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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/
  • Dec 19

    Supplemental Jurisdiction Found Over Disparagement & Defamation Claim

    Supplemental Jurisdiction Found Over Disparagement & Defamation Claim
    DR Distributors, LLC v. 21 Century Smoking, Inc., No. 12 C 50324, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 20, 2014) (Johnston, Mag. J.). Judge Johnston granted defendant’s motion to amend adding state law disparagement and defamation claims in this…
  • Dec 17

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer

    Court Sua Sponte Strikes Portions of Answer
    Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. v. Mendez, No. 14 C 5839, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 27, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck portions of defendant’s answer and dismissed certain affirmative defenses as follows: The Court…
  • Dec 12

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling

    District Court Claim Constructions Not Controlling
    Costar Realty Info., Inc. v. CIVIX-DDI, LLC, Nos. 12 C 4968, 7091 & 8632, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 23, 2013) (Holderman, Sen. J.). Judge Holderman construed the disputed claim terms in this patent case involving methods of locating points…
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 20

    Elder-Against-Elder Abuse Draws Attention

    Elder-Against-Elder Abuse Draws Attention
    Approximately a million and a half elderly Americans reside in nursing homes across the country. Unfortunately they sometimes encounter harsh abuse or unconscionable neglect at the hands of nursing home aides, nurses and other staffers, and…
  • Dec 18

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie
    Recently, The Chicago Tribune published multiple articles about the abuse of children in state facilities. If you or a loved one has suffered neglect or abuse in an Illinois facility please contact one of our experienced attorneys. Click here…
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016
    A recent study by Families for Better Care revealed that Illinois ranks as the eighth-worst in the nation for nursing home care, reflecting particularly low levels of staffing per patient. Especially given an expected “silver…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube
    Serious complications can arise when nursing home workers do not effectively clear clogged feeding tubes inserted into the stomach or small intestine of their patients. For many elderly individuals, feeding tubes offer significant benefits as…
  • Dec 10

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home
    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, numerous elderly members of society suffer from physical, emotional, mental and verbal abuse every year. The NCEA posts statistics on elder abuse that are readily available to the public. The…
  • Dec 3

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient
    Elder abuse is a widespread issue in American society. Unfortunately, nursing homes often sacrifice the care of senior citizens in their quest to become profitable entities. Even more unfortunate is the fact that abuse is often an…
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Dec 17

    Sexual Harassment and Christmas Partie

    Sexual Harassment and Christmas Partie
    So there is going to be a Christmas or holiday party at work. You remember what happened last year; too much alcohol and some groping. What rights do you have and what can you do if there is the same type of behavior again this year? In…
  • Dec 16

    Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates LLC, Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $145,000

    Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates LLC, Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $145,000
    Paloma Blanca Health Care Associates, LLC, pays $145,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") discrimination lawsuit. The ADA lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published…
  • Dec 15

    Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Pays $75,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

    Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Pays $75,000 To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit
    Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., pays $75,000 to settle an Americans With Disabilities ACt ("ADA") discrimination lawsuit. The ADA lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The first step in filing 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/
  • Dec 11

    Financial Aid Fraud Warning!!!!!!!

    Financial Aid Fraud Warning!!!!!!!
    ICC’s Financial Aid Office received notice from a student that an individual posing as a representative of "USS Financial" called them asking for credit card or banking information in order to process Pell Grants faster. PLEASE NOTE:…
  • Dec 5

    Paralegal opening

    Paralegal opening
    Peoria Corporation seeking paralegal to join legal department.  Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities·         Provide advanced support by handling a wide variety of functions supporting two…
  • Dec 4

    Peoria County Seeking Auxiliary Deputie

    Peoria County Seeking Auxiliary Deputie
    The PCSO is currently seeking volunteers to serve as auxiliary deputies. For more information, go to:http://www.peoriacounty.org/files/5914/1762/3548/PCSO_Auxiliary_Deputy_recruitment.pdf.
Rank this Week: 298

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/
Rank this Week: 379

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/
  • Dec 18

    Medical Malpractice May No Longer Fly on Cruise Ship

    Medical Malpractice May No Longer Fly on Cruise Ship
    Suffering the consequences of medical malpractice is bad enough when you are near home. Whether you are the victim of a missed diagnosis, a health care provider error, or a misread scan the effects of malpractice can be devastating. Now…
  • Dec 15

