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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/
  • Mar 15

    Trial Exhibits In the Jury Room: Boilerplate Rule

    Trial Exhibits In the Jury Room: Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Loughry No.13-1385. BACKGROUND. In 2007, United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”) inspectors discovered that an internet bulletin board site called “the Cache” was providing users with access to images and…
  • Jan 28

    USSG 2X1.1 Incomplete Conspiracy Reduction - Boilerplate Rule

    USSG 2X1.1 Incomplete Conspiracy Reduction - Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Dosen No. 13-2223. The defendant pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit a robbery affecting interstate commerce, in violation of the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a), and to carrying firearms during and in relation to a…
  • Jan 10

    USSG 2B1.1 Number of Victims - Bank and Account Holders Are Both Victim

    USSG 2B1.1 Number of Victims - Bank and Account Holders Are Both Victim
    USA V. ROBERT LOFFREDI. NO. 12-1124. Robert Loffredi appeals his sentence of 78 months' imprisonment for mail fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1341. He challenges only the district court's imposition of a two-level upward adjustment for an offense…
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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: 4682

Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 28

    King Amendment Officially Rejected!

    King Amendment Officially Rejected!
    Great news! The Farm Bill Conference Committee just released its conference report containing the final version of the U.S. Farm Bill. We can thankfully relay that the dreaded King Amendment is nowhere to be found in any of the 949 pages…
Rank this Week: 2953

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Features news, publications, events and cases.

http://legalnews.arnstein.com
  • Jan 8

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Joel Hurwitz was quoted in a January 1 article, “Real Estate Regulation And Legislation To Watch in 2014.” The article provides an overview of the biggest legislative and regulatory issues real…
  • Jan 8

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie was quoted in two recent articles, one dealing with common tax mistakes and the other with tax evasion issues in Switzerland. The first article, “Avoid These 10 Common Tax…
  • Jan 8

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner David Sugar testified on January 8, 2013 before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing and Real Estate in support of proposed amendments to the Chicago Condominium Ordinance introduced by Alderman Thomas…
Rank this Week: 191

Assisting Those With Reactive…

Assisting Those With Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS) Blog

By David A. Axelrod & Associates.

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

    Key Cases in RADS Litigation –Anderson v. Hess corporation

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

    Crossing The Line With An Investigator — Part II

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

    Crossing the Line With An Investigator – Part I

    Crossing the Line With An Investigator – Part I
               It is a fairly commonplace practice for a defense firm to hire an investigator in an effort to find out whether a plaintiff’s claim of serious injury is genuine.  In the…
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Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

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

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 20

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

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

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

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

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 4688

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/
  • Apr 8

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?
    Counselor, ask yourself this question: There is a question all lawyers – both young and old – should be considering daily as the struggle to find a niche in this increasingly complex world confronting us. Our business clients are…
  • Mar 5

    Law as a Commodity

    Law as a Commodity
    Richard Susskind, a British writer and consultant to business on legal issues, has predicted in “The End of Lawyers” that the “commoditization” of the practice of law will do away with the need for traditional legal…
  • Feb 19

    The Cluetrain Manifesto: A Call to Action

    The Cluetrain Manifesto: A Call to Action
    Is there any doubt that the Internet has dramatically changed and continues to change how business is transacted? In 2013, Amazon had sales of $74.45 billion, mostly without sales tax.  Smartphones give us immediate access to virtually…
Rank this Week: 2999

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 4

    How Gender Affects Teen Driving Habit

    How Gender Affects Teen Driving Habit
    Parents of high school drivers are well aware of the heightened risk younger people pose on the roads, and recent research details what precise habits are most associated with crash risks. The studies outline the usual suspects: eating,…
  • Apr 1

    Lives Lost in the GM Recall

    Lives Lost in the GM Recall
    To date, General Motors has recalled over 2.6 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches, and a total of 6.3 million since February. The defective cars have caused at least 13 deaths throughout the country, which is expected to raise as…
  • Mar 28

    Chicago Taxi Drivers File Lawsuit over Wage

    Chicago Taxi Drivers File Lawsuit over Wage
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on a recent class action lawsuit filed by a group of Chicago cab drivers. The group is filing suit against four of the city's main taxi companies: Yellow Cab, Chicago Carriage…
Rank this Week: 2652

