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Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Dec 5

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case

    Personal Jurisdiction Not Waived by Consent to Jurisdiction in Prior Case
    Johnson v. Barrier, No. 15 C 3928, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 28, 2016) (St. Eve, J.). Judge St. Eve granted defendant UMG Recordings’ (“UMG”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of…
  • Dec 2

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification

    No Implied Right to Copyright Infringement Indemnification
    Kay Bros. Enters., Inc. v. Parente¸ No. 16 C 387, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 3, 2016) (Ellis, J.). Judge Ellis granted in part third party defendant R.A. Mifflin Architects (“Mifflin”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to…
  • Nov 30

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue

    Court Construes Claims Without Deciding Level of Ordinary Skill Because it is Irrelevant to Current Issue
    Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 2, 2016) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang construed the claims in this patent case involving play gyms and play yards for babies. Of particular note, the Court held…
Rank this Week: 213

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know
    Hello internet friends!  Happy day! I hope you are doing well, watching our Indian summer turn into Fall, and hoping for some worthy sweater and fire-pit weather before Old Man Winter shows.  Here at Levin Law, I've been insanely busy and…
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
Rank this Week: 4056

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (December 6, 2016) – For many Lake County residents, the stretch of westbound I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road. Many drivers even refer to the exit at Grand Avenue as “100 feet…
  • Dec 4

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid
    Car accidents are a serious problem in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois. As the Illinois Department of Transportation reports, every day in our state, there are: 811 traffic crashes 232 crash-related injuries 2 crash-related…
  • Dec 2

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’
    CHICAGO (December 2, 2016) – The Illinois personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to announce four of its attorneys have been named Emerging Lawyers by the Law Bulletin…
Rank this Week: 573

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Lawyer Who Deposited Fraudulent Check

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Lawyer Who Deposited Fraudulent Check
    Julia Williams and I represented David Goodson, an Illinois attorney, who was sued by First American Bank when a check he deposited turned out to be a fraudulent check. Goodson did not know that the check was fraudulent. Instead, he believed…
  • Nov 26

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Plaintiff

    Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Plaintiff
    This case, Fox v. Seiden, has already made two trips to the Illinois Appellate Court. It is interesting because it is the rare case in which the court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff. The underlying case was captioned…
  • Nov 26

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends Censure for Attorney For Signing Will As Witne

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends Censure for Attorney For Signing Will As Witne
    There appears to be near 100% enforcement for lawyers who wrongfully notarize or witness documents that where the lawyer did not personally witness the signature. This case illustrates that trend. It also shows that the ARDC Hearing Board can…
Rank this Week: 2688

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/medical-malpractice-lawyer/
  • Dec 5

    $2.28 Million Jury Verdict for Overuse of Contrast Dye

    $2.28 Million Jury Verdict for Overuse of Contrast Dye
    Robert Firkins was 67 and suffered from chronic renal disease and cardiac issues. Before having orthopedic surgery, he underwent an angiogram done by an interventional cardiologist, the defendant, Dr. Scott Harris. Dr. Harris, who had been…
  • Dec 2

    $16.5 Million Settlement Reached in Amputations for Alleged Malpractice in Treating a Kidney Stone

    $16.5 Million Settlement Reached in Amputations for Alleged Malpractice in Treating a Kidney Stone
    Ana Pereira, 29, was admitted to Monmouth Medical Center where she was diagnosed as having a kidney stone and renal colic. Her condition continued to deteriorate. Blood cultures were positive for bacterial growth by noon of the next day.…
  • Dec 1

    $4.58 Million Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Death Case

    $4.58 Million Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Death Case
    Nakeyia McMichael, a 33-year-old nurse, was hospitalized for treatment for a cerebral edema. Just 18 months later she returned to the hospital’s emergency room complaining of head pain, nausea and vomiting. Two hospital emergency…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 2749

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: 4336

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Motorcyclist Injured During Naperville Motorcycle Crash

    Motorcyclist Injured During Naperville Motorcycle Crash
    There was a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon (November 24, 2016) in Naperville. According to Naperville Police, first responders were called at 12:17 p.m., and the accident scene was at 248th Avenue and Ashwood Road. The accident involved…
  • Nov 14

