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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: 622

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: 120

Ken Allen Law Blog

Ken Allen Law Blog

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

http://www.kenallenlaw.com/injuryblog/
  • Feb 26

    March is Brain Awareness Month: Do You Know Your Risk for TBI?

    March is Brain Awareness Month: Do You Know Your Risk for TBI?
    When most folk discuss accidents — from on the job work falls, to car crashes, to getting hurt while playing sports, most of the talk involves what happened at the time and who was to blame for the accident. In lawyer’s language,…
  • Feb 24

    Safety Groups Push Feds to Require Big Rigs to Have Auto-Brake Safety Device

    Safety Groups Push Feds to Require Big Rigs to Have Auto-Brake Safety Device
    Anyone who drives the Borman Expressway here in Indiana knows all too well how terrifying it can be to look in your rear-view mirror and see a hugh big rig semi truck barrelling down the road right behind you. What if the truck driver…
  • Feb 19

    Construction Workers: The Most Dangerous Job Today

    Construction Workers: The Most Dangerous Job Today
    Working construction is hard work, especially in Indiana and Illinois where construction workers have to deal with severe weather conditions so much of the time. Earning a living as a construction worker is to be respected and commended: many…
Rank this Week: 3124

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/
  • Feb 26

    Bad at math

    Bad at math
    I have a friend who is a cement mason by trade. Like many construction jobs, in order to be a good cement mason you need to be competent at math. Since I am somewhat math challenged, my friend refers to my mathematical errors as "history…
  • Feb 18

    Wisconsin leads the nation in what?

    Wisconsin leads the nation in what?
    I suspect the Venn diagram for people who listen to This American Life and people who read this blog is either a circle or a figure eight.  In case it is the latter, I wanted to point out that last week's episode on policing is very…
  • Feb 3

    The pen is mightier than the sword. But which is more expensive?

    The pen is mightier than the sword. But which is more expensive?
    My office evidently shares an elevator bank with a company that sells pens for prices ranging from ten bucks to $75,000. I have yet to visit the place. My taste-or perhaps, my lack of taste-runs to the Bic BU2 Grip. I could be mistaken, but I…
Rank this Week: 1513

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Outdated safety standards may actually prevent safety advancement

    Outdated safety standards may actually prevent safety advancement
    New advancements have been made in auto headlight technology, but some systems are unavailable in the United States because 45-year-old lighting safety standards do not allow for them. Nighttime driving can be dangerous simply because it is…
  • Feb 25

    NHTSA nominee wants to make better use of data

    NHTSA nominee wants to make better use of data
    In a Senate committee hearing, Mark Rosekind, President Obama’s choice to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), said that the agency needs greater resources to keep up with consumer complaints and better tools…
  • Feb 24

    Study finds limitations to auto safety technology

    Study finds limitations to auto safety technology
    With the recent wave of technological innovations in auto safety, and the promise of even greater developments to come, a vision is taking shape of a future where human error has been removed from the safety equation. However, that time has…
Rank this Week: 1906

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
          “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit…
  • Feb 7

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?
      Lights, camera, action…wait where are the actors?  Interestingly, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum have not made many press appearances to promote their new film Jupiter Ascending. One has to wonder if it was a ploy by the…
  • Jan 10

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago
      The unique thing about being an entertainment lawyer is…find out in my recent interview with CBS Local Chicago, here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/chicago-lawyer-adds-entertainment-to-her-law-firm/  
Rank this Week: 3618

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Feb 25

    BIG TROUBLE: DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS

    BIG TROUBLE: DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS
    Illinois is serious about enforcing its laws about driving on a revoked license when the underlying offense involves drugs or alcohol. Recently, a DuPage County judge sentenced a defendant to 8 ½ years in prison for two counts of…
  • Feb 9

    “THEY JUST FOLLOWED ME:” POLICE STOPS IN ILLINOIS

    “THEY JUST FOLLOWED ME:” POLICE STOPS IN ILLINOIS
    You pulled out of the gas station and set off on your way home. You’d just had a few beers after work. A couple blocks later, you noticed a squad car behind you. The car continued following you and then … Continue reading →
  • Jan 19

