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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/
  • Sep 21

    Cross Examination of Fingerprint Expert and the Confrontation Clause: Tips and Trick

    Cross Examination of Fingerprint Expert and the Confrontation Clause: Tips and Trick
    US v. Joel Rivas, No. 13-3526. A fingerprint examiner ("Rottman") testified at trial that he was certain the partial fingerprint found on a 9 millimeter handgun belonged to Joel Rivas. Rivas's only argument is that his rights under…
  • Sep 9

    "God Forgives, Outlaws Don't." Federal Criminal Forfeiture 101

    "God Forgives, Outlaws Don't." Federal Criminal Forfeiture 101
    US v. Joshua N. Bowser. Appeal of: Bradley W. Carlson. No. 15-2258. This appeal involves the government's efforts to seize personal property bearing the insignia of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (the "Outlaws"), and the effort of a…
  • Aug 26

    Attorney-Client Privilege May Block Subpoena to Client’s Accountant

    Attorney-Client Privilege May Block Subpoena to Client’s Accountant
    Grand Jury Subpoena to Client's Accountant: Attorney-Client Privilege May Block Production In the Matter of GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS Nos. 99-3131, 99-3317. A grand jury investigating alleged tax fraud by Dr. Basaam Osman subpoenaed numerous…
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A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Sep 19

    CAN POLICE PROVE THE WEAPONS ARE MINE?

    CAN POLICE PROVE THE WEAPONS ARE MINE?
    You were visiting a friend when a police raided his home. In the raid, police found some ammunition or other weapons. You have a criminal record and are not allowed to possess these items. Can the police charge you with illegal possession?…
  • Aug 29

    WHO IS A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER UNDER ILLINOIS DOMESTIC BATTERY LAW

    WHO IS A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER UNDER ILLINOIS DOMESTIC BATTERY LAW
    In Illinois, the offense of domestic battery requires that you have caused bodily harm or made insulting or provoking contact with any family or household member. But what is a family or household member? A blood relative or a spouse seems…
  • Aug 8

    EXTRADITION TO ILLINOIS: THE UNFINISHED CRIMINAL CASE

    EXTRADITION TO ILLINOIS: THE UNFINISHED CRIMINAL CASE
    With ever-expanding access to information, police in one state can easily learn about any criminal charges you have open in another state. And that can lead to extradition. Extradition means you could be arrested in your current state and…
Rank this Week: 1617

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: 2947

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: 796

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: 2097

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
Rank this Week: 2974

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

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

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Aug 4

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car
    The ability of machines to make ethical decisions is quickly becoming a critical component in the development of self-driving cars: Ultimately, these questions will drive fundamental changes in insurance and liability law. Google’s…
  • Aug 4

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car
    The ability of machines to make ethical decisions is quickly becoming a critical component in the development of self-driving cars: Ultimately, these questions will drive fundamental changes in insurance and liability law. Google’s…
  • Jul 13

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment
    I assume you are aware that we are now several years into an era of fundamental disruptions in the foundations of the law business.  Yet even as technology and other mega-forces drive this rapid and sometimes painful evolution, there are…
Rank this Week: 2318

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: 3218

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: 3682

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: 2283

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3521

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: 2782

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
    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…
  • Apr 17

    Sipping, Slipping, & Screwing Up Over Spring Break

    Sipping, Slipping, & Screwing Up Over Spring Break
    Spring break is a time when students from every university and high school in the state take a break from their studies to relax and have fun. Unfortunately, for many spring break can have serious consequences. Each year, thousands of…
Rank this Week: 567

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Sep 27

    Officer/Dispatcher Positions Open!

    Officer/Dispatcher Positions Open!
    ·                 Part-time Police Officer PositionsThe Avon Police Department is looking for 1-2 part-time certified police officers. The position pays…
  • Sep 26

    Peoria Police Officer, 911 and Don't Shoot Project Manager

    Peoria Police Officer, 911 and Don't Shoot Project Manager
    Application Deadline for the next testing process for Peoria Police Department ends this Friday at 5 p.m.The following positions may also be of interest:9-1-1 DISPATCHERPeoria, ILPermanent Full-Time - $42,182.40 annuallyCategory:…
  • Sep 24

    Thinking about a Career in LAW? Get MORE for LE$$ in the ICC Paralegal Program

    Thinking about a Career in LAW? Get MORE for LE$$ in the ICC Paralegal Program
    If you live in the Illinois Central College District you are already paying for the ability to attend any of our great career or transfer programs.  Other Paralegal programs can't offer what we provide in education, internship…
Rank this Week: 363

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: 3681

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: 3528

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: 2339

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 23

    Should a Nursing Home Resident be moved when a Complaint is made or a Claim is initiated?

