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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
  • May 20

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie

    Bit Torrent Default Judgment Gets $750/Movie
    Malibu Media, LLC v. Funderburg, No. 13 C 2614, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 2015) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow granted plaintiff Malibu Media’s motion for default judgment in this copyright case regarding pornographic movies.  Malibu…
  • May 18

    Bit Torrent Does Must Overlap in Swarm to be Joined

    Bit Torrent Does Must Overlap in Swarm to be Joined
    Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-14., No. 15 C 2924, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 7, 2015) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte granted plaintiff Dallas Buyers Club leave to amend its complaint in this Bit Torrent copyright infringement…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 166

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • May 20

    What Must Be Proven To Win A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?

    What Must Be Proven To Win A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?
    Nursing home neglect cases are considered medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical malpractice lawsuits are among the most difficult a lawyer will ever handle. A nursing home negligence case requires the patient, the “plaintiff,” to…
  • May 15

    Woman’s Death Highlights Risk of Financial Fraud for Elderly

    Woman’s Death Highlights Risk of Financial Fraud for Elderly
    The death of a woman last fall at Park Pointe Village retirement community in the Rock Hill area could have been prevented, representatives of the woman’s estate say in a lawsuit. The suit charges that the death of Pauline Cook, 82,…
  • May 14

    Documentary Demonstrates Lack of Oversight with Assisted Living Industry

    Documentary Demonstrates Lack of Oversight with Assisted Living Industry
    Assisted Living for Elderly Family Members Assisted Living Homes have become very common in the United States. Even though, a few schools of thought in our society are highly critical of this way of living, elders who are unable to take care…
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female employee, Sheila…
  • Feb 11

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice
    So one of the websites that I love to utilize to attract good clients is LegalMatch. It is a website that allows people who have a legal claim to post cases and find lawyers who concentrate on such cases. This saves the client time and…
  • Feb 10

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Hot Wheel City Pays $20,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Hot Wheel City pays $20,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The multi-count lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Published accounts indicate that Hot Wheel City subjected a…
Rank this Week: 281

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 21

    ACCEPTING POLICE OFFICER APPLICATIONS!

    ACCEPTING POLICE OFFICER APPLICATIONS!
    ACCEPTING POLICE OFFICER APPLICATIONS:Deadline: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.Agency: Washington Police Department – Washington, IllinoisLocation: – Washington, Illinois (Central Illinois – Peoria Metro…
  • May 18

    RECEPTIONIST Needed for Law Firm!8:30 am…

    RECEPTIONIST Needed for Law Firm!8:30 am to 5:00 pm  Mon-Fri. General secretarial skills required, including typing, filing, & answering a multi-line phone system. Must have experience with Microsoft Word, have good organizational…
  • May 15

    Full-time legal assistant!

    Full-time legal assistant!
    Law firm in Bloomington, Illinois seeks full-time legal assistant. The firm focuses mainly on Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Wills/Trusts/Estates and Real Estate. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please send a cover letter…
Rank this Week: 284

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 22

    Recovery of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Losse

    Recovery of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities…
  • May 22

    Recovery of Steadfast Income REIT Losse

    Recovery of Steadfast Income REIT Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Steadfast Income REIT? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud…
  • May 22

    Recovery of Landmark Apartment Trust Investment Losse

    Recovery of Landmark Apartment Trust Investment Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Landmark Apartment Trust? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud claims…
Rank this Week: 371

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 19

    Healthcare Errors Hidden from Service Member

    Healthcare Errors Hidden from Service Member
    Medical malpractice can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, as the VA Hospital scandal showed, members of our military are not immune from this. Whether it is missed or delayed diagnosis, health professional error, or pharmacy error, service…
  • May 13

    Prescription Error Nearly Kills Child

    Prescription Error Nearly Kills Child
    Pharmacy errors are a serious problem in the United States. While some of these errors are caught before serious damage is done, others result in serious personal injury or wrongful death. The most tragic of these cases are those that involve…
  • May 5

