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Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

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

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Jul 29

    Position: Paralegal!

    Position: Paralegal!
    Position: ParalegalTwo attorney firm in Clinton, Illinois seeking a Paralegal to assist in the handling of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security disability and general civil litigation claims. You may submit your…
  • Jul 21

    A new position with Caterpillar has opened in your area!

    A new position with Caterpillar has opened in your area!
    To be considered, please send all information to gina.jones@roberthalflegal.comor michael.auger@roberthalflegal.com  ·         Name & phone…
  • Jul 21

    Paralegal - In House Opportunity!

    Paralegal - In House Opportunity!
    Kelly Legal Managed Services has an excellent long term need for a paralegal to assist an in-house legal department of a global manufacturing company at its headquarters in Peoria, Illinois. In this role, you will draft agreements, meet…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 92

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: 138

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”

    2015 PWC Patent Litigation Study: “A Change in Patentee Fortunes”
    PWC has published the latest installment of its yearly patent litigation survey.  This year’s study has a focus on recent changes and how those changes are affecting patentees.  In particular, the PWC study provides eight key…
  • May 25

    The Courts and Patent Litigation

    The Courts and Patent Litigation
    We often hear concerns with the ability or the willingness of the courts to handle sophisticated patent cases.  While we feel the concern is overstated, there are legitimate concerns.  Roy Strom examines a number of these concerns…
  • May 22

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay

    Covered Business Method Review of Four of Fifteen Patents Warrants Stay
    Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. BCG Partners, Inc., Nos. 10 C 715, 716, 718, 720, 721, 726, 882-885, 929 & 931, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted defendants’ motion to stay this patent…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • Jul 3

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Drowsy driving is often referred to as “the third D” in the top three causes of automobile accidents. Drunk driving and distracted driving can be legally determined by certain clues. A Breathalyzer or sobriety test can alert law…
  • Jun 30

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?
    If you’ve been in a car accident, you have likely experienced multiple damages. Property damages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost wages can be overwhelming and expensive. Insurance exists to help offset or even fully cover…
  • Jun 26

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake
    In today’s medical world, doctors don’t always have the time that patients need. Technology and insurance have changed the medical landscape over the past few decades, some things for the better, and some, for the worse. To…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Jul 28

    Investigation into Oak Park Office Center

    Investigation into Oak Park Office Center
    Have you suffered investment losses in a Oak Park Office Center tenant-in-common (TIC)? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the…
  • Jul 28

    Recovery of 1600 Barberry Lane Investment Losse

    Recovery of 1600 Barberry Lane Investment Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in a 1600 Barberry Lane – TIC investment? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities…
  • Jul 28

    Recovery of Gulf Coast Rig & Equipment Investment losse

    Recovery of Gulf Coast Rig & Equipment Investment losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in  LLC? The White Law Group may be able to help. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud claims on behalf of investors involving various broker-dealers’ recommendation…
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • Jul 29

    1 Dead, 1 Injured when Motorcycle and Bicycle Collide in Chicago

    1 Dead, 1 Injured when Motorcycle and Bicycle Collide in Chicago
    If you follow the rules of the road in Illinois, you should be able to make it from Point A to Point B without any issues. Your safety should not be compromised and you should not be involved in any type of traffic accident. Unfortunately,…
  • Jul 27

    Hit-and-Run Driver At Large After Fatal Bicycle Accident

    Hit-and-Run Driver At Large After Fatal Bicycle Accident
    As individuals traversing the Chicago area, we like to believe that our actions control our safety and that if we move with caution, we will be free from injury. Yet that is not always the case as every day, innocent people are involved in…
  • Jul 24

    Driver Caught, Charged in Fatal Chicago Pedestrian Crash

    Driver Caught, Charged in Fatal Chicago Pedestrian Crash
    If you drive in Chicago, you agree to obey all the local and state rules of the road while acting in a safe and reasonable manner. You also agree to face punishments imposed by the state if you fail to follow the laws or to live up to the…
Rank this Week: 331