    Should a Nursing Home Resident be moved when a Complaint is made or a Claim is initiated?
    Let’s face it—from complaining about the food or staff in restaurants, to the persons that provide services in our homes—whenever you criticize something or someone, there is always a possible risk of some form of…
Rank this Week: 1573

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4367

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/
  • Sep 21

    Birth Injuries Due to Forceps Assisted Deliverie

    Birth Injuries Due to Forceps Assisted Deliverie
    One of the most devastating things that can happen to a parent is to learn that their newborn baby was injured during labor or delivery. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, birth injuries happen to about 1 to 2…
  • Sep 14

    Injuries to Mothers during Labor and Delivery

    Injuries to Mothers during Labor and Delivery
    It is not only infants that can be injured during the birth process. Mothers can also experience injuries, some of which may be very serious. In some cases the mother may die. Injuries are often preventable and could be caused by mistakes…
  • Sep 6

    What Are the Most Common Causes of Birth Injuries?

    What Are the Most Common Causes of Birth Injuries?
    The birth of a child is usually a happy experience and parents are overjoyed to bring home their newborn bundle. But when a birth injury occurs, the joy turns to sorrow when the child is hurt. Birth injuries can be serious and may even cause…
Rank this Week: 1547

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/birth-injury-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 2530

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/
  • Sep 25

    Cost of Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

    Cost of Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury
    Traumatic brain injuries have received a great deal more attention in the past few years thanks to high profile sports-related lawsuits centering on traumatic brain injuries sustained as a part of being involved in professional athletic…
  • Sep 17

    Anticipating the Long-term Side Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

    Anticipating the Long-term Side Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
    Some of the immediate effects of traumatic brain injuries are noticeable once a victim has sustained such an injury. Severe brain injuries cause loss of consciousness and coma, which are generally graded using the Glasgow Coma Scale to…
  • Sep 10

    Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths Lowered by Decompressive Surgery

    Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths Lowered by Decompressive Surgery
    A great deal of attention has recently been given to the importance of proper treatment of traumatic brain injury to help prevent further complications after the injury has occurred. Many times, traumatic brain injuries have lasting effects…
Rank this Week: 1526

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: 4648

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jun 15

    Artificial Intelligence in Law

    Artificial Intelligence in Law
    A law firm recently announced that are employing IBM’s Ross to work in their bankruptcy practice, which currently consists of 50 lawyers.  What is interesting is that Ross is “the world’s first artificially intelligent…
  • Jun 15

    Artificial Intelligence in Law

    Artificial Intelligence in Law
    A law firm recently announced that are employing IBM’s Ross to work in their bankruptcy practice, which currently consists of 50 lawyers.  What is interesting is that Ross is “the world’s first artificially intelligent…
  • Aug 24

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur
    Small investors in Illinois will soon be able to invest in start-up businesses in exchange for a piece of the action, but without some of the onerous oversight previously required by regulatory agencies. Signed by Governor Rauner in July,…
Rank this Week: 2597

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: 1561

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/
  • Sep 24

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment
    One specific alleged incident included in the complain happened in 2013 when Calliari allegedly drove past Mobley and Powell walking in the street because their neighborhood does not have sidewalks. Calliari allegedly made a U-turn, pulled up…
  • Sep 20

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule
    According to Uber, the company's terms of service require all disputes to be settled via arbitration. Arbitration was initially created as a way for companies to settle disputes between themselves without crowding the courts with business…
  • Sep 15

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected
    Judge Chen also pointed out that the drivers ran a greater risk by pursuing the matter in court than Uber because Uber's employment contract includes an arbitration agreement. If the case makes it to the Ninth Circuit Court, there's a chance…
Rank this Week: 164

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: 685

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/
  • Sep 11

    Avoid these Common Causes of Car Accident

    Avoid these Common Causes of Car Accident
    As you probably already know, there are a lot of car accidents here in Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 76,352 crashes reported in 2012 for which damage to any one person’s property totaled…
  • Sep 6