    Federal Proposal Would Limit Injured Patients' Right

    Federal Proposal Would Limit Injured Patients' Right
    Usually medical malpractice laws are state-level laws. When a person files a personal injury or wrongful death case it is usually filed in state court. Despite the state-based nature of malpractice law, occasionally federal laws impact…
Rank this Week: 404

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: 435

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/
  • Apr 28

    Listeria Outbreak Prompts Recall of Blue Bell Creameries Ice Cream

    Listeria Outbreak Prompts Recall of Blue Bell Creameries Ice Cream
    Now that the weather is getting warmer and spring is hitting Chicago, it’s about that time of year for a warm-weather favorite treat: ice cream. Soon lines will start forming on hot summer nights at neighborhood ice joint favorites. Ice…
  • Apr 20

    Beech-Nut Baby Food Recalled for Glass Contamination

    Beech-Nut Baby Food Recalled for Glass Contamination
    A new baby is a joy for families. There’s a brand new member of the family and a tiny life to take care of and protect. Babies require different care than grown people too, such as different sleeping schedules, different entertainment,…
  • Apr 17

    Blinds Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

    Blinds Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard
    Companies have a legal duty to provide safe products to consumers. This includes inspecting all products for dangers, removing dangerous products from the market, and warning consumers of known dangers. These dangers can manifest in everyday…
Rank this Week: 500

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 20

    New at <i>Lawyerist</I>: Self-Editing for Legal Writer

    New at &lt;i&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/I&gt;: Self-Editing for Legal Writer
    I have a new article at Lawyerist, "Write Better Legal Documents with an Editing Checklist"-- By using a self-editing checklist to edit your writing, you will quickly improve the quality of your finished work. You will also become a…
  • Mar 12

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?
    If you want to dramatically reduce litigation costs, cut out the number of depositions you do. To figure out whether or not you should really be deposing a witness, read my article "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition,"...
Rank this Week: 517

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 22

    May is National Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month
    Bicycling promotes a healthy lifestyle and environment, and riding a bike can be a safe, enjoyable way to get from place to place. However, bicycling does not come without risks. As with any form of transportation, bicycling can be dangerous…
  • May 19

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month
    Riding a motorcycle comes with a significant set of risks, but these risks can be lessened by utilizing safe riding practices. For starters, motorcycles are much less crashworthy than their enclosed counterparts. A motorcycle’s small…
  • May 15

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit
    It’s the time of year when people in and around Chicago start getting outside to shake off the rust from the winter and get back into their fitness routines. If you will be walking, jogging or riding your bike on the roads, here are…
Rank this Week: 602

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 22

    DUI Enforcement Planned for Memorial Day Weekend

    DUI Enforcement Planned for Memorial Day Weekend
    Memorial Day is a national holiday dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives while serving in the American armed forces. Unofficially, Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the summer season in much of the Midwest, including…
  • May 20

    Failure to Yield Causes Fatal Bicycle Accident

    Failure to Yield Causes Fatal Bicycle Accident
    In recent decades, Chicago has morphed into a metropolitan area that caters to bicyclists both in the downtown Loop and in many of the surrounding neighborhoods of the city. As cycling has increased in popularity, officials have taken…
  • May 19

    2 Killed in Calumet City Car Crash

    2 Killed in Calumet City Car Crash
    As the school year comes to a close in the Chicago area, thousands of teens are beginning to celebrate the start of summer and all it has to offer. Some of those teens are set to graduate from high school which means they are wrapping up…
Rank this Week: 616

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: 625

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 20

    Hysterectomy and Uterine Surgery Cancer Lawsuit Update

    Hysterectomy and Uterine Surgery Cancer Lawsuit Update
    Thousands of women who underwent fibroid removal surgery or hysterectomies are suffering from late-stage cancer from a device used in their surgeries. Now, device manufacturers are facing liability as these women and their families file suit.…
  • May 11