    Recovering Cancer Patient Killed by Pharmacy Error

    Recovering Cancer Patient Killed by Pharmacy Error
    When we are sick we find ourselves in a position where we are completely dependent on medical professionals. When those healthcare providers make errors the results can be catastrophic. Pharmacy errors are particularly problematic because,…
  • Dec 12

    State Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Medical Malpractice Cap Case

    State Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Medical Malpractice Cap Case
    Californians recently had an opportunity to change their state's medical malpractice award cap laws to at least make the caps more reasonable. However, due at least in part to a large scale misinformation campaign about the ballot measure,…
Rank this Week: 402

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
  • Jun 17

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash
    On Oct. 30, 2009, Filberto Meza, 37, was traveling eastbound on 25th Street at Central in Cicero, Ill., when his car crashed into the rear end of a stopped motor vehicle.  Juan Magana and Raquel Magana were driver and passenger in that…
  • Jun 16

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car
    On Dec. 15, 2000, Patrick Broderick was driving southbound on Schoolhouse Road when icy conditions caused him to lose control of his car.  His vehicle came to a rest on a snow bank on the east side of the road.  A good Samaritan…
  • May 9

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion
    This was a breach of contract case that started out in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and then became a law matter tried before a jury. In this case, a verdict of $971,858 was the outcome in a lawsuit brought by the…
Rank this Week: 480

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/
  • Dec 12

    Take Steps To Prevent Food Poisoning At Your Holiday Office Party

    Take Steps To Prevent Food Poisoning At Your Holiday Office Party
    In this “most wonderful time of the year,” our lives are filled with celebration and frequent parties with friends, loved ones, and colleagues. It’s also extremely popular to celebrate the end of a successful year with your…
  • Dec 11

    Northwestern Hospital Sued for Injuries in a Premises Liability Lawsuit

    Northwestern Hospital Sued for Injuries in a Premises Liability Lawsuit
    When we visit a a restaurant, retail store, supermarket, drugstore, etc., we have a special legal status under tort law known as an “invitee.” Under this status, owners and operators of premises owe us a duty of care to prevent…
  • Dec 8

    Daikin Air Purifiers Recalled For Fire Hazard

    Daikin Air Purifiers Recalled For Fire Hazard
    The winter months have those of us in the Midwest with our homes shut up and sealed off from the cold. During this time of year, gone are the days of the cool fall where we could leave our windows open and enjoy the breeze. Instead, now that…
Rank this Week: 493

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Dec 18

    The Frustrations of Continuing Continuance

    The Frustrations of Continuing Continuance
    At The Velvet Hammer, Karen Koehler paints a realistic picture of the difficulties involved in finally getting a case to trial: "Bump Bounce and Roll: Trying to start a trial" (a post that also explains why I can't watch The...
  • Dec 15

    An Easy Tip to Make Your Writing Look More Professional

    An Easy Tip to Make Your Writing Look More Professional
    Want to instantly make your writing look more professional? The secret can be found in Bryan Garner's A Dictionary of Modern American Usage in an entry titled "phrasal adjectives"-- When a phrase functions as an adjective--an increasingly…
  • Dec 9

    A Shockingly Great Christmas Gift for Lawyer

    A Shockingly Great Christmas Gift for Lawyer
    It's my book How to Feed a Lawyer (and Other Irreverent Observations from the Legal Underground). From the Amazon reviews-- I titled this "Hodgman for the Legal Set", because I think fans of one would enjoy the other ... It...
Rank this Week: 509

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/
  • Dec 22

    Wrong Way Crash on Lake Shore Drive Proves Fatal

    Wrong Way Crash on Lake Shore Drive Proves Fatal
    It is the responsibility of every driver in Chicago and across the state of Illinois to follow the rules and regulations that accompany driving on the state's streets, expressways, and interstates. Yet despite this requirement, millions of…
  • Dec 19

    Pedestrian Killed in Metra Train Accident

    Pedestrian Killed in Metra Train Accident
    Metra operates 11 different train lines in the greater Chicago area, including the Union Pacific North, Milwaukee District North, North Central Service, Union Pacific Northwest, Milwaukee District West, Union Pacific West, BNSF Railway,…
  • Dec 18

