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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/
  • Feb 11

    Honest Services Fraud - "Value of Benefit Received" Explained

    Honest Services Fraud - "Value of Benefit Received" Explained
    United States v. Harper, No. 14-2701. The defendant pleaded guilty to fraud consisting of her having abused her position as a member of a Chicago public-school board by accepting kickbacks of more than $500,000 from bus companies to which…
  • Feb 3

    Eyewitness Identification - Landmark Decision Identifies Fallibility of Eyewitness Identification

    Eyewitness Identification - Landmark Decision Identifies Fallibility of Eyewitness Identification
    People of the State of Illinois v. Eduardo Lerma, No. 118496. Editor's Note - This is an Illinois Supreme Court Opinion. The issue is whether, in light of the specific facts and circumstances of this case, the circuit court of...
  • Jan 22

    USSG 2D1.(b)(12) Stash House Enhancement - Boilerplate Rule

    USSG 2D1.(b)(12) Stash House Enhancement - Boilerplate Rule
    US v. Acasio Sanchez. No. 15-1356 Acasio Sanchez pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), and was sentenced below the guidelines range to 40…
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A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Apr 25

    FIGHTING THE POLICE SEARCH OF YOUR COMPUTER

    FIGHTING THE POLICE SEARCH OF YOUR COMPUTER
    Under the Fourth Amendment, police must generally obtain a warrant before they can search your property. However, there are exceptions such as where you consent to the search. But let’s say, the police tell you they are looking for…
  • Apr 12

    2016 UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE CELL PHONE RULES

    2016 UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE CELL PHONE RULES
    After some confusion resulting from the recent removal of cell phone lockers at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, it seems like a good time to review the rules. Cook County first implemented its courthouse cell phone ban in 2013.…
  • Apr 4

    FRUIT OF THE POISON TREE: STATEMENTS FROM AN ILLEGAL ARREST

    FRUIT OF THE POISON TREE: STATEMENTS FROM AN ILLEGAL ARREST
    Under the Constitution, police have to operate by law before they can deprive you of liberty or property. If your initial stop or arrest is illegal, then the poison fruits of that stop or arrest cannot be used against you subject to certain…
Rank this Week: 2081

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: 4946

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: 753

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: 3628

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

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

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
Rank this Week: 2535

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

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

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

    Programming Life And Death Decisions into Robot Driven Car

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

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment

    Secondments: A New Type of Legal Employment
    I assume you are aware that we are now several years into an era of fundamental disruptions in the foundations of the law business.  Yet even as technology and other mega-forces drive this rapid and sometimes painful evolution, there are…
  • Jun 20

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future

    Artificial Intelligence: The Law Machine In Your Future
         Everyone knows that technology has transformed every industry, market sector and profession, but few really understand how Artificial Intelligence (sometimes referred to as AI) is about to change everything…
Rank this Week: 3775

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/
  • Apr 25

    Widow Sues Airplane Engine Maker over Fatal Crash

    Widow Sues Airplane Engine Maker over Fatal Crash
    In 2005, David Sikkelee took off in his four-seat, single engine airplane in a small North Carolina airport. Moments after takeoff, the engine malfunctioned, causing the plane to crash and kill him. Two years later his widow filed suit…
  • Mar 22

    Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Derail

    Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Derail
    An Amtrak train travelling to Chicago derailed this month, injuring at least 32 people. The train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins explain the safety issues contributing to Amtrak injuries and our railway injury practice.…
  • Feb 29

    California Develops Rules for Self-Driving Car

    California Develops Rules for Self-Driving Car
    Last month, we reported that self-driving cars will be on national highways within five years, and are already on roads in San Francisco. Our auto accident attorneys recently learned that the California Department of Motor Vehicles may issue…
Rank this Week: 1690

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/
  • Apr 5

    Treating Bed Sores Before They Develop

    Treating Bed Sores Before They Develop
    Taking the effort to prevent a bedsore from developing is significantly easier than managing one to allow it to heal completely. Bedsores (pressure sores; pressure ulcers; decubitus ulcers) are sores that can develop when skin and underlying…
  • Mar 5

