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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/
  • Oct 15

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search
    United States of America v. Kenyon R. Walton. No. 14-1177. On August 29, 2012, Walton was a passenger in a rented Chevrolet Suburban driven by his companion, Darrallyn Smoot, when the pair was pulled over on an interstate highway for...
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
  • 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…
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A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Oct 27

    THE POLICE ARE AT MY DOOR: KNOCK AND TALK DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS

    THE POLICE ARE AT MY DOOR: KNOCK AND TALK DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS
    When you answered the doorbell, you were surprised to see the police. The officer said he had a few questions and wanted to know if he could come in. The officer did not have a search warrant. Do you have a right to refuse? Generally, the…
  • Sep 29

    ILLINOIS TOUGHENS LAW ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS

    ILLINOIS TOUGHENS LAW ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS
    Starting January 1, 2015, Illinois law gives the Court new tools to discourage offenders from violating an order of protection. Known as “Diane’s Law,” the new law enables the court to keep tabs on an offender’s…
  • Sep 15

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR GARBAGE WITHOUT A WARRANT?

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR GARBAGE WITHOUT A WARRANT?
    Whether police need a search warrant for something like a garbage can generally depends on whether you have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the place or thing being searched. When it comes to garbage, your expectation of privacy can…
Rank this Week: 4193

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: 2961

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: 2584

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: 4759

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: 4605

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/
  • Oct 20

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer

    Recommended Reading for the 21st Century Lawyer
    If you love the legal profession as I do, nothing beats the actual practice of law, to the point that one can forget sometimes that a law practice is also a business.  But there is no getting around the fact that law is simultaneously a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4247

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/
  • Oct 28

    Illinois Fifth Most Dangerous State for Cyclist

    Illinois Fifth Most Dangerous State for Cyclist
    National report by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Illinois ranks among the top states for bicyclist fatalities in the country. On top of this, the overall number of bicyclist deaths is actually rising, at a rate of about…
  • Oct 21

    Airbag Recall Affects Nearly 5 Million, Officials Urge Owners to Fix

    Airbag Recall Affects Nearly 5 Million, Officials Urge Owners to Fix
    The U.S. government recently issued an urgent warning to the 4.7 million Americans who own cars with defective air bags. These air bags were recalled after at least four deaths. Anyone who owns a car with a recalled air bag should take it…
  • Oct 16

    Legal Options After Megabus Accident

    Legal Options After Megabus Accident
    The latest crash involving the popular multi-state bus service Megabus hit a little too close to home. Although no one was injured in the crash, several passengers were hospitalized with serious injuries. Bus crash lawyers at Pintas &…
Rank this Week: 2386

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: 3074

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: 2793

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 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3874

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Over 14 million dollars awarded in birth injury lawsuit

    Over 14 million dollars awarded in birth injury lawsuit
    An Ohio jury has awarded $14.5 million to a boy who suffered a birth injury. The jury returned the verdict against a hospital and doctor in favor of the 11-year-old boy and his mother, Stephanie Stewart. The child suffered a brain hemorrhage…
  • Oct 24

    New Illinois law allows workers to sue third-party service organization

    New Illinois law allows workers to sue third-party service organization
    On June 5, 2014, Senate Bill 3287 passed both houses of the Illinois legislature and was signed into law by Governor Quinn, becoming Public Act 98-33. The law eliminates immunity for third-party maintenance or service corporations from…
  • Oct 21

    Infection rates in Iillinois hospitals may bring Medicare penaltie

    Infection rates in Iillinois hospitals may bring Medicare penaltie
    This fall, Medicare payments may be docked for six or more Illinois hospitals as the government cracks down on infections and other injuries to patients. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which has one of the highest rates of hospital-acquired…
Rank this Week: 985

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: 4661

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • Sep 26

    Illinois fails nursing home review

    Illinois fails nursing home review
    More than 100,000 citizens reside in approximately 1,200 nursing home facilities located within Illinois state lines, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Although the department indicates that all Illinois long-term care…
  • Sep 26

    Illinois fails nursing home review

    Illinois fails nursing home review
    More than 100,000 citizens reside in approximately 1,200 nursing home facilities located within Illinois state lines, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Although the department indicates that all Illinois long-term care…
  • Sep 24

    Severe complications caused by retained sponge

    Severe complications caused by retained sponge
    USA Today reports that in most cases of retained surgical items, it is gauzy sponges that are left behind in a surgical site. Surgeons often use dozens of these materials to soak up bodily fluid and blood around the point of operation, making…
Rank this Week: 3920

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Oct 28

    Part-Time Paralegal Position!