    Staying Safe During Holiday Travel

    Staying Safe During Holiday Travel
    AAA expects a four percent increase in the number of Americans traveling this holiday season over those who traveled last year for a total of 98.6 million Americans leaving home. This is the highest projection since 2009 and it accounts for…
Rank this Week: 605

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/
  • Nov 24

    Truck Accident Lawyers Will Pull Out the Big Guns on the Big Rig

    Truck Accident Lawyers Will Pull Out the Big Guns on the Big Rig
    Some people become nervous when driving on the highway next to a large truck, and there’s a reason for it. Whether you call it an 18-wheeler, a semi, or a big rig, an accident with a truck can cause significantly more damage than one…
  • Nov 24

    Getting Back on the Road with a Personal Injury Attorney

    Getting Back on the Road with a Personal Injury Attorney
    Vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury. Unfortunately, they often come with bodily harm, medical and financial concerns, and lost life. When you have been the victim of a personal injury, recovery and returning…
  • Nov 24

    Car Accident Attorneys Can Help Process Accident Insurance

    Car Accident Attorneys Can Help Process Accident Insurance
    A car accident is never anticipated, but just about everyone will be involved in one at some point. According to a 2011 Forbes news story, the average American files a car insurance claim every 17.9 years. This means for most people, a…
Rank this Week: 611

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: 619

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: 628

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/
  • Dec 16

    Talcum Powder, Morcellators, Cancer, and the FDA

    Talcum Powder, Morcellators, Cancer, and the FDA
    In recent months several medical devices and popular products have been officially found to cause gynecological cancer in women. Talcum powder, when used in the genital area, is now associated with ovarian and uterine cancer, while power…
  • Dec 9

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product
    Two medical device manufacturers have been charged with selling defective knee and spine products, injuring patients throughout the country. The knee manufacturer, OtisMed Corp., recently pled guilty to distributing knee replacements rejected…
  • Dec 9

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product

    Knee, Spine Device Makers Sued for Selling Defective Product
    Two medical device manufacturers have been charged with selling defective knee and spine products, injuring patients throughout the country. The knee manufacturer, OtisMed Corp., recently pled guilty to distributing knee replacements rejected…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 668

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid
    The New Mexico attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against one of the country's largest nursing home chains, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, for defrauding Medicaid and causing the neglect and mistreatment of residents.…
  • Dec 8

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid
    The New Mexico attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against one of the country's largest nursing home chains, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, for defrauding Medicaid and causing the neglect and mistreatment of residents.…
  • Nov 17

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance
    The Center for Public Integrity recently revealed that hundreds of the country's lowest-rated nursing homes are receiving federally-backed, guaranteed mortgages. This assistance is worth billions of dollars, so why is it being given to…
Rank this Week: 706

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/
  • Dec 22

    $2.7 Million Cook County Jury Verdict for the Death by Pulmonary Embolism After Hysterectomy

    $2.7 Million Cook County Jury Verdict for the Death by Pulmonary Embolism After Hysterectomy
    Mary Mitchell underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy, but the doctor chose not to employ the appropriate prophylactic measures to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism that was alleged to have caused or contributed to her…
  • Nov 27

    Illinois Jury Finds in Favor of General Surgeon in Perforated Trachea Case

    Illinois Jury Finds in Favor of General Surgeon in Perforated Trachea Case
    Latasha Randall was admitted on June 1, 2010 to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, Ill., and was diagnosed with sepsis. Shortly after her admission, she suffered respiratory failure and was intubated. On June 22, 2010, the defendant…
  • Nov 19

    $2.35 Million Jury Verdict for Doctor’s Failure to Timely Treat Septic Arthriti

    $2.35 Million Jury Verdict for Doctor’s Failure to Timely Treat Septic Arthriti
    John Antonucci was 52 years old at the time he underwent an MRI with contrast on his right hip. Two days later he was admitted to the hospital complaining of pain in the same hip. An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jason Fond, obtained a culture and…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Dec 17

    Three Anti-Trust Cases Non-Compete Lawyers Must Know

    Three Anti-Trust Cases Non-Compete Lawyers Must Know
    Many non-compete attorneys think that damages are the tail wagging the dog during the lawsuit. The reason is simple, but not intuitive: plaintiff's attorneys give very little thought to how to prove damages. Instead, they are focused - too…
  • Dec 12