    PROVING THE BREATHALYZER IN ILLINOIS

    PROVING THE BREATHALYZER IN ILLINOIS
    You had always heard that if you were stopped for DUI, you should refuse to take a breathalyzer. But when the time came, you went right along with police and blew over the limit. What can you do? When you … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3792

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Feb 25

    Report Shows Lake County Leads State in DUI Arrest

    Report Shows Lake County Leads State in DUI Arrest
    According to the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists ("AAIM"), a non-profit citizens action group that has tracked Illinois DUI arrests since 1982, Lake County made the most DUI arrests in the state in 2013. The 233 officers averaged 1.49…
  • Feb 18

    Freed Inmate Sues Northwestern for Unethical Conduct Leading to Double-Murder Conviction

    Freed Inmate Sues Northwestern for Unethical Conduct Leading to Double-Murder Conviction
    A former Northwestern professor, a private investigator and a lawyer are accused of conspiring to frame Alstory Simon, who spent 15 years in prison, for a 1982 double-homicide in Chicago. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Simon, and seeks…
  • Feb 13

    Florida Attorney's DUI Checkpoint Advice

    Florida Attorney's DUI Checkpoint Advice
    A Florida attorney has a recommendation for dealing with DUI checkpoints. He says that individuals should place their license and registration up to their window with a flyer saying that they have no comment, will not permit a search, and…
Rank this Week: 389

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/
  • Feb 25

    Are Performance Metrics Contributing to Pharmacy Error?

    Are Performance Metrics Contributing to Pharmacy Error?
    When pharmaceutical errors happen, the results can be deadly. This type of medical malpractice hurts patients in two ways. First it results in their taking a medication that may be dangerous for them and second it results in their not getting…
  • Feb 21

    Celebrity Dentist Facing Malpractice Allegation

    Celebrity Dentist Facing Malpractice Allegation
    Almost no one likes going to the dentist. Its uncomfortable, the drill sounds terrifying, and the lectures on why you should be flossing more often are guilt inducing. However, even though some of us fear the dentist and think that the…
  • Feb 17

    More Pharmacy Errors Across the Country

    More Pharmacy Errors Across the Country
    One shockingly common form of medical malpractice is pharmacy error. These errors include mistakes in filling medication prescriptions, incorrect labeling of medications, and failures to properly advise patients on how to properly use their…
Rank this Week: 593

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/
Rank this Week: 1378

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Illinois Living Revocable Trust

    Illinois Living Revocable Trust
    It is often best to avoid probate, the court supervised process which makes sure that a deceased person’s assets are properly distributed. The probate process is costly and time consuming (usually 12 -14 months depending on the county).…
  • Feb 21

    Stand Alone Retirement Trust

    Stand Alone Retirement Trust
    Investing money in an Individual Retirement Account is a secure financial planning decision. A great deal of protection has been afforded to the money set aside specifically for retirement. Included with these protections is the ability to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3445

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/
  • Feb 25

    $2.5 Million Verdict for Risperdal Victim

    $2.5 Million Verdict for Risperdal Victim
    Our team of Risperdal attorneys recently reported on the Risperdal injury case ongoing in Alabama court. We are happy to announce that the jury just awarded the victim and his family with $2.5 million in damages. This case was brought by an…
  • Feb 13

    $3.6 Million Verdict for Actos Bladder Cancer

    $3.6 Million Verdict for Actos Bladder Cancer
    A Philadelphia jury recently awarded $2.3 million to a man who developed bladder cancer and had to have his bladder removed from taking the drug Actos. Actos is prescribed to type 2 diabetics and has been subject to massive litigation and…
  • Feb 11

    Drug Safety and Clinical Trial Fraud

    Drug Safety and Clinical Trial Fraud
    We recently reported on how and why drug companies hide the negative studies linked to their drugs and medical devices. It has recently come to light that the FDA, too, has a hand in concealing evidence of fraud in medical studies. Our team…
Rank this Week: 2620

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Child Endangerment for Death of Chicago Child by Third-Party