    Texting While Driving in Illinoi

    Texting While Driving in Illinoi
    Earlier this month, two individuals were driving northbound on Fosterburg Road in Alton, Illinois. During their commute, an oncoming southbound vehicle drifted into their lane, hitting them head on. Witnesses say that the at-fault driver was…
  • Aug 31

    Partial Fault for a Car Accident and Compensation

    Partial Fault for a Car Accident and Compensation
    Picture this: you are driving along the road when you are suddenly involved in an auto accident, a horrible one. Suppose you incur a lot of medical expense and miss work for several weeks. The damages are extravagant. Now suppose the court…
Rank this Week: 623

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/
  • Sep 26

    Nearly 300,000 Traffic Accidents Occurred in Illinois in 2014

    Nearly 300,000 Traffic Accidents Occurred in Illinois in 2014
    So often, Chicago drivers tell themselves “it won’t happen to me” when they think about a car accident occurring. Most motorists believe that they are better than average when it comes to their skills behind the wheel and…
  • Sep 17

    Cycling in Chicago? Use Proper Hand Signals to Prevent a Crash

    Cycling in Chicago? Use Proper Hand Signals to Prevent a Crash
    Riding a bicycle in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois can be a fantastic experience. You can move about town with relative ease, travel without worrying about parking costs or the soaring price of gasoline, and you can even enjoy the scenery…
  • Sep 13

    The Dan Ryan Expressway, Busiest Road in Illinois, Sees Many Car Accident

    The Dan Ryan Expressway, Busiest Road in Illinois, Sees Many Car Accident
    When it comes to driving in the Chicago area, not all roads are created equal. Some are well-maintained, well-designed, and function as intended to, allowing traffic to progress with few problems. Others seem to have been in need of repaving…
Rank this Week: 4250

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Is that Medicare patient Homebound?

    Is that Medicare patient Homebound?
    One Medicare policy that has seen a boom in litigation, both civil and criminal, in the past few years relates to services being provided to allegedly homebound Medicare beneficiaries.  Homebound status is defined in the Medicare Benefit…
  • Aug 25

    HHS-OIG Issues Alert to Home Health Agencies and Doctor

    HHS-OIG Issues Alert to Home Health Agencies and Doctor
      Chicago – Not surprisingly in light of the recent charges and convictions of home health agencies (HHA) and related entities in the Chicago area and throughout the country, the Department of Health and Human Service, Office of…
  • Jun 16

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act

    Supreme Court up holds Implied False Certification under the False Claims Act
    In a resounding victory for whistleblowers, the Supreme Court, in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States et al. ex rel Escobar et al., found that a defendant could be liable for violating the False Claims Act under a theory of…
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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/
  • Sep 25

    Back from the Dead: Use of DNA Evidence in Illinoi

    Back from the Dead: Use of DNA Evidence in Illinoi
    Justice delayed is justice denied, but in Illinois time can be a great solver of complex puzzles thanks to the use of DNA technologies. Recently there was a case in which a rape suspect was allowed to roam free thanks to a late identification…
  • Sep 22

    Crimes Against Illinois State Officials: Harsh Punishments in Cook and DuPage County

    Crimes Against Illinois State Officials: Harsh Punishments in Cook and DuPage County
    Attacking a state official is never a good idea in the best of circumstances. First of all, police officers are officers of the court. Therefore the defendant will be setting themselves up for a challenging criminal prosecution process. The…
  • Aug 31

    Drug Dealer Faces Homicide Charge After Client Overdose

    Drug Dealer Faces Homicide Charge After Client Overdose
    Did you know that drug dealers can be held criminally responsible if their clients die from an overdose after purchasing their drugs? In Illinois, a drug dealer in this situation can be charged with reckless homicide. This is exactly what…
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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
  • Feb 15

    Free Consultation for Illinois Divorce: Beware!

    Free Consultation for Illinois Divorce: Beware!
    If you are looking for a free divorce consultation, beware. You probably won’t get what you’re looking for – and if you do, you’re probably not looking for the right stuff. As an Illinois divorce lawyer who handles…
  • Dec 30

    New Illinois “Child Custody” Law: Parenting Agreement Requirement

    New Illinois “Child Custody” Law: Parenting Agreement Requirement
    As an Illinois divorce lawyer, it’s important to take note of major changed in the law. Beginning January 1, 2016, there term “custody” will not a legal term so far as the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act…
  • Dec 18

    A QDRO lawyer for post-divorce problems?