    Part-Time Paralegal Position!
    Part-Time Paralegal Bible League International is seeking candidates for a Part-Time Paralegal for our Crete, Illinois office. Bible League comes alongside local churches and ministries to equip them for Bible-based evangelistic outreach,…
  • Oct 28

    This is from Paralegal student Helen…

    This is from Paralegal student Helen Wright, thanks Helen!! Don't know if there would be anyone interested, but I saw this posting for a Paralegal with the IL Dept. of Corrections this AM.  The link is…
  • Oct 22

    Full-time Regulatory Compliance Specialist Position at Afni, Inc.

    Full-time Regulatory Compliance Specialist Position at Afni, Inc.
    Full-time Regulatory Compliance Specialist Position at Afni, Inc.Afni has been providing Receivables Management services since its founding in 1936. Receivables Management includes Afni’s debt collection operation and first-party…
Rank this Week: 138

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: 4485

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
  • Oct 8

    Declaring Bankruptcy with Student Loan

    Declaring Bankruptcy with Student Loan
    One of the first questions you might have about bankruptcy is whether bankruptcy will take care of your student loan debt. Unfortunately, the waters aren't so clear on this topic because several factors influence how student loans are treated…
  • Sep 12

    Cleaning Up Your Credit Report After Bankruptcy

    Cleaning Up Your Credit Report After Bankruptcy
    After receiving a "fresh start" through bankruptcy, you may want to return to the world of credit or start rebuilding your financial health. Bankruptcy is a life-changing event that will impact your credit report for at least a decade, but…
  • Aug 22

    Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy With a Bankruptcy Attorney in Chicago

    Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy With a Bankruptcy Attorney in Chicago
    Filing for bankruptcy is a last resort for families in economic straits, but the process is also one of renewals and provides an opportunity to get a fresh start away from endless bills, harassment from debt collectors, and the emotional…
Rank this Week: 4045

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: 3079

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/
  • Oct 20

    Nearly 5 Million Vehicle Recalled due to Airbag Defect

    Nearly 5 Million Vehicle Recalled due to Airbag Defect
    The Chicago Accident & Injury Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of an alert, issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), regarding the recall of nearly 5 million vehicles due to defective airbags.…
  • Oct 15

    Two Major Auto Manufacturers Recall over a Million Vehicle

    Two Major Auto Manufacturers Recall over a Million Vehicle
    The Automobile Collision Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of two recent auto manufacturer recalls, affecting more than a million vehicles, of various types and years, that present serious safety concerns to motorists, in the…
  • Oct 15

    Active Transportation Alliance Announces Launch of pedestrian-focused ‘Safe Crossings’ Campaign

    Active Transportation Alliance Announces Launch of pedestrian-focused ‘Safe Crossings’ Campaign
    The Chicago Pedestrian Accident Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of a promising new campaign developed for the purpose of promoting awareness, as well as pushing for increased funding, to improve intersection safety for…
Rank this Week: 1925

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court

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

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

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement
    Can you believe it? 1 in 3 Americans have no savings?1 in 5 nearing retirement age have no savings either.This does not bode well, especially when they turn to the government for support.But bankruptcy can help get people back on track.There…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4054

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/
  • Oct 28

    Hospital Borne Infections Put Infants at Risk

    Hospital Borne Infections Put Infants at Risk
    Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are illnesses that patients receive while receiving care within a medical facility of hospital. These infections can happen in any medical environment, placing a variety of patients at risk. However,…
  • Oct 21

    Understanding the Risk of Chorioamnioniti

    Understanding the Risk of Chorioamnioniti
    Expectant mothers should exercise vigilance to protect themselves from infections and sickness. Left untreated, some conditions can lead to serious consequences for mother, as well as well as the infant. Chorioamnionitis is a condition that…
  • Oct 15

