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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/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 238

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Illinois Estate Planning and Estate Tax Deduction

    Illinois Estate Planning and Estate Tax Deduction
    Your funeral expenses, debts you owe at your death and expenses required to administer your estate are expenses which will need to be paid from your assets when you die. These expenses are deductible on your estate tax return which can result…
  • Jan 24

    Illinois Law Regarding Being a Guardian

    Illinois Law Regarding Being a Guardian
    In its pamphlet about Being a Guardian, the Illinois State Bar Association outlines key issues regarding the duties of Guardians. There are several types of Guardians: Guardian of the Person, Guardian of the Estate, Limited Guardian,…
  • Jan 17

    Illinois Joint Tenancy and Income Taxe

    Illinois Joint Tenancy and Income Taxe
    When real estate is held by two individuals as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, the surviving joint tenant will not receive the full step-up in cost basis he would have received if he had inherited the real estate. For example, Sue…
Rank this Week: 2681

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/
  • Jan 31

    Colisión de Muti-Vehículo con Autobús Pace causa múltiples lesione

    Colisión de Muti-Vehículo con Autobús Pace causa múltiples lesione
    En muchos casos, los accidentes de autobús pueden ser más complejos y legalmente complicados que las colisiones entre dos vehículos privados y puede haber más probabilidad de que ocurran lesiones. Las complejidades…
  • Jan 30

    Driver Loses Control, Strikes Home in Morgan Park

    Driver Loses Control, Strikes Home in Morgan Park
    The inherent dangers associated with a car accident in Chicago or in Illinois cannot be overstated. From physical damage to a vehicle to the injuries that may result and even the emotional harm caused by a crash, the toll enacted when cars…
  • Jan 26

    Passenger Injured in Chicago Rollover Accident

    Passenger Injured in Chicago Rollover Accident
    In most instances, rollover accidents begin with an initial impact between a rolling car and another object - called a "tripped" collision - whether that object is a second vehicle, a curb, or a fixed object near the roadway. In other…
Rank this Week: 1754

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Pasajero lesionado en un accidente de vuelco en Chicago

    Pasajero lesionado en un accidente de vuelco en Chicago
    En la mayoría de los casos, los accidentes de vuelco comienzan con un impacto inicial entre un coche rodando y otro objeto - llamado "tropezó" de colisión - ya sea si ese objeto es un segundo vehículo, la acera o…
  • Jan 30

    Suge Knight Accused of Fatal Hit-and-Run with Pedestrian

    Suge Knight Accused of Fatal Hit-and-Run with Pedestrian
    When a pedestrian and a vehicle collide, the pedestrian almost always suffers from personal injuries that can range from minor to severe. In the worst instances, victims may lose their lives due to these collisions including those pedestrian…
  • Jan 29

    Accidente en el fin de semana en Lake Shore Drive deja a 2 lesionado

    Accidente en el fin de semana en Lake Shore Drive deja a 2 lesionado
    El tipo y el diseño de una carretera pueden influir los tipos de colisiones más probables de ocurrir en un área. Carreteras con intersecciones, semáforos y señales de alto pueden conducir a accidentes de …
Rank this Week: 1160

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Improve your communication with the other parent with these 4 tip

    Improve your communication with the other parent with these 4 tip
    Most experts agree that it is best for children to grow up in a stable environment with both parents. When Illinois couples divorce they face the issue of co-parenting in a way that promotes healthy emotional, mental and physical…
  • Jan 29

    What can I do if the other parent refuses to pay child support?

    What can I do if the other parent refuses to pay child support?
    Under Illinois state law, all children have the right to receive financial support from their parents. This responsibility does not end when a marriage ends in divorce. The court may order one or both parents to pay for the general well-being…
  • Jan 28

    How is marital property valuated in Illinois?

    How is marital property valuated in Illinois?
    For some Illinois couples facing divorce, the process of dividing the marital estate can be the most stressful, and the most controversial. Intense emotions and conflict can arise when it comes to the financial stability of both spouses, but…
Rank this Week: 3878

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/
  • Jan 30

    No-Hire Provisions Are, For Some Reason, Drafting Nightmare

    No-Hire Provisions Are, For Some Reason, Drafting Nightmare
    In the course of reviewing, say 5,000 restrictive covenants (the job can be a wee bit tedious at times), one drafting problem continually amazes me.Restrictions imposed on employees from hiring away fellow employees appear to vex and confound…
  • Jan 23

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft
    The new year always means a spate of legislative activity. Proposed new laws related to trade secrets misappropriation and non-compete agreements do not generate many headlines, but they are fairly common. Two states in particular are…
  • Jan 16

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal
    One of the reasons non-compete cases generate a lot of appeals is that the law is tense. By that, I mean that non-compete cases present a unique tension between freedom of contract and freedom to compete. And because public policy underlies…
Rank this Week: 364

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
  • Jan 30

    Live From New York – It’s The Second Circuit (Unpaid Intern Case)!