    Fatal Grundy County Minivan-Motorcycle Collision

    Fatal Grundy County Minivan-Motorcycle Collision
    There was a fatal motorcycle-minivan collision Sunday afternoon (November 13, 2016) in Grundy County. According to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office, the accident happened at the intersection of Jugtown Road and Deerfield Road, shortly…
  • Nov 7

    Driver Charged Following Fatal Head-On Collision With Motorcycle

    Driver Charged Following Fatal Head-On Collision With Motorcycle
    One of the continued hazards that motorcyclists face is motorists who are driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or are otherwise impaired. A fatal car-motorcycle crash occurred on Saturday night (November 5, 2016) outside of Valparaiso…
Rank this Week: 340

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 30

    Announcing the 2016 Malman Law Veterans’ Scholarship: Apply Now!

    Announcing the 2016 Malman Law Veterans’ Scholarship: Apply Now!
    How can we possibly thank our veterans for their steadfast and unwavering service of our country? Each day, millions of members of the United States military dedicate their efforts completely – and often put their lives on the line…
  • Nov 28

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?
    Experienced Attorneys Fighting for More for Accident Victims in Chicago An insurance company is there to resume responsibility for an injury case. Whether it is medical malpractice or a car insurance claim, they handle claims filed against…
  • Nov 28

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?
    An insurance company is there to resume responsibility for an injury case. Whether it is medical malpractice or a car insurance claim, they handle claims filed against their insured. Then, the insurance company pays out costs of damages and…
Rank this Week: 310

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/nursing-home-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 2730

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Wash.io is not Permitted Settle Unpaid Overtime Collective Action

    Wash.io is not Permitted Settle Unpaid Overtime Collective Action
    The FLSA defines overtime as any time spent working after eight hours a day or forty hours a week. All hourly, nonexempt employees are entitled to one and one-half their normal hourly wages for all the overtime they spend working. However,…
  • Nov 20

    Golf Course Company Settles Unpaid Overtime Suit Alleging Time Manipulation

    Golf Course Company Settles Unpaid Overtime Suit Alleging Time Manipulation
    The class action wage and hour lawsuit filed against Rotonda Golf Partners and Rotonda Golf Partners II LLC alleges the companies illegally manipulated employees' time cards to divide up their hours between them. As a result, employees who…
  • Nov 12

    California Supreme Court to Determine Whether Unpaid Wage Claim Against Starbucks is too Small to Pursue

    California Supreme Court to Determine Whether Unpaid Wage Claim Against Starbucks is too Small to Pursue
    Recently, Starbucks invoked the de minimis doctrine after a former employee, Douglas T., sued the coffee giant for allegedly refusing to pay him for the time he spent performing tasks that were directly involved with closing up the store,…
Rank this Week: 1256

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys…

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois medical malpractice and workers compensation. By Jerisat & Kostopoulos.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional
    Medical malpractice in misdiagnosis of cancer is unfortunately common in Illinois and other states. Diagnosing cancer correctly at the earliest stages is crucial to having a good outcome. At its earliest stages, cancer can often be cured by…
  • Jun 14

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit
    Illinois personal injury lawyers have filed product liability lawsuits involving the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. Yasmin is sold under the Ocella and Zarah brands. Yaz is sold under the Gianvi brand name. Bayer Corporation,…
  • Jun 12

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court
    Contingency fee patent attorneys have won a victory for a small tech company . The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a $290 million patent infringement verdict against Microsoft which was appealed from Judge Leonard Davis. This is the largest patent…
Rank this Week: 3286

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • Dec 5

    Tesla Autopilot Fatality Rate

    Tesla Autopilot Fatality Rate
    Are self-driving cars the way of the future? As cool as the concept seems, it may not catch on as expected if the first iteration of the technology does not improve its safety record. Tesla is one of the vehicle manufacturers pioneering…
  • Dec 2

    Compensation for Disfigurement

    Compensation for Disfigurement
    Car accidents can leave behind both obvious and invisible wounds. While the initial injuries like lacerations and broken bones heal, they often leave behind scars, marks, discolorations, and other disfigurements. These are constant reminders…
  • Dec 1

    Are Golf Carts Safe on Streets?

