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Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • May 3

    Botched Cosmetic Procedure Prompts Lawsuit

    Botched Cosmetic Procedure Prompts Lawsuit
    Cosmetic surgery should be considered safe and those who undergo a procedure expect that it will be completed properly and safely. Unfortunately, a cosmetic procedure went wrong for one local woman, who suffered severe injuries after the…
  • Apr 30

    Lawsuit Filed Against Health Care Provider for Negligent Care

    Lawsuit Filed Against Health Care Provider for Negligent Care
    When we or our loved ones are in the hospital we trust that proper care will always be provided. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A lawsuit was recently filed against a local hospital and doctor alleging that failure to provide…
  • Apr 27

    Patient Injured During Surgery Files Lawsuit

    Patient Injured During Surgery Files Lawsuit
    When we enter the hospital for surgery we trust that our doctor will take proper care of us and not cause us further harm. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened, according to a patient. The man was allegedly harmed because of…
Rank this Week: 55

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 24

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim

    No Reasonable Construction Would Save Plaintiff’s Patent Infringement Claim
    Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC, No. 14 C 2510, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah granted defendants’ motion to dismiss defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff Nalco’s Third Amended Complaint pursuant…
  • Feb 22

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee

    Counterfeit Sales Warrant Statutory Damages, Permanent Injunction and Attorney’s Fee
    Bulgari, S.P.A. V. Zou Xiaohong, No. 15 C 5148, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 15, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman granted in part plaintiff Bulgari’s motion for summary judgment of trademark infringement, a permanent injunction and its…
  • Feb 19

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law

    Design Patent Functionality Decision is a Question of Law
    Dyson, Inc. v. SharkNinja Operating LLC, No. 14 C 779, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2015) (Darrah, J.). Judge Darrah denied defendants’ (collectively “SharkNinja”) motion for reconsideration of the Court’s denial of…
Rank this Week: 57

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • May 4

    Nursing Home Was Negligent – Caused Resident’s Injury and Death

    Nursing Home Was Negligent – Caused Resident’s Injury and Death
    Nursing homes should be trusted to provide our elderly relatives with the care and comfort they need to thrive as they approach old age. Yet in some instances, nursing homes actually cause injuries rather than preventing them. In a recent…
  • May 2

    Levin & Perconti Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Filed in Resident’s Death

    Levin & Perconti Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Filed in Resident’s Death
    Nursing homes should provide safe residences where our loved ones are protected and cared for. Unfortunately that is not always the situation. A recent nursing home neglect lawsuit was brought by Levin & Perconti on behalf of the estate…
  • Apr 29

    Nursing Home Neglect Responsible for Respiratory Complication,

    Nursing Home Neglect Responsible for Respiratory Complication,
    We trust that when we leave our parent or elderly loved one in a nursing home they will be well cared for and all of their needs will be met. Sadly, that is not always the case. Nursing home neglect and abuse occur in facilities across the…
Rank this Week: 77

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 80

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • May 5

    Police Officer, Village of Creve Coeur

    Police Officer, Village of Creve Coeur
    The Creve Coeur Police Department is accepting applications for full time police officers. The applications can be picked up at the Creve Coeur Police Department Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. They must be picked up, filled out,…
  • May 4

    CIPA Invites ICC Paralegal Students to their Meeting on May 9th

    CIPA Invites ICC Paralegal Students to their Meeting on May 9th
    Please mark your calendars for Monday, May 9,  2016, and plan to attend the Central Illinois Paralegal Association monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at Tony Roma’s Restaurant, Lido Room, 1601 Jumer Drive,…
  • May 4

    Chillicothe Police Department***POLICE…

    Chillicothe Police Department***POLICE EXAMINATIONS*** The Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Chillicothe, Illinois is accepting applications for testing from both certified and non-certified candidates in order to establish a…
Rank this Week: 87

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law issues and topics, including medical malpractice, product liability, and worker's compensation.

http://www.chicagoinjuryattorneyblog.com/blog/
  • May 2

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?
    After a car accident, you turn to your auto insurance for help. Perhaps you have vehicle damage, maybe even medical costs, but because the other driver was uninsured or underinsured, you had to utilize your uninsured motorist insurance…
  • Apr 29