    Live From New York – It’s The Second Circuit (Unpaid Intern Case)!
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Adam J. Smiley The Second Circuit heard arguments this morning in two cases that raise critical issues for the fate of internships in for-profit businesses: Fox Searchlight’s appeal of the…
  • Jan 29

    Whatever Happened to those Overtime Rules?

    Whatever Happened to those Overtime Rules?
    Authored by Alex Passantino Over the past several weeks, we have received an increasing number of questions about the status of the Department of Labor’s revisions to the “white collar” overtime exemptions.  As regular…
  • Jan 28

    Unpaid Internship Showdown at the Second Circuit

    Unpaid Internship Showdown at the Second Circuit
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman, Nadia S. Bandukda, Adam J. Smiley, and Jade Wallace The Super Bowl isn’t the only major showdown coming this weekend. On Friday morning, a three-judge Second Circuit panel will hear argument in two…
Rank this Week: 889

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car accidents, bus accidents and bike accidents. By the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.autoaccidentlawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Accidents with Unlicensed and Uninsured Driver

    Accidents with Unlicensed and Uninsured Driver
    In a perfect world, everyone who drives would be fully insured and properly licensed. In the United States, this is not always the case, and accidents commonly occur with drivers without insurance, without a valid license, or both. Auto…
  • Jan 12

    Emergency Helicopters Need Safety Oversight

    Emergency Helicopters Need Safety Oversight
    Flight accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins report on emergency helicopter safety concerns and the for-profit companies at the forefront. Air ambulances have been subject to criticism recently for their lack of oversight on medical…
  • Dec 22

    Motorcycling Crash Deaths on the Rise in Baby Boomer

    Motorcycling Crash Deaths on the Rise in Baby Boomer
    There is a troubling rise in baby boomer motorcycle deaths, as more Americans aged 55 to 64 are hitting the road. On average, a dozen people die in motorcycle accidents each day in the U.S., and more than 16% of those fatalities are among…
Rank this Week: 2517

DuPage County Criminal Defense…

DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Martin & Kent, LLC.

http://www.dupagecountycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3954

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/
  • Jan 30

    Recovery of Global X Junior Miners ETF Losse

    Recovery of Global X Junior Miners ETF Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in Global X Junior Miners ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that…
  • Jan 30

    Recovery of PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF Losse

    Recovery of PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the…
  • Jan 30

    Recovery of PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy ETF Losse

    Recovery of PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy ETF Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage…
Rank this Week: 216

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2069

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2464

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC…

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC Blog

Covers personal injury and medical malpractice law in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.zevandavidson.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Birth Injuries Caused by Vacuum Extraction

    Birth Injuries Caused by Vacuum Extraction
    Vacuum extraction during delivery may be medically necessary; however, the risks for birth injury are high. Vacuum extraction is a technique that aids vaginal delivery with the use of a medical instrument. This method is used when…
  • Jan 28

    Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose Appendiciti

    Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose Appendiciti
    If appendicitis is not diagnosed in a timely manner, it may lead to severe illness and death. Failure to diagnose appendicitis is considered medical malpractice if a physician does not take any steps to identify inflammation of the…
  • Jan 26

    Understanding the Implications of Stroke Misdiagnosi

    Understanding the Implications of Stroke Misdiagnosi
    On average, every 53 seconds a person in the United States suffers a stroke. The American Stroke Association revealed that around 500,000 individuals experience a stroke every year. Approximately one-third of these individuals die from…
Rank this Week: 2597

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week
    Women Grow chapters across the US meet next on Thursday Feb. 5, as they always do first Thursday of every month. Anyone who purchased tickets to January’s meeting in Chicago but was unable to make it due to weather can use their…
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
  • Jan 19

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe
    Foxbarry Farms consulting, licensing deal with United Cannabis Corp. could build cultivation, processing facilities on tribal territory; New York Times Magazine gives vivid, intriguing profile of Cheryl Shuman. United Cannabis Corp. profile…
Rank this Week: 1881

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    BEWARE - SUSPICIOUS EMAIL AHEAD....