    Are Golf Carts Safe on Streets?
    Long gone are the days when you only used your golf cart on the local 18-hole course. Due to their accessibility and efficiency, golf carts quickly expanded beyond the greens and into local retirement communities. In areas that focused on…
Rank this Week: 1140

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/
  • Nov 28

    Illinois Faces Multi-Car Collisions Daily

    Illinois Faces Multi-Car Collisions Daily
    The phrase “multi-car collision” typically is used to describe accidents with a large number of cars. However, it can mean anything from a crash with two or three vehicles to one with hundreds. These incidents happen most commonly…
  • Nov 23

    Backups, Car Accidents Expected During Thanksgiving Travel in Illinoi

    Backups, Car Accidents Expected During Thanksgiving Travel in Illinoi
    Traditionally, the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most traveled times of the year in America. Those in Chicago are no exception to this as thousands both leave and enter the city each year, traveling to celebrate with friends and family…
  • Nov 21

    811 Traffic Accidents Happened Every Day in Illinois in 2014

    811 Traffic Accidents Happened Every Day in Illinois in 2014
    All kinds of accidents happen in the United States every year. If you drive in Illinois or if you happen to use public sidewalks, crosswalks, or areas near roadways, you face the risk of being involved in a car accident or other traffic…
Rank this Week: 237

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: 84

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury and wrongful death law and news. By Strellis & Field.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4801

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/
  • Nov 8

    Maine West Soccer Team Hazing Lawsuit Settled

    Maine West Soccer Team Hazing Lawsuit Settled
    Sexual assault that was part of alleged hazing of Maine West High School (in Des Plaines) soccer team members in 2012, and the lawsuit filed concerning the hazing, has been previously discussed on this site in the following two posts:…
  • Sep 26

    Woman Sexually Assaulted While Jogging In Albany Park

    Woman Sexually Assaulted While Jogging In Albany Park
    A woman was sexually assaulted Sunday morning (September 25, 2016) in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood. According to Chicago Police, the assault happened as a woman was jogging eastbound on Sunnyside Avenue, approaching Kedzie Avenue,…
  • Sep 7

    Girl Sexually Assaulted In Northwest Side Thrift Store

    Girl Sexually Assaulted In Northwest Side Thrift Store
    A girl was sexually assaulted Monday evening (September 5, 2016) inside an Albany Park (Chicago’s Northwest Side) thrift store. According to Chicago Police, the sexual attack happened inside the Village Discount Outlet thrift store at…
Rank this Week: 3071

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Apr 20

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation
    "Piercing a corporate veil" means an individual can be personally liable in certain situations. Courts apply this equitable remedy to avoid improper use of corporate laws meant to shield innocent shareholders and to promote justice. The…
  • Apr 20

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population
    Our elderly population is clearly growing which directly correlates to more of our loved ones in nursing homes or similar facilities. Often an elderly person - our loved ones - are like children who need care and help with the most basic…
  • Apr 1

    Workers Compensation War!

    Workers Compensation War!
    Shockingly, States are trying to "dismantle" the workers compensation system. Little do you pay attention to such laws until you get hurt at work and start the downward financial (and health) spiral because some insurance company won't pay…
Rank this Week: 830

Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accidents and trucking regulations. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagotruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash
    Lorraine McNeil, 69, and her daughter Kathleen Wilcox, 45, died last week in an Illinois semi-trailer crash on Interstate 80. The two women, who are both from Ottawa, were pronounced dead at the truck accident site. The accident took place at…
  • Apr 27

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash
    Lorraine McNeil, 69, and her daughter Kathleen Wilcox, 45, died last week in an Illinois semi-trailer crash on Interstate 80. The two women, who are both from Ottawa, were pronounced dead at the truck accident site. The accident took place at…
  • Apr 22

    Illinois Semi-Trailer Crash on Highway 34 Kills One Trucker

    Illinois Semi-Trailer Crash on Highway 34 Kills One Trucker
    Trucker Bradley Conkle is dead following an Illinois truck accident involving three semi-trucks on Highway 34. The multi-vehicle collision occurred at around 3am on Monday and the road had to be shut down for several hours so clean up crews…
Rank this Week: 4375

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: 4265

Child Injury Laws Blog

Child Injury Laws Blog

Covers child injury and child safety issues. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.childinjurylaws.com/
  • May 18

    What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?