    States Refuse to Cover Midwife Deliveries Under Medicaid

    States Refuse to Cover Midwife Deliveries Under Medicaid
    Oregon lawmakers want to implement a new law that will expand Medicaid insurance coverage for expectant mothers who choose to give birth outside of traditional hospitals. According to recent reports, passage of the law will allow state…
Rank this Week: 1678

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3880

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/
  • Oct 29

    Harvard Study Questions the Handling of College Concussion

    Harvard Study Questions the Handling of College Concussion
    A recent study by Harvard University reports that colleges are significantly inconsistent in their handling of athletic concussions. These findings come in the midst of concerns about coaches sending obviously injured athletes back onto the…
  • Oct 22

    Joan Rivers' Death Caused by Brain Injury

    Joan Rivers' Death Caused by Brain Injury
    On September 4th, the world of comedy lost one its most beloved queens, when Joan Rivers passed away. Now, almost six weeks later, the official medical examination is reporting that Rivers' death was the result of traumatic injury to the…
  • Oct 15

    Accident Related Brain Injuries and Memory Lo

    Accident Related Brain Injuries and Memory Lo
    On a New Jersey highway in June, a fatal accident took the life of one successful comedian and tragically changed the life of another. Recent reports reveal that television actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is suffering from traumatic brain…
Rank this Week: 1458

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/
  • Oct 23

    New Wage Rules for Home Care Worker

    New Wage Rules for Home Care Worker
         Implementation of the new rules extending the minimum wage protections to home care employees have been delayed.  Comprised of about two million workers nationwide, this low wage labor group remains marginalized and…
  • Sep 19

    Give Less Than 5 Star Review and You Could Get Sued!!!

    Give Less Than 5 Star Review and You Could Get Sued!!!
    This story starts in December 2008 when Utah resident John Palmer ordered a couple of small gifts for his wife from the online retailer KlearGear.com. When the items were never delivered, Palmer and his wife, Jennifer, repeatedly attempted to…
  • Sep 17

    Does Adrian Peterson Belong in the Rice Cooker?

    Does Adrian Peterson Belong in the Rice Cooker?
    Did the Viking Running Back Benefit From a Harsh Upbringing? The Minnesota Vikings reinstated their star running back (and then dumped him again after pressure from their sponsors), and that only stepped up the vilification of the NFL and its…
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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…
Rank this Week: 4936

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: 905

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: 913

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/
  • Oct 28

    The Facts: SUVs No Safer Than Smaller Vehicles When It Comes to Auto Accident

    The Facts: SUVs No Safer Than Smaller Vehicles When It Comes to Auto Accident
    While green initiatives calling for better fuel efficiency and more concern for the environment may be slimming down the number of Suburbans and Escalades you see on the road, the SUV wont be extinct anytime soon. It’s not uncommon to…
  • Oct 24

    Keep Yourself Safe When Riding Your Motorcycle: Wear a Helmet

    Keep Yourself Safe When Riding Your Motorcycle: Wear a Helmet
    Every year, roughly 90,000 motorcyclists are injured on our nation’s highways alone. An estimated 5,000 people are killed each year while riding their motorcycle, and the majority of these fatalities occur because of head injuries.…
  • Oct 23

    Myths About Child-Pedestrian Safety: Prepare Your Child to Stay Safe

    Myths About Child-Pedestrian Safety: Prepare Your Child to Stay Safe
    Young children are naturally energetic, active, and impulsive, and they don’t always do what is best for their own safety. In most environments, their actions result in nothing more than a few scraps or bruises, but near a roadway, they…
Rank this Week: 1005

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/
  • Oct 28

    Illinois has 5th Most Bicycle-Related Deaths in the Country

    Illinois has 5th Most Bicycle-Related Deaths in the Country
    The face of bicycling has changed dramatically in the last decade. According to a study conducted byte he Gluskin Townley Group, ridership among children decreased 20 percent between 2000 and 2010 but the number of adult riders during that…
  • Oct 20

    Evanston Promoting Bicycle Safety During Dark Hour

    Evanston Promoting Bicycle Safety During Dark Hour
    Do you think that the only people who ride bicycles are children and that they only ride in residential areas? When questioned, many people in the areas surrounding Chicago express this view but it is far from reality, especially as bicycling…
  • Oct 13

