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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/
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A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Mar 16

    POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS IN ILLINOIS

    POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS IN ILLINOIS
    You need not commit a burglary to be charged with a crime. The mere possession of burglary tools may be enough. Under Illinios law, you may be convicted of a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison, if you possess any…
  • Mar 6

    CAN MY PAST SEXUAL OFFENSES BE USED TO PROVE A CURRENT CRIME IN ILLINOIS?

    CAN MY PAST SEXUAL OFFENSES BE USED TO PROVE A CURRENT CRIME IN ILLINOIS?
    Past crimes generally cannot be used to prove a current offense except under certain circumstances. One major exception, however, is that Illinois law specifically allows the use of prior sex offenses to show a tendency to commit that type of…
  • Feb 24

    CAN I BE DEPORTED FOR A CRIMINAL OFFENSE?

    CAN I BE DEPORTED FOR A CRIMINAL OFFENSE?
    The answer may depend on the type of offense, how long you have been in the country and whether your crime is considered one of moral turpitude. Under current immigration law, you can be deported if you are convicted for cetain listed…
Rank this Week: 2055

Alvin Foreman Blog

Alvin Foreman Blog

Covers personal bankruptcy.

http://alvinforeman.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy
    Here’s a hilarious video clip from The Office (one of my favorite television comedies), demonstrating the wrong way to declare bankruptcy: Related Posts: Bankruptcy Basics Videos Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy Do I…
  • Aug 24

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy
    Here’s a valuable tip that I offer to my clients during our bankruptcy consultations: Close your checking and savings accounts if you also have outstanding loans at the same bank. Now, you may be thinking, “But I love my bank!  I’ve…
  • Jul 28

    Bankruptcy Basics Video

    Bankruptcy Basics Video
    I love documentaries.  It’s easier (and more entertaining) for me to learn something new by watching a video than by reading a book. So if you’re a visual learner like me and you’re interested in learning more about bankruptcy, check…
Rank this Week: 3860

Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for…

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for sharing  :)
  • Feb 16

    Some more great new

    Some more great new
    Apologies (yet again) for how little I post on this blog anymore.  This start-a-museum thing has really become quite the project!Anywho, as I've said before (and anyone reading this blog likely agrees with as well), an improvement in any…
  • Feb 16

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra
    A council has become the first in the UK to pass a motion banning the sale of controversial delicacy foie gras in its city.After a meeting in York, councillors voted in favour of a motion put forward by local Labour councillor Paul…
Rank this Week: 778

Assisting Those With Reactive…

Assisting Those With Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS) Blog

By David A. Axelrod & Associates.

http://rads.axelrodpc.com/blog/
  • Dec 27

    Key Cases in RADS Litigation –Anderson v. Hess corporation

    Key Cases in RADS Litigation –Anderson v. Hess corporation
                  I am now going to look at some of the major cases helpful in a RADS case, particularly on the issue of causation.…
  • Nov 15

    Crossing The Line With An Investigator — Part II

    Crossing The Line With An Investigator — Part II
                 In the last installment, I discuss how a defendant in one of our RADS cases, the defendant went far beyond the typical use of an unobtrusive investigator.  The…
  • Oct 29

    Crossing the Line With An Investigator – Part I

    Crossing the Line With An Investigator – Part I
               It is a fairly commonplace practice for a defense firm to hire an investigator in an effort to find out whether a plaintiff’s claim of serious injury is genuine.  In the…
Rank this Week: 2507

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Feb 9

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban
    /documents/17-35105.pdfThe Ninth Circuit's three-judge federal appeals panel unanimously refuses to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. The decision is here. The decision was not signed as usual but per curium. Among the…
  • Jan 26

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
Rank this Week: 3849

Avoidance Action Update Blog

Avoidance Action Update Blog

By A Bayard, P.A. Covers preference actions, fraudulent transfers and everything else under the bankruptcy code's avoidance statutes.

http://avoidanceactionupdate.bayardlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2303

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/
  • Sep 5

    Acknowledging the Dangers and Expense of Pressure Sore

    Acknowledging the Dangers and Expense of Pressure Sore
    The rate of litigation involving managing progressing bedsores occurring at hospitals and long-term health care facilities has been on the rise for decades. However, only recently have nursing home abuse attorneys begun including the…
  • Aug 5