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://injury.robertkreisman.com/
Rank this Week: 405

Chicago Sexual Abuse & Assault…

Chicago Sexual Abuse & Assault Lawyer Blog

Covers sexual abuse and assault cases. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagosexualabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Machesney Park High School Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse

    Machesney Park High School Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse
    There has been an arrest of a high school teacher from Harlem High School on charges of criminal aggravated sexual abuse. An excerpt from the wrex.com article of July 17, 2015, titled “Harlem High School teacher arrested on sex abuse…
  • Jul 16

    $18 Million Jury Verdict In Three Chicago Sexual Assault

    $18 Million Jury Verdict In Three Chicago Sexual Assault
    There has been a jury verdict in the Circuit Court of Cook County for $18 million in the sexual assault of three women. The women sued St. Leonard’s Ministries (of Chicago), a halfway house that Julius Anderson had been staying at…
  • Jul 8

    New Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Abuse By Daniel McCormack

    New Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Abuse By Daniel McCormack
    Two new sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Catholic Bishop of Chicago. The new lawsuits allege sexual abuse by former priest Daniel McCormack.  The…
Rank this Week: 371

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

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

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Windmill Farms Nurseries, Inc., pays $40,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). The EEOC charged the company with subjecting a female employee, Sheila…
  • Mar 13

    Farm Pays $40,00 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice

    LegalMatch Review: How LegalMatch Works for My Practice
    So one of the websites that I love to utilize to attract good clients is LegalMatch. It is a website that allows people who have a legal claim to post cases and find lawyers who concentrate on such cases. This saves the client time and…
Rank this Week: 465

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/
  • Jul 29

    Why are Nursing Homes Afraid of the Judicial System?

    Why are Nursing Homes Afraid of the Judicial System?
    A Canadian nursing home chain, Extendicare, has decided to do business anywhere but in Kentucky, where it just leased all 21 of its facilities to another company. The decision was made after the company failed to sway the Kentucky legislature…
  • Jul 20

    Nursing Home Slapped With Huge Verdict After They Fail To Summon Medical Care for Patient

    Nursing Home Slapped With Huge Verdict After They Fail To Summon Medical Care for Patient
    Elderly people who have succumbed to a disease or illness are vulnerable and frail. They are in a very precarious state, where the slightest aggravation to their body can cause severe health damage. Family members are usually not equipped…
  • Jul 20

    Nursing Home Scrutinized Over the Way They Handle Post-Fall Care of Patient

    Nursing Home Scrutinized Over the Way They Handle Post-Fall Care of Patient
    Nursing homes were considered a safe haven for the elderly and people did not hesitate in sending their loved ones to nursing homes in the past. However, the scenario has changed to a great extent. What was once a safe and secure haven has…
Rank this Week: 610

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/
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • Jul 10

    Class Action Certified Against Yahoo For Alleged Privacy Violations Relating to Scanning Emails Content

    Class Action Certified Against Yahoo For Alleged Privacy Violations Relating to Scanning Emails Content
    Class actions are a necessary tool for plaintiffs with small claims, especially when facing large corporate defendants, such as Yahoo. The damage done to each individual in the lawsuit may have allegedly been small, but when they combine…
  • Jul 5

    California Uber Workers Found to be Employees by California Court

    California Uber Workers Found to be Employees by California Court
    Although it's the most recent, the California decision is not the only one to rule against Uber. In May, authorities in Florida determined a former Uber driver should be classified as an employee. Uber is also appealing that decision. This…
  • Jul 1

    Class Action By Musicians for Pre-1972 Music Against SiriusXM to Continue

    Class Action By Musicians for Pre-1972 Music Against SiriusXM to Continue
    Flo & Eddie, Inc. has filed class action lawsuits against SiriusXM in California, New York, and Florida: states that have a statute of limitations that are stricter than the federal law. SiriusXM argued the case should not be permitted…
Rank this Week: 633

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

Covers education law and civil rights. By R. Tamara de Silva.

