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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/
  • Jul 11

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant
    Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 999 (2014). Background: In No. 13–132, petitioner Riley was stopped for a traffic violation, which eventually led to his arrest on weapons charges. An officer searching Riley incident to the arrest seized a…
  • Apr 29

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop
    USA v. Demarco L. McDonald, 453 F.3d 958 (7th Cir. 2006) (Editor's note: the United States Sureme Court granted cert in Heien v. North Carolina, No. 13-604 on this issue: Whether a police officer's mistake of law can provide the...
  • Mar 15

    Trial Exhibits In the Jury Room: Boilerplate Rule

    Trial Exhibits In the Jury Room: Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Loughry No.13-1385. BACKGROUND. In 2007, United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”) inspectors discovered that an internet bulletin board site called “the Cache” was providing users with access to images and…
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A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

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

    SECOND CHANCE PROBATION IN ILLINOIS

    SECOND CHANCE PROBATION IN ILLINOIS
    You’ve never done anything wrong before, but when you did, the crime was a big one. Maybe the cost of the designer jeans you shoplifted upgraded you into felony territory. Or you had just a little too much pot or narcotics on your…
  • Jul 29

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NOT HIRED AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR FIRST CRIMINAL OR DUI COURT DATE IN ILLINOIS

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NOT HIRED AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR FIRST CRIMINAL OR DUI COURT DATE IN ILLINOIS
    You were recently charged with a crime, and your first court date is coming up fast. You intended to hire an attorney, but haven’t been able to do so yet—either because of time or money or you just haven’t picked which one.…
  • Jul 14

    DO THE POLICE NEED A WARRANT TO SEARCH A CELL PHONE? THE U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS 'YES!'

    DO THE POLICE NEED A WARRANT TO SEARCH A CELL PHONE? THE U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS 'YES!'
    Police generally do not need a warrant to search a suspect as part of a lawful arrest. Such a search may be limited to the person of the arrestee and the area immediately within their control. However, most of us carry cellphones on our…
Rank this Week: 1505

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: 3283

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: 1857

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…
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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
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 1270

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 7

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
  • Jul 26

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot
    Is this what the future lawyer will look like?      - Lex Machina      - Modria      - Ravel      - Rocket Lawyer      - LegalZoom      - Judicata…
  • Jul 14

    What is Average for a Lawyer?

    What is Average for a Lawyer?
    Sunday mornings … reading Thomas L. Friedman’s columns in the NYT is just the best.  He titillates the mind, which is particularly dangerous when I’ve been over caffeinated on a peaceful summer morning on the back…
Rank this Week: 2533

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.autoaccidentlawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Spyder Motorcycles Under Investigation for Fire Risk

    Spyder Motorcycles Under Investigation for Fire Risk
    Motorcycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins report that more than 50,000 Spyder motorcycles are being investigated by federal authorities after at least two motorcycles erupted in fire. The Office of Defects, of the NHTSA, first…
  • Aug 8

    Two Chicagoans Fatally Hit by Metra Train

    Two Chicagoans Fatally Hit by Metra Train
    A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Metra train struck and killed two pedestrians Thursday night. The train was traveling on the West side through Little Village at 21st and Homan Streets when the accident occurred. Train accident attorneys…
  • Jul 18

    Chicago Activists Push for Divvy Helmet

    Chicago Activists Push for Divvy Helmet
    About one year ago, Chicago introduced its first official bike-sharing program, Divvy, which has been met with much success. Over this past year, according to Mayor Emanuel, 1.6 million Divvy trips took place and 23,000 people signed up for…
Rank this Week: 1247

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/
Rank this Week: 2046

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

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

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
Rank this Week: 3413

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

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

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those…
  • Apr 12

    Illinois Says Dentists May Use Groupon

    Illinois Says Dentists May Use Groupon
    IDFPR Says Voucher Advertising Is Not Fee-Splitting If Advertising Fee Is Reasonable and Required Disclosures Are Made On April 10th, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the “IDFPR”) issued a…
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Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Eleven million dollar birth injury lawsuit over Topamax stand