    A QDRO lawyer for post-divorce problems?
    Are you divorced and have a problem with your QDRO or other retirement division issue? If so, read this article about problems that can happen after a divorce is finalized – the so called “post decree” time period. After I…
Rank this Week: 2911

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/
  • Aug 30

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?

    Can I drive on an International or Foreign Driver’s License in Illinois?
    Illinois law allows drivers relocating to Illinois to drive on their valid driver’s license from their home country or state for ninety (90) days. CDL holders have a reduced window of thirty (30) days to obtain an Illinois CDL.…
  • Aug 19

    “DUI Strike Force” Patrolling Wrigleyville this Weekend

    “DUI Strike Force” Patrolling Wrigleyville this Weekend
    The Chicago Police Department’s “DUI Strike Force” will be patrolling Wrigleyville and Boystown from 7 P.M. on August 19 through 3 A.M. on August 20. According to the news release put out by the Chicago Police Department,…
  • Aug 1

    New Changes to Illinois DUI-Cannabis Law

    New Changes to Illinois DUI-Cannabis Law
    Governor Rauner has signed into law a change to the Illinois DUI law involving driving while under the influence of cannabis (marijuana). Until this change, it was illegal to drive with any amount of cannabis in a person’s system. It…
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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/
  • Sep 26

    Fatal Bicycle Accident At Damen Avenue And Addison Street

    Fatal Bicycle Accident At Damen Avenue And Addison Street
    There was a fatal bicycle accident Monday morning (September 26, 2016) at Damen Avenue near Addison Street in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at 7:50 a.m. as a bicyclist (a woman…
  • Sep 23

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Route 31 Collision

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Route 31 Collision
    There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal two-vehicle accident that happened in Kane County.  The accident, which happened on March 29, 2016, involved a “head-on collision” between a Ford F150 pickup…
  • Sep 23

    Fatal Bicycle Accident On Sheridan Road In Evanston

    Fatal Bicycle Accident On Sheridan Road In Evanston
    There was a fatal bicycle accident Thursday evening (September 22, 2016) in Evanston. According to authorities, the accident happened in the 2000 block of Sheridan Road (near Sheridan Road and Northwestern Place) as a cement truck was…
Rank this Week: 575

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 16

    USCIS Filing Fees to Increase

    USCIS Filing Fees to Increase
    In May of this year, USCIS proposed fee increases for a multitude of immigration services. The fee increases did not go into effect immediately as the public has to be allowed 60 days to comment on the proposed changes. Those 60 days have…
  • Aug 12

    New I-601A Waiver Rules Scheduled to Go into Effect

    New I-601A Waiver Rules Scheduled to Go into Effect
    The Department of Homeland Security rule to expand provisional waivers goes into effect on August 29, 2016. Currently, DHS only allows immediate relatives of a United States citizen to apply for the I-601A waiver of the 3 or…
  • Aug 2

    Immigration Court Backlog Still Persist

    Immigration Court Backlog Still Persist
    Data from TRAC Immigration The Immigration Court system in the United States is notorious for its backlog of cases. This story gets attention every not and again from the national press. A little under a year ago, in order to help the…
Rank this Week: 2977

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 26

    Good News for Foreign Enterpreneur

    Good News for Foreign Enterpreneur
    The immigration lawyers at Zneimer & Zneimer learned of a proposed regulations by the Department of Homeland Security to make it easy for enterprising foreign nationals to set up business in the US without the constraints of employer…
  • Oct 21

    Racial Disparities at DUI Checkpoints suggests Collusion between Chicago Police and ICE

    Racial Disparities at DUI Checkpoints suggests Collusion between Chicago Police and ICE
    Recently addresses in our accident blog, was the issue of DUI checkpoints that disproportionately target minority communities in Chicago’s 22 districts. Intertwined with this issue, though, is a much deeper one, which pro-immigrant…
  • Oct 21

    Racial Disparities at DUI Checkpoints suggests Collusion between Chicago Police and ICE