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?
    After your child is injured, you may wonder what laws are in place to protect them. After all, if someone else caused the injury, then you want them to be held responsible. Because your child is a minor, he or she cannot legally file a…
  • Apr 25

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident
    Fatal motorcycle accidents are common, and are often the result of negligence on the part of the other involved motorist. It is important that, after a fatality in the family, you seek legal counsel from experienced and compassionate…
Rank this Week: 90

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 208

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 5

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Biggest Cause of Death

    Medical Mistakes: The Third Biggest Cause of Death
    It’s a reality that many people do not like to talk about: mistakes in healthcare. The fact remains that doctors, nurses, and others in the medical field are human and are prone to errors and mix ups just like anyone else is, but unlike…
  • May 3

    Nearly 1 in 5 Fatal Pedestrian Accidents is a Hit-and-Run

    Nearly 1 in 5 Fatal Pedestrian Accidents is a Hit-and-Run
    In Illinois and almost everywhere else in the nation, the laws are clear: if you are involved in a traffic accident, you must remain at the scene. Generally, there are some exceptions to these rules which apply most often in the event that a…
  • May 2

    Elderly Drivers Pose Smaller Risk of Fatal Car Accidents than Teen

    Elderly Drivers Pose Smaller Risk of Fatal Car Accidents than Teen
    What type of driver poses the greatest threat to others on Chicago roadways? It might seem like a simple question to pose but it is an incredibly difficult one to answer. While generalizations can be made across types of motorists, the truth…
Rank this Week: 255

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 299

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?
    After a car accident, you turn to your auto insurance for help. Perhaps you have vehicle damage, maybe even medical costs, but because the other driver was uninsured or underinsured, you had to utilize your uninsured motorist insurance…
  • Apr 29

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?
    After your child is injured, you may wonder what laws are in place to protect them. After all, if someone else caused the injury, then you want them to be held responsible. Because your child is a minor, he or she cannot legally file a…
  • Apr 25

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident
    Fatal motorcycle accidents are common, and are often the result of negligence on the part of the other involved motorist. It is important that, after a fatality in the family, you seek legal counsel from experienced and compassionate…
Rank this Week: 275

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice laws, doctor negligence, and defective medical devices and drugs. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.medicalmalpracticelawyer.center/
  • Apr 20

    How New York’s Medical Malpractice Insurance Changes Can Affect Injured Patient

    How New York’s Medical Malpractice Insurance Changes Can Affect Injured Patient
    Our team of medical malpractice lawyers represent injured clients in New York, where the malpractice insurance market is undergoing significant change. Although this may not be on the public’s radar, it could leave injured patients…
  • Mar 10

    Plastic Surgery Malpractice in Miami

    Plastic Surgery Malpractice in Miami
    An emergency restriction has been placed on a Miami plastic surgeon who promised his clients flat stomachs and curvaceous backsides. Dr. “Osak” Omulepu has botched several procedures, sending at least four patients to the…
  • Feb 22

    Malpractice Claims against Nurse

    Malpractice Claims against Nurse
    For many years now, nurse practitioners have been fighting to change laws so they can run practices and write prescriptions without assistance from doctors. Currently, 21 states allow nurses full prescribing privileges. As…
Rank this Week: 237

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Do repeat C-sections put the health of babies at risk?

    Do repeat C-sections put the health of babies at risk?
    Pregnant women who have delivered a baby via cesarean section in the past are faced with the decision of how to give birth to their next child. Mothers are likely to opt for another C-section over a vaginal delivery due to the risk of…
  • May 2

    Mother files negligence lawsuit against doctors for son’s birth injury

    Mother files negligence lawsuit against doctors for son’s birth injury
    A mother has filed a lawsuit against a number of physicians at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, where her son was born in 2003. She alleges that they were negligent in failing to exercise reasonable care in rendering medical treatment, and that…
  • Apr 29