    Eleven million dollar birth injury lawsuit over Topamax stand
    In a recent birth injury lawsuit, a jury award of $11 million will stand after a judge denied a defendant’s motion for a new trial. The jury made the award in November 2013 in a lawsuit over birth injuries suffered by a child whose…
  • Aug 14

    Birth Injuries: Three Common Cause

    Birth Injuries: Three Common Cause
    Injuries sustained during birth can cause a child to suffer from serious medical conditions that will alter life for both the child and parents. Even more devastating is the fact that many birth injuries are preventable. Many result from the…
  • Aug 12

    IWCC rules a close call insufficient for a mental disability claim

    IWCC rules a close call insufficient for a mental disability claim
    The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission recently ruled against a train operator who claimed a mental disability based on the trauma of believing that the train he was operating had struck and killed a pedestrian. The worker was…
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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: 3273

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
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Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Aug 15

    Bankruptcy Paralegal Position!

    Bankruptcy Paralegal Position!
    Bankruptcy Paralegal: Mid-size firm is looking for a bankruptcy paralegal to join our team in the Galesburg, Illinois office. The right candidate will need to have 1-3 years minimum bankruptcy experience (Best Case Software experience…
  • Aug 15

    One Full and One Part-time Position with the Peoria Firm of Stephens, Fiddes & McGill

    One Full and One Part-time Position with the Peoria Firm of Stephens, Fiddes & McGill
    One Full and One Part-time Position with an Excellent Peoria law firm with a long history of helping aspiring Paralegals gain experience and reach their goals.  Position Available:    Receptionist   …
  • Aug 13

    Paralegal Opening!

    Paralegal Opening!
    Paralegal Opening!Faupel Law Offices, Ltd in Eureka, Illinois is seeking a full-time Paralegal for their two attorney firm. Please send your cover letter, resume, available hours & college transcript to admin@faupellaw.com.…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Dec 23

    Will Boy’s CP Treatment Become The New Standard?

    Will Boy’s CP Treatment Become The New Standard?
    Cerebral Palsy in children Cerebral Palsy in children is one of those rare conditions that plagues every two newborn babies in a 1000. This disease is marked by a permanent damage to brain neurons that control muscle reflexes and the…
  • Nov 22

    Cord Blood Treatments Continue To Offer Promise for Treating Cerebral Palsy

    Cord Blood Treatments Continue To Offer Promise for Treating Cerebral Palsy
    What is Cerebral Palsy? Among the various diseases that plague newborn babies, Cerebral Palsy is one that is commonly heard of. However, its occurrence and frequency has increased gradually over the last decade. Literally speaking, Cerebral…
  • Oct 22

    Are Older Mother’s Increasing Their Children’s Risk Of Birth Injuries?

    Are Older Mother’s Increasing Their Children’s Risk Of Birth Injuries?
    The increasing trend of late pregnancies The information and technology era of today has put our future at risk, according to some medical experts. These experts feel that the society at large demands way more from women in terms of …
Rank this Week: 3412

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
  • Aug 12

    Essential Tips from a Real Estate Closing Attorney

    Essential Tips from a Real Estate Closing Attorney
    Outside of jackpot lottery winnings, real estate purchases tend to feature extraordinary numbers, and the application process alone is enough to cause anyone's head to swim in circles. If you're looking to delve into home ownership for the…
  • Jul 29

    Living Without Credit Cards: Can You Do It?

    Living Without Credit Cards: Can You Do It?
    For most Americans, the thought of living without credit cards doesn't seem possible, even if it seems like something that might save money over time. No over-the-limit fees, no interest payments, and no keeping track of statements each month…
  • Jul 22

    Avoiding Financial Problems After Bankruptcy

    Avoiding Financial Problems After Bankruptcy
    The overdrawn bank account, pile of credit cards, and financial woes that drive debtors into bankruptcy might be the result of bad financial decisions, or they might stem from unfortunate experiences like job loss or an economic slump.…
Rank this Week: 3716