    BEWARE - SUSPICIOUS EMAIL AHEAD....
    by Michael H. Wasserman We live in a terribly unsafe world transacting real estate purchases and sales. There is a lot of money passing between Buyers and Sellers and Lenders and Title Insurance Companies. Unfortunately, there are a…
  • Jan 27

    COOK COUNTY 2014 - PROPERTY TAX BILLS AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE

    COOK COUNTY 2014 - PROPERTY TAX BILLS AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE
    by Michael H. WassermanCook County property owners can now see their 2014 1st Installment property tax bills online at the County Treasurer's web site. Tax bills are due on or before March 3, 2015.  The first installment bill is not a…
  • Dec 6

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail
    by: Michael H. WassermanAccording to Active Transportation Alliance, the 18-mile Chicago lakefront path is the busiest trail in the country, with peak usage at more than 30,000 users per day during the summer. (Lucky me) it is also the…
Rank this Week: 2476

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/
  • Jan 29

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On January 28, 2015

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On January 28, 2015
    On January 28, 2015, in Lake County, Illinois various car accidents as well as other vehicle accidents occurred.  Additionally, various traffic safety hazards were reported. Listed below are some of these Lake County crashes on…
  • Jan 22

    “Head-on” Collision In Mundelein

    “Head-on” Collision In Mundelein
    There was a head-on collision between a Lake County Sheriff police car and another car today, January 22, 2015. The accident happened at approximately 7:20 a.m., as a Lake County Sheriff deputy was driving west on Winchester Road, with lights…
  • Jan 22

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On January 21, 2015

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On January 21, 2015
    On January 21, 2015 there were various car accidents as well as other vehicle accidents in Lake County, Illinois.  Additionally, there were various traffic safety hazards. Listed below are some of these Lake County crashes on…
Rank this Week: 1167

Ken Allen Law Blog

Ken Allen Law Blog

Covers personal injury, work-related injuries and wrongful death.

http://www.kenallenlaw.com/injuryblog/
  • Jan 29

    Deadly Black Lung Disease Returns to Threaten Illinois and Indiana Coal Miner

    Deadly Black Lung Disease Returns to Threaten Illinois and Indiana Coal Miner
    No one has to get black lung disease, also known as “miner’s asthma” or pneumoconiosis.  The truth is Black Lung Disease is a terrible, painful, serious and deadly disease that is totally preventable.  And…
  • Jan 27

    Bicycle Accidents in Indiana Target of New Proposed Law

    Bicycle Accidents in Indiana Target of New Proposed Law
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 726 cyclists died and another 49,000 were seriously injured in accidents where the cyclist was hit in a motor vehicle traffic accident in 2012.   While not a…
  • Jan 22

    Oil Train Crashes in Indiana and Illinois: Growing Oil Train Explosion Danger

    Oil Train Crashes in Indiana and Illinois: Growing Oil Train Explosion Danger
    Our part of the country is criss-crossed by railroad tracks and it’s rare to be able to drive across any section of Indiana or Illinois and not cross a railroad crossing or drive alongside the path of train tracks. It’s part of…
Rank this Week: 3891

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/
  • Jan 29

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year
    It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s also time to set new goals.  Specifically, SMART ones.  SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely.  The value of SMART goals is that they…
  • Jan 23

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.
    Are you beginning to feel as though the New Year’s resolutions you set for your business are impossible to reach? A recent study showed that just 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution.  Almost 40% of people fail…
  • Jan 16

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal
    Some small business owners are “big picture” people, and some are more detail-oriented.  Regardless of your personal ownership style, formulating weekly, quarterly, and yearly goals will help bring the best of both worlds to…
Rank this Week: 776

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Jan 29

    Honest Services Fraud: Use of Word “Reward” In Jury Instruction Leads to Reversal

    Honest Services Fraud: Use of Word “Reward” In Jury Instruction Leads to Reversal
    USA v. Thomas Hawkins and John W. Racasi, No. 14-1892 & 14-1908 . Thomas Hawkins and John Racasi were employed as analysts on the staff of Larry Rogers, a member of the Cook County Board of Review, when they accepted...
  • Jan 16

    Supervised Release Is Not Mandatory: New Rules Regarding Non Mandatory Condition

    Supervised Release Is Not Mandatory: New Rules Regarding Non Mandatory Condition
    United States v. Thompson, et al., No. 14-1316 In considering four consolidated cases, the Court of Appeals held that district court’s must consider the § 3553(a) factors when imposing all non-mandatory conditions of supervised release,…
  • Dec 2

    USSG 2D1.1: Court's Failure to Explicitly State Drug Quantity Leads to Reversal

    USSG 2D1.1: Court's Failure to Explicitly State Drug Quantity Leads to Reversal
    United States v. Garrett. No. 13-1182. Background. Dwayne Garrett was found guilty of possessing with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of crack cocaine and sentenced to 190 months in prison. He appeals both his conviction and sentence.…
Rank this Week: 1462