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Apr 13

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
Rank this Week: 576

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: 768

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Charity Fundraiser Yard Sale Held To Support Family of 12-Year Old Killed in Bicycle Accident

    Charity Fundraiser Yard Sale Held To Support Family of 12-Year Old Killed in Bicycle Accident
    The family and friends of 12-year old Lorenzo Garcia of Steger are rallying to support the young man's family after his death from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on July 21st in Chicago Heights. Lorenzo was involved in a collision…
  • Jul 28

    2015 Prairie State Cycling Series Finishes Another Successful Year

    2015 Prairie State Cycling Series Finishes Another Successful Year
    The Prairie State Cycling Series, sponsored in part by Keating Law Offices, finished the 2015 race season after the Chicago Criterium on Chicago's Near West Side. This is the third year that Keating Law Offices has…
  • Jul 27

    Chicago Bicyclist Walking Bike Across Western Ave. Killed In Fatal Collision With SUV

    Chicago Bicyclist Walking Bike Across Western Ave. Killed In Fatal Collision With SUV
    News outlets are reporting that a 53-year old man was killed late Saturday night while attempting to walk his bicycle across Western at is intersection with Congress. As the man was walking his bicycle across Western, he was struck by a 2014…
Rank this Week: 797

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • Jul 29

    Construction Zone Accident

    Construction Zone Accident
    Any unexpected circumstance can be a hazard while driving, including changing road conditions caused by construction zones. Every year, tens of thousands of car accidents happen in road work zones. Most only end in property damage, but others…
  • Jul 28

    Sports Injuries Involving Children

    Sports Injuries Involving Children
    The next generation is ours to protect. We must take every step we can to make the world a safe and accessible place for young people as they grow and develop. Because of their rough and tumble lifestyle, many children suffer preventable…
  • Jul 24

    Falls and Injuries Involving Children

    Falls and Injuries Involving Children
    The next generation is our most precious resource. No parent wants to step into an emergency room with an injured child. So many accidents involving children are preventable, and yet many families each year do make that trip to the ER with a…
Rank this Week: 794

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jul 27

    Restrictive Covenant Update

    Restrictive Covenant Update
    E. Jason Tremblay Restrictive Covenant Update: Don’t Forget to Establish Your Legitimate Business Interest! Let’s consider the following scenario. Executive is hired by an employer and signs a standard restrictive covenant…
  • Jul 17

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”

    Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”
    E. Jason Tremblay and Megan P. Toth Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees” According to the Department of Labor On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s issued an Administrator’s…
  • Jul 6

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released

    Fair Labor Standards Act Proposed Revisions Just Released
    The U.S. Department of Labor just released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will significantly expand the number of workers who will be eligible for…
Rank this Week: 958

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/
  • Jul 27

    Researchers Report the Development of a TBI Treating Antibody

    Researchers Report the Development of a TBI Treating Antibody
    One of the numerous consequences of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease at a later stage of life. A recent study in Nature, the International Weekly Journal of Science, suggests that researchers have…
  • Jul 15

    Money Talks - The Business of Brain Injury Research

    Money Talks - The Business of Brain Injury Research
    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a serious problem in the modern medical landscape. From athletic concussions to military related battlefield injuries, doctors and scientists diligently search for new methods of diagnosis, treatment and…
  • Jul 9

    Is Hyperbaric Treatment Really Effective to Treat TBI

    Is Hyperbaric Treatment Really Effective to Treat TBI
    In the quest to adequately diagnose and respond to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), scientists and doctors have developed a variety of treatment options. Among those is the hyperbaric chamber, which provides pure oxygen to the patient. While…
Rank this Week: 848

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Negotiation in Eminent Domain Case

    Negotiation in Eminent Domain Case
    Thousands of landowners face losing their properties in eminent domain actions on an annual basis throughout the United States. Too many owners believe they have no right but to surrender their land and accept the offer for compensation…
  • Jul 21

    Clean Line officials: Grain Belt Express could bring millions to Illinois countie