    Heart Surgery Device Recalled for Deaths, Injurie

    Heart Surgery Device Recalled for Deaths, Injurie
    The TigerPaw System has been recalled after reports of heart tissue tears and severe bleeding. More than 4,000 devices, commonly used during open heart surgery, were recalled after dozens of injuries and one death. Medical device lawyers at…
  • May 5

    Rauner Proposes Workers' Compensation Reform

    Rauner Proposes Workers' Compensation Reform
    Illinois ranks seventh in the nation for workers' compensation system costs. Newly-elected Governor Bruce Rauner recently announced sweeping changes to the state workers' compensation laws, as part of his pro-business agenda. Our team of…
Rank this Week: 628

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: 632

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: 653

Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for…

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for sharing  :)
  • Feb 16

    Some more great new

    Some more great new
    Apologies (yet again) for how little I post on this blog anymore.  This start-a-museum thing has really become quite the project!Anywho, as I've said before (and anyone reading this blog likely agrees with as well), an improvement in any…
  • Feb 16

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra
    A council has become the first in the UK to pass a motion banning the sale of controversial delicacy foie gras in its city.After a meeting in York, councillors voted in favour of a motion put forward by local Labour councillor Paul…
Rank this Week: 674

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • May 12

    Trauma Treatment for the Elderly

    Trauma Treatment for the Elderly
    A recent study found that elderly patients admitted to hospital trauma units are increasingly likely to be discharged to nursing homes instead of inpatient rehab facilities or home. Our team of nursing home negligence lawyers examines how…
  • May 1

    A Better Option for Long-Term Care

    A Better Option for Long-Term Care
    Our team of nursing home negligence attorneys receives similar complaints by families with elderly loved ones, concerned over the true quality of care they are receiving. Families rarely see actual instances of abuse or neglect, rather…
  • Apr 21

    Extendicare Pays $38 Million for Poor Care

    Extendicare Pays $38 Million for Poor Care
    One of the country's largest nursing home chains was recently hit with a $38 million negligence and fraud settlement. This type of healthcare fraud is common in poorly-operated nursing homes throughout the country. Any evidence or suspicion…
Rank this Week: 717

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/
  • May 22

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA "Exceeds Authorized Access" Claim

    More Discord In Treatment of CFAA &quot;Exceeds Authorized Access&quot; Claim
    The scholarship and divergence of opinion on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act's reach has become so pervasive that the issues no longer seem as complex as they once did.Most practitioners still are not familiar with the CFAA, and since it's…
  • May 8

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration

    Supreme Court of Wisconsin Follows Majority Rule on Non-Compete Consideration
    Wisconsin generally is known as a pro-employee state when it comes to enforcement of non-compete agreements. However, last week it gave employers a fairly significant victory in Runzheimer Int'l, Ltd. v. Friedlen, when the state supreme court…
  • May 1

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way

    On Predatory Lawsuits and Bad Faith in Trade Secrets Claims, California Continues to Lead the Way
    Trade secrets claim are inherently fraught with a startling reality: they have the potential to morph into opportunistic litigation.What I mean by this is that a party can use a trade secrets lawsuit for a purpose unrelated to the merits. Put…
Rank this Week: 807

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Final divorce order supersedes and moots appeal from visitation order

    Final divorce order supersedes and moots appeal from visitation order
    The Eckersalls’ divorce included a fight over custody of their children. The couple agreed on a visitation schedule, but not on the terms and conditions of visitation. So the trial court entered a standard “Custody/Visitation…
  • Dec 22

    Illinois Discovery Order A Judgment, Triggering 30-Day Appeal Deadline

    Illinois Discovery Order A Judgment, Triggering 30-Day Appeal Deadline
    Daewoo International paid American Metals Trading $14.5 million for pig iron. But American Metals didn’t deliver, so Daewoo started an arbitration proceeding. In support of the arbitration, Daewoo got an order of attachment against…
  • Dec 10

