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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/
  • Mar 21

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice
    NanoChem Sol’ns, Inc. v. Global Green Prods., LLC., No. 10 C 5686, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2013) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendants’ motion in limine to exclude plaintiff NanoChem’s late-disclosed lost profit…
  • Mar 19

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”
    Saro Golf, Inc. v. Nike, Inc., No. 08 C 1110, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2013) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang clarified the claim constructions in this patent case regarding an improved golf club head.  “Radius of curvature” was…
  • Mar 17

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone
    The Thompsons Film, LLC v. Does 1-60, Slip Op. 13 C 2368 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 6, 2013) (Gottschall, J.). Judge Gottschall denied two Doe defendants’ motions to quash subpoenas to their respective ISPs seeking, among other things, their…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Apr 15

    New Study Shows Strokes Misdiagnosed in Many Case

    New Study Shows Strokes Misdiagnosed in Many Case
    MedPage Today reports that a new study shows that many strokes may be missed in hospital emergency departments in the days before the problems of the stroke become obvious. Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose strokes can have devastating…
  • Apr 12

    Hepatitis C Outbreak in Nursing Home

    Hepatitis C Outbreak in Nursing Home
    The first lawsuit stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak in a North Dakota nursing home has been filed, according to reports. Two victims are seeking monetary damages from ManorCare Health Services, and they may not be alone. 42 other people…
  • Apr 9

    Batavia Nursing Home Norovirus Outbreak

    Batavia Nursing Home Norovirus Outbreak
    A new outbreak of the norovirus has occurred at Heritage Woods Assisted Living Facility in Batavia, IL, leaving about 40 residents ill as a result. Norovirus, often associated with cruise ships for its tendency to spread through the densely…
Rank this Week: 159

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers pharmaceutical, medical device and medical malpractice litigation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog
    An Oregon postal worker recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of an abnormally dangerous dog after the canine attacked her, causing serious facial injuries. More than 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year in the United…
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

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

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Mar 7

    Jammin’ Grannies: Music Therapy Used To Help Nursing Home Patient

    Jammin’ Grannies: Music Therapy Used To Help Nursing Home Patient
    Everyone has his or her own favorite song – a song that reminds them of a happier time or place, something that can put a smile on their face. Now the Maplewood Nursing Home in Bloomer is taking that knowledge and running with it,…
  • Mar 3

    Not Enough Manpower For The Job. Many Nursing Homes Understaffed

    Not Enough Manpower For The Job. Many Nursing Homes Understaffed
    It has been an ongoing debate in the professional care community – nursing homes cutting back on staff members and supplies in order to reduce their expenses. Why are they cutting back on expenses you may wonder? In order for these…
  • Feb 28

    Abuse Perpetrated By Nursing Home Worker

    Abuse Perpetrated By Nursing Home Worker
    We expect nursing home workers to be as kind as we are to our family members, to be patient with elderly residents, but sometimes we find out that these nursing home workers are in fact – just people. The recent scandal at the Hillcroft…
Rank this Week: 254

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/
  • Apr 17

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Can I Be Fired For Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    So you are working hard and going about your business. The boss is engaging in sexual harassment of another employee and you witness it almost daily. You don't know if you should get involved or not. What happens if you report the sexual…
  • Apr 16

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000

    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $100,000
    Riviera Consulting & Management Consulting, LLC pays $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). According to published accounts a former employee was fired…
  • Apr 14

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor

    Sexual Harassment By A Professor
    So you are attending college in Chicago and your professor seems to be taking an unusual interest in you. He begins to ask personal questions and singles you out from the other students. He now asks for your cell-phone number under the…
Rank this Week: 287

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://icclaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 320

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Features news, publications, events and cases.