    Child Endangerment for Death of Chicago Child by Third-Party
    A Chicago woman was charged with child endangerment following the beating death of her 16-month-old son at the hands of her boyfriend. The mother was charged after evidence showed that she had been aware that the boyfriend was allegedly…
  • Feb 20

    Chicago Woman Charged with Domestic Violence Murder

    Chicago Woman Charged with Domestic Violence Murder
    A Chicago woman was charged with the October domestic violence related murder of her boyfriend. The woman, who stabbed her boyfriend in the chest shortly following what police called a domestic violence altercation, was charged with…
  • Feb 18

    Chicago Man Held on $100,000 Bond for Theft by Deception

    Chicago Man Held on $100,000 Bond for Theft by Deception
    A Chicago man was charged with six counts of theft by deception for allegedly obtaining merchandise through telephone solicitations and then turning around and selling it for cash. Defense of Chicago Theft by Deception The article does not…
Rank this Week: 3996

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2879

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/
  • Feb 25

    Hospital Falls Should Be Prevented With Basic Precaution

    Hospital Falls Should Be Prevented With Basic Precaution
    While it is impossible to prevent every injury from occurring in hospitals, it is estimated that about one third of all falls can be prevented. With nearly one million falls occurring each year, prevention of one in three falls is…
  • Feb 22

    Outpatient Medical Errors More Common Than Those at Hospital

    Outpatient Medical Errors More Common Than Those at Hospital
    Contrary to common belief; outpatient medical procedures have a higher rate of error and malpractice than the same procedures performed as inpatient operations. In a study conducted by the Weill Cornell Medical College, researchers found that…
  • Feb 19

    Cancer Drugs Not Properly Handled by Medical Worker

    Cancer Drugs Not Properly Handled by Medical Worker
    Antineoplastic drugs are most commonly used to treat cancer as part of chemotherapy and have been responsible for saving many lives. In addition to attacking and destroying cancer cells, however, these medications have been known to cause…
Rank this Week: 3127

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/
  • Feb 25

    Car Accident Due to an Unsafe Lane Change

    Car Accident Due to an Unsafe Lane Change
    The actions of negligent or aggressive drivers can result in severe car accidents with serious injuries to both drivers. An unsafe lane change endangers the safety of other drivers. It has been observed that the at-fault driver is either…
  • Feb 19

    Dangerous Driving Habits to Avoid

    Dangerous Driving Habits to Avoid
    These dangerous driving habits may result in a serious automobile accident. Making a left-hand turn requires skill and caution as you have to cross the lanes of traffic coming from the opposite direction. Drivers are required to wait for…
  • Feb 16

    Many Car Accidents Happen Close to Home

    Many Car Accidents Happen Close to Home
    Up to half of all car accidents occur within five miles of the victim’s home. Many people believe that car accidents generally happen on multi-lane highways with speeding vehicles or at intersections because of a distracted…
Rank this Week: 3753

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/
  • Feb 25

    What is Charity?

    What is Charity?
    Section 501(c)(3) organizations are commonly known as “charities.”  As such, they qualify for exemption from income taxes, and their donors may claim tax deductions for contributions.  Other tax benefits may apply as…
  • Feb 19

    Clergy Discipline – What May Be Disclosed to Others?

    Clergy Discipline – What May Be Disclosed to Others?
                Most issues within churches and other religious institutions typically stay within such organizations as their own business.  But what happens when a pastor or other spiritual leader engages in…
  • Feb 16

    Nonprofit Merger Essential

    Nonprofit Merger Essential
    It is not uncommon for a nonprofit’s leaders to consider at some point whether to combine operations with another organization. Perhaps the nonprofit is experiencing financial troubles or a serious leadership vacuum.  A vibrant…
Rank this Week: 3667

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
  • Feb 25

    Legendary Comedians, Estate Battles and Your Stuff

    Legendary Comedians, Estate Battles and Your Stuff
    The late George Carlin is one of my favorite comedians of all-time. One of his legendary routines revolves around how the meaning of life is basically finding “a place for all your stuff!” More recently, Jerry Seinfeld riffed on…
  • Feb 20