    Injured worker entitled to wage-differential award in spite of income

    Injured worker entitled to wage-differential award in spite of income
    An Illinois Appellate court ruled that an injured stationary engineer can receive a wage differential award as compensation for her diminished earning capacity in spite of the fact that she did not suffer a decline in income. Kathy Jenkins…
Rank this Week: 306

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • May 2

    Muscle Loss Contributing to Falls of Elderly

    Muscle Loss Contributing to Falls of Elderly
    Falling just one time can take away independence or even the life of an elderly loved one, which requires them to move into a nursing facility that provides extensive care. Unfortunately, falling is an all too common occurrence for seniors…
  • Apr 26

    District Attorney Form Elder Abuse Division

    District Attorney Form Elder Abuse Division
    Preying on the elderly is a common problem in every city in the United States, including in Las Vegas where predators often attack the most vulnerable members of society. In November 2015, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson met the…
  • Apr 19

    Grasping the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Nursing Home

    Grasping the Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Nursing Home
    The number of adults 50 years and older in the U.S. is expected to increase more than 70 percent of where it was in the year 2000 to 132 million in total by 2020. The significant increase is attributed to the substantial number of baby…
Rank this Week: 363

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Apr 19

    Why (Some) Companies Won't Sue Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Why (Some) Companies Won't Sue Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    The Senate's unanimous passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act has resulted in a flood of legal blog posts that have, for the most part, extolled the virtues of having a federal regime covering this fourth branch of intellectual…
  • Feb 26

    When Bankruptcy Law Collides with Non-Compete Obligation

    When Bankruptcy Law Collides with Non-Compete Obligation
    Non-compete proceedings for most employees are daunting undertakings. For that reason, most non-compete disputes get litigated in the "shadows," outside of reported court decisions.And as any attorney representing an employee knows, the…
  • Feb 8

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision

    The "New" Defend Trade Secrets Act Gets an Important Revision
    Congress is on the verge of agreeing on something.While it may not be health care reform, a solution to illegal immigration, or taxes, it is agreement nonetheless. Count the little victories.So what's the agreement? Landmark legislation…
Rank this Week: 412

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • May 5

    Investor Alert: LEAF Equipment Leasing Income Fund III Terminated

    Investor Alert: LEAF Equipment Leasing Income Fund III Terminated
    Have you suffered losses due to your investment in the LEAF Equipment Leasing Income Fund III? If so, the attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses through FINRA arbitration. According to…
  • May 4

    Investigation into Terra Fixed Income Trust

    Investigation into Terra Fixed Income Trust
    Have you suffered investment losses in Terra Fixed Income Trust? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that…
  • May 4

    Bond Funds with the most Puerto Rico exposure

    Bond Funds with the most Puerto Rico exposure
    The financial situation in Puerto Rico continues to get worse and the fallout will extend well beyond just direct debt issued by the island.  Many bond funds invested heavily in Puerto Rican debt because of Puerto Rico’s…
Rank this Week: 436

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • May 5

    Supreme Court Green Lights Unpaid Overtime Class Action

    Supreme Court Green Lights Unpaid Overtime Class Action
    The lower courts consistently refused to accept this argument and ruled in favor of the class of plaintiffs. Tyson appealed these rulings all the way up to the Supreme Court, which upheld the rulings of the lower courts. This is a huge win…
  • May 1

    Denny’s Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims — More Denny’s Workers May Have Overtime Claims — Contact us For a Free Claim Evaluation

    Denny’s Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims — More Denny’s Workers May Have Overtime Claims — Contact us For a Free Claim Evaluation
    The class action wage and hour lawsuit filed against Denny's alleges the restaurant chain failed to provide its employees with the proper overtime compensation when they worked more than forty hours a week. The lawsuit further alleges Denny's…
  • Apr 25

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta

    Unpaid Overtime Case Filed Against Martin Marietta
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines overtime as any time spent working after eight hours a day or forty hours a week. It further requires employers to pay all their hourly, nonexempt workers one and one-half times their normal…
Rank this Week: 636

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car, bike and train accidents. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    IDOT Message Concerning Motorcycle Safety