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/
  • Jan 29

    Military Researchers Consider a New Type of Brain Injury

    Military Researchers Consider a New Type of Brain Injury
    Each year, thousands of people die from brain injuries or the complications they cause. The Centers for Disease Control characterize traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) as a serious public health issue, occurring at a rate of about 2.5 million…
  • Jan 22

    More Information on Head Cooling to Treat Hypoxia

    More Information on Head Cooling to Treat Hypoxia
    During birth, a lack of oxygen to the brain can lead to extensive developmental complications, including traumatic brain injuries and death. Crucial development occurs during the first stages of life and a healthy brain is essential to proper…
  • Jan 14

    Measuring the Brain's “Temperature” to Fight TBI

    Measuring the Brain's “Temperature” to Fight TBI
    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are common among military personnel, especially those involved in active duty. As reported by the website military.com, concussions are the most common combat related injuries. Violent blasts, falls and strikes…
Rank this Week: 4158

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/
  • Jan 29

    Newly Approved Obesity Treatment is Risky

    Newly Approved Obesity Treatment is Risky
    Obesity is associated with a host of health issues including diabetes and heart disease. Often those struggling with obesity rely on various modifications of diet and activity level to treat their condition. However, over the past few years…
  • Jan 27

    “Tort Reform” May be on the Horizon for Illinoi

    “Tort Reform” May be on the Horizon for Illinoi
    Illinois' Supreme Court has previously struck down tort reform measures like medical malpractice damages caps as unconstitutional because they violate our state Constitution's separation of powers provisions. This has allowed those injured by…
  • Jan 23

    FDA Warns Against Keepsake Ultrasound

    FDA Warns Against Keepsake Ultrasound
    Expectant mothers have many safety concerns to consider. During pregnancy there are all the prescriptions as to what sorts of food, drink, and behavior may have an effect on the developing fetus. Then comes concerns about the safest way to…
Rank this Week: 401

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Discusses news, tips, and information related to Missouri auto accidents. By Christopher Hoffmann.

http://www.hoffmannpersonalinjury.com/category/car-accident/
  • Jan 29

    Are You Having Problems with the Insurance Company?

    Are You Having Problems with the Insurance Company?
    After a car accident, you may need a rental car for transportation while waiting for your damaged car to be repaired or replaced. The rental vehicle provided by the insurer should be comparable to the vehicle damaged in the accident. However,…
  • Jan 28

    Who Will Pay for Surgery After a Car Accident?

    Who Will Pay for Surgery After a Car Accident?
    Surgery after a car accident has a major effect on the physical and emotional well-being of a patient. Who will pay for the medical expenses? More than three million Americans are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year.…
  • Jan 25

    How to Receive the Most Compensation for a Car Accident Injury

    How to Receive the Most Compensation for a Car Accident Injury
    Retaining a St. Louis car accident lawyer offers many benefits, including a possible higher settlement. Car accident victims are often confused about whether or not to hire a St Louis auto accident attorney to pursue their claims.…
Rank this Week: 3883

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
  • Jan 29

    McHenry County, Ill., Jury Verdict in Rear-End Car Crash for Injured Driver

    McHenry County, Ill., Jury Verdict in Rear-End Car Crash for Injured Driver
    On May 9, 2009, Christopher Billmann, 27, was stopped on Route 176 in Island Lake, Ill., when his car was rear-ended by the defendant Brian Freeman in what was described as a violent impact. Billmann sustained a lumbosacral sprain, soft…
  • Jan 24

    Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division, Launches Mandatory Arbitration Program

    Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division, Launches Mandatory Arbitration Program
    At the beginning of January 2015, the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., will begin its new mandatory arbitration program for certain cases. The program is targeted for cases that have value of less than $75,000. In order…
  • Jan 19

    How the Management of Corporations is Lodged with the Board of Director

    How the Management of Corporations is Lodged with the Board of Director
    Illinois corporations are governed by the Illinois Corporation Act (805 ILCS 5/1, et seq.) and by the company’s bylaws. In general, the governing principle of the management and control of the corporation is vested in the board of…
Rank this Week: 1119

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
  • Jan 29

    Beneficiaries: How to Deal With a Rogue Executor or Trustee

    Beneficiaries: How to Deal With a Rogue Executor or Trustee
    Last April I blogged about The 3 Habits of Highly Effective Trustees and Executors. As a reminder, they are: (1) Read (re-read) the trust and/or will (and follow the terms); (2) Communicate with beneficiaries — early, often and well;…
  • Jan 21