    Scientific Approach Used to Eliminate Development of Decubitus Ulcer

    Scientific Approach Used to Eliminate Development of Decubitus Ulcer
    Decubitus ulcers (pressure ulcers; pressure sores; bedsores) can be extremely painful and treatment often requires proper support surfaces when the patient is immobilized. Recently, a nursing scholar from Rutgers University-Camden developed a…
  • Jul 5

    Physician Group Gives Advice on Reducing Pressure Sore

    Physician Group Gives Advice on Reducing Pressure Sore
    Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have long known that the baby boomer generation will push the limits of the nursing care industry as America’s aging population enters their final years. Recently, ACP (American College of…
Rank this Week: 3267

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

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

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Sep 5

    Acknowledging the Dangers and Expense of Pressure Sore

    Acknowledging the Dangers and Expense of Pressure Sore
    The rate of litigation involving managing progressing bedsores occurring at hospitals and long-term health care facilities has been on the rise for decades. However, only recently have nursing home abuse attorneys begun including the…
  • Aug 5

    Scientific Approach Used to Eliminate Development of Decubitus Ulcer

    Scientific Approach Used to Eliminate Development of Decubitus Ulcer
    Decubitus ulcers (pressure ulcers; pressure sores; bedsores) can be extremely painful and treatment often requires proper support surfaces when the patient is immobilized. Recently, a nursing scholar from Rutgers University-Camden developed a…
  • Jul 5

    Physician Group Gives Advice on Reducing Pressure Sore

    Physician Group Gives Advice on Reducing Pressure Sore
    Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have long known that the baby boomer generation will push the limits of the nursing care industry as America’s aging population enters their final years. Recently, ACP (American College of…
Rank this Week: 3975

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate Your Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate Your Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
Rank this Week: 2987

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 28

    Wrongful death lawsuit against Metra Electric District

    Wrongful death lawsuit against Metra Electric District
    On Friday, January 13, the mother of a 17-year-old boy who was hit by a Metra Electric District (Metra) train filed a wrongful death lawsuit. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Felicia Roberts filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court,…
  • Feb 28

    Slip & Fall Passenger Wins 6 Million Dollar Verdict and A Bus Hits An Inebriated Passenger

    Slip & Fall Passenger Wins 6 Million Dollar Verdict and A Bus Hits An Inebriated Passenger
    On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at a supermarket slip & fall case, and a bus accident involving a passenger who was under the influence.
  • Feb 17

    IKEA settles lawsuit regarding dangerous dressers for $50M

    IKEA settles lawsuit regarding dangerous dressers for $50M
    IKEA, which is the biggest seller of furniture worldwide, has entered into a $50 million settlement agreement with the families of three young boys, whose deaths were caused by products manufactured by the Swedish company. The victims, who…
Rank this Week: 104

Can The Police Do That?

Can The Police Do That?

Covers constitutional issues relating to criminal procedure in both Federal and Illinois law. By Andrew Tidwell-Neal.

http://www.canthepolicedothat.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    A Strong 4th Amendment is a Strong America - US vs. Jone

    A Strong 4th Amendment is a Strong America - US vs. Jone
    On Monday, January 23, 2012, the US Supreme Court strengthened an individual's right to privacy under the fourth amendment.  Unanimously.  In United States v. Jones,(text of opinion) the US Supreme Court voted that it is a violation…
  • Dec 21

    Involuntary Manslaughter, Drug-Induced Homicide and the Cocaine in the Rectum Guy

    Involuntary Manslaughter, Drug-Induced Homicide and the Cocaine in the Rectum Guy
    A story has been moving its way quickly around the internet this holiday season.  This story comes out of North Charleston, South Carolina and involves two brothers sitting in the back of a police car.  The older brother convinces his…
  • Dec 20

    What Is A Preliminary Hearing? And Why Did Jerry Sandusky Waive His?