    IDOT Message Concerning Motorcycle Safety
    Today (May 3, 2016) the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a media release titled “Gov. Rauner Urges Illinois to ‘Start Seeing Motorcycles.’” (pdf) A couple of excerpts from this release: All riders…
  • Apr 27

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Concerning Fatal Motorcycle Accident

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Concerning Fatal Motorcycle Accident
    There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on August 26, 2015.  That accident, which happened on Route 173, near Antioch, was originally summarized on this site in the August 27,…
  • Apr 26

    Man Dies Following Route 173 Collision In Unincorporated Zion

    Man Dies Following Route 173 Collision In Unincorporated Zion
    There was a fatal car accident early Monday (April 25, 2016) evening on Route 173, just east of Route 41, in unincorporated Zion. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the accident at 5:45 p.m. A…
Rank this Week: 442

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Ahls v. Ahls – Appeals Court Favors Wife in Indiana Divorce Settlement

    Ahls v. Ahls – Appeals Court Favors Wife in Indiana Divorce Settlement
    The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled the family trial court erred in its application of a financial formula on a husband’s retirement accounts. For this reason, in Ahls v. Ahls, the appellate court ruled wife should receive $115,000 more…
  • Apr 13

    Man Protests Child Support Order to Pay for Child Not Hi

    Man Protests Child Support Order to Pay for Child Not Hi
    A man in Iowa at first thought it was a joke when a letter arrived from the state ordering him to pay child support for a 1-year-old born to a woman he hadn’t seen in 17 years.  But it was no laughing matter. The case came about…
  • Mar 20

    Bryan M. v. Anne B. – Fighting to Establish Paternity

    Bryan M. v. Anne B. – Fighting to Establish Paternity
    For millennials, out-of-wedlock birth is often the norm. A number of studies have revealed that 64 percent of mothers give birth at least once without exchanging vows. Among women under 30, more than half have had births outside of marriage.…
Rank this Week: 503

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: 576

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 11

    Malpractice Lawsuit Settles for $30 Million Against Chicago Doctor

    Malpractice Lawsuit Settles for $30 Million Against Chicago Doctor
    Chicago has a reputation for its phenomenal hospital system and top tier medical universities. Patients go to Chicago area hospitals trusting that they will receive the most expert care. Families bring their seriously ill loved ones to…
  • Feb 19

    Keeping an Eye on Chicago Public Transportation Safety:

    Keeping an Eye on Chicago Public Transportation Safety:
    Our team of lawyers is dedicated to keeping Chicago a safe place for the members of our community, and part of that job is alerting our readers to recent events, safety concerns, and local area legal knowledge. One important issue that should…
  • Feb 5

    Britax Recalls 71,000 Car Seats Due to Dangers Posed to Infant

    Britax Recalls 71,000 Car Seats Due to Dangers Posed to Infant
    Our attorneys cannot stress enough the importance of product safety. We have frequently discussed how imperative it is that manufacturers and sellers comply with product liability laws. This might be of the greatest importance though in…
Rank this Week: 449

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

Covers bicycle defects, accidents and laws. By Brendan H. Kevenides.

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Jan 18

    City of Chicago Fails In Attempt to Immunize Itself From Responsibility For Injuries Caused by Bike Lane Hazard

    City of Chicago Fails In Attempt to Immunize Itself From Responsibility For Injuries Caused by Bike Lane Hazard
    In a hearing last week in the Circuit Court of Cook County the City of Chicago sought to have all of the bicycle lanes installed throughout the City declared "recreational facilities."  The effect of this creative legal maneuver would…
  • Dec 22

    Resolution of a Case That Highlights Car Door Danger

    Resolution of a Case That Highlights Car Door Danger
    "Your client has a duty to pay attention to where she is going."  That was the response we received from an insurance company after its driver doored a woman whom we represented as she rode her bicycle on a residential road in Chicago…
  • Dec 22

    Hit & Run Driver Leaves License Plate Behind, Pays In the End

    Hit & Run Driver Leaves License Plate Behind, Pays In the End
    Here's a tip for any would-be hit and run drivers out there:  Make sure you do not leave your vehicle's license plate at the scene before you flee.  We will find you. That's what happened after a husband and wife struck a Chicago…
Rank this Week: 525

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete the...
  • Jun 26

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for <ital>Lawyerist</ital>

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for &lt;ital&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/ital&gt;
    Here are two articles I wrote recently for Lawyerist, both on litigation-related themes: 1. How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro 2. How to Have a Collegial Relationship with Opposing Counsel I tried to fill both articles with solid,...
  • May 5

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
Rank this Week: 521

Child Injury Laws Blog

Child Injury Laws Blog

Covers child injury and child safety issues. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.childinjurylaws.com/
  • May 18

    What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?