    Clean Line officials: Grain Belt Express could bring millions to Illinois countie
    SPRINGFIELD - Clean Line Energy Partners officials say several Illinois counties and landowners could receive more than $74 million from the construction and maintenance of the Grain Belt Express. The Grain Belt Express is a proposed project…
  • Jul 21

    Hearings set over major transmission line

    Hearings set over major transmission line
    The Illinois Commerce Commission has scheduled three public hearings about a massive electricity transmission line that would run through west-central Illinois on its way from Kansas to Indiana. The hearings on Clean Line Energy’s…
Rank this Week: 974

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/
  • Jul 17

    Illinois Supreme Ct: De Novo Review For Fact-Dependent Petition To Vacate Old Judgment

    Illinois Supreme Ct: De Novo Review For Fact-Dependent Petition To Vacate Old Judgment
    Warren County Soil is important to Illinois appellate practitioners because it clears the confusion over the standard of review in appeals from orders growing from 2-1401 disputes. (Illinois Civil Procedure Code § 1401 allows relief from…
  • Jun 1

    Estate’s Faulty Notice Sinks Appeal; Parties Lectured On Rules; Born To Worry

    Estate’s Faulty Notice Sinks Appeal; Parties Lectured On Rules; Born To Worry
    Illinoisappellatelawyerblog was born to worry. And opinions like Estate of York feed that congenital behavior. The First District Illinois Appellate Court woke us to attention with its first words. “The case before us serves as a…
  • Apr 11

    Final divorce order supersedes and moots appeal from visitation order

    Final divorce order supersedes and moots appeal from visitation order
    The Eckersalls’ divorce included a fight over custody of their children. The couple agreed on a visitation schedule, but not on the terms and conditions of visitation. So the trial court entered a standard “Custody/Visitation…
Rank this Week: 710

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/
  • Jul 3

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Drowsy driving is often referred to as “the third D” in the top three causes of automobile accidents. Drunk driving and distracted driving can be legally determined by certain clues. A Breathalyzer or sobriety test can alert law…
  • Jun 30

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?
    If you’ve been in a car accident, you have likely experienced multiple damages. Property damages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost wages can be overwhelming and expensive. Insurance exists to help offset or even fully cover…
  • Jun 26

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake
    In today’s medical world, doctors don’t always have the time that patients need. Technology and insurance have changed the medical landscape over the past few decades, some things for the better, and some, for the worse. To…
Rank this Week: 920

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 921

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

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

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

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime
    Illinois tollway drivers are finding out that state laws on speeding aren’t what they used to be. Drivers used to have to worry about misdemeanor charges only when speeding more than 30 MPH over the limit. But under a new law in 2014, a…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search
    People make mistakes… That’s just life, right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant, arrest…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web
    People make mistakes… Same as it always was, and will be. Right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant,…
Rank this Week: 963

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: 860

Smarter Will Blog

Smarter Will Blog

Provides estate planning and probate news.

http://www.smarterwill.com/estate-planning-news/
  • May 23

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?
    Holographic wills (wills that are entirely handwritten) are not generally recognized as valid wills in the state of Illinois. Why? It's not because they're handwritten, but because holographic wills are usually not 'witnessed' properly (the…
  • May 9

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi
    Did you know that Illinois has a fairly new organ donation process, and that even if you've registered before to be an organ donor, you may need to re-register under the new system? In 2006 (only 5 years ago), a new Illinois organ donation…
  • Apr 25

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible
    Everyone has the right to live. But does everyone have the right to die? Dying on your own terms (or “pulling the plug”) is a privilege granted at the state level. But it requires advance planning. Every state has different rules on how…
Rank this Week: 795

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    THE LAW ON PROVING POSSESSION OF DRUGS OR WEAPONS IN ILLINOIS

    THE LAW ON PROVING POSSESSION OF DRUGS OR WEAPONS IN ILLINOIS
    The police are at your door with a search warrant or maybe they’ve stopped your car for a traffic ticket. In either case, they uncovered drugs, weapons or some other contraband. Can they prove the illegal goods are really yours? …
  • Jul 13