    What Is A Preliminary Hearing? And Why Did Jerry Sandusky Waive His?
    Jerry Sandusky and his legal team waived his right to a preliminary hearing last Tuesday.  I was a little confused to hear that Mr.
Rank this Week: 3947

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • Jun 3

    Ten Reasons that Truck Drivers Crash

    Ten Reasons that Truck Drivers Crash
    Trucking accidents represent only a small portion of total accidents on the highways, but people in them are more likely to be killed or suffer serious injuries. Several organizations – including the trucking industry – have…
  • Jun 3

    Ten Reasons that Truck Drivers Crash

    Ten Reasons that Truck Drivers Crash
    Ten reasons truck drivers get in crashes Trucking accidents represent only a small portion of total accidents on the highways, but people in them are more likely to be killed or suffer serious injuries. Several organizations –…
  • Jun 3

    How to avoid a dog’s bite

    How to avoid a dog’s bite
    Dog bites happen, but often they can be avoided if people understand the mentality of a dog. The key to avoiding a dog bite is to recognize a dog’s body language, and to avoid behavior that will provoke a dog to violence. (Article…
Rank this Week: 2571

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Mar 8

    Real Estate Paralegal, Peoria, Illinois Firm

    Real Estate Paralegal, Peoria, Illinois Firm
    Real Estate Paralegal – The law firm of Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC is seeking a real estate paralegal to assist in our title department.  This paralegal position will be responsible for real estate title searches, assisting with…
  • Mar 8

    PRLGL 121-Paralegal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, A Look at Civility - Summer 2017, ONLINE

    PRLGL 121-Paralegal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, A Look at Civility - Summer 2017, ONLINE
    Attention Paralegal Students!  Are you in need of a Summer Elective Course?  Seeking something flexible, interesting, a course that will impact your Paralegal studies and your future career?  Enroll in Prlgl 121…
  • Mar 8

    CRJ 227 Administration of Justice ONLINE Summer 2017

    CRJ 227 Administration of Justice ONLINE Summer 2017
    Join Professor Tom Higgins for a completely Online section of CRJ 227, Administration of Justice, and a long look at the events leading up to the tragic death of Laquan McDonald.   We will review important criminal procedures…
Rank this Week: 161

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ

Information on treatment options, research developments and inspirational stories on people with cerebral palsy. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.cerebral-palsy-faq.org/
  • May 12

    Factors That May Put Your Child at Risk for Developing Cerebral Palsy

    Factors That May Put Your Child at Risk for Developing Cerebral Palsy
    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders caused by abnormal brain development or significant brain damage that occurs during pregnancy, delivery or after the child is born. In actuality, there are multiple possible causes of damage or…
  • Apr 12

    ‘Life Care Plans’ Help Provide for Your Child’s Medical Needs and Future

    ‘Life Care Plans’ Help Provide for Your Child’s Medical Needs and Future
    Children who suffer disabling injuries such as a birth defect or childbirth trauma often need lifelong living assistance. In many incidents, the child requires ongoing care to accomplish even the most basic activities like eating, dressing,…
  • Mar 12

    Growing Old with Cerebral Palsy: What to Expect

    Growing Old with Cerebral Palsy: What to Expect
    While the burden of dealing with cerebral palsy (CP) can place many restrictions on a young child, handling CP as an adult can affect the individual’s independence and quality-of-life. This is because cerebral palsy in adulthood usually…
Rank this Week: 3969

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Illinois.

http://www.changandcarlin.com/_blog/Chang_Carlin_Legal_Blog
  • Apr 22

    Credit Report Myths You Need to Know

    Credit Report Myths You Need to Know
    Conflicting credit report facts often make it impossible to figure out what you should or shouldn't do to increase your credit score. One piece of advice might advise you to put your credit card debt on one card and leave the other cards…
  • Mar 20

    Don’t Make These Common Bankruptcy Mistake

    Don’t Make These Common Bankruptcy Mistake
    Filing for bankruptcy is an emotionally difficult task, and it requires a deep look into your finances, debts, assets, and almost every facet of your daily life. Emerging from bankruptcy often means taking a strict approach to your budget,…
  • Feb 18

    What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you owe debts you can't pay and have been on the receiving end of phone calls from debt collectors, you might be considering a step like bankruptcy or figuring out how you can negotiate with debt collectors.  If debt collectors are…
Rank this Week: 4584

Chicago Accident Law Blog

Chicago Accident Law Blog

Covers car accidents, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability and truck accidents. By Ed Scanlan.