    Facebook Adds “Legacy Contact” Option (Plus, I’m now on Twitter)

    Facebook Adds “Legacy Contact” Option (Plus, I’m now on Twitter)
    Almost exactly one year ago, I posted about a policy change that Facebook had made with respect to accounts of deceased individuals (see “Facebook Makes Memorialized Accounts More Public“, February 25, 2014). Last year,…
  • Feb 17

    Ernie Banks and the Illinois Disposition of Remains Act

    Ernie Banks and the Illinois Disposition of Remains Act
    First, a confession: I am a lifelong die-hard Cubs fan (an inherited condition). Yes, I know, that can take a toll on one’s mental health. And yes, I actually do believe that ‘next year’ could be this year. Or at least next…
Rank this Week: 4061

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/
  • Feb 25

    Pedestrian Critical after Chicago Hit-and-Run

    Pedestrian Critical after Chicago Hit-and-Run
    Pedestrians are a part of Chicago and are as common of a sight as taxi cabs, L trains, and city buses. Yet despite the fact that pedestrians are on the streets 365 days a year, their rights to walk are often ignored or understated by other…
  • Feb 20

    Semi-Truck Crash on I-88 Leaves One in Serious Condition

    Semi-Truck Crash on I-88 Leaves One in Serious Condition
    Drivers in the Chicago area often must use the expressways that surround the city as they travel from one place to another. With Chicago's position situated on Lake Michigan, almost all travel outside of the city itself mirrors the paths of a…
  • Feb 19

    Staying Safe while Driving in Chicago's Extreme Cold

    Staying Safe while Driving in Chicago's Extreme Cold
    Many drivers in the Chicago area thought that they avoided a bad winter because the early season was so mild. However, the last few weeks have brought multiple cold fronts and storms to the area, sending the city into a deep freeze that…
Rank this Week: 1067

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3734

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg, Box & Worby LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?
    In the hearing to rescind a statutory summary suspension, the defendant must first present a prima facie case for rescission, then the state must overcome this by presenting evidence justifying the suspension. People v. McClure, 218 Ill.2d…
  • Nov 15

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case
    The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right for the accused to confront his accuser. This language seems straight-forward enough, but the scope and limitations of this right is ever evolving. Two Supreme Court…
  • Nov 13

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?
    Avoiding Roadblocks Often, motorists will seek to avoid roadblocks for a variety of reasons. They may mistake a roadblock for a traffic accident and make a turn or a U-turn prior to reaching the "entrance." Likewise, motorists may recognize…
Rank this Week: 2891

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/
  • Feb 24

    Factory Worker's Arm Severed in Accident

    Factory Worker's Arm Severed in Accident
    A 40-year-old factory employee lost his arm yesterday morning in a work accident. The factory is located in Bridgeport on Chicago's South Side. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Work accident lawyers at Pintas &…
  • Feb 17

    Why Surgeons Defend the Power Morcellator

    Why Surgeons Defend the Power Morcellator
    A surgical device used in hysterectomies, myomectomies and other gynecological procedures is now linked to aggressive and fatal uterine cancer. The device, called a power morcellator, has been banned my top hospitals throughout the country…
  • Feb 16

    Some Doctors Untrained with Mirena, IUD

    Some Doctors Untrained with Mirena, IUD
    Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, have become the most popular reversible form of birth control in the world. This is despite massive lawsuits, subpar research, bad press, and the improper training for doctors. The Mirena lawyers at Pintas &…
Rank this Week: 352

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection
    The New York Times has reported that a California nursing home fined by the state for substandard nursing care and facing many lawsuits has gone to the bankruptcy court to try to extinguish the burden of these fines and coming judgments. The…
  • Feb 6

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home
    It is not new that nursing home residents are too often at risk for abuse, neglect and injury in the more than 17,000 nursing home facilities operating in the United States. Too many times these facilities are understaffed or staffed with…
  • Feb 2

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case
    As the baby boom generation ages, the population of nursing homes is also expanding. Elderly Americans and Illinois residents who reside in nursing homes are likely the most vulnerable members of this aging society. Nursing home cases should…
Rank this Week: 1788

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Feb 24

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission
    Requests for admissions should be accompanied by a separate interrogatory that says something like this: "To the extent that any of your responses to any of Defendant's requests for admissions is other than an unqualified admission, list all…
  • Feb 20

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue
    We're talking about 30(b)(6) depositions or their state-court equivalents. As a plaintiffs' lawyer, I've always taken the position (usually in Illinois state-court cases) that these do provide a "second bite at the apple." In other words, if…
  • Feb 11

    When Are Leading Questions Permitted During Federal-Court Depositions?