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

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

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

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

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

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner David Sugar testified on January 8, 2013 before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing and Real Estate in support of proposed amendments to the Chicago Condominium Ordinance introduced by Alderman Thomas…
Rank this Week: 400

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/
  • Apr 17

    Proposed Birth Injury Fund Would Strip Medical Malpractice Victims of their Right

    Proposed Birth Injury Fund Would Strip Medical Malpractice Victims of their Right
    The Baltimore Business Journal reports that Maryland lawmakers are considering creating a birth injury fund. While on its face this may seem like a wonderful and well-intentioned idea, it would ultimately hurt those families who are most…
  • Apr 15

    Annual Survey Results: Millions Misdiagnosed Each Year

    Annual Survey Results: Millions Misdiagnosed Each Year
    CBS News reports that each year 12 million adults who receive outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed in the United States. The report relies on a new study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety. That 12 million number means…
  • Apr 10

    Florida Joins Illinois in Rejecting Medical Malpractice Damage Caps as Unconstitutional

    Florida Joins Illinois in Rejecting Medical Malpractice Damage Caps as Unconstitutional
    The Florida Supreme Court struck down that state’s cap on wrongful death non-economic damages because the cap violated the equal protection clause of Florida’s constitution. Justice Lewis wrote for the Court that the $1 million…
Rank this Week: 404

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/
  • Apr 17

    DBSI Executives Found Guilty

    DBSI Executives Found Guilty
    According to reports, CEO and president of DBSI, Douglas L. Swenson, was convicted of thirty-four counts of wire fraud and forty-four counts of securities fraud. Three other top DBSI executives were also convicted on multiple fraud charges.…
  • Apr 17

    Update for Icon Leasing Fund 12 Investor

    Update for Icon Leasing Fund 12 Investor
    According to recent letter to shareholders, Icon Leasing Fund Twelve announced that the Fund will officially close and enter a liquidation period effective April 30, 2014.  The letter also states that “the amount and…
  • Apr 15

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA
    PNC Investments LLC (CRD# 129052, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $90,000. The firm has paid restitution to all affected customers. Without…
Rank this Week: 412

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 11

    Two Fans Injured at Chicago Beyonce Concert File Lawsuit

    Two Fans Injured at Chicago Beyonce Concert File Lawsuit
    Premises liability law not only includes keeping people from danger and injuries by remedying a known injury on the land and warning invitees, but it includes knowing of potential dangers in advance. For event organizers and property owners,…
  • Apr 10

    Chicago CTA Blue Line Derails at Cicero Stop

    Chicago CTA Blue Line Derails at Cicero Stop
    Chicago area public transportation has made the news quite often recently, unfortunately not in praise, but in notoriety. From train accidents during the polar vortex and to the derailing of the CTA blue line at the O’Hare stops,…
  • Apr 10

    Safeway Foods in Class Action Lawsuit with Club Member

    Safeway Foods in Class Action Lawsuit with Club Member
    As you know, product liability law not only concerns automobiles and other machinery, which we have discussed frequently as of late, but it also involves other products like food and pharmaceuticals. Just like cars, when we purchase food at…
Rank this Week: 486

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Apr 7

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site
    Raymond Ward's blog, the (new) legal writer, is billed as "a collection of resources for lawyers and other writers." And that's exactly what it is--you can always find a useful link. Ward's latest post, "The Redbook (3d ed.)," concludes…
  • Mar 26

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?
    Here's a great post from Max Kennerly at Litigation & Trial: "Defeating The Medical Records Paper Copy Scam." If you want to find out whether doctors and hospitals are overcharging you for your client's medical records--and they probably…
  • Mar 5

    Are You a Crappy Litigator?