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 11

    Laser Guided Vehicle Accident

    Laser Guided Vehicle Accident
    Laser Guided Vehicles (LGV), sometimes referred to as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV) are being used increasingly in manufacturing facilities as a replacement for human operated forklifts. While there are benefits in terms of efficiency…
  • Apr 18

    Physicians and Administrators Conspire at Sacred Heart Hospital

    Physicians and Administrators Conspire at Sacred Heart Hospital
    As an Illinois medical malpractice lawyer it is difficult to fathom a scenario where hospital administrators and physicians conspire to unnecessarily intubate patients and while intubated to overmedicate them so as to require a tracheotomy. …
Rank this Week: 2794

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/
  • Aug 19

    Bicyclists Reminded to Check Bikes for Safety Recall

    Bicyclists Reminded to Check Bikes for Safety Recall
    The Bicycle Crash Attorneys of Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represent the victims and family members of those injured or killed in a bicycling-related accident. According to a study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as…
  • Aug 18

    Recent Bike Crashes in Chicago Area Raises Concerns over Bicycling Safety

    Recent Bike Crashes in Chicago Area Raises Concerns over Bicycling Safety
    The Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. have repeatedly voiced our concerns over the safety of bicyclists in our communities. Increased ridership over the past few years has brought not only more accidents, but a wider variation in…
  • Aug 18

    Fatal Bicycle Accident Raises Concerns over Trail Safety

    Fatal Bicycle Accident Raises Concerns over Trail Safety
    The Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. discuss the issue of the growing number of bike trail and bike path accidents in the Chicago area. In particular, we address the topic of bike pathway and trail incidents caused by what we refer to…
Rank this Week: 660

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

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

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement
    Can you believe it? 1 in 3 Americans have no savings?1 in 5 nearing retirement age have no savings either.This does not bode well, especially when they turn to the government for support.But bankruptcy can help get people back on track.There…
  • Aug 4

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing
    We are a small, loop law firm with an immediate opening, seeking to hire a legal assistant/receptionist/law clerk for our bankruptcy practice.Candidate must be a motivated self starter, be able to pay attention to detail and show…
  • Jul 29

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors: Associated Pre

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors: Associated Pre
    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors: Associated PressI can help. Why be part of this group, when a quick chapter 7 or a chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan will help?Call me today and don't be a…
Rank this Week: 1850

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/
  • Aug 7

    Stay Mindful - The Prevalence of Depression During Pregnancy

    Stay Mindful - The Prevalence of Depression During Pregnancy
    While much attention is given to the dangers of postpartum depression, far less is known about the risk of depression during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), this is a common problem that reportedly affects…
  • Aug 1

    The Effects of Untreated STDs on Labor and Delivery

    The Effects of Untreated STDs on Labor and Delivery
    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are always serious conditions, but they require particular attention when infecting a pregnant mother. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), these conditions can negatively affect the mother,…
  • Jul 23

    Birth Injuries - Common Labor and Delivery Complication

    Birth Injuries - Common Labor and Delivery Complication
    Some delivery complications have been around as long as childbirth itself and there are various methods of treatment and management for each of them. It is vitally important for the physician and hospital staff to handle the labor and…
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Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2696

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/
  • Aug 6

    New Information Suggests Vacuums May Lessen the Effects of TBI

    New Information Suggests Vacuums May Lessen the Effects of TBI
    Researchers at Wake Forest University are working on a new and innovative treatment for traumatic brain injuries. According to the study, which was published in the health journal Neurosurgery, careful applications of vacuum pressure can…
  • Jul 29

    NCAA Reaches Concussion Settlement

    NCAA Reaches Concussion Settlement
    The National Football League (NFL) is not the only sports organization to reach a concussion settlement agreement with players. As of this week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is also reported to have a settlement.…
  • Jul 25

    New Study Underway to Lessen Brain Injury Effect

    New Study Underway to Lessen Brain Injury Effect
    First response medical teams may soon possess a new tool in the race to prevent the serious effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to a report by WKRC News, a national drug trial is underway to test a new medication that is…
Rank this Week: 1486

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
  • 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
  • Aug 29

    Redesigning the interior of your office

    Redesigning the interior of your office
    Redesigning the interior of your offices? Consider #Glass #Walls instead of Drywall. Jaime @foxvalleyglass1 http://t.co/JOnJbsXK Filed under: Chicago Busine
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Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Aug 10

    Cupcake War

    Cupcake War
    There is a horror menacing our nation. It can appear on almost any street at any time. It rarely lasts more than a few hours before quietly disappearing, but occasionally, it takes root and grows into a threat to our health and well being.…
  • Aug 1

    Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age?

    Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age?
    Let’s read the entire passage: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people…
  • Aug 1

    Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age?

    Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age?
    Let’s read the entire passage: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people…
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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…
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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: 294

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: 1832

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/
  • Aug 15

    Methods of Reducing the Number of Deaths and Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving

    Methods of Reducing the Number of Deaths and Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving
    Thanks in part to a wealth of informative and proactive safety campaigns, drunk driving fatalities have been on a steady downward slope over the past several decades, but that doesn’t mean that these accidents aren’t still a…
  • Aug 11

    Keep Your Child Safe and Prevent Pedestrian Traffic Accident

    Keep Your Child Safe and Prevent Pedestrian Traffic Accident
    Every year, almost 5,000 people are killed and 70,000 are injured in pedestrian accidents. To put those numbers into perspective, that averages out to roughly one pedestrian death every two hours, and one pedestrian injury every 8 minutes.…
  • Aug 8

    The Most Common Car Accident Injurie

    The Most Common Car Accident Injurie
    As personal injury lawyers, we have spent more than 20 years fighting for the rights of victims killed or injured in Illinois car accidents, and we have recovered more than $520 million in compensation for clients who have experienced…
Rank this Week: 936

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/
  • Jul 16

    Rider Hurt in Chicago Motorcycle Accident

    Rider Hurt in Chicago Motorcycle Accident
    Summertime riding in Chicago is a popular activity as motorcyclists take to the streets. Bike are a fuel efficient means of transit that many people enjoy; in fact, there are more than 240,000 registered motorcycles in Illinois…
  • Jul 9

    Ford Announces New Vehicle Recall

    Ford Announces New Vehicle Recall
    In 2014, auto makers have recalled more vehicles than in any previous year. On Tuesday, the record grew a little larger as Ford announced a recall of about 100,000 vehicles. The recall involves two separate issues with the larger of the two…
  • Jul 7

    Chicago Car Accident Leaves 1 Dead

    Chicago Car Accident Leaves 1 Dead
    Car accidents are the number one cause of unintentional death among teens ages 15 through 19 across the nation. Unfortunately, Chicago experiences a number of these deaths every year. But teens and other inexperienced drivers are far from…
Rank this Week: 753

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection
    Chicago – On a Sunday night in Chicago around Armitage and Kildare and Wabansia and Karlov the Chicago Police received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. The callers reported to 911 hearing between 5 and 9 shots and…
  • May 10

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%
     Chicago – Many client and their families want to know if they will have to serve 85% of their sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Here is the rule from 730 ILCS 5/3-6-3   A prisoner serving a sentence…
  • May 10

    Court allows anonymous tip to justify stop – Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence

    Court allows anonymous tip to justify stop – Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence
    Chicago – The Supreme Court in the case of Narvarette v. California, 188 L.Ed. 2d 680, April 22, 2014, ruled that an anonymous report of a traffic violation justified the stop of a vehicle.  In this case, a five to four opinion,…
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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/
  • Aug 18

    Plea Agreement Results in No Prison Time for Role in Illinois Kidnapping

    Plea Agreement Results in No Prison Time for Role in Illinois Kidnapping
    A Waukegan woman was sentenced to 24 months of probation and six months intermittent imprisonment, to be served via electronic monitoring and home confinement, for her role in the kidnapping, beating and sexual assault of another woman. The…
  • Aug 6

    Chicago Criminal Defendants and Miranda Warning

    Chicago Criminal Defendants and Miranda Warning
    You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. Thanks to the proliferation of…
  • Aug 4

    Conspiracy to Commit Chicago Drug Crimes Result in Harsher Penaltie

    Conspiracy to Commit Chicago Drug Crimes Result in Harsher Penaltie
    The hit Netflix show “Orange is the New Black” is loosely based on the real-life story of Piper Kerman, who was charged with drug smuggling, money laundering and criminal conspiracy to import heroin. Kerman was sentenced by a…
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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
  • Jul 3

    Need a QDRO Lawyer in Illinois?