    Statutory Deadline For Notice Of Appeal Trumps Supreme Court Rule

    Statutory Deadline For Notice Of Appeal Trumps Supreme Court Rule
    Which deadline for filing a Notice of Appeal applies when the supreme court rules differ from the General Assembly’s statute? And what happens to the appeal when the Notice of Appeal meets the General Assembly’s deadline but not…
Rank this Week: 993

Chicago Workers Compensation…

Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents, truck accidents and Illinois workers compensation. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagoworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1018

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    "Gay Marriage Arguments Divide Supreme Court Justices"

    &quot;Gay Marriage Arguments Divide Supreme Court Justices&quot;
    So says the headline to this New York Times article.  The headline suggests that the prior to today the Supreme Court was not divided. Some evidence suggests the justices have divided on other issues before today.
  • Mar 19

    Destroying the dreams of children.

    Destroying the dreams of children.
    Slate has an article today entitled "New Hampshire Legislators Kill Fourth Graders' Bill, Dreams In Front of Them."  The story concerns how fourth grade students from Hampton Falls, New Hampshire had proposed a bill making the Red Tail…
  • Mar 10

    Is Oklahoma ok?

    Is Oklahoma ok?
    The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma was shut down this week after a video of members of the fraternity chanting racial slurs hit the Internet.  CNN's story about the incident is here.The CNN story has a number…
Rank this Week: 1040

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 27

    April Chicago Showers Lead to Dangerous Driving Conditions and Car Accident

    April Chicago Showers Lead to Dangerous Driving Conditions and Car Accident
    It’s been a rainy April in Chicagoland. Now the grass is getting greener, and flowers and trees are in bloom, as nice weather is breaking through. However, rainier weather means wet roads and decreased visibility. Therefore, it’s…
  • Apr 24

    Reckless Driver Charged for Chicago 5-Car Crash and Pedestrian Fatality

    Reckless Driver Charged for Chicago 5-Car Crash and Pedestrian Fatality
    When people choose to drive recklessly or act with road rage, they need to realize that their actions have real consequences. When they act in this way, their actions are not just isolated projections of what they are feeling, but negatively…
  • Apr 17

    Teen Cited For Arlington Heights Fatal Pedestrian Accident

    Teen Cited For Arlington Heights Fatal Pedestrian Accident
    Getting a driver’s license is an important part in a teen’s life and a big step toward adulthood, but that step comes with a lot of responsibility. While teens may feel they are growing up and more independent, they often do not…
Rank this Week: 1072

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • May 22

    More Company Handbook Provisions Are Held Invalid According to the NLRB

    More Company Handbook Provisions Are Held Invalid According to the NLRB
    National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken a very aggressive approach against employers by requiring them to rescind employee handbook provisions that it deems to be unlawful pursuant to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The post…
  • Apr 9

    NLRB General Counsel Provides Guidance on Lawful and Unlawful Employer Rule

    NLRB General Counsel Provides Guidance on Lawful and Unlawful Employer Rule
    E. Jason Tremblay On March 18, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel, Richard Griffin, issued the “Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules,” a comprehensive report providing…
  • Mar 24

    NLRB Weighs in on Employers’ Right to Monitor Workplace Communication

    NLRB Weighs in on Employers’ Right to Monitor Workplace Communication
    E. Jason Tremblay It has traditionally been understood and recognized that employees do not have an expectation of privacy when using their employer’s computer system and that employers can monitor and control their employees’…
Rank this Week: 1139

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 1142

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/
  • May 20

    Driver Hits, Kills Motorcyclist while Trying to Turn Left

    Driver Hits, Kills Motorcyclist while Trying to Turn Left
    Some areas of the country are suitable for riding a motorcycle year-round because temperate weather and a climate made for riding are present. Chicago, though, presents enough issues in the wintertime that most people in the city who choose…
  • May 12