    When Are Leading Questions Permitted During Federal-Court Depositions?
    Can lawyers ask leading questions during federal-court depositions? If so, when? Under federal rules, the examination and cross-examination of witnesses during depositions proceeds “as permitted at trial.” Fed.R.Civ.P. 30(c). This…
Rank this Week: 876

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 5012

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/
  • Feb 23

    Driving under the Influence: Applies to More than Just Alcohol

    Driving under the Influence: Applies to More than Just Alcohol
    Driving under the influence of any controlled substance, drug, or alcohol is a crime in the state of Illinois. Drugged driving has become more of a concern in recent years as some states have begun the process of legalizing marijuana ……
  • Feb 17

    Underage Drinking: New Alcohol Legislation in Illinoi

    Underage Drinking: New Alcohol Legislation in Illinoi
    Underage drinking has always – and may always be – a problem. Some parents advocate for “controlled environment” drinking, where they may allow their minor children and friends to drink alcohol so long as the parents…
  • Feb 10

    Old Offenses, New Opportunities: Understanding Your Rights for Expungement

    Old Offenses, New Opportunities: Understanding Your Rights for Expungement
    Illinois recently joined four other states in passing legislation that forbids employers to ask about criminal offenses until after the person applying for a job is either selected for an interview or is hired. Despite the hope that this…
Rank this Week: 1607

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/
  • Feb 23

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.
    ACCURATE AS OF FEBRUARY 20, 2015 Possession of Methamphetamines Weight Statute Class Time 0-5 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(1) Class 3 2-5 years 5-15 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(2) Class 2 3-7 years 15-100 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(3) Class 1 4-15…
  • Feb 6

    Motions to Reconsider Sentence Do NOT Stop Appeal Filing Deadline

    Motions to Reconsider Sentence Do NOT Stop Appeal Filing Deadline
    United States v. Townsend. No. 13-2677. Background. Louis Townsend pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon and was sentenced to 71 months in prison. He challenges his sentence on several grounds, but the government questions whether…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 1662

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    Who's Behind NEXUS and Rover Pipelines?

    Who's Behind NEXUS and Rover Pipelines?
    If you have been wondering which companies are behind the impending NEXUS and Rover Pipelines in Ohio, then look no further. The NEXUS pipeline is backed predominantly by two companies, Spectra Energy out of Houston, Texas and DTE Energy out…
  • Feb 19

    NEXUS Awards Fluor Contract to Oversee Pipeline

    NEXUS Awards Fluor Contract to Oversee Pipeline
    Fluor Corporation has been awarded a contract to provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services to Nexus Gas Transmission, LLC for the NEXUS pipeline project. The project covers approximately 250 miles of new pipeline…
  • Jan 31

    Landowners to get pitch for wind-power superhighway

    Landowners to get pitch for wind-power superhighway
    No, the Grain Belt Express isn't a monorail pitched by a con man like in "The Simpsons"; it's a transmission line designed to carry wind-generated electricity. Beginning next week, Clean Line Energy Partners will host a series of public…
Rank this Week: 2900

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/
  • Feb 23

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi
    Illinoisans are petitioning a newly created Medical Cannabis Advisory Board with petitions asking to expand the law’s overly restrictive list of debilitating medical conditions. Illinois law requires the Advisory Board to hear…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2384

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Covers mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.mesotheliomaattorney-blog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma

    Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma
    For decades, the first-line treatment for lung cancer and mesothelioma has centered on three therapies: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Within the last few years doctors, researchers and patients have been investing in an alternative…
  • Jan 20