    Need a QDRO Lawyer in Illinois?
    If you need a QDRO lawyer, that means you need someone to draft a qualified domestic relations order – it’s what’s used to divide 401ks and pensions pursuant to a divorce in Illinois. You might be glad your divorce is over,…
  • Jun 24

    Need a lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

    Need a lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?
    An uncontested divorce in Illinois can be quit simple – so long as you use a lawyer. As an uncontested divorce lawyer in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties, I find that whether it’s Chicago, Skokie, Deerfield or Wheaton, people often…
  • Mar 25

    Lake Michigan oil spill like divorce?

    Lake Michigan oil spill like divorce?
    Today there was an oil spill in Lake Michigan. It struck me that an oil spill can be a lot like a divorce. Bigger than they look Both oils spills and divorces can be bigger than they first appear. For example, in an oil spill, it can be hard…
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Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

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

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption
    This Chicago DUI attorney regularly gets told that you can't be charged with a DUI because no alcohol was consumed.  I've posted here, here, and here that this is not true.  Still it is clear that people really think you can't get…
  • Jan 6

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open
    This Chicago DUI lawyer knows today is one to stay inside.  The windchill levels could make today, and the rest of the week, the lowest recorded temperatures on record for the city of Chicago.  How low you ask?  Schools are…
  • Sep 27

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock
    This Chicago DUI Attorney wants you to know that tomorrow night you do not want to start your weekend trapped in an invasive, and in some jurisdictions illegal, roadblock.  So I've already done the leg work for you and here are the…
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Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 11

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket

    New Illinois Law: "Sign and Drive" for Traffic Ticket
    A new Illinois law eliminates the requirement that drivers post their license as bail for certain traffic tickets. The "Sign and Drive" law (Senate Bill 2583) permits the driver's signature on the traffic citation to guarantee their…
  • Jul 29

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form
    A Highland Park doctor faces allegations of issuing a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year old patient. According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Dr. Joseph Starkman met with the patient for…
  • Jul 23

    Schemes Target Illegal Immigrants Seeking TVDL Appointment

    Schemes Target Illegal Immigrants Seeking TVDL Appointment
    ABC 7's I-Team investigated the TVDL application process whereby undocumented immigrants can apply for an Illinois driver's license. According to the story, there are reports of "appointments-for-sale" schemes targeting these…
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Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 13

    The Right to Sue Family Member

    The Right to Sue Family Member
    Over the years, intra-family immunity from lawsuits against other family members developed; “parental immunity” and “spousal immunity.” Some have suggested that these immunities were part of a body of rules that…
  • Aug 11

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award
    Upon termination of a marriage by divorce, one of the most difficult problems is often division of the couple’s real and personal property. Although there are considerable differences in the way states treat property acquired by spouses…
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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/
  • Aug 18

    Fatal Bicycling Accident Near Chicago's Midway Airport

    Fatal Bicycling Accident Near Chicago's Midway Airport
    There was a fatal Chicago bicycling accident early Sunday morning (August 17, 2014) near Midway Airport. According to Chicago Police, the bicyclist was riding east on 55th Street when a car turned left onto Central Avenue about 12:45 a.m.,…
  • Aug 16

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Fatal Crescent City, Illinois Vehicle Accident

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Fatal Crescent City, Illinois Vehicle Accident
    There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal vehicle accident that happened July 23, 2014 in Crescent City, Illinois. The July 23 accident involved a two-vehicle high-speed collision in which one of the lawsuit's…
  • Aug 11