    2015 Estate Tax Summary

    2015 Estate Tax Summary
    Previously I wrote summaries of estate and gift taxes for 2013 and 2014. As with last year, the changes this year are primarily inflation adjustments. The unified federal estate, gift and GST tax exemption rose from $5.34 million in 2014 to…
  • Jan 13

    Article by Jeffrey R. Gottlieb Published in Illinois Bar Journal

    Article by Jeffrey R. Gottlieb Published in Illinois Bar Journal
    The January 2015 edition of the Illinois Bar Journal features a lead article written and published by yours truly, entitled “A New Weapon Against Elder Abuse: Presumptively Void Transfers to Caregivers.” CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF…
Rank this Week: 2830

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Parents file wrongful death lawsuit against school after daughter’s suicide

    Parents file wrongful death lawsuit against school after daughter’s suicide
    The parents of a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chicago Public School District, claiming that the district failed to take action to address bullying. McKenzie Philpot, a sixth grader at…
  • Jan 27

    Smart Cars May Improve Safety, but Will Present Their Own Issue

    Smart Cars May Improve Safety, but Will Present Their Own Issue
    Automobile manufacturers are now developing autonomous vehicles that promise to save thousands of lives. Despite auto safety advances, each year, more than 30,000 people lose their lives in car accidents. Most of those crashes are…
  • Jan 23

    Illinois Teen Driving Deaths Decline

    Illinois Teen Driving Deaths Decline
    Illinois teen driving deaths have declined, and officials say it is because of more stringent regulations for teen driver’s licenses. Seven years ago, Illinois put a more restrictive program of graduated driver’s licenses in place…
Rank this Week: 1127

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jan 28

    Shelby County Residents Say "No" to New Transmission Line

    Shelby County Residents Say "No" to New Transmission Line
      COWDEN - A public meeting has many in Shelby County concerned.  Dozens gathered in Cowden Saturday morning to learn the fate of their property.  Grain Belt Express, a private company, wants to build a high-voltage direct…
  • Jan 23

    Landowners: Fight pipeline, oppose eminent domain for private enrichment

    Landowners: Fight pipeline, oppose eminent domain for private enrichment
      Our Story County farmland has been in my family since 1854. My great grandfather, grandfather, and father fought to protect this land. Today I feel I must do the same. A Texas company proposes to permanently take an easement from our…
  • Jan 22

    Some landowners continue Enbridge pipeline fight

    Some landowners continue Enbridge pipeline fight
    BLOOMINGTON — Enbridge hopes to start construction on a planned 165-mile oil pipeline this spring, but some landowners still are attempting to derail the project. The Calgary, Alberta-based company currently is building a pump station…
Rank this Week: 3583

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Jan 28

    Salmonella and Foodborne Illness Lawsuit

    Salmonella and Foodborne Illness Lawsuit
    Most Americans heard about the Salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms chicken in 2013 and 2014. The contamination sickened thousands of people and sent hundreds to the hospital for serious illness. What most Americans do not know is how…
  • Jan 23

    Dog Attack Victim Wins $36 Million

    Dog Attack Victim Wins $36 Million
    An eight-year-old girl who was critically injured in a dog attack was recently awarded $36 million by a jury in Georgia. The girl was attacked by several dogs, causing one of her arms to be amputated. Dog bite injury lawyers at Pintas &…
  • Jan 19

    Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposes Healthcare Startup

    Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposes Healthcare Startup
    The world's richest doctor, Patrick Soon-Shiong, recently established a healthcare startup called NantHealth. The company intends to improve cancer treatment and care, however, whistleblowers in Florida have filed suit saying it is engaged…
Rank this Week: 447

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2602

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/
  • Jan 28

    Family Sues Hospital Over Water Birth Injury

    Family Sues Hospital Over Water Birth Injury
    Water births are a type of birthing process where the mother delivers the newborn in a pool or tub of warm water. The infant is delivered under the water, which supporters assert is less traumatic than a traditional delivery environment.…
  • Jan 22

    The Risks of Meconium Asphyxiation

    The Risks of Meconium Asphyxiation
    Many things can go wrong during the delivery of a child. Experts advocate for prenatal care to decrease the likelihood of injury to the mother and the baby. But sometimes, even a healthy pregnancy results in a difficult birthing process. When…
  • Jan 15

    Malpractice Lawsuit Requirements in the State of Illinoi

    Malpractice Lawsuit Requirements in the State of Illinoi
    Birthing injuries are extremely challenging for families. They are particularly difficult when caused by a physician or member of the treating hospital staff. Under these circumstances, a court of law may order the payment of damages as…
Rank this Week: 1477

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Leeders & Associates.