    Third District in Illinois Follows Fifield's Consideration Rule

    Third District in Illinois Follows Fifield's Consideration Rule
    Business lawyers have discounted the much-bastardized decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc. as unmoored, largely because it seems to be one-of-a-kind and pulled from the ether.With the exception of a few federal district…
  • Nov 25

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing
    For those attorneys who follow this blog, I encourage you to consider attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secret Law Summit. The event will be held on December 4 and 5 at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara,…
Rank this Week: 805

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 4

    Illinois Supreme Court Can’t Decide Chicago Red-Light Camera Case

    Illinois Supreme Court Can’t Decide Chicago Red-Light Camera Case
    The Illinois Supreme Court’s single-paragraph opinion in Keating v. City of Chicago, 2014 IL 116054 (11/20/14), is remarkable because the court was unable to render a decision. The case involved the validity of Chicago’s red-light…
  • Dec 2

    Mailing Label Fails To Establish Appellate Jurisdiction

    Mailing Label Fails To Establish Appellate Jurisdiction
    William Huber filed a lawsuit to dissolve the American Accounting Association. The Association asked the trial court to dismiss the lawsuit, which it did. Huber appealed. He mailed his Notice of Appeal to the court, but it arrived two days…
Rank this Week: 981

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: 1016

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/
  • Nov 12

    Actual proof that kids today have it worse.

    Actual proof that kids today have it worse.
    Normally when I hear someone talk about how much better children have it today than in previous generations, I think that the speaker is spewing nonsense. But I do not tell the speaker that they are spewing nonsense because I do not have any…
  • Nov 7

    Do you remember Arthur J. Mellott, Delmas C. Hill, and Walter A. Huxman?

    Do you remember Arthur J. Mellott, Delmas C. Hill, and Walter A. Huxman?
    I hope to post more about the Sixth Circuit's decision to uphold same-sex marriage bans later today. The decision is here. But I had one thought that I thought I could share quickly.One frequently reads that the judges who are striking down…
  • Oct 14

    How a 10-year-old gets charged as an adult.

    How a 10-year-old gets charged as an adult.
    The ABA Journal has an article about a shocking crime: a 10-year-old boy in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been charged with beating a 90-year-old woman to death.The Scranton-Times Tribune story of the incident is here. Allegedly the boy…
Rank this Week: 1039

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/
  • Dec 19

    Keep Children Safe: Child Restraints are Crucial

    Keep Children Safe: Child Restraints are Crucial
    The aftermath of a car accident is something that no family should have to go through, but parents and children suffer serious injuries in collisions around the United States every day. Our injury lawyers have fought and won many cases…
  • Dec 18

    Two Semi-Trucks Involved in Freeway Accident

    Two Semi-Trucks Involved in Freeway Accident
    The massive size of semi-trucks makes them extremely useful for hauling freight and other materials across the country; $610 billion dollars goes into this industry every year. These vehicles help deliver many of the goods we rely on in our…
  • Dec 10

    NHTSA Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Safety Campaign Set to Begin

    NHTSA Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Safety Campaign Set to Begin
    Over the past decade, approximately 41% of all the traffic fatalities that occurred around Christmas and New Years Day were alcohol-impaired, which is a significant spike compared to the ten year national average of 31%. Either way, the…
Rank this Week: 1054

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/
  • Dec 19

    Hit-and-Run Victim Dies of Injurie

    Hit-and-Run Victim Dies of Injurie
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 18 percent of all fatal pedestrian traffic accidents involve a hit-and-run driver, or nearly one if five fatal crashes. In Illinois, including Chicago, it is illegal to leave…
  • Dec 16

    Parking Lot Accident in Chicago Leaves Teenage Pedestrian Injured

    Parking Lot Accident in Chicago Leaves Teenage Pedestrian Injured
    You may be surprised to learn that nearly 20 percent of all car accidents in the country occur in parking lots, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Many of these accidents occur at low speeds and fortunately do not leave…
  • Dec 11

    Fatal St. Charles Crash involved Driver on Heroin

    Fatal St. Charles Crash involved Driver on Heroin
    Do you trust other drivers on the road to act with your safety in mind? The prevalence of drunk driving accidents and impaired driving collisions in Chicago and the rest of Illinois suggest that you should not. Impaired drivers operated with…
Rank this Week: 1126