    Evidence That More Nurses Helps Improve Patient Care

    Evidence That More Nurses Helps Improve Patient Care
    There is significant evidence that hires more nurses in a rural health care setting can improve the level and quality of care provided to every patient. A January 2015 Policy Brief released by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research…
  • Feb 5

    Jury Awards Family $6.5 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Jury Awards Family $6.5 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    While it might appear that a fall off a roof on November 9, 2007 causing a broken back led to a recent $6.5 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit, a Tucson Arizona family thinks otherwise. In fact, the lawsuit involved the level of…
Rank this Week: 4200

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

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

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Apr 5

    Treating Bed Sores Before They Develop

    Treating Bed Sores Before They Develop
    Taking the effort to prevent a bedsore from developing is significantly easier than managing one to allow it to heal completely. Bedsores (pressure sores; pressure ulcers; decubitus ulcers) are sores that can develop when skin and underlying…
  • Mar 5

    Evidence That More Nurses Helps Improve Patient Care

    Evidence That More Nurses Helps Improve Patient Care
    There is significant evidence that hires more nurses in a rural health care setting can improve the level and quality of care provided to every patient. A January 2015 Policy Brief released by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research…
  • Feb 5

    Jury Awards Family $6.5 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Jury Awards Family $6.5 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    While it might appear that a fall off a roof on November 9, 2007 causing a broken back led to a recent $6.5 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit, a Tucson Arizona family thinks otherwise. In fact, the lawsuit involved the level of…
Rank this Week: 4598

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: 4020

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1725

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: 4960

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Sipping, Slipping, & Screwing Up Over Spring Break

    Sipping, Slipping, & Screwing Up Over Spring Break
    Spring break is a time when students from every university and high school in the state take a break from their studies to relax and have fun. Unfortunately, for many spring break can have serious consequences. Each year, thousands of…
  • Apr 13

    Wintroub & Associates Feel Feds Attempts to Make Highways Safer are a Good Move

    Wintroub & Associates Feel Feds Attempts to Make Highways Safer are a Good Move
    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, 3,660 people died in accidents involving large trucks during 2014. This was the greatest increase in trucking accident deaths since 2009 when the least…
  • Apr 11

    Cary J. Wintroub and Associates Warn Against Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contract

    Cary J. Wintroub and Associates Warn Against Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contract
    Making the decision to put a parent or other family member into a nursing home is not an easy one. During this emotional time, it can be easy to overlook questionable clauses within the nursing home agreements that will need to be signed,…
Rank this Week: 3832

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Apr 29

    Two Peoria Area Paralegal Position

    Two Peoria Area Paralegal Position
    Experienced Medical Paralegal/Legal AssistantExperienced Medical Paralegal / Legal Assistant position available immediately with very busy, fast paced law firm in downtown Peoria specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation…
  • Apr 25

    City of Moline, Illinois is accepting applications for Police Officer

    City of Moline, Illinois is accepting applications for Police Officer
    The City of Moline, Illinois is accepting applications for Police Officer until May 20th, 2016, go to:http://agency.governmentjobs.com/molineil/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1417108for additional information.Items included in this packet:1. 2016…
  • Apr 20

    Student Career Closet-Giveaway

    Student Career Closet-Giveaway
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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/
  • Apr 12

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

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

    Growing Old with Cerebral Palsy: What to Expect

    Growing Old with Cerebral Palsy: What to Expect
    While the burden of dealing with cerebral palsy (CP) can place many restrictions on a young child, handling CP as an adult can affect the individual’s independence and quality-of-life. This is because cerebral palsy in adulthood usually…
  • Feb 12

    Factors to Assist Families Making Diagnosis of CP

    Factors to Assist Families Making Diagnosis of CP
    Cerebral palsy (CP) is actually a group of medical conditions affecting the portion of the brain that controls muscles. CP can cause significant issues with balance, posture and movement. However, some children have extensive developmental…
Rank this Week: 4597

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Illinois.