    Racial Disparities at DUI Checkpoints suggests Collusion between Chicago Police and ICE
    Recently addresses in our accident blog, was the issue of DUI checkpoints that disproportionately target minority communities in Chicago’s 22 districts. Intertwined with this issue, though, is a much deeper one, which pro-immigrant…
Rank this Week: 2327

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…
  • Sep 1

    Lawsuits Filed Against Automakers for Defect in Keyless Ignition System

    Lawsuits Filed Against Automakers for Defect in Keyless Ignition System
    Many new automobiles being sold today have keyless ignition systems. In order to operate these vehicles, the owner merely has to have their keyfob near the push button starter. There is a convenience factor in not having to take out your key…
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Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law, as well as medical malpractice and construction injury news. Published by Chicago, Illinois personal injury attorney, Joseph Klest.

http://www.josephklest.com/
  • Sep 22

    Left turn accident kills Motorcyclist in Wilmette

    Left turn accident kills Motorcyclist in Wilmette
    Motorcycle accidents may not occur more frequently than any other kinds of accidents, but the injuries that result from a motorcycle crash are often more serious and more likely to result in death simply based on the lack of protection a…
  • Sep 9

    Legionnaires' outbreak at veterans' home claims two more live

    Legionnaires' outbreak at veterans' home claims two more live
    Adams County health officials have reported that two more victims of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Quincy Illinois Veterans' Home died as a result of the disease, bringing the overall death toll to nine. The local health…
  • Sep 1

    Illinois - Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires' disease

    Illinois - Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires' disease
    Four patients at the Quincy Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois have died during an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. According to the Adams County Health Department, twenty-five other patients at the home have tested positive for Legionella,…
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Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/injury-lawyer/
  • Sep 18

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court’s Dismissal of Insurance Claim

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court’s Dismissal of Insurance Claim
    The Illinois Appellate Court has reversed a Circuit Court judge’s order dismissing a lawsuit related to insurance coverage. John Smolinski was in a car accident on March 3, 2012. At the time, Smolinski was driving a rented car. Mr.…
  • Sep 18

    Report Shows That Prison Cells are Filling up with the Mentally Ill

    Report Shows That Prison Cells are Filling up with the Mentally Ill
    It comes as no surprise for those who have any connection with or knowledge of the Cook County jail, but in a report from California states that more than 33,000 mentally ill inmates account for about 25% of the entire prison population in…
  • Sep 13

    Appellate Court Modifies Trial Court Judgment on Liens in Illinois Healthcare Services Lien Act

    Appellate Court Modifies Trial Court Judgment on Liens in Illinois Healthcare Services Lien Act
    The defendant Southern Illinois Hospital Services d/b/a Herrin Hospital (Herrin Hospital) appealed from the trial court’s July 25, 2014 order adjudicating liens and distributing the settlement proceeds from an injury case. Herrin…
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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/
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Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and medical malpractice. By Leopold & Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Sharing the Road: Bikes, Cars and Chicago Traffic

    Sharing the Road: Bikes, Cars and Chicago Traffic
    Earlier this summer we wrote about Chicago’s expanded use of bicycle lanes and trails as well as bicycle safety and the steps to take if you are involved in a bike accident. It is wonderful to see Chicago investing in bike paths and…
  • Jul 13

    Divvy Death: Bike Accidents in Chicago

    Divvy Death: Bike Accidents in Chicago
    Both attorneys at Leopold & Associates are avid bike riders who often take Chicago’s Lakefront Trail to get to and from the office each day. One of the best parts of Chicago is the numerous options for bikers to get around the city…
  • Jul 6

    Deadly Airbag

    Deadly Airbag
    The nation-wide recall of certain automobiles equipped with Takata airbags just grew by hundreds of thousands. Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration added more than three hundred thousand vehicles to a recall list that…
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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 11

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away

    Patent Plaintiff’s Lawyer Ray Niro Passes Away
    Ray Niro passed away Monday at the age of 73 in Italy. Most readers will know Ray Niro as the original patent plaintiff’s lawyer. Ray was bigger than life, as was his reputation — both good and bad depending upon where you view…
  • Jul 25

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: Mark Lemely Year in Patent Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. As usual, Mark Lemely reviewed the last year in patent law at the Federal Circuit. Here are some highlights: 101 jurisprudence 42 cases holding…
  • Jul 22

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review

    2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
    I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year.  Here are the highlights: Institution…
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