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: 1456

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: 1636

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

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

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

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

    Illinois Says Dentists May Use Groupon

    Illinois Says Dentists May Use Groupon
    IDFPR Says Voucher Advertising Is Not Fee-Splitting If Advertising Fee Is Reasonable and Required Disclosures Are Made On April 10th, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the “IDFPR”) issued a…
Rank this Week: 3048

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Vietnam veteran wins twelve million dollars in medical malpractice settlement

    Vietnam veteran wins twelve million dollars in medical malpractice settlement
    A Vietnam veteran and Chicago-area resident will receive a $12 million settlement from the federal government in a medical malpractice case. John Johnson is a Vietnam combat veteran who served in the Army from 1970 to 1971. In 2007, Johnson…
  • Apr 11

    Transit districts claim immunity in bicyclist’s wrongful death lawsuit

    Transit districts claim immunity in bicyclist’s wrongful death lawsuit
    Two Illinois transit districts have claimed immunity in a wrongful death case filed by a woman whose husband was killed while riding his bicycle along a trail. The Agency for Community Transit in Edwardsville and the Madison County Mass…
  • Apr 7

    Federal judge has entered a judgment against the United States in a brain injury case

    Federal judge has entered a judgment against the United States in a brain injury case
    A federal judge has entered a $28 million judgment against the United States in a brain injury case. U.S. District Judge David Herndon entered the judgment in favor of Sean Cobbs — who suffered a severe brain injury when doctors…
Rank this Week: 1208

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: 4745

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3148

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://icclaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 259

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: 2436

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 9

    Bankruptcy in Post-Recession America – Are Finances Getting Better?

    Bankruptcy in Post-Recession America – Are Finances Getting Better?
    Improved consumer confidence, increased spending, and a strengthening economy greeted Americans at the start of 2014, but were Chicagoans any better off financially than they were a year ago? Looking at bankruptcy statistics from the Federal…
  • Mar 31

    How to Avoid a Tax Audit: Personal Finance Tips for Tax Season

    How to Avoid a Tax Audit: Personal Finance Tips for Tax Season
    The deadline to file your 2013 tax return is April 15, 2014. Many people look forward to filing their taxes each year because they will receive their tax return. When you file your taxes you goal should be to do so accurately to ensure that…
  • Mar 26

    Learn These Essential Real Estate Terms and Avoid Getting Saddled with the House of Your Nightmares!

    Learn These Essential Real Estate Terms and Avoid Getting Saddled with the House of Your Nightmares!
    Proliferation of online real estate listings means everyone feels like a realtor after just a few hours of home searches. However, there's more to understanding the world of real estate than what you'll learn from flipping through photographs…
Rank this Week: 3467

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/
  • 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. …
  • Mar 9

    Table Saw Injury - Product Liability Lawsuit

    Table Saw Injury - Product Liability Lawsuit
    Lawyers representing victims who have been injured using table saws must be aware of the flesh-detection technology available that could prevent most of these injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates at least 60,000…
Rank this Week: 4480

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/
  • Mar 28

    Multiple Lawsuits Expected to be Filed Following CTA Derailment

    Multiple Lawsuits Expected to be Filed Following CTA Derailment
    The Chicago Train Accident and Injury Attorneys are amongst the many residents that remain in astonishment following the recent CTA derailment, which many say mirrors the type of event that you would see only in movies. With more than 30…
  • Mar 13

    Chicago Man Killed in Roll-Over Accident

    Chicago Man Killed in Roll-Over Accident
    The Chicago Wrongful Death Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. send our condolences to family and loved ones of Jason West, as they mourn the tragic death of a resident of our community. According to authorities, the accident occurred…
  • Mar 10

    Increase in Crashes along Dan Ryan Expressway

    Increase in Crashes along Dan Ryan Expressway
    The Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. have noticed a string of auto accidents recently occurring along Dan Ryan Expressway, including multiple-vehicle crashes, as well as roll-over collisions. Amongst the most…
Rank this Week: 4006

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Facebook Page - Chicago Bankruptcy lawyer -Leeders & Associate

    Facebook Page - Chicago Bankruptcy lawyer -Leeders & Associate
    Hi all. I invite you all to read and like our facebook page.http://www.facebook.com/leederslawI often post useful and interesting articles related to bankruptcy.Feel free to stop by, comment, and join the conversation!
  • Jan 16

    Z is for Zero! Our last installment in our Bankruptcy alphabet serie

    Z is for Zero! Our last installment in our Bankruptcy alphabet serie
    Zero.  That is how much unsecured debt remains after a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy discharge.  You should be back on track now, debt free.   There are a few exceptions.  Student loans or educational debts do not…
  • Jan 13

    Y is for You Did It! You got a bankruptcy discharge!