    Pedestrian Accident Leaves 2 in Critical Condition in Calumet Height

    Pedestrian Accident Leaves 2 in Critical Condition in Calumet Height
    Many people in Chicago fail to realize how frequent pedestrian accidents occur in the city and how many of those accidents involve one or more vehicles. From collisions at intersections to those in parking lots and crashes near school zones,…
  • May 4

    2 Dead, Several Hurt in Bridgeview Car Accident

    2 Dead, Several Hurt in Bridgeview Car Accident
    The year 2015 is only a fraction of the way over and already there have been tens of thousands of car accidents in the State of Illinois. Many of those collisions are located in highly populated areas including Chicago and a large number of…
Rank this Week: 1143

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: 1261

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/
  • Mar 27

    Do you have enough car insurance coverage?

    Do you have enough car insurance coverage?
    Most states require drivers to buy car insurance. The logic behind this rule is that most people wouldn't be able to afford to pay the damages that could result from a car accident. Imagine getting into a wreck with someone driving a really…
  • Feb 13

    Charges Filed Against Winnebago Man for Sexually Abusing Children at Day Care

    Charges Filed Against Winnebago Man for Sexually Abusing Children at Day Care
    Prosecutors in Winnebago County, Illinois have charged David Seaton, 51 a Winnebago resident with as many as 11 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse as well as one count of predatory sexual assault. Seaton was first charged with one…
  • Feb 8

    2 injured After Car Runs Red Light in Chinatown

    2 injured After Car Runs Red Light in Chinatown
    At about 1:15 early Sunday morning two cars collided in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood after one of the drivers failed to stop at a red light. Two people were injured in the crash, including an off duty police officer. The condition of…
Rank this Week: 1287

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 22

    May is National Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month
    Bicycling promotes a healthy lifestyle and environment, and riding a bike can be a safe, enjoyable way to get from place to place. However, bicycling does not come without risks. As with any form of transportation, bicycling can be dangerous…
  • May 19

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month
    Riding a motorcycle comes with a significant set of risks, but these risks can be lessened by utilizing safe riding practices. For starters, motorcycles are much less crashworthy than their enclosed counterparts. A motorcycle’s small…
  • May 15

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit
    It’s the time of year when people in and around Chicago start getting outside to shake off the rust from the winter and get back into their fitness routines. If you will be walking, jogging or riding your bike on the roads, here are…
Rank this Week: 1309

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 24

    Study Finds Distracted Driving Repercussions Underestimated for Teen

    Study Finds Distracted Driving Repercussions Underestimated for Teen
    Parents who worry about their teens texting and driving may be more right than they know. A traffic safety foundation analyzed nearly 1,700 videos of teens driving and found that distracted driving was more of a factor in crashes than…
  • May 22

    Patient Safety Initiatives Needed to Reduce Medical Malpractice in Pregnancy Treatment and Childbirth

    Patient Safety Initiatives Needed to Reduce Medical Malpractice in Pregnancy Treatment and Childbirth
    Medical mistakes cause an astonishing number of deaths and serious injuries every year. According to reliable estimates, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. There are…
  • May 21

    $28 million verdict in medical malpractice case

    $28 million verdict in medical malpractice case
    A jury awarded a patient $28 million in a recent medical malpractice case. The jury awarded $28,215,278.00 to Anna Rahm for pain and suffering, for future loss of earnings and for future medical expenses after a four-week trial. The jury…
Rank this Week: 1349

Legal Malpractice Decisions

Legal Malpractice Decisions

Covers Illinois malpractice and ethics decisions. By Edward X. Clinton, Jr.

http://www.legalmalpracticeillinois.com/
  • Aug 13

    New Addre

    New Addre
    This blog will remain here.However, new posts will be published at this location:www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.comThank you.
  • Jun 23