    Are You a Crappy Litigator?
    From Mark Herrmann at Above the Law: "Are You A Crappy Litigator? A Self-Assessment Test!"-- It’s so hard to judge yourself. Deep in your soul you know that people who criticize you are idiots, and people who praise you are...
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • Apr 10

    Pedestrian Killed in Chicago Crash with Pickup Truck

    Pedestrian Killed in Chicago Crash with Pickup Truck
    The time of year does not have much effect on the presence of pedestrian traffic in Chicago. While the spring and summer months may come with an increase in the number of walkers, pedestrians can be seen hitting the streets in any month,…
  • Apr 7

    Chicago Adding 20 Miles of Bicycle Lanes in 2014

    Chicago Adding 20 Miles of Bicycle Lanes in 2014
    Chicago has one of the greatest bicycle presences in the nation but also one of the highest rates of bicycle-related accidents. As cyclists continue to use the streets as a means of transportation, they face a very real risk of being struck…
  • Apr 3

    2 Car Crash in Des Plaines Leaves Several Injured

    2 Car Crash in Des Plaines Leaves Several Injured
    Car accidents happen every day in Chicago. Some are caused by speeding, others by ignoring a red light or a stop sign. Some are caused by poor weather conditions. In 2011 alone, the Illinois Department of Transportation noted over 281,000…
Rank this Week: 593

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: 596

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

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

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

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

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

    Business Dispute Alleges Mismanagement at Well Know Chicago Car Dealership

    Business Dispute Alleges Mismanagement at Well Know Chicago Car Dealership
    Business partnerships can be tricky. When running a business, it is important to remember that there is a difference between the profits that go to pay the owners' salaries and the money that gets invested back into the company. If one owner…
Rank this Week: 602

Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Some more great new

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

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

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra
    A council has become the first in the UK to pass a motion banning the sale of controversial delicacy foie gras in its city.After a meeting in York, councillors voted in favour of a motion put forward by local Labour councillor Paul…
  • Jan 28

    King Amendment Officially Rejected!

    King Amendment Officially Rejected!
    Great news! The Farm Bill Conference Committee just released its conference report containing the final version of the U.S. Farm Bill. We can thankfully relay that the dreaded King Amendment is nowhere to be found in any of the 949 pages…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 656

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/
  • Apr 1

    What is Workers’ Compensation and How May it Benefit You?

    What is Workers’ Compensation and How May it Benefit You?
    You may have heard of the term workers’ compensation many times before. But you may be asking the question, what is it? Or, how does it benefit me? This is a common question that many workers do not know the … Continue reading…
  • Feb 5

    Recall brings accurate food labels to light

    Recall brings accurate food labels to light
    If you have any food allergies, it may be time to hold off on a certain Velveeta product. Last week, Kraft manufacturer Truitt Brothers announced a recall on 525,000 cases of Velveeta Cheesy Single Skillets—Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac…
  • Aug 29

    Common Birth Injuries and What to Do About Them

    Common Birth Injuries and What to Do About Them
    Each year, thousands of babies are born. For most parents, it’s a momentous occasion, one filled with joy. For some, however, it’s a traumatic event, as they learn that their baby has suffered a birth injury. Research has shown…
Rank this Week: 669

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/
  • Mar 31

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior
    As tax day approaches, criminals posing as IRS agents are taking to the phones to try to scam senior citizens out of their retirement money. Elder law attorneys at Pintas & Mullins detail how the telephone scam works and how to protect…
  • Mar 26

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California
    There are about 1,300 long-term care nursing facilities in California, where over 300,000 residents are cared for. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are run by for-profit corporations, such as HCR ManorCare, which aim to make money by caring…
  • Mar 20

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident
    Sepsis, or serious infection of the blood, is one of the top reasons nursing home residents are sent to hospitals. Septic shock among the elderly results in death about 20% of the time, costing grave emotional and financial harm on families…
Rank this Week: 677

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog

    Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog
    An Oregon postal worker recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of an abnormally dangerous dog after the canine attacked her, causing serious facial injuries. More than 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year in the United…
  • Apr 7

    Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

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

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation

    Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violation
    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and…
Rank this Week: 682

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

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

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Apr 18

    Contention Interrogatories In Trade Secret Cases Demand Strict Compliance

    Contention Interrogatories In Trade Secret Cases Demand Strict Compliance
    Yesterday, I gave a lengthy presentation to the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secrets Committee. The bulk of my presentation dealt with the knotty issue of properly identifying trade secrets in litigation.Many trade…
  • Mar 21