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 7

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi
    A lawsuit alleging childhood sexual abuse was filed yesterday in Du Page County, Illinois against Bill Gothard and the Institute of Basic Life Principles that he founded in 1961. The lawsuit filed by 10 women includes allegations of rape,…
  • Jan 7

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi
    A lawsuit alleging childhood sexual abuse was filed yesterday in Du Page County, Illinois against Bill Gothard and the Institute of Basic Life Principles that he founded in 1961. The lawsuit filed by 10 women includes allegations of rape,…
  • Apr 24

    Illinois Fracking Lawsuit

    Illinois Fracking Lawsuit
    The Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act, 225 ILCS 732/1-1 et. seq. became law in Illinois on June 17, 2013. Environmentalists and landowners above the "New Albany Shale" initially hailed the law, but now that the Illinois Dept. of Natural…
Rank this Week: 1526

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident news and case law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Does the U.S. Constitution Protects People on the Other Side of the U.S. Border

    Does the U.S. Constitution Protects People on the Other Side of the U.S. Border
    On June 7, 2010, 15-year Mexican boy Sergio Hernandez was playing with friends near the border between the U.S. and Mexico.  They were playing on the culvert of the Rio Grande between El Paso, Texas and from Juarez, Mexico.  Sergio…
  • Dec 6

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?
    Since initiating the program more than a decade ago, the use of red-light cameras has been highly debated. While some focus on the legality of the cameras in general, our primary concern is whether they are effective or not in improving…
  • Dec 6

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?
    Since initiating the program more than a decade ago, the use of red-light cameras has been highly debated. While some focus on the legality of the cameras in general, our primary concern is whether they are effective or not in improving…
Rank this Week: 1174

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4133

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/
  • Feb 8

    Pregnancy and Labor Complications Linked to Higher Rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Pregnancy and Labor Complications Linked to Higher Rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Kaiser Permanente has been in the news before for groundbreaking findings in the field of Autism research. In recent years, they’ve seemed to focus on causation for Autism Spectrum Disorder, also known as ASD. In the recent…
  • Feb 6

    Canadian Study Reveals Antidepressant Use In Pregnancy Leads to Birth Defect

    Canadian Study Reveals Antidepressant Use In Pregnancy Leads to Birth Defect
    In January, researchers from the Université de Montréal released their findings from a study on the connection between antidepressant use in pregnancy and the risk of birth defects. The study examined 18,487 pregnant women with…
  • Dec 4

    Can Labor Inducing Drugs Lead to Birth Injuries?

    Can Labor Inducing Drugs Lead to Birth Injuries?
    Many women are provided with various medications designed to help induce labor. These drugs may contribute to injuries to the baby during birth. Problems may occur both in the mother and infant that could be serious or even dangerous.…
Rank this Week: 324

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/birth-injury-lawyer/
  • Mar 17

    Birth Injuries Are Traumatic to the Newborn Child, Mother, Father and Family

    Birth Injuries Are Traumatic to the Newborn Child, Mother, Father and Family
    The birth injury to a newborn is perhaps the most heartbreaking injuries that human beings face. The birth of a newborn child is a remarkable event by itself. It comes with the promise of a long and healthy life. However, when an…
  • Mar 15

    $950,000 Settlement Reached in Shoulder Dystocia Resulting in Brachial Plexus Injury to Baby

    $950,000 Settlement Reached in Shoulder Dystocia Resulting in Brachial Plexus Injury to Baby
    In this confidential settlement, during the delivery of Baby Doe, a shoulder dystocia occurred. The attending physician, Dr. Roe, released the impacted shoulder and delivered Baby Doe, who suffered a right brachial plexus injury. The brachial…
  • Feb 21

    U.S. Maternal Deaths Are on the Rise

    U.S. Maternal Deaths Are on the Rise
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States maternal mortality ratio has increased between 1990 and 2013 by 136%. Between 2003 and 2013, there were 7,210 maternal deaths in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease…
Rank this Week: 475

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/
  • Nov 10

    New Research into Perinatal Brain Injurie

    New Research into Perinatal Brain Injurie
    Much coverage has been devoted to the severe consequences of repeated brain injuries in adults, especially injuries related to professional athletics. Recently, some of that coverage has also indicated the severity of the effects of repeated…
  • Nov 10

    New Research into Perinatal Brain Injurie

    New Research into Perinatal Brain Injurie
    Much coverage has been devoted to the severe consequences of repeated brain injuries in adults, especially injuries related to professional athletics. Recently, some of that coverage has also indicated the severity of the effects of repeated…
  • Oct 31