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

    Credit Report Myths You Need to Know

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

    Don’t Make These Common Bankruptcy Mistake

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

    What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you owe debts you can't pay and have been on the receiving end of phone calls from debt collectors, you might be considering a step like bankruptcy or figuring out how you can negotiate with debt collectors.  If debt collectors are…
Rank this Week: 3655

Chicago Accident Law Blog

Chicago Accident Law Blog

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

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

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi
    A lawsuit alleging childhood sexual abuse was filed yesterday in Du Page County, Illinois against Bill Gothard and the Institute of Basic Life Principles that he founded in 1961. The lawsuit filed by 10 women includes allegations of rape,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4617

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?
    Since initiating the program more than a decade ago, the use of red-light cameras has been highly debated. While some focus on the legality of the cameras in general, our primary concern is whether they are effective or not in improving…
  • Nov 23

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

    Should a Nursing Home Resident be moved when a Complaint is made or a Claim is initiated?
    Let’s face it—from complaining about the food or staff in restaurants, to the persons that provide services in our homes—whenever you criticize something or someone, there is always a possible risk of some form of…
  • Nov 18

    Reducing Teen Driving Accidents and Fatalities through Stronger GDL Law

    Reducing Teen Driving Accidents and Fatalities through Stronger GDL Law
    For decades, research studies and statistical data have continued to show the effectiveness of ‘Graduated Driver Licensing’ (GDL) programs. With every state having adopted GDL laws between 1996 and 2011, the efficacy of such…
Rank this Week: 3389

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3617

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/
  • Apr 28

    What to Do After a Birth Injury

    What to Do After a Birth Injury
    The birth of your child is one of the happiest times in your life. Bringing home a healthy baby is the hope of every family. Yet sometimes something goes wrong and the infant suffers an injury. Even with today’s modern technology, birth…
  • Apr 20

    Cerebral Palsy May Be Caused by Birth Trauma

    Cerebral Palsy May Be Caused by Birth Trauma
    Cerebral palsy, CP, is a disorder that impacts muscle movement, muscle tone, and brain function. According to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation (UCP), about 800,000 people in the United States have cerebral palsy. This number includes both…
  • Apr 13

    Facial Nerve Palsy May Be Caused by Birth Trauma

    Facial Nerve Palsy May Be Caused by Birth Trauma
    The birth of your child is the happiest day in a parent’s life, unless there is a problem. While most births happen without any complications, sometimes a mistake occurs that can cause a birth injury. Facial nerve palsy is one type of…
Rank this Week: 1395

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3921

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/
  • Apr 28

    Closed Head Brain Injury as Opposed to Open Head Brain Injury

    Closed Head Brain Injury as Opposed to Open Head Brain Injury
    There are certain types of head injuries that can cause trauma to the brain with such force that it may result in a fatal injury, or leave the sufferer with some form of brain damage. Closed head brain injuries, often diagnosed as…
  • Apr 13

    The Basics - Brain Injury and Litigation

    The Basics - Brain Injury and Litigation
    After an accident or injury affecting the brain; if a resultant disability or death was caused by the negligence or intentional acts of another, it is quite possible that a civil action will be the next step in the process, second to the…
  • Apr 5

    Head Injuries, No Matter How Mild They Appear to be, Should Not be Ignored

    Head Injuries, No Matter How Mild They Appear to be, Should Not be Ignored
    Accidents and injuries involving head trauma, should never be ignored. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that at least 1.4 million Americans suffer from some type of brain trauma every year, due to accidents…
Rank this Week: 4517

Chicago Business bLAWg

Chicago Business bLAWg

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

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

    Some great tips for all employers to con

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

    Some great tips for all employers to con

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

    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companie

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

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Aug 24

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur
    Small investors in Illinois will soon be able to invest in start-up businesses in exchange for a piece of the action, but without some of the onerous oversight previously required by regulatory agencies. Signed by Governor Rauner in July,…
  • Aug 8

    For Whom the Bell Trolls: Supporting the “Innovation Bill” To Stop Patent Extortion

    For Whom the Bell Trolls: Supporting the “Innovation Bill” To Stop Patent Extortion
    It’s almost never a compliment when someone is referred to as a troll, but in the case of patent extortionists, it is an accurate and richly deserved description. Patent trolls are technically called  “non-practicing…
  • Jul 25

    Can You Record a Police Officer?

