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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/
  • Jan 23

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That

    Ordinary Meaning Relied Upon When the Patent Does Not Require More than That
    Sonix Tech. Co., Ltd. V. Pubs. Int’l, Ltd., No. 13 C 2082, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 30, 2014) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve construed the disputed terms of the patent in suit in this case regarding graphic indicators on a surface that…
  • Jan 21

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 21-25
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
  • Jan 20

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 16-20

    Northern District of Illinois Practice Tips Nos. 16-20
    At the start of the new year, many of us are spending time looking back at where we have come from and forward to where we want to go. As part of that process, many are making resolutions to make 2015 better than ever.  In that spirit,…
Rank this Week: 107

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

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

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

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

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 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/
  • Jan 5

    Feeding Tubes In Elderly – A Complex & Debatable Procedure

    Feeding Tubes In Elderly – A Complex & Debatable Procedure
    One of the most controversial medical practices impacting patients of all ages is the use of feeding tubes. These medical devices are often used as a means to provide nutrition and hydration to residents who are unable to consume food on…
  • Dec 31

    Elder Abuse: Scary Numbers Substantiate Major Problem

    Elder Abuse: Scary Numbers Substantiate Major Problem
    Recent statistics indicate that nursing home abuse is a societal issue of great magnitude in the U.S. As the baby boomer generation continues to climb into its retirement years, discussions of nursing home care are likely to continue to…
  • Dec 24

    High Staff Turnover Rates Plague Many Nursing Home

    High Staff Turnover Rates Plague Many Nursing Home
    In Illinois and the greater U.S, a constant problem plaguing nursing homes is the high turn-over rate of staff members. When a nursing home facility is understaffed, the care of patients tends to suffer. Staff workers cannot devote themselves…
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/
  • Jan 7

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000

    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit For $309,000
    Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center ("CBHC"), pays $309,000 to a former employee to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") lawsuit. According to published accounts the company refused to provide a reasonable…
  • Jan 2

    Cordia Senior Living Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $40,000

    Cordia Senior Living Settles Retaliation Lawsuit For $40,000
    Cordia Senior Living pays $40,000 to settle a retaliation lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a former employee who had complained about sexual harassment. Under the law,…
  • 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…
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/
  • Jan 23

    Paralegal/Legal Assistant Position!!!

    Paralegal/Legal Assistant Position!!!
    Job Opening!!!!Busy Law Office located in Schaumburg is looking to fill a full time (Monday to Friday) Paralegal/Legal Assistant Position.Job Description and Requirements:Prepare and draft motions, pleadings, notices of motion, notice of…
  • Jan 21

    State Farm – Seeking Paralegal – Bloomington, IL

    State Farm – Seeking Paralegal – Bloomington, IL
    State Farm – Seeking Paralegal – Bloomington, ILThis position is within the Fire Claim Counsel Section of the Corporate Law Department.  This individual will assist counsel with reviewing and processing worker's compensation…
  • Jan 13

    Corporate Paralegal - Two Positions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Corporate Paralegal - Two Positions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Solutions Practice Group has several opportunities with a corporate client headquarter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Our client is seeking two Corporate Paralegals to join their in-house legal department…
Rank this Week: 293

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/
  • Jan 23

    Investigation into Alpha Natural Resources LLC

    Investigation into Alpha Natural Resources LLC
    Have you suffered losses in Alpha Natural Resources, LLC.,a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resource Inc. (NYSE: ANR)? If so, the White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses. Alpha Natural Resources is a leading…
  • Jan 23

    Recovery of First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund Losse

    Recovery of First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration…
  • Jan 23

    Recovery of First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund Losse

    Recovery of First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund Losse
    Have you suffered losses investing in First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage…
Rank this Week: 378

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/
  • Jan 20

    A Risky Situation: FDA Drug Approvals at 18-Year High

    A Risky Situation: FDA Drug Approvals at 18-Year High
    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the agency responsible for determining whether drugs are safe enough to be used in the United States. On one hand, a speedy approval process is good in that it can provide people who may…
  • Jan 15

    Wisconsin Lawmaker Trying to Undo the Damage of Tort Reform

    Wisconsin Lawmaker Trying to Undo the Damage of Tort Reform
    The people of Wisconsin have been some of the nation's most serious victims of tort reform. They have had their rights to recover in medical malpractice cases severely curtailed, particularly in wrongful death cases. Fortunately it appears…
  • Jan 12

    Colorado and West Virginia are in Danger of Suffering from “Tort Reform”