    "Embedded Knowledge" and the Trade Secret Gap

    "Embedded Knowledge" and the Trade Secret Gap
    For anyone (lawyer or otherwise) interested in the tensions associated with employee mobility, a truly must-read is Talent Wants to Be Free, by Orly Lobel.Professor Lobel discusses a wide range of issues associated with talent and knowledge…
  • Mar 7

    The Janitor Analogy, Once Again

    The Janitor Analogy, Once Again
    "The agreement is so broad that it would prohibit my client from working for his new company even as a janitor!"- Comment attributed to every defense attorney in every non-compete case, generally accompanied by arms flailing up…
Rank this Week: 812

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/
  • Feb 23

    Aldermen’s Appeal Of Victorious Referendum Moot

    Aldermen’s Appeal Of Victorious Referendum Moot
    More than 58 percent of the voters in Country Club Hills, Illinois passed a referendum that reduced the number of city aldermen from 10 to five. About three weeks later, a group of unhappy aldermen sued the county clerk. They asked the trial…
  • Feb 12

    Second Order Allowing Interlocutory Appeal Fails To Save Appellate Jurisdiction

    Second Order Allowing Interlocutory Appeal Fails To Save Appellate Jurisdiction
    After he was injured in an accident, Juan Zamora sued his employer, Newsboy Delivery Systems, and two individuals, Cherie and Richard Payne. Zamora claimed their negligence caused the accident. The trial court dismissed Newsboy because…
  • Feb 6

    Trucker’s Failure To Raise Commerce Clause Defense Dooms Tax Appeal

    Trucker’s Failure To Raise Commerce Clause Defense Dooms Tax Appeal
    Witte Brothers is an intersate trucking company. After an audit, under protest, Witte paid Illinois for “pass-through” miles [distance driven in Illinois without picking up or delivering goods]. Witte sued Illinois for…
Rank this Week: 961

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: 1013

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 17

    A nice return on an investment.

    A nice return on an investment.
    In 1985, former Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl purchased the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team for $18 million. According to ESPN, Senator Kohl is now selling a majority interest in the team for $550 million. The Bucks had a record of 15-67 this…
  • Apr 4

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.

    Being the champion and the nature of reality.
    Given his love of basketball, I am a little surprised that Mr. Torvik has not already pointed out that our joint alma mater, the University of Minnesota, won the NIT men's basketball championship last night. Some might say that the Golden…
  • Mar 28

    How is this possible?

    How is this possible?
    Today is the 244th birthday of the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler. If he is remembered at all, President Tyler remembered for being the first Vice-President to become President upon the death of the President.…
Rank this Week: 1019

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 18

    GM Recall Update: Why Personal Injury Law Matter

    GM Recall Update: Why Personal Injury Law Matter
    Throughout the course of any given year, it is common for both automotive companies, as well as the manufacturers of various vehicle parts and components to recall defective or unsafe products from the market. According to a recall report…
  • Apr 16

    Safety Tips for New Motorcycle Rider

    Safety Tips for New Motorcycle Rider
    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths related to automobile accidents (including cars, SUVs, and light trucks) reached an all-time low in the United States. Unfortunately, while we continue to make progress in…
  • Apr 9

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

    Toyota Will Recall Nearly 6.4 Million Automobiles Due to Several Design Defect
    As we all know, mistakes will happen; this is as true for brilliant automotive engineers as it is for everyone else. However, automobile recall laws are in place to ensure that when potentially dangerous automotive design defects occur during…
Rank this Week: 1043

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: 1099

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    12 Injured In Crash Between Van and CTA Bu

    12 Injured In Crash Between Van and CTA Bu
    Some people think that in the event of a bus accident, serious injuries are not likely because the large size and mass of a bus means that it is more able to withstand a crash than a smaller vehicle would be. But in fact, every year in…
  • Apr 10

    Suspected Drunk Driver Blamed for Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Des Plaine