    NFL Earmarks Another $100 Million to Address Head Trauma

    NFL Earmarks Another $100 Million to Address Head Trauma
    The lawsuit filed against the NFL by former professional football players has been one of the biggest stories in professional sports over the last several years. Many former players have suffered the repercussions associated with chronic…
Rank this Week: 4647

Chicago Business bLAWg

Chicago Business bLAWg

Covers information and resources that impact Chicago businesses. By Griffith & Jacobson, LLC.

http://chicagobizlawyers.wordpress.com
  • Sep 4

    Some great tips for all employers to con

    Some great tips for all employers to con
    Some great tips for all employers to consider before making a hiring decision: Avoid these #hiring pitfalls startups can easily fall into! http://t.co/rORRztzM via @B2Community RT @sparkhire Filed under: Chicago Busine
  • Sep 4

    Some great tips for all employers to con

    Some great tips for all employers to con
    Some great tips for all employers to consider before making a hiring decision: Avoid these #hiring pitfalls startups can easily fall into! http://t.co/rORRztzM via @B2Community RT @sparkhireFiled under: Chicago Busine
  • Aug 31

    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companie

    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companie
    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companies & Cities | http://t.co/1xeIUVZt http://t.co/gqiaApF7 | The real upside is that these cities aren’t clustered. Filed under: Chicago Busine
Rank this Week: 3309

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jan 21

    CAUTION! WATCH OUT FOR THESE WAGE-AND-HOUR PITFALLS

    CAUTION! WATCH OUT FOR THESE WAGE-AND-HOUR PITFALLS
    CAUTION! WATCH OUT FOR THESE WAGE-AND-HOUR PITFALLS The U.S. Department of Labor has been cracking down on wage and hour infractions, and it may be time to review your overtime procedures and policies–it is all too easy to violate wage…
  • Jan 9

    How We Operate Our Business is Changing

    How We Operate Our Business is Changing
    How We Operate Our Business is Changing The technological revolution that has enveloped our society has made technology an important part of our lives.  The use of computers and information technology has become an integral part of…
  • Jan 2

    NEW SICK-LEAVE LAWS ARRIVING SOON

    NEW SICK-LEAVE LAWS ARRIVING SOON
    New Illinois and Cook County sick leave laws will affect small business owners in 2017.
Rank this Week: 2988

Chicago Business Litigation…

Chicago Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers breach of contract, implied contract, oral contracts, defamation, and unjust enrichment. By Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause
    Ruling in favor of the appellant, the Supreme Court established a standard for challenging the fairness of arbitration clauses in court. See Rent-A-Center, West v. Jackson, 2010 WL 2471058
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action
    In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Supreme Court reinforced the Twombly Court’s interpretation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2). Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, (2009). In Twombly, the Court developed a plausibility standard to…
  • Feb 4

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior
    In Illinois, an employer is subject to vicarious liability for his employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Bank of America, N.A. v. Bird.392 Ill.App.3d 621, 911 N.E.2d 1239, 331 Ill.Dec. 1009 (2009). Under this doctrine, an…
Rank this Week: 4591

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: 1259

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury topics. By Matthew L. Willens.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Determining Liability in Chicago Bus Accident

    Determining Liability in Chicago Bus Accident
    Determining fault and liability in a Chicago bus accident can get complicated. Chicago has an efficient bus transportation system that assists thousands of commuters on a daily basis. Buses are large vehicles, so bus accidents often lead to…
  • Feb 22

    Catastrophic Personal Injuries That Can Cause Paralysi

    Catastrophic Personal Injuries That Can Cause Paralysi
    Those who suffer from a paralyzing injury often require extensive medical treatment, long term physical therapy, and other forms of ongoing care. Some injuries can change the life of a victim forever, and paralysis is one such condition.…
  • Feb 21

    Key Legal Issues in Chicago Car Accidents Involving Alcohol

    Key Legal Issues in Chicago Car Accidents Involving Alcohol
    There are many legal issues that surround a DUI car accident case in Chicago. Though everyone is aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, many people still operate their cars while intoxicated. This can give rise to…
Rank this Week: 2361