    Can You Record a Police Officer?
    It is now legal in Illinois for citizens to record interactions with police without their consent, but it’s early in the game for too much celebration. In 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court found the state’s strict eavesdropping law…
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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/
  • Apr 28

    Class Action Filed Against P&G Due to Alleged Serious Skin Rashes From Old Spice

    Class Action Filed Against P&G Due to Alleged Serious Skin Rashes From Old Spice
    But the lawsuit alleges enough people have been affected all across the country to warrant calling the hygiene product defective. The lead plaintiff lives in Virginia, but the lawsuit has pointed to complaints of the various products that…
  • Apr 23

    McCartney Takes Steps to Recover Copyright in Beatles Song

    McCartney Takes Steps to Recover Copyright in Beatles Song
    The time limits on copyrights exist for a couple reasons. The first is to prevent on estate from holding on to the rights of a particular work indefinitely and creating a sort of monopoly on that work. The copyright law also gives a time…
  • Apr 20

    Rhapsody Sued in Class Action for Failing to pay Royalties to Certain Artist

    Rhapsody Sued in Class Action for Failing to pay Royalties to Certain Artist
    The lawsuit alleges Rhapsody failed to pay mechanical royalties on the music they were streaming to their more than three million paying subscribers. Mechanical royalties are usually paid on a specific type of publishing license, which is…
Rank this Week: 548

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: 721

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, truck accidents, and personal injury law in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Educate Your Young Drivers on the Hazards of Distracted Driving

    Educate Your Young Drivers on the Hazards of Distracted Driving
    Distraction can be a dangerous thing, and our young drivers are suffering most of all. In fact, drivers in their 20s make up a staggering 27% of all distracted drivers in fatal car accidents. The United States Department of…
  • Mar 8

    Pedestrian Safety Tips For Life In the Big City

    Pedestrian Safety Tips For Life In the Big City
    If Punxsutawney Phil is to be believed, spring temperatures will soon be on the way, and that means that people all over the City of Chicago will soon be emerging from their homes to enjoy the warming weather and longer days. With this in…
  • Feb 26

    Takata Air Bag Recalls Swell to Affect 25 Million U.S. Vehicle

    Takata Air Bag Recalls Swell to Affect 25 Million U.S. Vehicle
    Product liability is a branch of personal injury law that deals primarily with dangerous and/or defective products being brought to the market due to negligent manufacturers. Since 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has…
Rank this Week: 945

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/
  • Apr 29

    283,000 Ford Vehicles Recalled for Transmission, Suspension Problem

    283,000 Ford Vehicles Recalled for Transmission, Suspension Problem
    These days, it may seem like a new automobile recall is being announced every week, and with good reason: over the last few years, more recalls have been issued than at any time in the past. Many motorists have found that the cars they own…
  • Apr 18

    Reducing Chicago Pedestrian Accidents by Eliminating Distraction

    Reducing Chicago Pedestrian Accidents by Eliminating Distraction
    In Illinois, traffic can take many forms. Cars, trucks, SUVS, and vans are common on our roadways but they are far from the only types of traffic in the state. Bicyclists, motorcyclists, and even pedestrians can all be traffic and can affect…
  • Apr 4

    Know Before You Buy: Car Insurance

    Know Before You Buy: Car Insurance
    In today’s market, there is a common belief that all car insurance companies are the same and provide the same coverage. The only difference, according to many in the public, is the amount you pay for that coverage. It may surprise you…
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Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Who Let the Dogs In?