    Fatal Bicycling Accident On Will County Forest Preserve Trail

    Fatal Bicycling Accident On Will County Forest Preserve Trail
    There was a fatal bicycling accident in Will County, Illinois on Saturday, August 9, 2014. According to Will County Forest Preserve Police, the accident happened just before 11:00 a.m. on the Hickory Street Junction Trail (Will County Forest…
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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/
  • Aug 7

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon
    The President is preparing to announce a new set of Executive Actions he plans to take on immigration since Congress has yet to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package. Speaking during a press conference yesterday in Washington D.C.,…
  • Aug 5

    Evidence for Asylum

    Evidence for Asylum
    As we've pointed out in previous blog posts, the Asylum process is a long and complicated one. In order for your asylum application to be successful, you will need a lot of evidence. This blog will focus on the kinds of evidence you will need…
  • Jul 28

    Affirmative Asylum Proce

    Affirmative Asylum Proce
    The Affirmative Asylum process is a complicated, multistep process. Below are the various steps you must complete to have a successful asylum application, according to USCIS. 1) Arrive in the United States: In order to claim asylum in the…
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Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women
    One in three American mothers deliver their first child through Cesarean section and 90% of those women who then have a second child will deliver through C-section again. It has not always been this way: in the 1970s, only 5% of all births…
  • Jul 23

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident
    The Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California is being sued by two injured visitors after the Ninja roller coaster they were on struck a tree. The ride partially derailed, leaving everyone on the ride stranded until they could evacuate.…
  • Jul 14

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion
    Sherwin-Williams, one of the largest and most-recognized paint companies, was recently ordered to pay $1.15 billion to fund a program aimed at addressing the health risks of lead paint exposure in California homes. Sherwin, along with two…
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Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women
    One in three American mothers deliver their first child through Cesarean section and 90% of those women who then have a second child will deliver through C-section again. It has not always been this way: in the 1970s, only 5% of all births…
  • Jul 23

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident
    The Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California is being sued by two injured visitors after the Ninja roller coaster they were on struck a tree. The ride partially derailed, leaving everyone on the ride stranded until they could evacuate.…
  • Jul 14

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion
    Sherwin-Williams, one of the largest and most-recognized paint companies, was recently ordered to pay $1.15 billion to fund a program aimed at addressing the health risks of lead paint exposure in California homes. Sherwin, along with two…
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Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
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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/
  • Jul 22

    Fatal I-55 Truck Crash Results in Charges against Trucker

    Fatal I-55 Truck Crash Results in Charges against Trucker
    Authorities charged the truck driver involved in the wreck on I-55 Mondaythat resulted in the loss of five lives with speeding before the crash. The deaths were the result of two separate crashes that happened on Interstate 55 near Channahon,…
  • Jul 17

    Highland Park Chiropractor Accused of Sexually Abusing Patient

    Highland Park Chiropractor Accused of Sexually Abusing Patient
    A number of people have come forward with accusations that a Highland Park chiropractor sexually abused his patients during their sessions. According to the Lake County prosecutor's office so far three people have come forward. Prosecutors…
  • Jun 2

    Tree Falls on Camper's Tent in Wisconsin Killing 11 Year Old Girl

    Tree Falls on Camper's Tent in Wisconsin Killing 11 Year Old Girl
    A young girl, age 11, from Chicago's Northwest suburbs was killed by a tree that fell on her tent during a storm overnight while she was camping with her family in Devil's Lake State Park in Wisconsin. first responders found the young girl…
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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 IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 18

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction

    Claim Differentiation Informs Claim Construction
    Cumberland Pharms, Inc. v. Mylan Inst. LLC, No. 12 C 3846, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 26, 2014) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer construed the claims in this patent infringement case involving an IV form N-acetylcysteine — used for…
  • Aug 15

    Patent Eligibility Could Not be Decided on the Pleading

    Patent Eligibility Could Not be Decided on the Pleading
    Vehicle Intelligence & Safety LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, No. 13 C 4417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2014) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s patent…
  • Aug 13

    Social Media Alone Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Social Media Alone Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction
    Telemedicine Sol’ns LLC v. WoundRight Techs, LLC, No. 13 C 3431, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 14, 2014) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted defendant WoundRight Technologies’ (“WoundRight”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to…
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