    What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
    This post originally appeared on Child Injury Laws BlogWhat is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a disorder that usually occurs during pregnancy or during childbirth. Lack of oxygen to the brain causes brain damage to areas of the brain that…
  • Apr 18

    Do Not Under Estimate the Damage Caused by Dog Attacks To Children

    Do Not Under Estimate the Damage Caused by Dog Attacks To Children
    This post originally appeared on Child Injury Laws BlogDogs have been long labelled as a man’s best friend. Children love playing with their pet dogs, and are constantly left with dogs unsupervised. This has become quite a hazardous…
  • Mar 19

    Pediartic Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?

    Pediartic Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?
    This post originally appeared on Child Injury Laws BlogThe injuries inflicted on a child during a car accident can have lifelong consequences. With head trauma and brain injuries, sometimes these consequences will not be apparent until later…
Rank this Week: 438

Illinois Car and Truck Accident…

Illinois Car and Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois trucking and car accident cases, news and issues. From the Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

http://www.illinoiscarandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 659

Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accidents and trucking regulations. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagotruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash
    Lorraine McNeil, 69, and her daughter Kathleen Wilcox, 45, died last week in an Illinois semi-trailer crash on Interstate 80. The two women, who are both from Ottawa, were pronounced dead at the truck accident site. The accident took place at…
  • Apr 27

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash
    Lorraine McNeil, 69, and her daughter Kathleen Wilcox, 45, died last week in an Illinois semi-trailer crash on Interstate 80. The two women, who are both from Ottawa, were pronounced dead at the truck accident site. The accident took place at…
  • Apr 22

    Illinois Semi-Trailer Crash on Highway 34 Kills One Trucker

    Illinois Semi-Trailer Crash on Highway 34 Kills One Trucker
    Trucker Bradley Conkle is dead following an Illinois truck accident involving three semi-trucks on Highway 34. The multi-vehicle collision occurred at around 3am on Monday and the road had to be shut down for several hours so clean up crews…
Rank this Week: 647

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • May 5

    New FLSA Overtime Exemption Rules Expected Imminently

    New FLSA Overtime Exemption Rules Expected Imminently
    By: Seyfarth Shaw’s Wage Hour Litigation Practice Group Seyfarth Synopsis: As early as next week, the Department of Labor is expected to issue its final rule implementing revisions to the regulations governing the application of the…
  • May 4

    PAGA 101: Tired of Stupid Answers? Time to Ask the Stupid Question

    PAGA 101: Tired of Stupid Answers? Time to Ask the Stupid Question
    Authored by Simon L. Yang When PAGA—California’s Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004—was first enacted, we knew it would take years to see how it would be applied. Twelve years (and over $30 million in penalties…
  • May 4

    Ninth Circuit Roundly Supports Time Punch Rounding

    Ninth Circuit Roundly Supports Time Punch Rounding
    Co-authored by Hillary J. Massey and Kerry Friedrichs The Ninth Circuit this week blessed an employer’s policy of rounding employee time punches to the nearest quarter hour, affirming summary judgment in favor of the company on an…
Rank this Week: 978

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 974

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
  • May 5

    Illinois Appellate Court Finds That Primary Insurance Coverage Must Pay First Before Umbrella Coverage Payout

    Illinois Appellate Court Finds That Primary Insurance Coverage Must Pay First Before Umbrella Coverage Payout
    On April 7, 2010, Jeffrey and Stephanie Hadary were involved in an automobile crash with Carlos Velez. Velez was driving a car owned by Hertz Corp.  Both the Hadarys and Velez were insured; the Hadarys had insurance through Safeway…
  • May 4