    $7.5 Million Award to Construction Worker Exposed to Asbesto

    $7.5 Million Award to Construction Worker Exposed to Asbesto
    A former construction worker in California recently won $7.5 million against several companies responsible for his asbestos exposure. The construction worker helped install underground water and sewer lines under the Sacramento Valley,…
  • Jan 14

    Auto Part Company Agrees to $360 in Asbestos Settlement

    Auto Part Company Agrees to $360 in Asbestos Settlement
    Garlock Sealing Technologies, the top American manufacturer of industrial gasket products, recently agreed to settle all asbestos injury claims for $358 million. The plan was born out of Garlock's bankruptcy case, during which the company…
Rank this Week: 4316

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • Feb 23

    Illinois hand-held cellphone ban doesn’t stop people from texting and driving

    Illinois hand-held cellphone ban doesn’t stop people from texting and driving
    Illinois lawmakers are very aware of the alarming local and national statistics for distracted driving accidents. Effective January 1, 2014, new state laws were enacted to attempt to reduce the number of Illinois drivers who were making calls…
  • Feb 22

    4 winter driving tips that will keep you safer

    4 winter driving tips that will keep you safer
    While driving is an inherently dangerous activity, the risks are amplified when winter conditions exist. This is particularly true in Chicago, Illinois, where variable weather patterns and heavy and frequent snow create an abundance of…
  • Feb 21

    Brain injuries can increase risk for other health condition

    Brain injuries can increase risk for other health condition
    Head trauma often leads to damage to the brain that affects cognitive functions, and this type of injury can happen to anyone in Illinois. Accidents such as falls, blows to the head and car crashes are the most common causes of traumatic…
Rank this Week: 3728

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Can I obtain a modification on my child support order?

    Can I obtain a modification on my child support order?
    In Illinois, child support is designed to provide children of divorced parents with the financial provisions required to maintain their physical, education, medical and emotional well-being. During divorce proceedings, the courts must decide…
  • Feb 21

    3 tax considerations to keep in mind when dividing marital property

    3 tax considerations to keep in mind when dividing marital property
    A divorce can be a stressful life event, often leaving those involved to forget about important financial issues. There are so many other problems that have to be handled that taxes can take a back seat. However, a Schaumburg divorce lawyer…
  • Feb 20

    More men are seeking spousal maintenance

    More men are seeking spousal maintenance
    For many years, it was rare for a divorcing husband in Illinois to request spousal maintenance from his wife. Today, however, an increasing number of men work with their Illinois divorce attorney to seek support payments after the end of…
Rank this Week: 3762

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
Rank this Week: 1255

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/
  • Feb 22

    Wage and Hour Lawsuit Filed Against California Temp Agency

    Wage and Hour Lawsuit Filed Against California Temp Agency
    Bengel is seeking to represent a class of similarly situated employees that could number as high as 1,000 workers employed by CST in the state of California between November 1, 2013 and the filing of the lawsuit. She is seeking civil…
  • Feb 19

    Lyft Sued in Wage and Hour Class Case in California

    Lyft Sued in Wage and Hour Class Case in California
    The combination of the recent recession and the rise in app-based firms like Lyft has resulted in a significant increase in companies relying on independent contractors to do everything from run errands to data entry. A ruling against Lyft in…
  • Feb 18

    Four Consolidated Cases Settled in a Single $3.1 Plus Million Class Action Settlement With Bridgestone

    Four Consolidated Cases Settled in a Single $3.1 Plus Million Class Action Settlement With Bridgestone
    The current class action against Bridgestone is actually a conglomerate of four different wage and hour lawsuits that were filed separately in the state of California and eventually consolidated into one lawsuit. This consolidation procedure…
Rank this Week: 1141

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim
    In worker’s compensation claims employees and employers typically put medical records of the petitioner and evidence. The doctors are often not usually called as witnesses.  Recent changes to the Worker’s Compensation Act…
  • Jan 20

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case
        If the petitioner has two cases the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission can award both a permanent partial disability award and a wage loss differential award. Go here to see a video of me discussing the case Deerfield case…
  • Dec 21