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 1159

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Dec 4

    Chicago to Raise Its Minimum Wage

    Chicago to Raise Its Minimum Wage
    E. Jason Tremblay On December 2, 2014, the Chicago City Council followed several other municipalities around the country and approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage. Effective July 1, 2015, Chicago employers of all sizes will be…
  • Nov 20

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi

    “Ban the Box” is Coming to Illinoi
    Illinois has become the 5th U.S. state to prohibit inquiries about criminal history on initial applications from most private sector jobs. Commonly known as “ban the box” legislation, the “Job Opportunities for Qualified…
  • Nov 14

    Ban The Box Law Will Soon Apply to Small Chicago Employer

    Ban The Box Law Will Soon Apply to Small Chicago Employer
    E. Jason Tremblay On November 5, 2014, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that effectively makes the recently-passed Illinois’ Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (commonly known as the Ban the Box Law) apply to…
Rank this Week: 1221

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: 1257

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/
  • Nov 14

    Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian on NW Side - Bail Set at $400K

    Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian on NW Side - Bail Set at $400K
    A Cook County Judge set a $400,000 bail for Maciej Machniewicz who is charged with felony aggravated DUI following a car accident. Machniewicz, who prosecutors are saying never had a valid drivers license, was charged with aggravated DUI…
  • Oct 16

    3 Gavin Middle School Teachers Fired in Connection with Abuse Charge

    3 Gavin Middle School Teachers Fired in Connection with Abuse Charge
    The School District Board for Gavin School District 37 in Ingleside, IL are suspending without pay pending a formal dismissal hearing Michale Vucic, a Gavin teacher who has been charged with childhood sexual abuse of a student. The Board…
  • Jul 22

    Fatal I-55 Truck Crash Results in Charges against Trucker

    Fatal I-55 Truck Crash Results in Charges against Trucker
    Authorities charged the truck driver involved in the wreck on I-55 Mondaythat resulted in the loss of five lives with speeding before the crash. The deaths were the result of two separate crashes that happened on Interstate 55 near Channahon,…
Rank this Week: 1286

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
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  • 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…
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Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Illinois jury awards $1 million in birth injury case

    Illinois jury awards $1 million in birth injury case
    The family of an Illinois girl who was injured during birth was awarded $1 million by a jury in a medical malpractice case. The award came after a six-day trial and five hours of deliberation. Bailei Rae has a brachial plexus injury, which…
  • Dec 19

    How the Illinois Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund work

    How the Illinois Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund work
    Illinois workers who are injured on the job have the right to workers’ compensation benefits for hours of work lost and for medical expenses. If the employer fails to pay the compensation owed, then the benefits can be paid by the…
  • Dec 18

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Truck Safety Bill

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Truck Safety Bill
    A bill to increase the speed limit for trucks on some non-urban Illinois highways, which was passed unanimously in both chambers of the Illinois state legislature, has been vetoed by Governor Pat Quinn. The trucking industry supported the…
Rank this Week: 1357

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/
  • Nov 24

    Truck Accident Lawyers Will Pull Out the Big Guns on the Big Rig

    Truck Accident Lawyers Will Pull Out the Big Guns on the Big Rig
    Some people become nervous when driving on the highway next to a large truck, and there’s a reason for it. Whether you call it an 18-wheeler, a semi, or a big rig, an accident with a truck can cause significantly more damage than one…
  • Nov 24

    Getting Back on the Road with a Personal Injury Attorney

    Getting Back on the Road with a Personal Injury Attorney
    Vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury. Unfortunately, they often come with bodily harm, medical and financial concerns, and lost life. When you have been the victim of a personal injury, recovery and returning…
  • Nov 24

    Car Accident Attorneys Can Help Process Accident Insurance

    Car Accident Attorneys Can Help Process Accident Insurance
    A car accident is never anticipated, but just about everyone will be involved in one at some point. According to a 2011 Forbes news story, the average American files a car insurance claim every 17.9 years. This means for most people, a…
Rank this Week: 1419

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/
  • Dec 2

    USSG 2D1.1: Court's Failure to Explicitly State Drug Quantity Leads to Reversal

    USSG 2D1.1: Court's Failure to Explicitly State Drug Quantity Leads to Reversal
    United States v. Garrett. No. 13-1182. Background. Dwayne Garrett was found guilty of possessing with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of crack cocaine and sentenced to 190 months in prison. He appeals both his conviction and sentence.…
  • Oct 31