    Y is for You Did It! You got a bankruptcy discharge!
    Y was a tough letter to find to post about for bankruptcy.Not many bankruptcy terms begin with the letter Y, there isn't much caselaw that starts with the letter Y.No Judge has a name that starts with a Y in ChicagoSo, I figure I'll sell the…
Rank this Week: 5002

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 11

    Parents of a Stillborn Baby File Lawsuit Against Hospital and Doctor

    Parents of a Stillborn Baby File Lawsuit Against Hospital and Doctor
    According to a report by Medstak, a couple recently filed a lawsuit alleging medical negligence that resulted in the death of their unborn child. The complaint names the hosptial and two medical centers as the responsible parties. It also…
  • Apr 3

    Neural Tube Defects in Newborn

    Neural Tube Defects in Newborn
    Birth defects of the brain or spine are called neural tube defects. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), neural tube defects often occur as a result of insufficient folic acid intake by the mother. Folic acid is is a form of…
  • Mar 26

    Lawmakers Consider a No-Fault Birth Injury Fund

    Lawmakers Consider a No-Fault Birth Injury Fund
    The state of Maryland is considering a measure that would protect hospitals and doctors within the state from birth injury lawsuits. According to Becker's Hospital Review, the state no-fault injury fund would compensate parents for birth…
Rank this Week: 992

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4319

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 7

    New Study Suggests Link Between Brain Injuries and Socialization in Children

    New Study Suggests Link Between Brain Injuries and Socialization in Children
    A recent study by a group of Brigham Young University researchers suggests that traumatic brain injuries in children may lead to decreased social skills. The findings, which were published in the April 10 issue of Journal of Head Trauma…
  • Apr 5

    MMA Fighters at Risk of Brain Injurie

    MMA Fighters at Risk of Brain Injurie
    A recent recent study by a group of University of Toronto researchers asserts that mixed martial arts (MMA) is potentially more hazardous to the brain than boxing. Mixed martial arts combines numerous fighting styles into one match.…
  • Mar 28

    Recent Collapse of Navy Football Player Not Caused by Player Contact

    Recent Collapse of Navy Football Player Not Caused by Player Contact
    The recent collapse of Navy running back, Will McKamey, left many with the assumption that a violent tackle left another talented football player with a traumatic brain injury. However, recent reports by his parents suggest that the injury…
Rank this Week: 1936

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/
  • Apr 1

    GM: “Terrible Things Happened.”

    GM: “Terrible Things Happened.”
    Since February, GM has recalled over 3,000,000 cars because of a problems with air bags, wiring, and faulty ignition switches that could shut off when the car was being driven. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…
  • Mar 24

    TANSTAAFL – Scareware: The Bane of Small Biz Owner

    TANSTAAFL – Scareware: The Bane of Small Biz Owner
    Computer users would be well advised to remember TANSTAAFL when they’re online. TANSTAAFL, an acronym popularized by Robert A. Heinlein in his 1966 novel, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, translates to: “There ain’t no such…
  • Mar 15

    Crowdfunding – Panacea or Pain?