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law
    I always wondered about the deterrent effect of medical malpractice laws. In other words, if you pass laws which limit responsibility of tortfeasors do you embolden them to commit torts? Does the fact that they have limited responsibility…
Rank this Week: 4766

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/
Rank this Week: 3610

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional
    Chicago – The Illinois Supreme Court finally issued its opinion addressing a number of aspects of the Illinois Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Statute, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6.  The Court found most importantly that the mandatory…
  • Feb 7

    Court Rules on False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar

    Court Rules on False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar
    Chicago – In a case that has been before the Court of Appeals for the third time and before the United States Supreme Court twice, the relator appealed the district court’s dismissal of her qui tam case based on the False Claims…
  • Jan 10

    Army Sexual Harassment – What is it?

    Army Sexual Harassment – What is it?
    What is Army Sexual Harassment?  With all of the recent news concerning sexual harassment this article will help you understand what the Army Sexual Harassment Policy prohibits. Army Regulation 600-20, Chapter 7-4, Prevention of Sexual…
Rank this Week: 4169

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Feb 21

    Divorce Lawyer Scared of Trial?

    Divorce Lawyer Scared of Trial?
    If you are getting a divorce in Illinois, you don’t want a lawyer who is scared of trial. The concept seems funny, doesn’t it? But in Chicago, and other parts of Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties, many lawyers are scared of trial.…
  • Dec 26

    FAQ: Fast and Affordable Uncontested Divorce in Illinoi

    FAQ: Fast and Affordable Uncontested Divorce in Illinoi
    If you want a fast and affordable uncontested divorce in Illinois, I’m an Illinois divorce lawyer who can help you out. Call me at 312-554-5433 if you want to get started now. In many cases, you divorce can be done in about one…
  • Nov 13

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!
    If your child has been taken from some other state to Illinois – without your permission – then you are likely experiencing a child custody emergency. That being the case, you will need a lawyer with expertise in the Uniform Child…
Rank this Week: 4883

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/
  • Feb 20

    Drugged Driving – Increasing Public Awareness is Crucial to Curb Car Accident

    Drugged Driving – Increasing Public Awareness is Crucial to Curb Car Accident
    Ever Since the Ad Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration partnered up to launch their Drunk Driving Prevention Campaign in 1983, alcohol’s deleterious affect on driving has assumed an influential role at the…
  • Feb 19

    Spring Is Just Around the Corner: Tips For Bicycle Safety

    Spring Is Just Around the Corner: Tips For Bicycle Safety
    The month of February is certainly not ideal for riding a bicycle, especially if you live in Chicago, but believe it or not spring is just around the corner. Our lawyers thought it would be best to keep the ball rolling with some helpful…
  • Feb 18

    The First Step in Combatting Distracted Driving Accidents – Education

    The First Step in Combatting Distracted Driving Accidents – Education
    As a society, we have become accustomed to technological innovation, and we readily embrace the role that our various gadgets play in making our lives more convenient and enjoyable. However, when operating an automobile, the use of electronic…
Rank this Week: 2562

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/
  • Feb 20

    Jason Muskey Accused of Fraud

    Jason Muskey Accused of Fraud
    Have you suffered financial losses as a result of investments made with Jason Muskey? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses through an arbitration claim with the Financial Industry Regulatory…
  • Feb 20

    Fraud Charges filed against Timothy S. Demski and Walter F. Grenda

    Fraud Charges filed against Timothy S. Demski and Walter F. Grenda
    If you suffered losses investing in Prestige Wealth Management Fund, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses. According to a press release, the Securities and Exchange Commission…
  • Feb 18

    SEC Commissioner Speaks Out about Lack of Bond Oversight

    SEC Commissioner Speaks Out about Lack of Bond Oversight
    According to FA-Magazine, the commission of the SEC, Luis Aguilar, made claims that retail investors are often victim to higher markups in the municipal bond market compared to institutional investors. According to Aguilar, retail investors…
Rank this Week: 386

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/
  • Feb 20

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA
    The Obama Administration has been active in addressing concerns related to cybersecurity and trade secrets theft. In 2013, the Administration rolled its strategy to mitigate trade secrets theft - the first of its kind executive-level white…
  • Feb 13