    THE CRIMINAL BURDEN OF PROOF IN ILLINOIS

    THE CRIMINAL BURDEN OF PROOF IN ILLINOIS
    Under our system of government, you are innocent until proven guilty. For most crimes, this means the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt all the elements of a crime, and that the defendant committed that crime. For example,…
  • Jun 29

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS
    Under limited circumstances, being drunk or drugged can be a defense to a crime in Illinois. Intoxication is only a defense when 1) it was involuntarily produced and 2) it deprived you of the substantial capacity to either appreciate the…
Rank this Week: 1558

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: 1376

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Fatal Collision Between Motorcycle And Bicycle In Old Irving Park Neighborhood

    Fatal Collision Between Motorcycle And Bicycle In Old Irving Park Neighborhood
    There was a fatal collision between a motorcycle and bicycle early this morning (July 29, 2015) in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood. Details on the accident – especially its causes – appear limited at this time.…
  • Jul 27

    Fatal Motorcycle Collision In Wayne County, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle Collision In Wayne County, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday afternoon (July 24, 2015) in Wayne County, Illinois. According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Illinois 15 (near Old Fairfield Road) when a…
  • Jul 27

    Fatal Loss Of Control Accident In Grundy County, Illinoi

    Fatal Loss Of Control Accident In Grundy County, Illinoi
    There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Sunday (July 26, 2015) near Gardner in Grundy County, Illinois. According to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office, the accident happened after the motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle…
Rank this Week: 1493

Ken Allen Law Blog

Ken Allen Law Blog

Covers personal injury, work-related injuries and wrongful death.

http://www.kenallenlaw.com/injuryblog/
  • Jul 28

    Less Fatal Truck Crashes If Truck Drivers Paid by the Hour, Not the Mile?

    Less Fatal Truck Crashes If Truck Drivers Paid by the Hour, Not the Mile?
    Many folk here in Indiana and Illinois drive alongside big rigs, semi trucks, and those long 18-wheeler tractor trailer trucks on congested highways like the Borman Expressway without thinking about how dangerous any kind of accident might be…
  • Jul 23

    NSAID Pain Pills Can Seriously Injure or Kill Someone Already Hurt in an Accident

    NSAID Pain Pills Can Seriously Injure or Kill Someone Already Hurt in an Accident
    The FDA has issued a warning about how are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the risk of heart attack and stroke for anyone using them (see our post for details). The federal government is requiring drug makers of these…
  • Jul 21

    New FDA Warning of Dangers From Taking NSAIDs (like Motrin, Aleve, and Advil)

    New FDA Warning of Dangers From Taking NSAIDs (like Motrin, Aleve, and Advil)
    At school, kids complaining of pain may be given a “non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug” (NSAID); so may some working on the job, a patient at the doctor’s office or in the dentist’s chair; as well as anyone here in…
Rank this Week: 1685

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 6: Surviving Spouse’s Award

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 6: Surviving Spouse’s Award
    This is the sixth in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first five installments here. First, and before I completely bury the lead, news broke just yesterday that Elizabeth Banks filed the…
  • Jul 20

    ULC Rewrites ‘Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act’

    ULC Rewrites ‘Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act’
    Almost exactly one year ago I wrote a blog post about the ‘Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act’ (UFADAA) that was adopted in July 2014 by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). My post provided an overview about how the…
  • Jul 7

    How (not) to Revoke a Will

    How (not) to Revoke a Will
    The act of revoking a Will seems like it ought to be fairly straightforward and noncontroversial. In most cases, (and ideally) a person revokes a current Will by simply executing a new Will that expressly revokes all prior wills and codicils.…
Rank this Week: 1592

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/
  • Jul 27

    Doctors and Hospitals Still Wary of Power Morcellator

    Doctors and Hospitals Still Wary of Power Morcellator
    Power morcellators are essentially small power tools that can be used to remove fibroids in the uterus by cutting uterine tissue during surgery. They are manufactured by several companies, including Olympus, Karl Storz, Blue Endo, and…
  • Jul 23

    Type 2 Diabetes Medications Could Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