    Good Samaritan Killed while Helping Elderly Driver in Aurora

    Good Samaritan Killed while Helping Elderly Driver in Aurora
    Car accidents are tragic collisions that usually are caused by the mistakes of one or more drivers involved. The fact that the vast majority of collisions are preventable make them all the more tragic, especially when a victim is injured or…
Rank this Week: 1693

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old
    Chicago, Illinois A fifteen year old was charged and convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault, rape.  The defendant was tried as an adult and sentenced to 36 years in prison, of which he will have to serve 85%.  The Illinois…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4249

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Illinois Freedom from Location Surveillance Law Now in Effect

    Illinois Freedom from Location Surveillance Law Now in Effect
    A new law designed to protect Illinois residents from police officers using an individual’s cell phone tracking capability to determine their whereabouts passed the Illinois Legislature in August and went into effect immediately. The…
  • Oct 27

    Cook County Man Whose Rape Conviction Overturned Denied Innocence Certificate

    Cook County Man Whose Rape Conviction Overturned Denied Innocence Certificate
    In 1983, a Cook County jury convicted Stanley Wrice of rape and deviant sexual assault and sentenced him to 100 years in prison. Through the years Wrice claimed his innocence, saying that his confession was the result of police torture at the…
  • Oct 22

    Elderly Woman Acquitted of Aggravated Assault of Chicago Police Officer

    Elderly Woman Acquitted of Aggravated Assault of Chicago Police Officer
    A 92-year-old woman was acquitted of aggravated assault against an off-duty Chicago police officer, but still faces two counts of misdemeanor battery in an incident that left her 86-year-old husband dead. The woman and the police…
Rank this Week: 3878

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
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody
    If you are involved in a divorce in Illinois, you might wonder, “What is a deposition?” Long story short, it’s an interview of a party or witness that can be used in court. But as a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that…
  • Sep 6

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often have to deal with dividing retirement accounts as part of a divorce. Here’s the deal with dividing 401ks, pensions, and the like – it’s complicated.  Splitting 401ks and pension…
  • Sep 2

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Chicago Skokie and Evanston, people often ask me if they can keep their house after a divorce. The answer? It depends. If you want an answer to the question what happens to the house after divorce, read this article…
Rank this Week: 4396

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…
Rank this Week: 1492

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 29

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI
    The California Highway Patrol arrested actress Amanda Bynes at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday. Bynes, 28, was booked by the LAPD at 7 a.m. and charged with misdemeanor DUI. She was released at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on $15,000 bail. Bynes allegedly ran a red…
  • Sep 22

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct
    Former West Harvey-Dixmoor Elementary District 147 Superintendent, Alex Boyd Jr., 67, was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of official misconduct for stealing $78,000. Boyd was originally charged with 20…
  • Sep 15

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job
    Authorities announced today that a former McHenry County police officer, Ryszard Kopacz, of Wauconda, faces new felony charges for selling drugs while on duty. Kopacz, 30, was arrested days after beginning his job with the Richmond Police…
Rank this Week: 484

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…
Rank this Week: 3653

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…
Rank this Week: 3430

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/
  • Oct 23

    Bicycle Accident Near Franklin Park, Illinoi

    Bicycle Accident Near Franklin Park, Illinoi
    A man has been charged in a hit & run accident in which he struck a bicyclist near Franklin Park, Illinois. According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Police, this bicycle accident happened on Saturday (October 18, 2014) at 10 p.m., as…
  • Oct 17

    I-57 “Wrong-Way Driver” Incident

    I-57 “Wrong-Way Driver” Incident
    There was another Chicago-area incident involving “wrong-way driving” early Friday morning, October 17, 2014.  The incident happened on I-57 near 111th Street at approximately 5:45 a.m. This “wrong-way driver” was…
  • Oct 15

    Most Dangerous Intersections For Chicago Pedestrian

    Most Dangerous Intersections For Chicago Pedestrian
    The Active Transportation Alliance has released a list of the 10 most dangerous Chicago intersections for pedestrians, i.e. those walking across the street. The list of the 10 intersections can be found at the Active Transportation…
Rank this Week: 903

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    U Visa Eligibility

    U Visa Eligibility
    A U visa is a nonimmigrant visa that provides relief to victims of certain crimes by granting them temporary legal status and work authorization in the United States for four years. You may qualify for a U visa if you are a victim of a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2813