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    5 simple ways to Avoid Bankruptcy

    5 simple ways to Avoid Bankruptcy
    5 Simple Ways to Avoid BankruptcyHi everyone.As a bankruptcy attorney, I see so many cases for people who file, who make good money, but bad decisions.  It goes against my business model, but as a counselor,  I'm going to share with…
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court
    The Chicago Bears have filed a proof of claim for an unsecured debt owed them in Edison Mission Energy's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, claiming that Edison owes them $114,240 for use of an executive suite.  Read about the matter…
  • Aug 19

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement
    Can you believe it? 1 in 3 Americans have no savings?1 in 5 nearing retirement age have no savings either.This does not bode well, especially when they turn to the government for support.But bankruptcy can help get people back on track.There…
Rank this Week: 3415

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jan 28

    Pregnancy Rights Amendment Makes Good Business Sense

    Pregnancy Rights Amendment Makes Good Business Sense
    Illinois Employers beware of new law protecting Pregnant Employees      If you are an Illinois employer and haven’t yet taken action on the new pregnancy protection amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act, it’s…
  • Jan 15

    Forced Arbitration: The Fine Print That Takes Away Your Right

    Forced Arbitration: The Fine Print That Takes Away Your Right
    General Mills gave itself something of a Public Relations black eye when it got caught slipping some tricky new language into its “terms of service” agreement. Unnoticed by most consumers, the company had imposed restrictive new…
  • Dec 1

    What the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Means To Employer

    What the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Means To Employer
    llinois’ Medical Marijuana Program Act goes into full effect on January 1, 2015. It may not be the top item on your “things to deal with in the New Year” list, but if you are a small business owner or corporate manager…
Rank this Week: 2600

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 2242

Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

http://www.andersondivorcelawchicago.com/chicagodivorceattorney/
  • Jan 27

    What are the Differences Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce?

    What are the Differences Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce?
    Not everyone understands the distinction between a legal separation and dissolution of marriage. However, it is important for couples experiencing marital problems to understand the options that are available to them, especially after…
  • Jan 22

    New Illinois Laws in 2015: Part 1

    New Illinois Laws in 2015: Part 1
    The New Year heralds more than fresh beginnings and ambitious resolutions. In many cases, January 1 also marks the statutory beginning for laws recently enacted by the Illinois General Assembly.  One example this year is an amendment to…
  • Jan 22

    Divorce Filings Found to Increase at the Beginning of the Year

    Divorce Filings Found to Increase at the Beginning of the Year
    The decision to end a marriage is rarely an easy one. The process can be complicated for many couples and the effects are usually far-reaching. While the difficulty of divorce is typically not a surprise, many couples choose to wait until the…
Rank this Week: 3944

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/
  • Jan 27

    Coca Cola Settles California Unpaid Overtime Class Action

    Coca Cola Settles California Unpaid Overtime Class Action
    The lawsuit also alleges Coca-Cola made deductions from employees’ pay on a monthly basis for company-issued cell phones. Coca-Cola argued that the deductions were made with the employees’ consent and that they were made only for…
  • Jan 25

    Class Action Brought Against Utility for Alleged Bait and Switch Tactic

    Class Action Brought Against Utility for Alleged Bait and Switch Tactic
    According to a recent class action lawsuit against Starion Energey, the energy company, based in Middlebury Connecticut, allegedly used bait-and-switch tactics to gain customers. Once the customers had been acquired, Starion allegedly raised…
  • Jan 22

    Legit Enough to Quit? Restrictive Covenants and Legitimate Business Interest

    Legit Enough to Quit? Restrictive Covenants and Legitimate Business Interest
    The appellate court recognized a plethora of facts that pertain precisely to Dr. Meiselman’s relationship with his clients and their “near-permanent” relationship. These include the fact that Dr. Meiselman continued to treat…
Rank this Week: 625

Bed Sore FAQ

Bed Sore FAQ

Features articles, FAQs, and medical-legal resources on the development of bed sores while at a medical facility. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Jan 27

    Violating The Law, Assisted Living Facilities Unwilling To Transfer Patients With Decubitus Ulcer

    Violating The Law, Assisted Living Facilities Unwilling To Transfer Patients With Decubitus Ulcer
    Many see assisted living facilities as a convenient bridge between the home and the nursing home, but reports from CBS 2 Chicago indicate that that bridge might not be as smooth as you think.  Two Sunrise living centers have come under…
  • Jan 15