    Crowdfunding – Panacea or Pain?
    Your startup needs an infusion of capital.  You’ve tapped your savings and retirement account, the bank’s loan officer begins to shake his head as soon as you walk in the door and your family and friends send your calls to…
Rank this Week: 4300

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: 2150

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 13

    Melton Family's Expert Discovered the Flaw in GM's Ignition Switch

    Melton Family's Expert Discovered the Flaw in GM's Ignition Switch
    Once a mistake in the engineering of a car is made known, the maker of the vehicle has a responsibility to fix the mistake. However, to try to remedy the mistake in new cars, without recalling old cars with the defect, is illegal, and in some…
  • Apr 10

    Check Your Homeowner's Insurance for Libel Coverage if You Are Sued for a Negative Internet Review or Comment

    Check Your Homeowner's Insurance for Libel Coverage if You Are Sued for a Negative Internet Review or Comment
    Although laws do exist to protect companies and individuals from harmful false statements, judges enforcing these laws must be careful not to violate the defendant's right to free speech. If a plaintiff believes that a defendant's actions…
  • Apr 7

    Business Dispute Alleges Mismanagement at Well Know Chicago Car Dealership

    Business Dispute Alleges Mismanagement at Well Know Chicago Car Dealership
    Business partnerships can be tricky. When running a business, it is important to remember that there is a difference between the profits that go to pay the owners' salaries and the money that gets invested back into the company. If one owner…
Rank this Week: 1005

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: 896

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/
  • Apr 9

    Toyota Will Recall Nearly 6.4 Million Automobiles Due to Several Design Defect

    Toyota Will Recall Nearly 6.4 Million Automobiles Due to Several Design Defect
    As we all know, mistakes will happen; this is as true for brilliant automotive engineers as it is for everyone else. However, automobile recall laws are in place to ensure that when potentially dangerous automotive design defects occur during…
  • Apr 4

    Department of Transportation Launches First National Distracted Driving Campaign

    Department of Transportation Launches First National Distracted Driving Campaign
    As a society, we have become accustomed to technological innovation, and we readily embrace the role that our various gadgets play in making our lives more convenient and enjoyable. However, when operating an automobile, the use of electronic…
  • Apr 2

    NHTSA Believes Rear View Technology Rule Could Reduce Pedestrian Accident

    NHTSA Believes Rear View Technology Rule Could Reduce Pedestrian Accident
    More than 70,000 individuals are injured in pedestrian car accidents throughout the United States each year. That equates to one pedestrian injury every 8 minutes. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway…
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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 10

    Suspected Drunk Driver Blamed for Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Des Plaine

    Suspected Drunk Driver Blamed for Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Des Plaine
    Accidents between vehicles and pedestrians are often devastating. In 2010 alone, there were 2,943 such accidents just in the city of Chicago, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. In over 90 percent of all pedestrian…
  • Apr 2

    Driver Caught, Charged after Fatal Crash on I-94

    Driver Caught, Charged after Fatal Crash on I-94
    Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime in Chicago and the rest of Illinois, yet too often, drivers involved in a crash choose to leave the scene. The reasons for fleeing may vary in each crash but often, driver's later report that a…
  • Mar 28

    Chicago Car Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

    Chicago Car Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead
    Pedestrian accidents in Chicago unfortunately are common, especially in areas where heavy walking and vehicular traffic both occur. These spots include crosswalks near busy intersections, sidewalks crossing alleys, and the entrances and…
Rank this Week: 2462

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    Remaining Silent Can Be Used Against You

    Remaining Silent Can Be Used Against You
    It is common for criminal defense attorneys  in Chicago and elsewhere to advise their clients to remain silent and refuse to make any statements whenever they are being questioned by law enforcement.  But recently, the United…
  • Feb 3

    Why I am a False Claims Act Lawyer

    Why I am a False Claims Act Lawyer
    Chicago: Every once in a while, I ask myself why am I a False Claims Act lawyer.  False Claims Act cases are difficult to win, partly because the government only intervenes in a small percentage of the qui tam cases filed, leaving the…
  • Jan 29

    Probation and Supervised Release Revocation Hearings and Hearsay

    Probation and Supervised Release Revocation Hearings and Hearsay
    Chicago – the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses Probation and Supervised Release Revocation Hearings and Hearsay Defendant Keith D. Jordan, United States v. Jordan, (No. 13-1488 January 28, 2014) was sentenced to federal…
Rank this Week: 2725

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 15

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case
    A new bill introduced in the Illinois legislature would extend the statute of limitations in some rape cases. Senate Bill 2609 seeks to change when the statute of limitations in rape cases begins to run. Current law provides that the statute…
  • Apr 13

    Illinois May Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

    Illinois May Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana
    The Illinois legislature is considering enacting new laws that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The proposed bills fall short of legalizing pot, as Colorado and Washington do, but would instead align Illinois with…
  • Apr 4

    Illinois Police Conduct Unlawful Search and Seizure in Traffic Stop

    Illinois Police Conduct Unlawful Search and Seizure in Traffic Stop
    The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens from unlawful searches and seizures. Yet it is the most frequently violated civil right, and on March 20th the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that yet another police…
Rank this Week: 4315

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
  • Mar 25

    Lake Michigan oil spill like divorce?