    ARDC Files Complaint Alleging Lawyer Submitted Bogus Taxi Receipt

    ARDC Files Complaint Alleging Lawyer Submitted Bogus Taxi Receipt
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD: The ARDC has accused a former partner of Sidley & Austin of submitting 800 false cab receipts to the firm and accepting reimbursements in excess of $69,000. The ARDC alleges that the lawyer never took the cab…
  • Jun 17

    Illinois Supreme Court Amends The Rules To Allow A Limited Scope Appearance

    Illinois Supreme Court Amends The Rules To Allow A Limited Scope Appearance
    The Illinois Supreme Court has amended three rules, 11, 13 and 137 to allow attorneys to file what is to be known as a limited scope appearance in a case.The Notice of Limited Scope Appearance must explain to the other party what the scope of…
Rank this Week: 1352

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • May 21

    Relief for Drivers Facing Lifetime Revocation Passes House and Senate

    Relief for Drivers Facing Lifetime Revocation Passes House and Senate
    Today, we are pleased to announce that HB1446 passed both the Illinois House and Senate and will now be sent to the Governor for signature. We have worked hard on this issue for the last four years. This law will allow drivers who have…
  • May 21

    Potential Changes in Illinois DUI & Cannabis Law

    Potential Changes in Illinois DUI &amp; Cannabis Law
    Pending legislation could change DUI and cannabis laws throughout the state of Illinois. HB 218 would decriminalize the possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana. While decriminalization prohibits any criminal penalties for the offense, the…
  • May 15

    DUI Checkpoints Mostly Ineffective for DUI Arrest

    DUI Checkpoints Mostly Ineffective for DUI Arrest
    A Chicago Tribune investigation revealed that federally backed DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints in Illinois usually result in ticketing drivers for minor infractions rather than drunk driving. Of the 270,000 citations issued across the…
Rank this Week: 1413

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/
  • May 22

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro

    Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro
    One of Chicago’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, Michael J. Petro, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation in Chicago and around the United States. Criminal defense attorney, Michael J.…
  • May 4

    Federal Complaint and Detainer Do NOT Trigger Speedy Trial Clock

    Federal Complaint and Detainer Do NOT Trigger Speedy Trial Clock
    U.S. v. Richarson, No. 14-1901 In this case, due to a federal detainer the defendant was indicted on a felony charge of being in possession of both firearms and illegal possession of a submachine gun following receiving time served on...
  • Feb 23

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.
    ACCURATE AS OF FEBRUARY 20, 2015 Possession of Methamphetamines Weight Statute Class Time 0-5 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(1) Class 3 2-5 years 5-15 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(2) Class 2 3-7 years 15-100 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(3) Class 1 4-15…
Rank this Week: 1424

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer…

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accident injuries and wrongful death in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

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

    Alton Woman Killed in Trucking Accident Near Alton

    Alton Woman Killed in Trucking Accident Near Alton
    The severity trucking accidents leave a lasting impact on the lives of those involved. Many of these accidents, especially ones involving personal injuries caused by negligence and reckless driving, can be prevented. When seeing an accident…
  • Apr 20

    Fatal I-55 Truck Accident; Semi Hits Disabled Vehicle

    Fatal I-55 Truck Accident; Semi Hits Disabled Vehicle
    While we often write about the City of Chicago itself as being a major hub for the trucking industry, we need to remember that Chicagoland, including the surrounding suburbs, consists of a large area around the city. This means that while…
  • Apr 17

    Chicago Megabus Crashes and Injures 19

    Chicago Megabus Crashes and Injures 19
    Many Chicagoans rely on public transportation to commute both within the city and the surrounding Chicagoland area. Instead of owning or relying on a car, public transportation offers riders the ability to travel for an affordable price. Even…
Rank this Week: 1450

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: 1452

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

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

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

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

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

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

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
Rank this Week: 1510

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 20

    Payless Settles Overtime Class Action

    Payless Settles Overtime Class Action
    Payless has agreed to settle the class action lawsuit for $2.9 million, but the complaint alleges the shoe company saved much more than that by misclassifying its managers. According to the lawsuit, because the FLSA has a statute of…
  • May 18