Chicago Car Accident Attorneys…

Chicago Car Accident Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois auto defects, car accidents and catastrophic injuries. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1252

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/
  • Mar 23

    Safety Institute Lists 15 Cars on Vehicle Safety Watch List, Jeep Takes Top 2 Spot

    Safety Institute Lists 15 Cars on Vehicle Safety Watch List, Jeep Takes Top 2 Spot
    The Safety Institute has released its Vehicle Safety Watch List, a result of research on the most dangerous vehicles on the road today. The Safety Institute is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for and educating consumers…
  • Dec 24

    Rules Related To Illinois’ Auto Insurance

    Rules Related To Illinois’ Auto Insurance
    Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident? If so, you may wonder how auto insurance comes into play. In brief, Illinois is defined as a fault car insurance state. What this means is that the person who is found to be at fault…
  • Dec 17

    A Game Plan to Prevent Drinking and Driving Accidents This Holiday Season

    A Game Plan to Prevent Drinking and Driving Accidents This Holiday Season
    The holiday season is in full swing, and for many people, this is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Over the coming weeks, many Americans will be attending or hosting more than one parties or get-together to catch up with their…
Rank this Week: 4645

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/
  • Mar 7

    Car Seats Can Prevent Serious Injuries to Children Involved in Car Accident

    Car Seats Can Prevent Serious Injuries to Children Involved in Car Accident
    Injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among American children under the age of eight, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. During a car accident, children may be more likely to suffer…
  • Mar 1

    Passenger Injuries are Possible on CTA Vehicle

    Passenger Injuries are Possible on CTA Vehicle
    The Chicago Transit Authority, or CTA, operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system. The CTA not only provides transportation around Chicago, but also serves thirty-five suburbs in the Chicago metropolitan area. The…
  • Jan 22

    Aggressive Drivers Often Cause Accidents on Chicago’s Road

    Aggressive Drivers Often Cause Accidents on Chicago’s Road
    Aggressive driving behaviors account for more than half of all fatal crashes. The Chicago area creates a prime environment for aggressive driving. The often congested Chicago roadways are notorious for stop-and-go traffic that can cause even…
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Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

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

    False Claims Act case against Lance Armstrong Cycle’s On

    False Claims Act case against Lance Armstrong Cycle’s On
    Back in 1995 the United States Postal Service (USPS) sponsored the cycling team headed by Lance Armstrong, its top rider. In 2000 Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France and the USPS renewed its sponsorship of the team so long as Armstrong…
  • Jan 27

    Medicare Abbreviation

    Medicare Abbreviation
    Medicare and its regulation are replete with abbreviations, acronyms, and content specific phrases. The link below contains a list of 75 and growing. I hope you find this list helpful. If you have any additions, please contact me and I will…
  • Nov 2

    Medicare Audits and Appeal

    Medicare Audits and Appeal
    When Medicare conducts and audit of a provider and concludes that an overpayment has occurred it will attempt to recoup that overpayment.  This article will discuss the overpayment appeals process. There are five levels of appeal, each…
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Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Bribery in Chicago: Raising Standards of Public Service

    Bribery in Chicago: Raising Standards of Public Service
    The adage of “The Chicago Way” has been used to stereotype the city as a hub of crime. Bribery is a part of corruption and mismanagement, but its subtlety means that the crime is hard to prosecute. The fact that it erodes public…
  • Mar 15

    Currency Schemes in Chicago: Lawful and Unlawful Monetary Accumulation

    Currency Schemes in Chicago: Lawful and Unlawful Monetary Accumulation
    It used to be that currency creation and distribution was the sole responsibility of state agencies, such as the central bank. However, the advent of non-official and bespoke currencies has meant that there are many people who are…
  • Mar 10

    Intellectual Property Theft in Chicago: Moves Towards Enforcement and Prevention

    Intellectual Property Theft in Chicago: Moves Towards Enforcement and Prevention
    This aspect of Chicago law belies the widely held misconception that theft is associated with only tangible things. Copyright theft or intellectual property infringements have attracted the attention of the Chicago legislature because they…
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Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

http://www.andersondivorcelawchicago.com/chicagodivorceattorney/
  • Apr 30

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill
    Currently, all issues related to marriage and divorce, including child custody, child support, and the division of a couple’s property are addressed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. This Act, though…
  • Apr 28