    Lake Michigan oil spill like divorce?
    Today there was an oil spill in Lake Michigan. It struck me that an oil spill can be a lot like a divorce. Bigger than they look Both oils spills and divorces can be bigger than they first appear. For example, in an oil spill, it can be hard…
  • Feb 25

    How can I fire my divorce lawyer?

    How can I fire my divorce lawyer?
    It’s unusual for a lawyer to talk about how to fire your lawyer. That’s why I’m writing this article. Should you fire your lawyer? I don’t know. That’s for you to decide. To assist you in deciding I discuss…
  • Feb 10

    Lawyer referring to other lawyer?

    Lawyer referring to other lawyer?
    Find a divorce lawyer in Illinois can be challenging. I know that many people are referred to lawyers by their friends and family, and sometimes by other lawyers. But one thing I’ve found – from hiring lawyers myself – is…
Rank this Week: 2282

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: 3627

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Apr 7

    Illinois Compassionate Use of Marijuana and DUI Law

    Illinois Compassionate Use of Marijuana and DUI Law
    Effective January 1, 2014, Illinois legalized the medical use of marijuana. In order to do so, it became necessary to change Illinois DUI law since driving with any amount of marijuana in a person's system is illegal and may subject the…
  • Mar 17

    Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Arrested for DUI in Highland Park

    Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Arrested for DUI in Highland Park
    Chief Keef (real name Keith Cozart) was charged earlier this month with driving under the influence of drugs by Highland Park police. According to authorities, on March 5 at approximately 12:40 a.m., Keef was pulled over in the 2600 block of…
  • Mar 7

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse
    Carlos Davilla, 34, of Cicero is accused of calling in a bomb threat at Maywood Courthouse prior to his appearance on a retail theft case earlier this week. According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Davilla made a phone call from a pay…
Rank this Week: 613

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: 154

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Tax Issues Relating to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Divorce

    Tax Issues Relating to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Divorce
    An increasingly large portion of the assets of married couples consist of rights to payments and stock from pension plans.  In many states such assets are subject to division during a divorce.  Divorce and division of property…
  • Apr 30

    Severing the Parental Rights of Inmates and the Constitutionality of Restricting Visitation

    Severing the Parental Rights of Inmates and the Constitutionality of Restricting Visitation
     According to the Child Welfare League of America, an estimated 200,000 children have a mother in prison, and at least 1.6 million children have a father in prison. As such, many children have been forced to enter the foster care…
  • Dec 31

    Same-Sex Marriages and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act

    Same-Sex Marriages and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act
    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 federal …
Rank this Week: 1933

Chicago Family Lawyer Blog

Chicago Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child support and prenuptial agreements. By Janet Rubel.

http://www.chicagofamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 10

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ORDERS OF PROTECTION IN ILLINOIS

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ORDERS OF PROTECTION IN ILLINOIS
    Violence directed at a family member, domestic partner or boyfriend/girlfriend is very common. The news features murder/suicides, beatings and stalking accounts all too frequently. This is a serious problem in our society. Domestic…
  • Aug 5

    Simon Cowell's Love Triangle: Who is Your Daddy?