    Type 2 Diabetes Medications Could Lead to Pancreatic Cancer
    The latest multidistrict litigation (MDL) over products liability lawsuits alleging pancreatic cancer from taking incretin mimetics makes it clear that these medications – namely Januvia, Janumet, Byetta, and VIctoza – were…
  • Jul 21

    New Benicar Lawsuits Filed for 2015; Litigation Moves Forward

    New Benicar Lawsuits Filed for 2015; Litigation Moves Forward
    With the New Year came another lawsuit filed over Benicar (generic “olmersartan”). As the 2012 Mayo Clinic’s case study linking Benicar to severe sprue-like enteropathy continues to be discussed, patients are coming forward…
Rank this Week: 1505

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

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

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Jul 27

    Grilling Safety: Tips for Avoiding Injury at Your Next BBQ

    Grilling Safety: Tips for Avoiding Injury at Your Next BBQ
    Summertime means longer days and more time outdoors to spend with family and friends. It is also BBQ season, which means more homeowners will be firing up their gas, propane, and charcoal grills. Unfortunately, grilling season is also one of…
  • Jul 23

    Document Checklist for Medical Malpractice Claim

    Document Checklist for Medical Malpractice Claim
    When a patient is injured due to the negligence of their physician or another healthcare professional, they may seek out an attorney to file a medical malpractice claim. An attorney will conduct a case evaluation to assess the validity of the…
  • Jul 20

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Anxiety?

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Anxiety?
    Workers’ compensation covers any illness or injury that is the result of job-related duties. When an employee is physically injured or suffers from a work-related disease, it is easy to determine their eligibility. However, what if an…
Rank this Week: 1104

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation
    This is one person's account of their life as a child victim of parental alienation, and the more positive outcome that arose as an adult....
  • Jul 20

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue
    From an interview with Dr. Amy Baker, PA expert: " I must admit I am a bit disappointed in the comments so far on the WDET website in response to my interview. I hate to see the conversation devolve into...
  • Jul 14

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation
    The case involving the Michigan judge that placed three children in juvenile hall as a punishment and coercive measure has been roundly criticized for using contempt proceedings, in what even the judge agreed is a longstanding Parental…
Rank this Week: 1491

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement
    Many people facing a divorce are hyper-focused on the here and now. And sometimes, it really is best to take things one day at a time. Your divorce attorney, on the other hand, should be looking at your long-term well-being. That means…
  • Jul 20

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement

    Negotiating Retirement Benefits in Indiana Divorce Agreement
    Many people facing a divorce are hyper-focused on the here and now. And sometimes, it really is best to take things one day at a time. Your divorce attorney, on the other hand, should be looking at your long-term well-being. That means…
  • Jul 4

    U.S. Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    U.S. Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    The issue of legality of same-sex marriage in America was settled recently with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The lead plaintiff, from Ohio, challenged a state ban on homosexual marriage on constitutional grounds.…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • Jul 15

    Seventh Circuit Smartly Avoids Fifield Issue, Disses Illinois Law

    Seventh Circuit Smartly Avoids Fifield Issue, Disses Illinois Law
    In the detritus of Illinois law following the Fifield v. Premier Dealers Services case, one federal case actually appeared to have the potential to reshape how state courts (not to mention an increasing number of lower federal courts)…
  • Jun 17

    Florida's Non-Compete Law Is, Apparently, "Truly Obnoxious"

    Florida's Non-Compete Law Is, Apparently, "Truly Obnoxious"
    One of the most important issues in analyzing any non-compete agreement is choice of law. My experience is that at least 9 out of 10 contracts contain explicit choice-of-law clauses, which describe in the contract which state's law will…
  • Jun 12

    Mid-Year Legislative Update - Arkansas, New Mexico, and ... Jimmy John's?