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?
    When an individual faces domestic violence from his or her intimate partner or another member of the household, he or she has the right to petition for an order of protection. An order of protection, sometimes also known as a restraining…
  • Apr 24

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage
    Whether you are entering your first marriage or your fifth, it is important to protect your assets by signing a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that details your plans for your assets and support in the event…
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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
  • Jan 23

    Want to Start a Divorce? Understand Divorce Dynamic

    Want to Start a Divorce? Understand Divorce Dynamic
    If you are going to start a divorce in Illinois, and you expect there’s going to be some disagreement, you’re going to need to understand divorce dynamics to make the right decisions. Divorce can evolve many trade-offs.…
  • Dec 27

    5 Tips: Preparing to Start Divorce in Illinoi

    5 Tips: Preparing to Start Divorce in Illinoi
    If you think you need to prepare to start a divorce in Illinois, you’re probably right. As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that people are often curious about preparing to start a divorce. Unless is your divorce is one by…
  • Dec 13

    You’ve got to know this BEFORE filing for divorce!

    You’ve got to know this BEFORE filing for divorce!
    There are some things you’ve got to know before filing for divorce. As an Illinois divorce lawyer, I get calls from people who want to start a divorce, people in the middle of a divorce, and people who cannot wait for their divorce to…
Rank this Week: 4085

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest
    This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and hereabout having your driving privileges taken away before you ever have your first day in court.  From the Chicago Tribune:Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers…
  • Jan 19

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday
    My Dear Friends,I have already posted my thoughts over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog on this subject.  There is always something you can do today.-- PaxContinue reading over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
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Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Illinois DUI Law: Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause

    Illinois DUI Law: Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause
    In order to stop a vehicle, a police officer must have reasonable suspicion that the driver is committing a violation of Illinois law. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution requires that law enforcement have specific and…
  • Mar 1

    How do I clear a Failure to Pay Stop from my Illinois driver’s license?

    How do I clear a Failure to Pay Stop from my Illinois driver’s license?
    If you fail to pay fines or court costs for a traffic ticket, the court may request that the Illinois Secretary of State to place a hold on your driver’s license which would prevent you from renewing an expired license or obtaining a…
  • Feb 13

    How do I get my driver’s license reinstated after a “Failure to Appear” suspension?

    How do I get my driver’s license reinstated after a “Failure to Appear” suspension?
    If you failed to appear in court or respond to a traffic ticket within the required timeframe, the court may direct the Illinois Secretary of State to suspend your driver’s license. The type of suspension is referred to as a…
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Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
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Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 15

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Concerning Fatal Springfield IL Motorcycle Collision

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Concerning Fatal Springfield IL Motorcycle Collision
    On September 17, 2016 there was a fatal motorcycle accident in Springfield.  [The accident is summarized in the September 17, 2016 post titled “Springfield Collision Seriously Injures Motorcyclist And Passenger.”]  The…
  • Mar 15

    McKinley Park Pedestrian Accident Injures Boy And Man

    McKinley Park Pedestrian Accident Injures Boy And Man
    A 5-year-old boy and 24-year-old man were struck by a pickup truck in Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood on Wednesday morning, March 15, 2017.  The man and boy were struck as they were walking across Ashland Avenue at 37th…
  • Mar 14

    “Chain-Reaction Crash” Involving 35 Vehicles On Kennedy Expressway

    “Chain-Reaction Crash” Involving 35 Vehicles On Kennedy Expressway
    There was a large “chain-reaction” crash Monday night (March 13, 2017) on the Kennedy Expressway.  At least 35 cars were involved, and seven people were injured in the crash. The crash happened on the Kennedy Expressway…
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Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
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Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 13

    Expedited Removal Under the New Executive Order

    Expedited Removal Under the New Executive Order
    The latest Trump Executive Order on Border Security makes some significant changes on Expedited Removal and who will be subject to this Administrative Procedure.  Expedited Removal is a procedure that allows Department of Homeland…
  • Feb 23

    Immigration Deportation Priorities Memo

    Immigration Deportation Priorities Memo
    On January 25th, President Trump signed and executive order “Enhancing Pubic Safety in the Interior of the United States.”  Early this week, Department of Homeland Security Director John Kelly issued a memo further defining…
  • Feb 16

    Reports of Amped Up Immigration Raids and Roundup.