    Simon Cowell's Love Triangle: Who is Your Daddy?
    Simon Cowell, the rich and well-known show business figure, is embroiled in a scandalous love triangle with his former best friend's wife. This is complicated! The wife is pregnant with Simon's child, conceived while she was married to her…
  • Feb 21

    Appeals in Family Law Cases: ILLNOIS Child Support, Custody, Property Division and Maintenance

    Appeals in Family Law Cases: ILLNOIS Child Support, Custody, Property Division and Maintenance
    When can a judge's order be appealed? The answer is: it depends. Most cases require that a final order has been entered and that it is one which is appealable. Some cases, particularly those involving the welfare of children, are…
Rank this Week: 4793

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 12

    Fatal Car Crash After Police Chase In Chicago

    Fatal Car Crash After Police Chase In Chicago
    Both during and after police chases, accidents often happen. Many times, the car being pursued is traveling at unsafe speeds (and perhaps in other reckless manners) in order to elude pursuit. There was another instance of such a crash…
  • Apr 8

    "Wrong-Way Driver" Accident On I-355

    "Wrong-Way Driver" Accident On I-355
    There was an alleged "wrong-way driver" accident last night (April 7, 2014) on Interstate 355 (I-355). The crash injured multiple people. Details on the accident are somewhat limited.
  • Apr 2

    Additional Details Regarding High-Speed Fatal Edens Accident

    Additional Details Regarding High-Speed Fatal Edens Accident
    In the March 30 post ("Fatal Car Crash On The Edens Near Touhy") a March 30, 2014 fatal car accident on the Edens Expressway was summarized. Subsequent to that post, additional information has come to light regarding the accident. While…
Rank this Week: 1116

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Criminal Conviction

    Criminal Conviction
    Lately, we have been covering different grounds of inadmissibility that might keep one from entering the United States or adjusting status to Lawful Permanent Resident. Unlawful presence, fraud or misrepresentation are some types of…
  • Feb 28

    Fraud or Misrepresentation

    Fraud or Misrepresentation
    There are many grounds of inadmissibility that can prevent someone from being granted a visa, green card or entry to the United States. This post examines one of the four most common grounds of inadmissibility - fraud or…
  • Feb 7

    Unlawful Presence

    Unlawful Presence
    There are many grounds of inadmissibility that can prevent someone from being granted a visa, green card or entry to the United States. The four most common grounds of inadmissibility are unlawful presence, fraud, criminal convictions and…
Rank this Week: 4714

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/
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help
    There are now many different types of smartphone applications that aim to help parents, coaches and others on the sidelines manage athletes who suffer a concussion. Although the influx of different apps is promising and indeed very helpful,…
  • Apr 3

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
  • Apr 2

    Worker Nearly Killed by Chainsaw Kickback

    Worker Nearly Killed by Chainsaw Kickback
    A tree service worker in Pennsylvania is alive to tell a horrifying tale. The 21-year-old was just released from the hospital after his own chainsaw tore into his shoulder and neck, missing vital arteries by mere centimeters. Workers'…
Rank this Week: 1027

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/
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help
    There are now many different types of smartphone applications that aim to help parents, coaches and others on the sidelines manage athletes who suffer a concussion. Although the influx of different apps is promising and indeed very helpful,…
  • Apr 3

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
  • Apr 2

    Worker Nearly Killed by Chainsaw Kickback

    Worker Nearly Killed by Chainsaw Kickback
    A tree service worker in Pennsylvania is alive to tell a horrifying tale. The 21-year-old was just released from the hospital after his own chainsaw tore into his shoulder and neck, missing vital arteries by mere centimeters. Workers'…
Rank this Week: 484

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/
  • Apr 11

    FedEx Truck Crashes Into Bus Carrying Over 40 High School Students in California, At Least 10 Dead

    FedEx Truck Crashes Into Bus Carrying Over 40 High School Students in California, At Least 10 Dead
    Both vehicles were engulfed in flames after the truck accident. Some students escaped form the bus wreckage by breaking windows. This after a FedEx truck veered across a California highway slamming into a bus carrying high school students on…
  • Mar 24

    Chicago Train Jumps Tracks at O'Hare International Airport

    Chicago Train Jumps Tracks at O'Hare International Airport
    Early Monday morning at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, a commuter train jumped its tracks crashing into an escalator. According to reports, 32 were injured. Train accidents can result in various types of injuries ranging from minor…
  • Mar 11

    Is a Landlord Liable for a Tenant's Dog Attack?

    Is a Landlord Liable for a Tenant's Dog Attack?
    Under the Illinois Animal Control Act, anyone who owns, keeps, or harbors an animal that injures a person without provocation, who is acting peacefully in a place where that person has a legal right to be, can be held liable for damages…
Rank this Week: 1917

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
Rank this Week: 1207

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: 4821