    Mid-Year Legislative Update - Arkansas, New Mexico, and ... Jimmy John's?
    This year, we have seen a slight uptick in proposed legislation concerning non-compete agreements. In previous posts, I've written about legislative efforts in Wisconsin, Washington, and elsewhere. However, while most bills stall out, a few…
Rank this Week: 1366

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, premises liability, products liability and wrongful death law. By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

http://www.prslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Todd Smith Receives Champion of Justice Award

    Todd Smith Receives Champion of Justice Award
    Today, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) presented its highest award – The Leonard M. Ring Champion of Justice Award – to Chicago lawyer, and founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., Todd A. Smith, at its…
  • Jul 2

    Thomas Siracusa Obtains Record Settlement

    Thomas Siracusa Obtains Record Settlement
    Thomas Siracusa recently obtained court approval for a $23,000,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 34 year-old woman who suffered a stroke following child birth. The settlement is an Illinois record for a birth-related injury to a mother,…
  • Jun 26

    Jury Awards $2,118,000 Against City of Chicago in Police Pursuit Case

    Jury Awards $2,118,000 Against City of Chicago in Police Pursuit Case
    On June 25, 2015, after a two-week trial, a Cook County jury returned a verdict against the City of Chicago and for the Estate of 78 year old Tommye Ruth Freeman in the amount of $2,118,000.00.  Ms. Freeman was killed when a white…
Rank this Week: 1415

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Ford and Nissan Announce Recalls and Obama Administration Proposes NHTSA Budget Increase – Podcast

    Ford and Nissan Announce Recalls and Obama Administration Proposes NHTSA Budget Increase – Podcast
    Ford and Nissan are collectively recalling almost a million trucks and vans. Plus the Obama administration proposes a budget increase for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on this month’s Chicago Injury Alert.
  • Jun 26

    Chicago Bicyclist Fatalities Increase in 2014

    Chicago Bicyclist Fatalities Increase in 2014
    Last year in Chicago, seven bicyclists were killed in collisions with automobiles. That is an increase from three bicyclist fatalities in 2013, even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pledged to make Chicago the most bike-friendly city in the country.…
  • Jun 5

    The attack on workers’ compensation

    The attack on workers’ compensation
    Over the past decade, workers’ compensation benefits have deteriorated across the country as states initiate cost-cutting measures. A comprehensive new investigation by ProPublica and NPR reveals that these workers’ comp…
Rank this Week: 1285

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/
  • Jun 26

    Apple Beats Pill XL Wireless Speaker Recalled For Fire Hazard

    Apple Beats Pill XL Wireless Speaker Recalled For Fire Hazard
    In the age of technology and information, digital products are extremely popular, and arguably often a necessity in some cases, such as phones and computers. If you take a moment and simply look around you, try to count how many pieces of…
  • Jun 22

    Young Girl Recovering After Near-Drowning at Warrenville Lifetime Fitness Pool

    Young Girl Recovering After Near-Drowning at Warrenville Lifetime Fitness Pool
    Summertime is in full swing in Chicagoland, and what better way to beat the heat than hitting your local parks and pools. It is a common sight to see the children of the greater Chicago area playing in local fountains like Millennium Park and…
  • Jun 12

    Illinois Plaintiffs Weigh in on Tort Reform

    Illinois Plaintiffs Weigh in on Tort Reform
    Recently, tort reform became a topic of discussion in Springfield. Our attorneys believe this is an especially important topic because these lawsuits give injured victims of negligence access to the courts and allow plaintiffs to recover…
Rank this Week: 1299

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Jun 23

    Over 240 Arrested in Major Health Care Fraud Sweep

    Over 240 Arrested in Major Health Care Fraud Sweep
    Several federal agencies, working together, announced a major nationwide health care fraud sweep which resulted in the arrests of almost 250 people. Among those arrested were physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, who were all accused of…
  • Jun 18

    New Illinois Law Would Grant Amnesty to Underage Drinkers Seeking Medical Help

    New Illinois Law Would Grant Amnesty to Underage Drinkers Seeking Medical Help
    In Illinois, it is against the law for anyone under the age of 21-years-old to consume, be in possession of, or deliver alcohol. Depending on the nature of the violation – as well as the charging agency – anyone found ……
  • Jun 10