    Reports of Amped Up Immigration Raids and Roundup.
    The New York Times, CNN, Chicago Tribune and other news outlets are reporting an apparent “ramping up” of ICE enforcement actions.  Federal officials confirmed more than 600 people across 11 states were detained in the past…
Rank this Week: 3854

Chicago Injury Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Injury Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Friedman & Bonebrake, P.C.

http://www.chicagoinjuryaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Our law firm receives almost daily calls from potential clients seeking an attorney to assist them with a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, we probably reject 99% of these cases. Why? There are a myriad of reasons, including problems…
  • Dec 3

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Our law firm receives almost daily calls from potential clients seeking an attorney to assist them with a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, we probably reject 99% of these cases. Why? There are a myriad of reasons, including problems…
  • Dec 3

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Our law firm receives almost daily calls from potential clients seeking an attorney to assist them with a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, we probably reject 99% of these cases. Why? There are a myriad of reasons, including problems…
Rank this Week: 2440

Chicago Injury Attorneys Blog

Chicago Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, PC.

https://www.chicagoinjuryattorneysblog.net/
  • Mar 21

    Tips on Talking to a Lawyer about Your Work Injury

    Tips on Talking to a Lawyer about Your Work Injury
    What to expect when talking to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney   Hiring a dedicated and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney will increase your chance of obtaining the benefits you deserve under the Illinois…
  • Mar 16

    Chicago Area Teacher Wins Case for Worker’s Compensation Benefits After Injury in Afterschool Basketball Game

    Chicago Area Teacher Wins Case for Worker’s Compensation Benefits After Injury in Afterschool Basketball Game
    A recent case from Cook County shines a light on injuries that take place in schools but outside school hours. A middle school science teacher endured a bad fall and a significant injury during an afterschool student-teacher basketball game.…
  • Mar 15

    Woman Hit By Champaign City Bus Obtains $9M Injury Verdict Award

    Woman Hit By Champaign City Bus Obtains $9M Injury Verdict Award
    A woman who was run over by a public bus in Champaign was able to receive a sizeable damages award that reflected the substantial injuries she suffered, which included the loss of both of her legs. According to news-gazette.com, a Champaign…
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Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Determining Liability in Chicago Bus Accident

    Determining Liability in Chicago Bus Accident
    Determining fault and liability in a Chicago bus accident can get complicated. Chicago has an efficient bus transportation system that assists thousands of commuters on a daily basis. Buses are large vehicles, so bus accidents often lead to…
  • Feb 22

    Catastrophic Personal Injuries That Can Cause Paralysi

    Catastrophic Personal Injuries That Can Cause Paralysi
    Those who suffer from a paralyzing injury often require extensive medical treatment, long term physical therapy, and other forms of ongoing care. Some injuries can change the life of a victim forever, and paralysis is one such condition.…
  • Feb 21

    Key Legal Issues in Chicago Car Accidents Involving Alcohol

    Key Legal Issues in Chicago Car Accidents Involving Alcohol
    There are many legal issues that surround a DUI car accident case in Chicago. Though everyone is aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, many people still operate their cars while intoxicated. This can give rise to…
Rank this Week: 1973

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By Matthew L. Willens.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Determining Liability in Chicago Bus Accident

    Determining Liability in Chicago Bus Accident
    Determining fault and liability in a Chicago bus accident can get complicated. Chicago has an efficient bus transportation system that assists thousands of commuters on a daily basis. Buses are large vehicles, so bus accidents often lead to…
  • Feb 22

    Catastrophic Personal Injuries That Can Cause Paralysi

    Catastrophic Personal Injuries That Can Cause Paralysi
    Those who suffer from a paralyzing injury often require extensive medical treatment, long term physical therapy, and other forms of ongoing care. Some injuries can change the life of a victim forever, and paralysis is one such condition.…
  • Feb 21

    Key Legal Issues in Chicago Car Accidents Involving Alcohol

    Key Legal Issues in Chicago Car Accidents Involving Alcohol
    There are many legal issues that surround a DUI car accident case in Chicago. Though everyone is aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, many people still operate their cars while intoxicated. This can give rise to…
Rank this Week: 2320

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury law. By Law Offices of John J. Malm, P.C.

http://www.chicago-injury-lawyer.org/
Rank this Week: 3987