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Zuniga No. 13-1557. On November 2, 2009, Mario Zuniga was at a bar playing pool with friends when Beatrice Suarez, an ex-girlfriend, entered the bar and slapped him across his face. Zuniga immediately took Suarez out the...
  • Oct 15

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

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search
    United States of America v. Kenyon R. Walton. No. 14-1177. On August 29, 2012, Walton was a passenger in a rented Chevrolet Suburban driven by his companion, Darrallyn Smoot, when the pair was pulled over on an interstate highway for...
Rank this Week: 1425

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/
  • Dec 17

    Mahomet Woman Dies In Truck Accident

    Mahomet Woman Dies In Truck Accident
    When a truck or motor vehicle accident occurs, serious consequences such as vehicle damage, injuries or death can follow. Because accidents are all too prevalent, we find it important to educate readers so our community can be more aware of…
  • Dec 11

    Alcohol Believed to Be a Cause of Fatal Truck Accident

    Alcohol Believed to Be a Cause of Fatal Truck Accident
    Time and again we are reminded about the dangers of drinking and driving, but unfortunately alcohol remains a factor in many fatal accidents. There is no reason that anyone should ever get behind the wheel after drinking, and accidents as a…
  • Dec 8

    Springfield Man Not Wearing a Seat Belt Dies in Truck Accident

    Springfield Man Not Wearing a Seat Belt Dies in Truck Accident
    Truck and motor vehicle accidents are all too common throughout Illinois. That is why we feel that it is important to raise awareness surrounding the potential causes of these accidents and discuss the consequences of negligence in order to…
Rank this Week: 1434

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: 1446

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Dec 17

    Illinois Continues to Enforce DUI 'Trace' Law Despite Calls for Change

    Illinois Continues to Enforce DUI 'Trace' Law Despite Calls for Change
    As part of its DUI statute, Illinois has a provision that provides that any amount of cannabis or controlled substance in a driver's system may be the basis for a DUI charge. This is the only part of Illinois DUI law that permits a charge of…
  • Dec 10

    Seven DUI Arrests During Kane County's "No Refusal" Enforcement

    Seven DUI Arrests During Kane County's "No Refusal" Enforcement
    The most recent "no refusal" crackdown in Kane County, which took place the night before Thanksgiving, resulted in seven DUI arrests. The Illinois State Police, the Kane County Sheriff's Police and thirteen municipal departments participated…
  • Nov 21

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change

    Illinois Drug-Related DUI Law Must Change
    Current Illinois law allows a driver to be charged with DUI based on a trace of illegal drugs in their system. This is true regardless of impairment and even if the drug was used weeks earlier. The Illinois State Bar Association is…
Rank this Week: 1455

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

Presents business and legal resources for long term acute care hospitals.

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1512

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

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

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 21

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption
    This Chicago DUI attorney regularly gets told that you can't be charged with a DUI because no alcohol was consumed.  I've posted here, here, and here that this is not true.  Still it is clear that people really think you can't get…
  • Jan 6

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open
    This Chicago DUI lawyer knows today is one to stay inside.  The windchill levels could make today, and the rest of the week, the lowest recorded temperatures on record for the city of Chicago.  How low you ask?  Schools are…
Rank this Week: 1522

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/
  • Dec 20

    El Vequero Restaurants Settles Overtime Class Action

    El Vequero Restaurants Settles Overtime Class Action
    Although the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows certain hourly workers to be paid less than the federally mandated minimum wage, the law provides conditions for the low pay. Employers can pay tipped workers (servers, bartenders,…
  • Dec 17

    Kindred Healthcare Accused Denying Meal Break

    Kindred Healthcare Accused Denying Meal Break
    Both state and federal governments create labor laws to prevent employers from taking advantage of their workers. For example, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guarantees that all employees working within the United States receive…
  • Dec 15

    SpaceX Sued in Two California Wage and Overtime Class Action

    SpaceX Sued in Two California Wage and Overtime Class Action
    Just two days after the initial class action lawsuit was filed, another former employee filed an additional wage and hour lawsuit against SpaceX. The latest lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer violated various areas of California labor law,…
Rank this Week: 1533

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: 1547

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
Rank this Week: 1656

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/
  • Dec 19

    Big Disappointment for TBI Treatment

    Big Disappointment for TBI Treatment
    The fight against traumatic brain injuries (TBI) took a disappointing blow recently, when a highly anticipated treatment showed no benefit for treatment. According to a report in Medscape Medical News, researchers were hopeful that the…
  • Dec 12