    Colorado and West Virginia are in Danger of Suffering from “Tort Reform”
    While courts in states as varies as Illinois, Missouri, and Florida continue to hold tort reform measures designed to rob injured plaintiffs of their rights to recover for their personal injuries unconstitutional, legislators continue to push…
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: 472

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/
  • Jan 9

    Medical Malpractice Suit Filed against University of Illinois Medical Center

    Medical Malpractice Suit Filed against University of Illinois Medical Center
    Many of us know how scary it is to be sick or injured and not understand what is wrong, how to fix your ailment, and if it can be remedied at all. That is why we turn to medical experts who can help us heal through surgery, treatment,…
  • Jan 2

    BMW Expands Air Bag Recall

    BMW Expands Air Bag Recall
    Reports of present dangers in our vehicles and recalls from major manufacturers have been frequent in the news as of lately. A variety of parts have been reported as faulty or in need of recall for posing a danger to the driver and…
  • Dec 31

    Pedestrian Deaths Up 15% Since 2009

    Pedestrian Deaths Up 15% Since 2009
    The close of the year gives rise to some interesting statistics and facts, as the media compares data with recent previous years. From gathering such data, we can learn about many trends in our communities, state, and across the nation…
Rank this Week: 494

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Jan 20

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document
    Here's a checklist of some questions you can ask about documents at depositions, while ignoring the objection from the other side that the document "speaks for itself." It doesn't, and the objection can be ignored-- Who wrote the document;…
  • Jan 15

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast
    It's the second podcast from Sam Glover and Aaron Street at Lawyerist: "Podcast #2: Paul Floyd on How to Value and Sell a Law Practice." According to Glover, "Among other things, Paul helps lawyers sell their practices, and I wanted...
  • Jan 14

    Using Requests for Admission to Simplify Your Case

    Using Requests for Admission to Simplify Your Case
    In preparing your case for trial, don't overlook requests for admissions. Requests for admissions are powerful tool for establishing proof on matters your opponent won't be able to (or doesn't plan to) to deny at trial. In an auto case,...
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • Jan 23

    NBA's Ty Lawson Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

    NBA's Ty Lawson Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
    According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, there are nearly 300,000 drunk driving episodes every day in American but only about 4,000 of these motorists are arrested for their actions. That means that more than 98 percent of drunk drivers…
  • Jan 22

    Single Car Crash on I-55 Leaves 2 People Injured

    Single Car Crash on I-55 Leaves 2 People Injured
    Insurance estimates indicate that a typical American driver will be involved in three to four car accidents over the course of their lifetimes. If you drive more than average or if you are often a passenger in a vehicle, the odds of being…
  • Jan 21

    Information Sought in West Pullman Pedestrian Crash

    Information Sought in West Pullman Pedestrian Crash
    Most of those who live in Chicago walk at some point in a typical day. The layout of the city and the design of the city's roads means that pedestrians often take to the sidewalks and walk to their destinations along city blocks and through…
Rank this Week: 607

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

    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…
Rank this Week: 608

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: 618

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/
  • Jan 23

    Dog Attack Victim Wins $36 Million

    Dog Attack Victim Wins $36 Million
    An eight-year-old girl who was critically injured in a dog attack was recently awarded $36 million by a jury in Georgia. The girl was attacked by several dogs, causing one of her arms to be amputated. Dog bite injury lawyers at Pintas &…
  • Jan 19

    Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposes Healthcare Startup

    Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposes Healthcare Startup
    The world's richest doctor, Patrick Soon-Shiong, recently established a healthcare startup called NantHealth. The company intends to improve cancer treatment and care, however, whistleblowers in Florida have filed suit saying it is engaged…
  • Jan 7

    Caring for Injured and Seriously Ill Children at Home

    Caring for Injured and Seriously Ill Children at Home
    When Sandra Joy Stein's son was two years old he suffered a seizure that changed her family's life forever. Seizures in infants and young children often lead to brain injuries and permanent brain damage like cerebral palsy. Birth injury…
Rank this Week: 631

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: 633

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: 673

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Jan 22

    Nursing Home Residents Exposed to Hepatitis C File Lawsuit

    Nursing Home Residents Exposed to Hepatitis C File Lawsuit
    Minot, North Dakota recently suffered the third-largest hepatitis C outbreak in American history, and most of the victims were residents of the ManorCare nursing home. Of the 51 hepatitis C cases linked to the outbreak in Minot, 47 were…
  • Jan 5

    Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes - What You Should Know

    Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes - What You Should Know
    Hunger and thirst in nursing homes is a widespread problem, causing already-ill residents to suffer from malnutrition, dehydration, and severe weight loss. Too often a sign of neglect or staff incompetence, malnutrition on nursing homes…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 708