    Illinois Appellate Court Decides Real Estate Partnership That Unraveled

    Illinois Appellate Court Decides Real Estate Partnership That Unraveled
    In 1981, two doctors entered into a partnership agreement to buy an office building in which they would house their separate medical practices. Each partner contributed an equal sum of money to buy the building and agreed to share equally the…
  • May 3

    Illinois Union Case Awaits U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh In

    Illinois Union Case Awaits U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh In
    Three Illinois workers and two public worker unions waited for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a carbon copy of their union-fee dispute. The case they were waiting on from the Supreme Court was Friedrichs v. California Teachers…
Rank this Week: 1183

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1189

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    Illinois Motorcycle Safety Issue

    Illinois Motorcycle Safety Issue
    Today (May 3, 2016) the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a media release titled “Gov. Rauner Urges Illinois to ‘Start Seeing Motorcycles.’” (pdf) A couple of excerpts from this release: All riders…
  • Apr 27

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding August 2015 Motorcycle Accident

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding August 2015 Motorcycle Accident
    There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on August 26, 2015.  That accident, which happened on Route 173, near Antioch, was originally summarized on this site in the August 27,…
  • Apr 25

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In McHenry County

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In McHenry County
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday night (April 24, 2016) in McHenry County (Nunda Township.) According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation indicates that the crash involved a motorcyclist…
Rank this Week: 1258

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • May 3

    New Study Concludes that Juvenile Records are Rarely Expunged

    New Study Concludes that Juvenile Records are Rarely Expunged
    A new Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission report released last month examined juvenile expungements from 2004 to 2014. It concluded that only three records for every 1000 juvenile arrests are expunged including those cases that are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1123

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyer.pro/category/blog/
  • May 3

    Hinsdale, Illinoi

    Hinsdale, Illinoi
    Nemeroff Law Offices is proud to serve the residents of Hinsdale.  Hinsdale is an upscale community of Chicago, Illinois. The population was over 17,000 residents at the 2000 census.  It is a beautiful wooded community with a lovely…
  • May 3

    Hanover Park, Illinoi

    Hanover Park, Illinoi
    Nemeroff Law Offices is proud to serve the residents of Hanover Park.  Hanover Park is a village in Cook and DuPage counties.  The population was over 38,000 at the 2000 census.  The village has a total area of 6.8 square…
  • May 3

    Glenview, Illinoi

    Glenview, Illinoi
    Glenview is a village located 20 miles north of downtown Chicago.  The estimated population is over 44,000 residents.  According to the US Census Bureau, the village has a total area of over 13 miles.    Many larger…
Rank this Week: 701

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • May 3

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson

    Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson &amp; Johnson
    DCF 1.0 A woman in Missouri won $55 million in the second ovarian cancer trial against baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Baby powder is made from talcum powder, and is linked to ovarian cancer when used genitally. Our…
  • Apr 22

    Celebrating Earth Day

    Celebrating Earth Day
    This Earth Day, our toxic substance attorneys want to highlight the importance of environmental contamination law. Whether we realize it or not, we encounter chemicals and naturally occurring toxins every single day. Chemicals There are…
  • Apr 11

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven

    New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven
    On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the FDA allowed a new device onto market that claims to contain tissue during power morcellator procedures. The device, PneumoLiner, is not proven to reduce the risk of spreading cancer. The uterine cancer lawyers…
Rank this Week: 903

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • May 2

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?

    Will Filing an Uninsured Motorist Claim Affect My Insurance?
    After a car accident, you turn to your auto insurance for help. Perhaps you have vehicle damage, maybe even medical costs, but because the other driver was uninsured or underinsured, you had to utilize your uninsured motorist insurance…
  • Apr 29

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?

    Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of an Injured Child?
    After your child is injured, you may wonder what laws are in place to protect them. After all, if someone else caused the injury, then you want them to be held responsible. Because your child is a minor, he or she cannot legally file a…
  • Apr 25

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident

    Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Accident
    Fatal motorcycle accidents are common, and are often the result of negligence on the part of the other involved motorist. It is important that, after a fatality in the family, you seek legal counsel from experienced and compassionate…
Rank this Week: 1166

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

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

    Digital Assets After Death

    Digital Assets After Death
    Oregon has passed a law which allows the appointment of an individual to access the digital assets of someone who has died. This authority must be provided for in a Will, Trust or other estate planning document. Illinois currently has no laws…
  • Apr 22

    Signing Up for Medicare

    Signing Up for Medicare
    You become eligible for Medicare as soon as you turn 65, and delaying your enrollment can result in penalties, so it is important to act right away. There are different options to consider when signing up for Medicare. Medicare consists of…
  • Apr 16

    Illinois Medicaid Planning and Private Reverse Mortgage

    Illinois Medicaid Planning and Private Reverse Mortgage
    The basic concept of a reverse mortgage is that the bank will make payments to the homeowner, rather than the other way around. The payments can be a single lump sum, a line of credit or a stream of monthly payments. The bank does not have to…
Rank this Week: 1069

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers birth injuries, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death. By Goldberg & Goldberg.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1030

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

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

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Parental Alienation
    Today is Parental Alienation Awareness Day. My practice has been focused rather intensely on the problem of the pathology of parent alienation for over 20 years. I have seen both Fathers and Mothers the victims of attacks, and targeting…
  • Apr 19

    I receive many calls from men and women in…

    I receive many calls from men and women in toxic relationships with people that have narcissistic personalities. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal…
  • Apr 6

    DuPage Divorce: Divorcing the Narcissist

    DuPage Divorce: Divorcing the Narcissist
    Being in a marriage with a narcissist can be extremely challenging, and a number of my clients have exhibited symptoms of a post-traumatic stress disorder after years of living with a partner with narcissistic traits. My firm's practice has…
Rank this Week: 925

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Apr 12

    Big Win For Policyholders in Fourth Circuit Finding Duty to Defend Under General Liability Policy for Data Breach!

    Big Win For Policyholders in Fourth Circuit Finding Duty to Defend Under General Liability Policy for Data Breach!
    This week, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s ruling of summary judgment in favor of the policyholder Portal Healthcare, finding that Travelers has a duty to defend it under a General Liability policy for a putative class…
  • Mar 10

    Pay and Chase Insurer for Settlement? Better Get a Release

    Pay and Chase Insurer for Settlement? Better Get a Release
    “Let no good deed go unpunished.”  That’s how Busch Properties probably sees the result in the Busch Properties, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 14-3699…
  • Feb 3

    When Indemnitor Is Off the Hook For Contractual Indemnity

    When Indemnitor Is Off the Hook For Contractual Indemnity
    Contractual indemnification clauses are among the most overused and misunderstood rights that parties argue over and negotiate for.  Although nothing in Illinois law prohibits parties from specifically contracting to provide for…
Rank this Week: 1085

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 5

    Illinois Law Now Allows Cameras in Nursing Homes; Some Call Them ‘Granny Cams’

    Illinois Law Now Allows Cameras in Nursing Homes; Some Call Them ‘Granny Cams’
    Under a law enacted in Illinois in August 2015, the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Facilities Act became effective on Jan. 1, 2016. Under its provisions, residents and their roommates have the right to consent to having a video…
  • Mar 22

    Elder Abuse in U.S. Increases with the Size of the Older Population

    Elder Abuse in U.S. Increases with the Size of the Older Population
    According to recent reports by the National Center on Elder Abuse — Administration of Aging (Department of Health and Human Services), America’s expanding elderly population has led to an increase in elder abuse. It is predicted…
  • Mar 18

    $12 Million Jury Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Case

    $12 Million Jury Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Case
    In a shocking video that was shown to the jury at trial, two nursing home aides appeared to stuff a latex glove into the mouth of a 96-year-old nursing home resident. The resident was sitting in a wheelchair. The undercover video helped…
Rank this Week: 1184

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Apr 5

    A Brief Introduction to Premarital Agreement

    A Brief Introduction to Premarital Agreement
    Premarital (aka prenuptial) agreements are sometimes a touchy subject (and often fodder for celebrity gossip). OK, maybe more than sometimes. I think that’s because they are often viewed as nothing more than pre-planning for divorce.…
  • Mar 16