    Malnutrition Is a Leading Cause of Bedsore

    Malnutrition Is a Leading Cause of Bedsore
    The nutritional requirements of individuals suffering from pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, pressure sores or bedsores are extremely high. Most elderly individuals require extra protein, vitamins, minerals and calories to assist in the…
  • Jan 15

    Preventing an Infection in a Bed Sore

    Preventing an Infection in a Bed Sore
    Out of all the complications in dealing with a bedsore, a serious infection can become life threatening. An infected bedsore, also referred to as a pressure ulcer, pressure sore and decubitus ulcer, often begins as a painful, reddened area,…
Rank this Week: 4877

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

Provides medical-legal information concerning the development of bed sores. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Jan 27

    Violating The Law, Assisted Living Facilities Unwilling To Transfer Patients With Decubitus Ulcer

    Violating The Law, Assisted Living Facilities Unwilling To Transfer Patients With Decubitus Ulcer
    Many see assisted living facilities as a convenient bridge between the home and the nursing home, but reports from CBS 2 Chicago indicate that that bridge might not be as smooth as you think.  Two Sunrise living centers have come under…
  • Jan 15

    Malnutrition Is a Leading Cause of Bedsore

    Malnutrition Is a Leading Cause of Bedsore
    The nutritional requirements of individuals suffering from pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, pressure sores or bedsores are extremely high. Most elderly individuals require extra protein, vitamins, minerals and calories to assist in the…
  • Jan 15

    Preventing an Infection in a Bed Sore

    Preventing an Infection in a Bed Sore
    Out of all the complications in dealing with a bedsore, a serious infection can become life threatening. An infected bedsore, also referred to as a pressure ulcer, pressure sore and decubitus ulcer, often begins as a painful, reddened area,…
Rank this Week: 3294

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

Covers compliance issues, tax exemption, real estate, intellectual property and charitable fundraising issues affecting nonprofits.

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    A Peek Inside Fraternal Societies - 501(c)(8) and 501(c)(10)

    A Peek Inside Fraternal Societies - 501(c)(8) and 501(c)(10)
    From a federal tax perspective, what characteristic do the following organizations share:  The Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge, the Knights of Columbus, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Freemasons, and the Shriners?  They are all…
  • Jan 16

    Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Today (January 16, 2015) the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to four cases appealed from the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of same-sex marriage.  The Court’s decision to hear the cases addresses…
  • Jan 13

    Restricted Gifts: Clarity is the Best Policy

    Restricted Gifts: Clarity is the Best Policy
    When it comes to large donations for special philanthropic projects or goals, clarity is essential for both satisfied donors and responsible nonprofit organizations.  The recent case of Register v. The Nature Conservancy (Dec. 9, 2014),…
Rank this Week: 3766

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Jan 27

    Divorce by Publication: The Case of the Missing Spouse

    Divorce by Publication: The Case of the Missing Spouse
    In Illinois, couples may decide to divorce either by claiming that a divorce is fault-based or no fault-based. A no fault divorce basically provides that there are no specific reasons for which a couple may decide to divorce, other…
  • Jan 20

    Revenge Porn Law Signed by Illinois Gov. Quinn at the End of 2014

    Revenge Porn Law Signed by Illinois Gov. Quinn at the End of 2014
    At the end of a marriage or relationship, it is normal for there to be feelings of hurt, anger, frustration and hate. Generally, people who are dealing with these feelings find ways in which to vent out these negative feelings so that one day…
  • Jan 13

    Crackdown on the Abandonment and Transfer of Unwanted Adopted Children

    Crackdown on the Abandonment and Transfer of Unwanted Adopted Children
    Adoption in the United States can be a rigorous process. Prospective parents must submit a cumbersome amount of data to adoption agencies; everything from their Social Security data to their home life is scrutinized under the microscope, and…
Rank this Week: 3677

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: 990

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/
  • Jan 26

    Risperdal Breast Growth Case Begins in Alabama

    Risperdal Breast Growth Case Begins in Alabama
    The popular antipsychotic Risperdal has been named in thousands of lawsuits throughout the country for a troubling side effect in young men. The drug, commonly prescribed to treat bipolar disorder, carries the risk of abnormal breast growth.…
  • Jan 21

    FDA Considering Generic Drug Labelling Change

    FDA Considering Generic Drug Labelling Change
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear an appeal by generic drug manufacturers, allowing a Fosamax failure-to-warn lawsuit to move forward. This could have far-reaching effects for patients injured by generic drugs throughout the…
  • Jan 15

    How Drug Companies Hide Negative Studie

    How Drug Companies Hide Negative Studie
    Anyone who has been injured by a medication or medical device - or knows someone who has - is well aware that these products are not always as safe as they seem. Big Pharma purposefully and consistently keeps the American public in the dark…
Rank this Week: 2488