    Who Let the Dogs In?
     Supreme Court of Illinois holds that use of a drug-detection dog violated Fourth Amendment in People v. Burns. On January 10, 1013 at 3:20 am, the police along with a drug-detection dog went into defendant’s apartment…
  • Mar 3

    Court clarifies Loss Calculation and Restitution

    Court clarifies Loss Calculation and Restitution
    Chicago – In United States v. Pu, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 3224 (7th Circuit February 24, 2016), the court addressed the district court’s loss calculation and restitution order.  Pu who worked for two companies, one of which…
  • Feb 3

    Stericycle agrees to $29m settlement in False Claims Act case – MassDevice

    Stericycle agrees to $29m settlement in False Claims Act case – MassDevice
    A federal judge in Illinois yesterday approved a settlement agreement between Stericycle (NSDQ:SRCL) and the plaintiff in a  whistleblower lawsuit accusing the medical waste disposal company of overbilling…
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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/
  • Apr 22

    Competency to Stand Trial vs. The Defense of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

    Competency to Stand Trial vs. The Defense of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
    Incompetency to stand trial is not the same thing as a defense of “not guilty” by reason of insanity, for the simple reason that an individual accused of a crime may be “sane” and in charge of his mental faculties at…
  • Apr 20

    Is it an Assault and Battery or Mutual Combat?

    Is it an Assault and Battery or Mutual Combat?
    Criminal assault and battery, in most jurisdictions, is defined as an intentional act where one individual attempts to or does strike another individual; or acts in such a threatening manner as to place an individual in immediate fear of…
  • Apr 15

    Your Constitutional Right to Bail

    Your Constitutional Right to Bail
    Bail is a monetary pledge (a bond) telling the court, that if the court will authorize your release, you promise to abide by any conditions the court demands, and to appear at all hearing dates going forward, including trial. By posting this…
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Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

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

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill

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

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?

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

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage

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

Chicago Divorce Attorney

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

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Feb 15

    Free Consultation for Illinois Divorce: Beware!

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

    New Illinois “Child Custody” Law: Parenting Agreement Requirement

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

    A QDRO lawyer for post-divorce problems?

    A QDRO lawyer for post-divorce problems?
    Are you divorced and have a problem with your QDRO or other retirement division issue? If so, read this article about problems that can happen after a divorce is finalized – the so called “post decree” time period. After I…
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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/
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

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

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

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

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

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

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

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

    Number of Chicago Shootings Surging in 2016

    Number of Chicago Shootings Surging in 2016
    The number of shootings in the first three months of 2016 is the highest of the decade in Chicago. At least 775 people have been shot in the city, which is up 80 percent from last year. As of March 28, there were at least 650 separate…
  • Mar 17

    Foxx and Brown Win Democratic Nominations in Illinoi

    Foxx and Brown Win Democratic Nominations in Illinoi
    Kim Foxx will be the democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney, defeating current State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Alvarez came under fire after waiting a year to file murder charges against an officer accused of…
  • Feb 22

    Lake County Jail Under Fire For Jail Guard Safety Concern

    Lake County Jail Under Fire For Jail Guard Safety Concern
    According to jail guards at the Lake County Jail, unsafe jail conditions are causing very dangerous situations. A letter to the Chicago Tribune from Cass Casper, senior staff attorney for the union local, states that there is a…
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Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

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

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

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

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

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

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

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

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

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Fatal Collision On The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway

    Fatal Collision On The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway
    There was a fatal collision on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) early Thursday (April 14, 2016). According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the collision happened at approximately 12:50 a.m. and happened between Roselle Road and…
  • Apr 9

    Chain-Reaction Crash On The Eisenhower Expressway

    Chain-Reaction Crash On The Eisenhower Expressway
    There was a chain-reaction car crash early Saturday morning (April 9, 2016) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290).  The accident involved 13 vehicles and led to one fatality and four people getting hurt. According to the Illinois State…
  • Mar 29