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

    Driver Caught, Charged after Fatal Crash on I-94

    Driver Caught, Charged after Fatal Crash on I-94
    Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime in Chicago and the rest of Illinois, yet too often, drivers involved in a crash choose to leave the scene. The reasons for fleeing may vary in each crash but often, driver's later report that a…
Rank this Week: 1114

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
  • Mar 6

    No Mechanics Lien For Pre-Purchase Due Diligence Consultant

    No Mechanics Lien For Pre-Purchase Due Diligence Consultant
    Fees for property purchase feasibility consulting are not secured by a mechanics lien. That’s what a panel of Illinois Appellate Court Justices held in Mostardi-Platt Associates v. Czerniejewski. Backstory Power Holdings of Illinois…
  • Jan 7

    No Setoff for FDIC Contract Repudiation Damages Under Placida v. FDIC

    No Setoff for FDIC Contract Repudiation Damages Under Placida v. FDIC
    When a bank fails and the FDIC repudiates a construction loan—ending further “draws” or disbursements—the borrowers can’t setoff damages they suffer because of repudiation to reduce the amount of debt they owe…
  • Dec 16

    Construction Contract Requires Written Invoice Before Owner Must Pay Contractor: Kasinecz v. Duffy

    Construction Contract Requires Written Invoice Before Owner Must Pay Contractor: Kasinecz v. Duffy
    A panel of Illinois Appellate Court justices recently reminded contractors: if you want to get paid, comply with your contract. That reminder—along with some other interesting things to remember—comes in this decision: Kasinecz v.…
Rank this Week: 1182

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Chicago Train Jumps Tracks at O'Hare International Airport

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

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

    Is a Landlord Liable for a Tenant's Dog Attack?
    Under the Illinois Animal Control Act, anyone who owns, keeps, or harbors an animal that injures a person without provocation, who is acting peacefully in a place where that person has a legal right to be, can be held liable for damages…
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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: 1284

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: 1383

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

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

    Vietnam veteran wins twelve million dollars in medical malpractice settlement

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

    Transit districts claim immunity in bicyclist’s wrongful death lawsuit

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

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

    Federal judge has entered a judgment against the United States in a brain injury case
    A federal judge has entered a $28 million judgment against the United States in a brain injury case. U.S. District Judge David Herndon entered the judgment in favor of Sean Cobbs — who suffered a severe brain injury when doctors…
Rank this Week: 1387

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
Rank this Week: 1405

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Mar 15

    Trial Exhibits In the Jury Room: Boilerplate Rule

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

    USSG 2X1.1 Incomplete Conspiracy Reduction - Boilerplate Rule

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

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

    USSG 2B1.1 Number of Victims - Bank and Account Holders Are Both Victim
    USA V. ROBERT LOFFREDI. NO. 12-1124. Robert Loffredi appeals his sentence of 78 months' imprisonment for mail fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1341. He challenges only the district court's imposition of a two-level upward adjustment for an offense…
Rank this Week: 1426

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 10

    Tour Bus Crash Kills Nine

    Tour Bus Crash Kills Nine
    Highways collisions between large vehicles, such as trucks or buses, can lead to serious injuries and fatalities because of their size and momentum when travelling at high speeds. Unfortunately these factors played a role in a recent accident…
  • Apr 9

    Pedestrian Killed in West Side Chicago Accident

    Pedestrian Killed in West Side Chicago Accident
    As we have emphasized before, accidents involving trucks can cause life-altering injuries to those involved. However, the risks for serious injury or death increase when trucks and other large vehicles collide with pedestrians. The Chicago…
  • Apr 7

    Dump Truck Accident Caused Loss of Limb for Smithton Construction Worker

    Dump Truck Accident Caused Loss of Limb for Smithton Construction Worker
    As our readers know, truck accidents do not only occur on Illinois highways and roads, but can happen in other locations where trucks and other large machinery are frequently present, such as farms, warehouses or building sites. Given the…
Rank this Week: 1435