    Fifield and the Northern District: A Stormy Marriage

    Fifield and the Northern District: A Stormy Marriage
    The much-maligned Illinois decision of Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc. got a big jolt of life when another appellate district reaffirmed its essential holding: when an at-will employee signs a non-compete, continued employment…
  • Feb 9

    Legislative Update: Washington Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Non-Compete

    Legislative Update: Washington Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Non-Compete
    I missed my Friday post, meaning I only made it four weeks into the year before I abandoned my New Year's resolution to write and publish every Friday.However, I took my daughter to Disney's "Frozen on Ice" on Thursday and needed a day to…
Rank this Week: 694

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Feb 20

    New Guidelines Cause Nursing Home Quality Score Drop

    New Guidelines Cause Nursing Home Quality Score Drop
    In our latest nursing home post we detailed the new guidelines for Medicare's Nursing Home Compare website and how it could impact the quality scores of more than 15,000 American nursing homes. It was just confirmed that about a third of…
  • Feb 18

    Government Agrees to Tougher Nursing Home Evaluation

    Government Agrees to Tougher Nursing Home Evaluation
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers recently reported on the broken system the government created to rate and compare nursing homes. After massive outcry from the public and industry insiders, the federal government is now taking immediate…
  • Jan 22

    Nursing Home Residents Exposed to Hepatitis C File Lawsuit

    Nursing Home Residents Exposed to Hepatitis C File Lawsuit
    Minot, North Dakota recently suffered the third-largest hepatitis C outbreak in American history, and most of the victims were residents of the ManorCare nursing home. Of the 51 hepatitis C cases linked to the outbreak in Minot, 47 were…
Rank this Week: 2794

Nenye Uche Blog

Nenye Uche Blog

Covers Illinois criminal and DUI laws.

http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4750

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer…

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accident injuries and wrongful death in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoistruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    American Trucking Industry Reports Decline in Truck Accident Fatalities to Congre

    American Trucking Industry Reports Decline in Truck Accident Fatalities to Congre
    As our regular readers know, trucking accidents are serious matters, often causing serious personal injuries and deaths due to the weight and speed of the vehicles involved. In recent years, truck driver fatigue has been in the spotlight as a…
  • Feb 16

    NTSB Examines Chicago Crash that Took the Life of a Tollway Worker

    NTSB Examines Chicago Crash that Took the Life of a Tollway Worker
    Last January, our lawyers were shocked and saddened by news that an Illinois toll way worker’s life was needlessly ended as the result of an accident involving a fatigued truck driver. A state trooper was assisting a tollway worker in…
  • Feb 13

    Authorities Investigate I-55 Multi-Vehicle Crash

    Authorities Investigate I-55 Multi-Vehicle Crash
    While winter weather may be picturesque when sitting in the comforts and warmth of our own homes, it causes extremely dangerous conditions on our roadways. Drivers, especially when on busy roads like interstates, face many dangers during…
Rank this Week: 2475

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Chicago Family Sues Cook County Sheriff’s Office for Death of Inmate

    Chicago Family Sues Cook County Sheriff’s Office for Death of Inmate
    Wrongful death lawsuits may be initiated where a death has been caused by the fault of another person, especially where the alleged wrongdoers owed a duty of care to the deceased and where the deceased was under their care and protection.…
  • Feb 16

    Attorney Mike Bonamarte Discusses Sledding Accidents With Local New

    Attorney Mike Bonamarte Discusses Sledding Accidents With Local New
    Many Chicagoans dread winter for its bitter temperatures, slippery sidewalks, the need to bundle up extensively, and the dangerous roads and backed up traffic from inclement weather. However, to others, especially our youngest members of the…
  • Feb 13

    Lawsuit Filed Surrounding Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

    Lawsuit Filed Surrounding Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash
    Motor vehicle accidents are often a cause of serious personal injuries or even fatalities. However, these accidents are even worse when those to blame for the crashes do not take responsibility for their wrongdoing and flee the scene.…
Rank this Week: 1313