    Bed Bath & Beyond Faces Multiple Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

    Bed Bath &amp; Beyond Faces Multiple Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit
    The former employee who filed the lawsuit, Joshua, worked as a department manager at a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Houston, Texas for most of 2014. He was paid a salary but alleges Bed Bath & Beyond did not maintain accurate records of…
  • May 15

    Wendy’s Charged With Allegedly Failing to Pay Minimum Wage in Nevada

    Wendy’s Charged With Allegedly Failing to Pay Minimum Wage in Nevada
    One of the employees, David H., said he was allegedly offered the company health insurance plan through Aetna Inc., but that his manager discouraged him from accepting the benefits, saying they that were 'expensive' and the manager 'wouldn't…
Rank this Week: 1526

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From the Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1562

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 22

    No Wishes Granted for Aladdin—Class Cert Denied

    No Wishes Granted for Aladdin—Class Cert Denied
    Co-authored by Coby M. Turner and Adam J. Vergne In the Central District of California—often known as a magical kingdom for plaintiffs in wage-hour lawsuits—Judge Fernando Olguin brought everyone back to reality by denying class…
  • May 21

    Wage and Hour Division Seeks Information on Smartphones’ Impact on Hours Worked

    Wage and Hour Division Seeks Information on Smartphones’ Impact on Hours Worked
    Authored by Alex Passantino In the Department of Labor’s regulatory agenda for Spring 2015, the Wage & Hour Division announced a request for information (RFI) regarding “the use of technology, including portable electronic…
  • May 21

    Thanks to You, We’re Chambers USA’s Labor and Employment Team of the Year!

    Thanks to You, We’re Chambers USA’s Labor and Employment Team of the Year!
    We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the feedback of clients and friends like our loyal blog readers, Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment group has just been recognized for excellence with one of the most prestigious awards in the…
Rank this Week: 1651

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/
  • May 19

    TBIs May Contribute to PICA Condition

    TBIs May Contribute to PICA Condition
    The effects of a traumatic brain injury can prove vast and far reaching. From cognitive disorders to emotional difficulties, injury to the brain can touch virtually every aspect of a patient’s life. As suggested in a medical study, this…
  • May 7

    WWE Faces Brain Injury Lawsuit

    WWE Faces Brain Injury Lawsuit
    World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is one of the most popular and profitable sporting ventures in the United States. On a weekly basis, millions of viewers tune in to watch their favorite wrestlers battle in the ring. The luckiest of fans…
  • May 1

    Study Finds Premature Aging from TBI

    Study Finds Premature Aging from TBI
    When trauma affects the brain, the consequences can range from a temporary concussion to a lifetime of physical disabilities and neurological complications. While the prevalence of sports concussions is commonly reported in the news,…
Rank this Week: 1665

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

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

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • May 15

    Brain Injuries and Bicycle Case

    Brain Injuries and Bicycle Case
    By Jim FreemanWe see brain injuries over and over in our bicycle cases.  The severity of theses injuries varies widely from a headache to permanent functional brain damage.  My experience is that there is no bulletproof…
  • May 7

    More Facts Are Needed To Explain Why Driver Who Struck and Killed Cyclist in Sauk Village Was Not Cited By Police

    More Facts Are Needed To Explain Why Driver Who Struck and Killed Cyclist in Sauk Village Was Not Cited By Police
    A 59 year old male bicyclist was struck and killed by a driver in Sauk Village earlier this month, according to nwitimes.com. The incident occurred near the intersection of East Sauk Traill and Route 394 at around 7:49 p.m. on April…
  • Apr 30