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/
  • Oct 24

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement
    A whistleblower lawsuit filed against DaVita HealthCare Partners recently concluded in a $389 million settlement. The kidney dialysis company agreed to settle investigations into transactions it made with doctors over the last ten years.…
  • Oct 22

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety
    Patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip implants are suffering serious health consequences from the devices and accusing manufacturers of putting marketing before patient safety. Thousands of patients have filed lawsuits against these…
  • Oct 15

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change
    Companies that manufacture medical devices used to have to report any changes they made to the devices to the FDA. On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it would no longer make companies report this information, except when they apply to recalls…
Rank this Week: 1888

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/
  • Oct 24

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement

    DaVita Employee's Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement
    A whistleblower lawsuit filed against DaVita HealthCare Partners recently concluded in a $389 million settlement. The kidney dialysis company agreed to settle investigations into transactions it made with doctors over the last ten years.…
  • Oct 22

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety

    Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety
    Patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip implants are suffering serious health consequences from the devices and accusing manufacturers of putting marketing before patient safety. Thousands of patients have filed lawsuits against these…
  • Oct 15

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change

    Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Change
    Companies that manufacture medical devices used to have to report any changes they made to the devices to the FDA. On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it would no longer make companies report this information, except when they apply to recalls…
Rank this Week: 362

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
  • Oct 26

    $15,000 Jury Verdict for Bicycle Sideswipe by Car, Injuring Bike Rider

    $15,000 Jury Verdict for Bicycle Sideswipe by Car, Injuring Bike Rider
    On Nov. 9, 2012, Hawree Amin was riding a bicycle eastbound on Winnemac Avenue in the city of Chicago, traveling through the intersection at Clark Street. The defendant, Karl Fujihara, driving eastbound in his car came alongside a car on the…
  • Oct 20

    $52,000 Illinois Jury Verdict in Motorcycle Rear-End Crash

    $52,000 Illinois Jury Verdict in Motorcycle Rear-End Crash
    On Aug. 28, 2010, Peter Chilton was driving a 2009 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle with his girlfriend riding on the back. Chilton was stopped at the red light on Grand Avenue at the intersection with County Road in Waukegan, Ill., when…
  • Oct 19

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of Asbestos-Injured Employee

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of Asbestos-Injured Employee
    James Folta had stopped working at Ferro Engineering 41 years before he was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. He claimed that while working for Ferro Engineering he was exposed to “tremendous amounts of airborne asbestos…
Rank this Week: 957

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/
  • Oct 16

    3 Gavin Middle School Teachers Fired in Connection with Abuse Charge

    3 Gavin Middle School Teachers Fired in Connection with Abuse Charge
    The School District Board for Gavin School District 37 in Ingleside, IL are suspending without pay pending a formal dismissal hearing Michale Vucic, a Gavin teacher who has been charged with childhood sexual abuse of a student. The Board…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1660

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicago-injury-lawyer.org/
Rank this Week: 1128

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Oct 29

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe

    BitTorrent: Motion to Quash is Not a Proper Vehicle for Severing Doe
    Site B v. Does 1-51, No. 13 C 5295, Slip Op. (N.D. Ills. Mar. 7, 2014) (Leinenweber, Sen. J.). Judge Leinenweber denied Doe 39′s motion to quash a pre-discovery subpoena in this BitTorrent case involving the motion picture “Under…
  • Oct 27

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim

    Fair Use & Likelihood of Confusion Doom Lanham Act Claim
    Sorenson v. WD-40 Co., No. 12 C 50417, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2014) (Kapala, J.). Judge Kapala granted defendant WD-40 summary judgment as to plaintiff’s Lanham Act and related state law claims regarding plaintiff’s THE…
  • Oct 24

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim

    Final Invalidity Contentions May Not be Amended to Add Nautilus-Based Indefiniteness Claim
    R-Boc Reps., Inc. v. Minemyer, No. 11 C 8433, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Cole, Mag. J.). Judge Cole denied plaintiff R-Boc’s motions to amend its Final Invalidity Contentions with an allegedly new theory regarding the phrase…
Rank this Week: 222