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: 709

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/
  • Jan 23

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft

    New Legislation and a Sentencing for Trade Secrets Theft
    The new year always means a spate of legislative activity. Proposed new laws related to trade secrets misappropriation and non-compete agreements do not generate many headlines, but they are fairly common. Two states in particular are…
  • Jan 16

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal

    Non-Compete Disputes and the Mootness Rule on Appeal
    One of the reasons non-compete cases generate a lot of appeals is that the law is tense. By that, I mean that non-compete cases present a unique tension between freedom of contract and freedom to compete. And because public policy underlies…
  • Jan 9

    10 Checklist Items for Every Employee Who Leaves to Compete

    10 Checklist Items for Every Employee Who Leaves to Compete
    The dawn of the new year is always a good time to return to basics.When consulting with individual employees, it amazes me how frequently I run through the same basic departure protocol. By now, this seems intuitive to me. But I realize that…
Rank this Week: 802

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 22

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

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

    Statutory Deadline For Notice Of Appeal Trumps Supreme Court Rule

    Statutory Deadline For Notice Of Appeal Trumps Supreme Court Rule
    Which deadline for filing a Notice of Appeal applies when the supreme court rules differ from the General Assembly’s statute? And what happens to the appeal when the Notice of Appeal meets the General Assembly’s deadline but not…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 983

Chicago Workers Compensation…

Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

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

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

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

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

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Government is just another word for "things we do together"

    Government is just another word for "things we do together"
    Like not letting other people's 10-year-olds walk around without an adult escort.Some thoughts:1) Apparently the parents were forced by CPS to sign a "safety plan" agreeing not to let the children play unsupervised until CPS could marshal…
  • Jan 9

    The full spectrum.

    The full spectrum.
    The ABA Law Journal has a story about Warren Redlich, a Florida attorney who has some interesting suggestions for how to behave at a drunken-driving checkpoint. Mr. Redlich is the founder of Fair DUI.Mr. Redlich advises motorists facing these…
  • Jan 1

    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that…

    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Judge Michael J. Davis has informed President Obama that Judge Davis will assume senior status in August 2015. This means that President Obama will have his second opportunity to name a federal…
Rank this Week: 1046

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/
  • Jan 19

    The Damaging Effects of Bus Accidents Injuries Are Not Limited to Bus Passenger

    The Damaging Effects of Bus Accidents Injuries Are Not Limited to Bus Passenger
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thousands of people are injured each year in bus accidents, and if you live in or near Chicago, buses are likely a ubiquitous part of your environment. Chicago’s CTA bus…
  • Jan 16

    Contrary to Popular Belief, SUVs Are No Safer Than Smaller Passenger Vehicle

    Contrary to Popular Belief, SUVs Are No Safer Than Smaller Passenger Vehicle
    On U.S. roadways, there is no shortage of large SUVs and trucks; Suburbans, Hummers, GMCs, Escalades, F-150s, and various other large models are extremely popular in our country, and with falling gas prices, they are making a resurgence. At…
  • Jan 15

    NHTSA: Tips From the Everyone Is a Pedestrian Safety Campaign

    NHTSA: Tips From the Everyone Is a Pedestrian Safety Campaign
    Every year, some 4,000 individuals are killed in pedestrian accidents throughout the United States, and another 70,000 people are injured. Unfortunately, pedestrians represent one of the few demographics of road users that have experienced…
Rank this Week: 1060

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/
  • Jan 23

    Choque de carro Individual en la I-55 Deja a 2 personas herida

    Choque de carro Individual en la I-55 Deja a 2 personas herida
    Los estimados de seguros indican que un conductor típico Americano estará involucrado en tres o cuatro accidentes de carro sobre el curso de su vida. Si usted conduce más que el promedio o si a menudo es un pasajero en un…
  • Jan 21

    DUI Charges Pending in Fatal Lake Shore Drive Car Accident

    DUI Charges Pending in Fatal Lake Shore Drive Car Accident
    It is a law that almost all drivers in Illinois know by heart - the presumed blood alcohol content limit that will trigger a driving under the influence charge is .08. But fewer motorists realize that having a blood alcohol content lower than…
  • Jan 8

    Stevenson Expressway Accident Leaves Several Hurt in Chicago

    Stevenson Expressway Accident Leaves Several Hurt in Chicago
    A typical idea of a car accident may conjure an image of two vehicles colliding, resulting in some minor damage to the vehicles and causing some anger and frustration among the drivers involved. In fact, car accidents in Chicago can involve…
Rank this Week: 1130