    44 Year Old Bicyclist Killed By Driver In Oak Lawn

    44 Year Old Bicyclist Killed By Driver In Oak Lawn
    A 44 year old male bicycle was killed in Oak Lawn on Monday after being struck by a driver, according to The Chicago Tribune.  Ricardo Longoria was struck as he rode his bicycle in the 9500 block of South Mayfield Avenue, a small two…
Rank this Week: 1682

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 22

    Motorcycle Crash On The Dan Ryan

    Motorcycle Crash On The Dan Ryan
    There was a motorcycle accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway Thursday night (May 21, 2015) involving a motorcycle hitting another vehicle. Details on this motorcycle accident appear limited at this time. An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune…
  • May 21

    Motorcycle Accident In De Soto, Illinoi

    Motorcycle Accident In De Soto, Illinoi
    There was a motorcycle accident Wednesday night (May 20, 2015) in De Soto, Illinois.  This accident involved a motorcycle colliding with a pickup truck. The crash happened at approximately 11:40 p.m. on Highway 51, south of De Soto. An…
  • May 21

    Motorcycle Accident In McHenry, Illinoi

    Motorcycle Accident In McHenry, Illinoi
    There was a motorcycle accident Wednesday (May 20, 2015) in McHenry, Illinois. Emergency crews responded to the accident after a report of a man lying in the roadway in the 1800 block of Richmond Road. An excerpt from the Northwest Herald…
Rank this Week: 1685

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/
  • May 10

    Ryder v. Ryder - Divorce Agreements Must be Carefully Drafted

    Ryder v. Ryder - Divorce Agreements Must be Carefully Drafted
    One fact that is difficult for many divorcing couples to grasp is that just because something is ordered in family court does not mean third parties must adhere to it. A common example is when a husband is absolved of making mortgage…
  • Apr 20

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change
    While most of us get married believing the union is going to weather life's storms, the reality is those storms get the best of many of us. Some of the major life changes that often precede divorce include:IllnessJob changesHaving…
  • Apr 5

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement
    Indiana law allows parents to seek modification of child support such that the other parent be responsible to pay a portion of the child's post-secondary education expenses, even though the child is no longer legally a minor. In the case of…
Rank this Week: 1686

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/
  • May 14

    C-Sections and Malpractice during Childbirth

    C-Sections and Malpractice during Childbirth
    It's no secret that medical costs in the United States are among the highest in the world, yet our healthcare system is far from the highest quality. Lesser known is the crisis in childbirth: that our maternal mortality rate is actually…
  • May 4

    How to Pursue A Psychiatric Malpractice Claim

    How to Pursue A Psychiatric Malpractice Claim
    In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins explore how psychiatric negligence and abuse cases work. This is a unique form of medical malpractice, as patients often see their…
  • Apr 23

    Chicago Hospital Owner Guilty of Schemes to Harm Patient

    Chicago Hospital Owner Guilty of Schemes to Harm Patient
    Three executives of the now-defunct Sacred Heart Hospital have been found guilty of a massive fraud scheme that led to serious patient harm and deaths. The executives were convicted of bribing doctors to send Medicare and Medicaid patients to…
Rank this Week: 1699

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical negligence. By Kroot Law LLC.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.net/
  • Oct 6

    Hospital Medical Mistakes More Dangerous Than Ebola

    Hospital Medical Mistakes More Dangerous Than Ebola
    In the midst of the internationally known Ebola scare, a Texas hospital sent a Liberian patient home with infection like symptoms, with no testing, after learning he had just come from disease ravaged West Africa. In doing so, the hospital's…
  • Jan 2

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary
    One of the most common knee surgeries performed on patients today may be completely unnecessary in many instances, according to a recent study out of Finland. The study followed 146 patients between the ages of 35 and 65 with symptoms of…
  • Nov 26

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost
    For over a decade, proponents of tort reform have argued medical malpractice reform is needed to reduce spiraling healthcare costs. If these reforms were implemented, tort reformers promised reduced healthcare costs. Opponents of tort…
Rank this Week: 1716