawsuit
    Two Illinois transit districts have claimed immunity in a wrongful death case filed by a woman whose husband was killed while riding his bicycle along a trail. The Agency for Community Transit in Edwardsville and the Madison County Mass…
  • Apr 7

    Federal judge has entered a judgment against the United States in a brain injury case

    Federal judge has entered a judgment against the United States in a brain injury case
    A federal judge has entered a $28 million judgment against the United States in a brain injury case. U.S. District Judge David Herndon entered the judgment in favor of Sean Cobbs — who suffered a severe brain injury when doctors…
Rank this Week: 1248

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 2659

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
  • Apr 13

    Distracted Driver is Found Responsible for Injuries Suffered in Rear-End Crash

    Distracted Driver is Found Responsible for Injuries Suffered in Rear-End Crash
    On June 10, 2010, Jeffrey Glazer was driving southbound on Route 59 in Barrington Hills, Ill., when he was rear-ended by a car driven by the defendant Richard Cabrera near Bartlett Road.  Glazer said he had slowed to check traffic signs…
  • Apr 13

    Illinois Jury Enters $41,000 Verdict for Injuries in Rear-End Crash

    Illinois Jury Enters $41,000 Verdict for Injuries in Rear-End Crash
    On July 17, 2009, Kristen Henson was driving in the left lane of northbound Illinois Interstate 94 in West Deerfield Township when a car driven by the defendant, Steven Teeters, rear-ended her car.  Henson, 35, was a retail purchaser.…
  • Apr 11

    Monitoring of GPS Device Without a Warrant Was Not a Violation of the Fourth Amendment

    Monitoring of GPS Device Without a Warrant Was Not a Violation of the Fourth Amendment
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago has affirmed the decision of a district court judge regarding the conviction of Henry R. Brown. Brown was convicted after a jury trial of conspiring to distribute more than 5 kilograms…
Rank this Week: 1350

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Melton Family's Expert Discovered the Flaw in GM's Ignition Switch

    Melton Family's Expert Discovered the Flaw in GM's Ignition Switch
    Once a mistake in the engineering of a car is made known, the maker of the vehicle has a responsibility to fix the mistake. However, to try to remedy the mistake in new cars, without recalling old cars with the defect, is illegal, and in some…
  • Apr 10

    Check Your Homeowner's Insurance for Libel Coverage if You Are Sued for a Negative Internet Review or Comment

    Check Your Homeowner's Insurance for Libel Coverage if You Are Sued for a Negative Internet Review or Comment
    Although laws do exist to protect companies and individuals from harmful false statements, judges enforcing these laws must be careful not to violate the defendant's right to free speech. If a plaintiff believes that a defendant's actions…
  • Apr 7

    Business Dispute Alleges Mismanagement at Well Know Chicago Car Dealership

    Business Dispute Alleges Mismanagement at Well Know Chicago Car Dealership
    Business partnerships can be tricky. When running a business, it is important to remember that there is a difference between the profits that go to pay the owners' salaries and the money that gets invested back into the company. If one owner…
Rank this Week: 973

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    6 Legal Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make: Are You Guilty?

    6 Legal Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make: Are You Guilty?
    It can be tough to wrap your head around all the laws and policies that apply to your business, especially when you're busy taking it to the next level. As a result, small business owners make many legal mistakes, some major and some minor.…
  • Mar 19

    Protecting your Brand

    Protecting your Brand
    By: Amit Bindra Starting a company brings a lot of risks. Startups and small businesses have to worry about hiring productive employees, selling a great product, and providing an excellent service. Another concern for companies is their…
  • Jan 3

    Misclassification Issues: If it looks like an employee...

    Misclassification Issues: If it looks like an employee...
    Hiring independent contractors used to be a way for businesses to reduce payroll costs. Now, it is a potential landmine of fees and penalties. Having a Independent Contractor Agreement does not prevent government agencies from deciding that…
Rank this Week: 1025

Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury news. By Elman Law Group.

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Fatal Car Crash After Police Chase In Chicago

    Fatal Car Crash After Police Chase In Chicago
    Both during and after police chases, accidents often happen. Many times, the car being pursued is traveling at unsafe speeds (and perhaps in other reckless manners) in order to elude pursuit. There was another instance of such a crash…
  • Apr 8

    "Wrong-Way Driver" Accident On I-355

    "Wrong-Way Driver" Accident On I-355
    There was an alleged "wrong-way driver" accident last night (April 7, 2014) on Interstate 355 (I-355). The crash injured multiple people. Details on the accident are somewhat limited.
  • Apr 2

    Additional Details Regarding High-Speed Fatal Edens Accident

    Additional Details Regarding High-Speed Fatal Edens Accident
    In the March 30 post ("Fatal Car Crash On The Edens Near Touhy") a March 30, 2014 fatal car accident on the Edens Expressway was summarized. Subsequent to that post, additional information has come to light regarding the accident. While…
Rank this Week: 1205