    Trust Funding: Top 5 Overlooked Asset

    Trust Funding: Top 5 Overlooked Asset
    The cornerstone of the vast majority of estate plans that I create for our clients is the revocable living trust. They help clients achieve a wide array of estate planning goals by providing a comprehensive set of instructions for managing,…
  • Feb 10

    New IRS Form 8971: Basis Reporting for Taxable Estate

    New IRS Form 8971: Basis Reporting for Taxable Estate
    When an individual dies leaving a gross estate (plus past taxable gifts) that exceeds the federal exclusion amount in the year of death ($5.45 million in 2016), a Form 706 Federal Estate Tax Return must be filed. This has long been the law.…
Rank this Week: 1210

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: 1074

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Mar 28

    Should We Sell the House?

    Should We Sell the House?
    In the event of divorce, issues often arise with regard to the marital residence.  In many cases, one spouse wants to keep the marital residence and must buy out the other, which can be accomplished by refinancing the existing mortgage…
  • Mar 10

    US Supreme Court Upholds Adoption Right

    US Supreme Court Upholds Adoption Right
    As an adoptive parent, I could not have been more pleased to read the outcome of the case of V.L. v. E.L., announced by the United States Supreme Court on March 7, 2016.  In this case, the Court upheld a woman’s adoption of three…
  • Feb 12

    For Better or For Worse

    For Better or For Worse
    Spouses contemplating divorce often factor into their decision as to whether or not they should end their marriage the potential harm a divorce may cause to their children.  Some parents feel that by staying married they are honoring a…
Rank this Week: 810

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Covers Illinois criminal, DUI and traffic law. By Gainor and Gosch, PC.

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 17

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?
    Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is illegal in the state of Illinois. Despite the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (410 ILCS 130/1) becoming effective as of January 2014, recreational use, distribution, and…
  • Feb 27

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi
    Expungement is the process where a criminal court disposition is removed from your public record. According to Illinois law, to expunge means “to physically destroy records or return them . . . and to obliterate the [offender’s…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi
    “It was only a shirt.” “No one was looking.” “I think it’s just a misdemeanor anyway.” If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, it is important to take a step back and understand the significant…
Rank this Week: 1142

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Public Duty Rule is Abolished in Illinoi

    Public Duty Rule is Abolished in Illinoi
    The Supreme Court eliminated the public duty rule in the case of Coleman vs East Joliet Fire Protection District. The common-law public duty rule provided that governmental entities, such as fire and police entities, were immune from…
  • Feb 14

    My Predictions on Public Employee (State Jobs) and Union

    My Predictions on Public Employee (State Jobs) and Union
      An old case, Abood, holds that unions can require nonunion members to pay their fair share of union dues because they benefit from the union negotiating for them. Abood said this applies to public sector jobs like state jobs. …
  • Jan 10

    The Learned Treatise Doctrine in Illinoi

    The Learned Treatise Doctrine in Illinoi
    In Illinois the Supreme Court adopted the “Illinois Rules of Evidence.”  They are found here. As a practitioner, it is nice to have what is supposed to be the law on evidence spelled out in a simple document. I had the honor…
Rank this Week: 1039

General Counselor

General Counselor

Provides employment and labor law news and commentary. By Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

http://general-counselor.com
  • Mar 1

    Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Statu

    Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Statu
    Chicago has just amended its Human Rights Ordinance to address discrimination targeting current and former members of the military. The post Chicago Human Rights Ordinance Amended to Include Military Status appeared first on General…
  • Feb 19

    DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in July 2016

    DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in July 2016
    On February 17, 2016, Patricia Smith, U.S. Department of Labor solicitor, announced that the U.S. DOL Final Rule regarding the FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations The post DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in…
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Department of Labor Weighs in on “Joint Employer” Standard

    U.S. Department of Labor Weighs in on “Joint Employer” Standard
    E. Jason Tremblay On January 20, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrative Interpretation setting forth guidance for when businesses will be deemed “joint employers” under the…
Rank this Week: 1313