    Speeding in Illinois Road Construction Zone

    Speeding in Illinois Road Construction Zone
    Along with the warm weather comes road construction. Whether it is a road requiring repair from the ravages of winter weather, or the expansion of an existing roadway, Illinois drivers can count on seeing the orange cones all over the…
Rank this Week: 1389

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Jun 9

    New Technology Could Help Prevent DUI

    New Technology Could Help Prevent DUI
    Federal officials have announced a new technology that they say could put an end to DUIs. The technology would automatically register the level of alcohol in the bloodstream of the driver, either by a passive set of breath sensors or touch…
  • Jun 9

    New Technology Could Help Prevent DUI

    New Technology Could Help Prevent DUI
    Federal officials have announced a new technology that they say could put an end to DUIs. The technology would automatically register the level of alcohol in the bloodstream of the driver, either by a passive set of breath sensors or touch…
  • Jun 4

    Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Awaits Governor's Signature

    Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Awaits Governor's Signature
    The decision to decriminalize possession of marijuana in Illinois is now in the hands of Governor Bruce Rauner. The new legislation has passed the House and the Senate despite some Republican opposition. The legislation would fine individuals…
Rank this Week: 1383

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Mar 16

    When you ask for sole custody in an Illinois divorce

    When you ask for sole custody in an Illinois divorce
    Decisions regarding children are often the most emotionally-charged during a divorce. Parents have to face the possibility that they may have less time to spend with their children than they are comfortable with. Family lawyers in Chicago…
  • Mar 13

    Who should pay for day-care expenses?

    Who should pay for day-care expenses?
    Raising a child can be very expensive, and doing so on one salary can be even more of a challenge. For divorced parents in Illinois, determining how to arrange childcare may create additional expenses that a custodial parent is unable to…
  • Mar 11

    A verbal agreement with a soon-to-be ex isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

    A verbal agreement with a soon-to-be ex isn’t worth the paper it’s written on
    Going through a divorce in Illinois can be expensive and stressful. This may lead some couples to decide that they would rather attempt to simplify the process by making verbal agreements in order to avoid courtroom battles. A divorce lawyer…
Rank this Week: 1408

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Downstate Illinois Police Investigate Alleged Elder Abuse

    Downstate Illinois Police Investigate Alleged Elder Abuse
    Recently, police, along with state public health officials, in downstate Alton, Illinois have been investigating the alleged abuse of a 93 year old nursing home patient. The daughter of this nursing home patient has claimed that her mother…
  • Dec 12

    Millions of Elderly Abused Each Month Around The World, UN Health Agency Report

    Millions of Elderly Abused Each Month Around The World, UN Health Agency Report
    A sobering report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) this week highlights the systemic levels of abuse that the world's elderly population encounters each month. The United Nations News Centre reported that millions of elderly…
  • Dec 9

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Hits Resident, Must Appear In Court

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Hits Resident, Must Appear In Court
    All too often employees of nursing homes throughout the State of Illinois are being accused and even criminally charged with abusing a nursing home resident in their care. Just this last week an employee at the Champaign County Nursing Home…
Rank this Week: 1001

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Covers personal injury news.

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

    Elgin woman dies in car crash

    Elgin woman dies in car crash
    A 20-year-old Elgin woman died after a head-on car crash in Elgin Tuesday morning. The woman, identified as Cynthia Vega, was driving her vehicle west on Highland Avenue around 7 a.m. where she collided with another vehicle after crossing the…
  • Aug 18

    Applegate Chicken Nuggets Recalled

    Applegate Chicken Nuggets Recalled
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced last Tuesday that over 15,000 pounds of Applegate’s fully cooked and frozen chicken nuggets have been recalled. Any 8 ounce box of Applegate…
  • Jul 24

    Uber Claims That the App is Reducing DUI Arrest

    Uber Claims That the App is Reducing DUI Arrest
    Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have been making the headlines recently, seemingly fighting with everyone — from companies, to the insurance industry, and at this rate probably your grandma who’s impatiently standing on the…
Rank this Week: 1368

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: 1587