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers mortgages, consumer debt, and bankruptcy. By M. Hedayat + Associates, P.C.

http://www.illinoisbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Getting Paid In Bankruptcy: Proofs of Claim

    Getting Paid In Bankruptcy: Proofs of Claim
    For Debtors, Chapter 7 Liquidation is the ultimate relief, while Chapter 13 and 11 Reorganization offers an opportunity to reduce their Debtor’s payments in light of their income. In either type of case however, the Creditor is not…
  • Jan 9

    No Inspection Right for Former Member

    No Inspection Right for Former Member
    On December 30, 2014 the Delaware Chancery Court decided the following issue: Can a terminated LLC member may enforce “inspection rights” in the company’s Operating Agreement and the Delaware LLC Act? The short answer:…
  • Dec 17

    How To Lose Friends And Influence Client

    How To Lose Friends And Influence Client
    In this carefully written Opinion Judge Schmetterer evaluates the arguments in a Motion to Dismiss an Adversary Complaint based on fraudulent behavior. Beyond its examination of Bankruptcy Fraud, this Opinion is notable for its recitation of…
Rank this Week: 4971

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Jan 26

    How to Write a Good Request for Admission

    How to Write a Good Request for Admission
    Gregory S. Forman, a lawyer from South Carolina, has a helpful blog post titled "What makes a good request for admission?" If you happen to be drafting some requests for admissions, you might want to take a look. I advise...
  • Jan 20

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document
    Here's a checklist of some questions you can ask about documents at depositions, while ignoring the objection from the other side that the document "speaks for itself." It doesn't, and the objection can be ignored-- Who wrote the document;…
  • Jan 15

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast
    It's the second podcast from Sam Glover and Aaron Street at Lawyerist: "Podcast #2: Paul Floyd on How to Value and Sell a Law Practice." According to Glover, "Among other things, Paul helps lawyers sell their practices, and I wanted...
Rank this Week: 4658

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/
  • Jan 26

    VA Nursing Homes: No Place for our Heroe

    VA Nursing Homes: No Place for our Heroe
    VA nursing homes provide care to over 46,000 veterans who require regular medical assistance due to age or physical disability. Alarming reports have surfaced, however, about the quality of care that is given to our nation’s heroes and…
  • Jan 20

    Chicago Contractor Fined After Worker Injured In Trench Cave-In Accident

    Chicago Contractor Fined After Worker Injured In Trench Cave-In Accident
    OSHA has fined an Elk Grove Village contractor more than $110k for numerous construction site safety violations involving potential trench cave-in’s and similar dangers. Trench Cave-in’s All Too Common Danger Facing Construction…
  • Jan 18

    When Hospitals Monitor Women in Labor, C-Sections Can Be Reduced

    When Hospitals Monitor Women in Labor, C-Sections Can Be Reduced
    A new study indicates that mothers and babies can be protected from serious delivery complications involving C-sections that sometimes end in death. In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the number of babies being delivered…
Rank this Week: 3899

Nenye Uche Blog

Nenye Uche Blog

Covers Illinois criminal and DUI laws.

http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Underage DUI In Chicago

    Underage DUI In Chicago
    Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs ( […]
  • Jan 19

    What Is Illinois Petty Theft?

    What Is Illinois Petty Theft?
    In plain English, the crime of theft occurs when a pers […]
  • Jan 12

    Healthcare Fraud Can Involve Serious Legal Consequence

    Healthcare Fraud Can Involve Serious Legal Consequence
    While white collar crimes may not be as well-publicized as the violent crimes that often dominate the nightly news, they are equally serious in the eyes of the law. One of the most prevelant types of white collar crimes is healthcare fraud,…
Rank this Week: 4099

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Jan 26

    Potential Changes Coming to the Ohio Condominium Act

    Potential Changes Coming to the Ohio Condominium Act
    Thank you to our friend Denice Hertlein of Clark Schaefer Hackett   for insightful comments relating to Ohio House Bill 371 which has the potential to place more requirements on condomninium associations and their officers and…
  • Jan 21

    Hospitality

    Hospitality
    After many years of serving the hospitality industry in various capacities, we have brought all of our skills and experiences under one roof as we have formalized our Hospitality Industry practice to serve the growing needs of our hospitality…
  • Jan 14

    O-H-I-O

    O-H-I-O
    Now that The Ohio State Buckeyes have won the National Championship and proven that we in Ohio ARE the best in college football, it made me think about what else we do great in Ohio: We are the Mother of Presidents. More of our…
Rank this Week: 3459