    New Blood Test May Diagnose TBI

    New Blood Test May Diagnose TBI
    The diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) is a major health concern within the American medical community. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, about 52,000 fatalities occur each year as a result of TBIs. In…
  • Dec 5

    The Facts: Brain Injuries and Female Athlete

    The Facts: Brain Injuries and Female Athlete
    Brain injuries are serious conditions, spanning from mild concussions to debilitating brain damage. Their recent prevalence in the media has called attention to the dangers of brain injury and the risk that is inherently involved in sports…
Rank this Week: 1669

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

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

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Dec 11

    CTA And City Must Do A Better Job Of Protecting Chicago Bicyclist

    CTA And City Must Do A Better Job Of Protecting Chicago Bicyclist
    Riding with buses is no fun.  Until Chicago does a better job of segregating bicycle and bus traffic, like some other North American cities have, cyclists will just have to deal with it. Even experienced city bikers grit their teeth when…
  • Dec 6

    Postal Driver Nearly Delivers Right Hook To Chicago Bicyclist

    Postal Driver Nearly Delivers Right Hook To Chicago Bicyclist
    An aggressive U.S. postal driver nearly delivered a right hook as I rode home in the Kinzie bike lane last night. Illinois law generally requires bicyclists riding slower than motor vehicle traffic to travel along the right side of the…
  • Dec 4

    Chicago Cycling Club Loses Long Time Ride Leader

    Chicago Cycling Club Loses Long Time Ride Leader
    Joe Dickstein (in Blackhawks sweater) withother members of the Chicago Cycling Clubby Anne AltOur local bike community lost someone special this week. Longtime Chicago Cycling Club member and ride leader, Joe Dickstein, died suddenly and…
Rank this Week: 1710

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.illinoismedicalmalpracticelawyers-blog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death
    A doctor in Michigan is currently facing 100 years in prison on federal charges for deceiving patients, fraudulent billing, and even the death of a patient. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins report on this case and others…
  • Dec 10

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death
    A doctor in Michigan is currently facing 100 years in prison on federal charges for deceiving patients, fraudulent billing, and even the death of a patient. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins report on this case and others…
  • Nov 25

    Injuries from Medical Mistakes and the Need for Reform

    Injuries from Medical Mistakes and the Need for Reform
    Hundreds of thousands of patients in United States hospitals die from medical mistakes every year. There are no indications that injuries or deaths from malpractice are declining, either. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins…
Rank this Week: 1712

Illinois Workers Compensation…

Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and wrongful termination. By Donald W. Fohrman & Associates.

http://www.illinoisworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Work related rotator cuff tear

    Work related rotator cuff tear
    With the cut back in the labor force more and more workers are being forced to pick up the slack. This oftens times leads to injuries caused by over-use. One of the common injuries associated with over-use is the tear of the shoulder's…
  • Jun 22

    Illinois Labor Update

    Illinois Labor Update
    A jury recently found that having a anti-sexual harassment policy just isn't enough to guard against lawsuits. The EEOC suide the owner of a franchise restaurant on behalf of 2 young women who were sexually harassed by an older manager. …
  • Apr 18

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife
    The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the funds in a Medicare set-aside (MSA) are part of a workers' compensation settlement thereby allowing an ex-wife to a portion of the MSA. The claimant was injured in a work accident in 2008. He…
Rank this Week: 1723

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 12

    Fatal Williamson County Motorcycle Crash

    Fatal Williamson County Motorcycle Crash
    There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Monday (November 10, 2014) in Williamson County. The accident happened at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Stotlar Road, near the intersection with Reed Cemetary Road. According to the Williamson…
  • Oct 27

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Paxton, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Paxton, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle crash near Paxton, Illinois on Sunday afternoon, October 26, 2014. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident happened at approximately 2:34 p.m., as the motorcyclist was…
  • Oct 22

    Chicago Motorcyclist Dies Following June 14 Accident

    Chicago Motorcyclist Dies Following June 14 Accident
    A motorcyclist who was injured in a collision in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood a few month ago has died from his injuries. The motorcyclist, Ricardo Roman, 44, of Chicago, died Tuesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.…
Rank this Week: 1728