    Fatal Head-On Collision Near North Aurora

    Fatal Head-On Collision Near North Aurora
    There was a fatal two-vehicle collision Tuesday morning (March 29, 2016) near North Aurora. According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 10:15 a.m., as a Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling…
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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/
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court Will Hear DACA/DAPA Lawsuit

    Supreme Court Will Hear DACA/DAPA Lawsuit
    Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear an appeal that from the Obama Administration involving President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The case, while not scheduled for oral arguments yet, will…
  • Nov 11

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update

    DACA/DAPA Lawsuit Update
    The lawsuit regarding President Obama’s executive actions on immigration has been making its way through the federal court system for over a year now. Just this week, a new development in the lawsuit took place. Below is a brief history…
  • Sep 18

    The Syrian Refugee Crisi

    The Syrian Refugee Crisi
    Since the start of the 2011 civil war going on in Syria, millions of Syrians have fled the region. As these refugees flee, they really have no place to go. Many are simply fleeing on foot, traveling thousands of miles through dangerous…
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Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
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Chicago Injury Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Injury Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Our law firm receives almost daily calls from potential clients seeking an attorney to assist them with a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, we probably reject 99% of these cases. Why? There are a myriad of reasons, including problems…
  • Sep 1

    Lawsuits Filed Against Automakers for Defect in Keyless Ignition System

    Lawsuits Filed Against Automakers for Defect in Keyless Ignition System
    Many new automobiles being sold today have keyless ignition systems. In order to operate these vehicles, the owner merely has to have their keyfob near the push button starter. There is a convenience factor in not having to take out your key…
  • Sep 1

    $492,350.00 Verdict in Battery/Negligent Security Case

    $492,350.00 Verdict in Battery/Negligent Security Case
    Court awards large verdict for plaintiff in negligent security/battery claim.
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Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Left turn accident kills Motorcyclist in Wilmette

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

    Legionnaires' outbreak at veterans' home claims two more live

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

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

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

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
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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/
  • Jul 20

    Could Police Begin Spying on Drivers Suspected of Texting Here in Naperville and Surrounding DuPage County?

    Could Police Begin Spying on Drivers Suspected of Texting Here in Naperville and Surrounding DuPage County?
    As a car accident lawyer, I am always looking at what makes us less safe on the road. At the top of this list is distracted driving. In Illinois, drivers are generally allowed to use cell phones, but are prohibited from using cell phones,…
  • Jun 10

    Defective Furniture Responsible for Thousands of Injurie

    Defective Furniture Responsible for Thousands of Injurie
    Most people pay little attention to the furniture in their homes or workplaces, expecting items such as tables and chairs to serve their intended purpose. However, the most basic pieces of furniture can sometimes be defective, causing…
  • Jun 2

    U.S. Sues Michaels Stores Over Shattering Glass Vase

    U.S. Sues Michaels Stores Over Shattering Glass Vase
    The Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Department of Justice jointly announced their filing of litigation against Michaels Stores Inc. over defective glass vases. The complaint, filed April 21, 2015 in the U.S. District Court for…
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Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Mar 14

    Indiana Poised to Increase Medical Malpractice Cap

    Indiana Poised to Increase Medical Malpractice Cap
    Over the past several months, we have voiced concern on this blog about the state of Indiana and the limits the state’s politicians placed on medical malpractice judgments. First passed in 1975, Indiana currently limits any legal…
  • Mar 4

    Your Medical Records, Your Right

    Your Medical Records, Your Right
    Whenever you go to the hospital, every doctor, nurse, therapist or other medical professional that is involved in your care generates a large number of medical records. These records are a vital part of any medical malpractice lawsuit and…
  • Feb 24

    Judge Voids Chicago’s Red Light Traffic Ticket

    Judge Voids Chicago’s Red Light Traffic Ticket
    Are you one of the thousands of Chicago motorists who saw a flashing white light in your review mirror as you drove through an intersection? Did you open your mail a few weeks later to find a traffic and color picture of your car going…
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