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 1154

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: 1201

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: 1259

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/
  • Jan 23

    The Car Insurance Company is Pressuring you to Sign a Release

    The Car Insurance Company is Pressuring you to Sign a Release
    When you've been hurt in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you are likely to get a phone call from that driver's insurance company soon after the accident looking to resolve the case. Of course, an injury victim will want their…
  • Dec 30

    Governor Quinn signs 'revenge porn' law

    Governor Quinn signs 'revenge porn' law
    Gov. Quin signed a new bill into law on Monday that, beginning on June 1, 2015, would make posting sexually explicit videos and photos of other people online without their permission a Class 4 felony, punishable by up to 3 years in prison as…
  • Dec 22

    Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Lake Shore Drive Crash

    Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Lake Shore Drive Crash
    A tragic accident on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive early this morning left one driver dead and at least three others hospitalized. Shortly before 3:00 a.m. a 26 year-old male drove his car the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive colliding with…
Rank this Week: 1282

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…
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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/
  • Jan 23

    Illinois Teen Driving Deaths Decline

    Illinois Teen Driving Deaths Decline
    Illinois teen driving deaths have declined, and officials say it is because of more stringent regulations for teen driver’s licenses. Seven years ago, Illinois put a more restrictive program of graduated driver’s licenses in place…
  • Jan 13

    Wrongful death lawsuit dismissed in death of David Koschman

    Wrongful death lawsuit dismissed in death of David Koschman
    A wrongful death lawsuit over the death of David Koschman has been dismissed. The lawsuit accused Chicago authorities of a cover-up after Koschman died following an altercation with a member of the Daley family. A federal judge ruled that the…
  • Jan 5

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over one-punch death

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over one-punch death
    A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Cook County by the family of a Palatine man who died after he was punched outside a bar and hit his head on the sidewalk. The family of Ryan Flannigan, 26, filed the lawsuit against Michael Platt, 35.…
Rank this Week: 1359

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

    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…
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7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

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

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Jan 16

    Supervised Release Is Not Mandatory: New Rules Regarding Non Mandatory Condition

    Supervised Release Is Not Mandatory: New Rules Regarding Non Mandatory Condition
    United States v. Thompson, et al., No. 14-1316 In considering four consolidated cases, the Court of Appeals held that district court’s must consider the § 3553(a) factors when imposing all non-mandatory conditions of supervised release,…
  • 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...
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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/
  • Jan 16

    Winter Weather Conditions Cause Highway Truck Accidents in Champaign County

    Winter Weather Conditions Cause Highway Truck Accidents in Champaign County
    Illinois is known for its serious winters. This is not just limited to Chicago though. All throughout the state winter weather can affect communities making roads much more hazardous as the snow falls and temperatures drop. It is no surprise…
  • Jan 9

    Highway 141 Crash Takes the Life of an Illinois Woman

    Highway 141 Crash Takes the Life of an Illinois Woman
    Curled up inside on the couch, sipping hot cocoa and watching the snow fall outside your window may be really relaxing, but the snow can invoke feelings far from relaxation when you’re dealing with it on the roads and highways. While…
  • Jan 7

    Truck Accident Caused by Icy Road Condition

    Truck Accident Caused by Icy Road Condition
    Winter weather has definitely arrived in Illinois. We may have not had a white Christmas, but now snow can be seen throughout much of the state, and the cold temperatures have come with it. However, with winter weather comes more hazards on…
Rank this Week: 1437

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Jan 22

    Police Body Cameras Coming to Chicago

    Police Body Cameras Coming to Chicago
    In the wake of highly publicized shootings by police officers across the country, there has been an increased focus on body cameras as a way to visually monitor police actions. The Chicago Police Department has announced that Chicago police…
  • Jan 13

    Medical Marijuana Cultivation Centers and Dispensaries Put on Hold as Rauner Takes Office

    Medical Marijuana Cultivation Centers and Dispensaries Put on Hold as Rauner Takes Office
    The question of whether medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries will receive their licenses has been put into the hands of the new governor, Bruce Rauner. Governor Pat Quinn left office without issuing the contemplated licenses…
  • Dec 30

    7 New Illinois Laws You Should Know for 2015

    7 New Illinois Laws You Should Know for 2015
    1. The liability of parents for underage drinking no longer only applies to residences or private property. State law will be expanded in 2015 to penalize parents who allow those under the age of 21 to consume alcohol in vehicles, trailers,…
Rank this Week: 1449

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…
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GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

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

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1514

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

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

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

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

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

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
  • 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…
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/
  • Jan 22