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: 1468

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

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

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1507

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

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

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

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption

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

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

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open
    This Chicago DUI lawyer knows today is one to stay inside.  The windchill levels could make today, and the rest of the week, the lowest recorded temperatures on record for the city of Chicago.  How low you ask?  Schools are…
  • Sep 27

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock
    This Chicago DUI Attorney wants you to know that tomorrow night you do not want to start your weekend trapped in an invasive, and in some jurisdictions illegal, roadblock.  So I've already done the leg work for you and here are the…
Rank this Week: 1517

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: 1526

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/
  • Apr 15

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation

    Hotel Chain Sued for Alleged Overtime and Minimum Wage Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that all employers have to pay their employees working within the United States at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and pay them one and one half times their normal hourly…
  • Apr 8

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act

    Illinois Supreme Court Resolves Appeal on Illinois Employee Classification Act
    Even after a law is passed, it is possible for citizens to challenge that law as unconstitutional. However, anyone who does so should make sure that they have good reasons for making such a claim and can back up their argument. The Employee…
  • Apr 1

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation

    Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour Violation
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employers to pay certain employees who receive tips a lower minimum wage. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to employers trying to cut costs by paying workers who do not normally receive…
Rank this Week: 1591

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: 1668

Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers brain injuries from bicycle accidents, car accidents, medical malpractice an defective products. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagobraininjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    New Study Suggests Link Between Brain Injuries and Socialization in Children

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

    MMA Fighters at Risk of Brain Injurie

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

    Recent Collapse of Navy Football Player Not Caused by Player Contact

    Recent Collapse of Navy Football Player Not Caused by Player Contact
    The recent collapse of Navy running back, Will McKamey, left many with the assumption that a violent tackle left another talented football player with a traumatic brain injury. However, recent reports by his parents suggest that the injury…
Rank this Week: 1682

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/
  • Apr 1

    How to protect someone from nursing home negligence

    How to protect someone from nursing home negligence
    When you send your loved one to a nursing home, you may be apprehensive about leaving them in someone else’s care. Nursing home attorneys have seen case after case of nursing home abuse, and you don’t want your loved one ……
  • Mar 1

    Slip and fall accidents now leading cause of spinal cord injuries for elderly

    Slip and fall accidents now leading cause of spinal cord injuries for elderly
    In the past, car crashes were the top cause of spinal cord injuries for the elderly, but a new study suggests that slip and fall accidents are now the leading source of spinal cord injuries in those over 65. Lawyers … Continue reading…
  • Feb 17

    “When it comes to crashes, older drivers are more likely to be killed or injured.” NHTSA

    “When it comes to crashes, older drivers are more likely to be killed or injured.” NHTSA
    In the US, the elderly population is growing rapidly. In response to this, our nations’ leaders are focusing on all areas that will be affected as the elderly population increases. One of these areas is on our nations’ highways. A…
Rank this Week: 1704

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

I get paid to dress pretty, go to court and talk to crazy people.

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)
    The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a successful lawyer. The reason? I had to serve a small jail sentence for a…
  • Dec 31

    Sex or Home Improvement?

    Sex or Home Improvement?
    Picture if you will it being two in the morning and you are in a deep slumber. It’s precisely at this moment you wake up to the sounds of something being pounded into the wall. It’s two in the freaking morning meaning that no…
  • Dec 10

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale
    Colleagues far more experienced than I have told me that when you are trying a case in front of a jury that it is essential that every thing you do has a purpose. Don’t stare at the jurors, don’t be a nuisance in the courtroom…
Rank this Week: 1717

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

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

    Illinois Compassionate Use of Marijuana and DUI Law

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

    Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Arrested for DUI in Highland Park

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

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse
    Carlos Davilla, 34, of Cicero is accused of calling in a bomb threat at Maywood Courthouse prior to his appearance on a retail theft case earlier this week. According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Davilla made a phone call from a pay…
Rank this Week: 1723

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: 1729