    CVS Settles Pharmacists Overtime Claim

    CVS Settles Pharmacists Overtime Claim
    The FLSA does provide exemptions for certain employees who do not have to be paid the premium overtime rate, no matter how many hours they work, but it is very specific about the requirements for those exemptions. According to the Act,…
  • Jan 20

    Morgan Stanley Allegedly Violated the Fair Labor Standards Act By Failing to Pay Financial Advisor Associates Overtime

    Morgan Stanley Allegedly Violated the Fair Labor Standards Act By Failing to Pay Financial Advisor Associates Overtime
    The lawsuit, which was filed in California, also alleges that Morgan Stanley failed to provide its employees with meal and rest breaks as mandated by California labor law. Under the law, all hourly employees in the state of California are…
  • Jan 19

    Handy the Handyman Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour and Overtime Class Action Claim

    Handy the Handyman Sued for Alleged Wage and Hour and Overtime Class Action Claim
    According to a recent class action lawsuit filed in California, Handy, the “handyman” and cleaning startup, allegedly hired independent contractors as cleaners. However, Handy allegedly had an extensive list of requirements for…
Rank this Week: 1528

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: 1556

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: 1658

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/
  • Jan 14

    Measuring the Brain's “Temperature” to Fight TBI

    Measuring the Brain's “Temperature” to Fight TBI
    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are common among military personnel, especially those involved in active duty. As reported by the website military.com, concussions are the most common combat related injuries. Violent blasts, falls and strikes…
  • Jan 10

    Doctors Advise Less Rest for Teen TBI Patient

    Doctors Advise Less Rest for Teen TBI Patient
    As concern continues to mount over teen concussions and brain injuries, a recent research study is giving advice that seems to contradict the norm. Concussions are mild forms of brain injury. When they occur, most physicians advocate for…
  • Jan 3

    Researchers Improve Helmets to Prevent Brain Injurie

    Researchers Improve Helmets to Prevent Brain Injurie
    Concussions are common occurrences in the world of sports. Some athletes constantly experience hits to the head or violent jolts from bodily impacts. Football is one such sport, where players are required to perform in a manner that promotes…
Rank this Week: 1677

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

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

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Jan 21

    What I Learned In Texa

    What I Learned In Texa
    Years ago the notion of committing one's entire law practice to representing people who ride bicycles perhaps seemed a little nutty.  Or worse, like a some sort of marketing gimmick.  My, how times have changed.Earlier this month I…
  • Jan 6

    Safe and Legal Riding In Snowy Urban Condition

    Safe and Legal Riding In Snowy Urban Condition
    I found myself riding home last night in some pretty crappy weather.  I hadn't set out to ride in snowy, slippery conditions, but it happened.  My ride home from Andersonville to Logan Square was, thankfully, uneventful.  This…
  • Jan 1

    Chicago Bicyclist, Father Of Two, Killed On January 1 By Hit-And-Run Driver

    Chicago Bicyclist, Father Of Two, Killed On January 1 By Hit-And-Run Driver
    Aimer RobledoCourtesy of CBS LocalThe new year has started tragically for the family of Aimer Robledo, 30, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver has he rode his bicycle in West Humboldt Park early this morning, according to The…
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.medicalmalpracticelawyer.center/
  • 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: 1716

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 23

    Motorcyclist Safety Among Older Rider

    Motorcyclist Safety Among Older Rider
    Motorcycle rider safety is a critical issue, and is often discussed in this site, both in a number of pages (including the “Illinois Motorcyclist Safety And Helmet Use” page and  the “Illinois Motorcycle Riding After…
  • Dec 22

    Year 2013 U.S. Motorcycle Crash Fatalities And Injuries Statistic

    Year 2013 U.S. Motorcycle Crash Fatalities And Injuries Statistic
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently released statistics regarding 2013 motor vehicle crashes.   This document is titled “2013 Motor Vehicle Crashes:  Overview” (pdf) and is dated…
  • Dec 17

    Increase In Motorcycle Accidents When Gas Prices Rise

    Increase In Motorcycle Accidents When Gas Prices Rise
    There are many different reasons for motorcycle accidents, and many different factors can come into play. Recently, a study was released that indicates that as gas prices rose in recent years, the number of motorcyclist injuries and deaths…
Rank this Week: 1725

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical negligence. By Kroot Law LLC.

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

    Hospital Medical Mistakes More Dangerous Than Ebola

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

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary

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

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost
    For over a decade, proponents of tort reform have argued medical malpractice reform is needed to reduce spiraling healthcare costs. If these reforms were implemented, tort reformers promised reduced healthcare costs. Opponents of tort…
Rank this Week: 1730