    What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
    This post originally appeared on Child Injury Laws BlogWhat is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a disorder that usually occurs during pregnancy or during childbirth. Lack of oxygen to the brain causes brain damage to areas of the brain that…
  • Apr 18

    Do Not Under Estimate the Damage Caused by Dog Attacks To Children

    Do Not Under Estimate the Damage Caused by Dog Attacks To Children
    This post originally appeared on Child Injury Laws BlogDogs have been long labelled as a man’s best friend. Children love playing with their pet dogs, and are constantly left with dogs unsupervised. This has become quite a hazardous…
  • Mar 19

    Pediartic Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?

    Pediartic Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?
    This post originally appeared on Child Injury Laws BlogThe injuries inflicted on a child during a car accident can have lifelong consequences. With head trauma and brain injuries, sometimes these consequences will not be apparent until later…
Rank this Week: 730

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Oct 6

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine

    Pneumonia, Senior Citizens and President Pence or President Kaine
    At the time of his inauguration, the ninth US President, William Henry Harrison was 68 years, 23 days old.  He was the oldest person to assume the office.   On March 4. 1841 Harrison’s Inaugural Address, at 8,445 words,…
  • Sep 15

    Constitutional Sound Bites for the Ear and On the Air

    Constitutional Sound Bites for the Ear and On the Air
    Different people learn in different ways.  Many like to listen or watch video rather than simply read.  This page features constitutional concepts for the ear, and interviews with constitutional stories and the background of the…
  • Aug 24

    How A Bill Becomes a Law: Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution

    How A Bill Becomes a Law: Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution
    The Constitution’s Article I, Section 7 defines the process by which the federal government passes laws. Section 7 opens with the Origination Clause which requires “Bills for raising Revenue” to originate in the House…
Rank this Week: 2356

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 204

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

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

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 17

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?
    Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is illegal in the state of Illinois. Despite the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (410 ILCS 130/1) becoming effective as of January 2014, recreational use, distribution, and…
  • Feb 27

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi
    Expungement is the process where a criminal court disposition is removed from your public record. According to Illinois law, to expunge means “to physically destroy records or return them . . . and to obliterate the [offender’s…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi
    “It was only a shirt.” “No one was looking.” “I think it’s just a misdemeanor anyway.” If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, it is important to take a step back and understand the significant…
Rank this Week: 4898

Cut Your Tax

Cut Your Tax

Provides tax tips and tax planning advice. By Hedeker & Perrelli, Ltd.

http://www.cutyourtax.com/news-and-blog/
  • May 30

    Facing a Tax Levy on a Single Member LLC

    Facing a Tax Levy on a Single Member LLC
    If you own a single member LLC and owe personal back taxes, there are certain ways the IRS can and cannot leverage your business assets to secure the money.
  • May 15

    Inherited IRAs Demystified

    Inherited IRAs Demystified
    Since IRAs have become a popular retirement tool, it was only a matter of time before inherited IRAs become a common place. When the owner of an IRA passes away, the named beneficiary inherits the account. Inherited IRAs have restrictions and…
  • May 1

    Using Roth IRA Income to Fund Retirement

    Using Roth IRA Income to Fund Retirement
    If you're in or near retirement, chances are you've already heard that you can use Roth IRA income as a key tool in funding your retirement. That’s because, while money going into a Roth IRA is taxed, all earnings are tax-free, as long as…
Rank this Week: 3136

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Offers advice for people dealing with divorce, legal separation and child custody issues. By Patrick Markey, P.C.

http://www.markeylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17
    Beginning next July 2017, Illinois family law courts will now calculate child support based upon the parent's combined income and based on the parenting time allocated. The calculations for child support will come from the state sometime…
  • Oct 26

    New and Improved Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to take effect January 1, 2016

    New and Improved Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to take effect January 1, 2016
    Governor Rauner signed SB 57 this year which was a major overhaul of Illinois Divorce Law. The current divorce statute (called the IMDMA) was enacted in 1977. Much has changed in society and family dynamics since then. This legislation was…
  • Mar 7

    New Maintence Statute in Illinoi

    New Maintence Statute in Illinoi
    As of January 1, 2015, Illinois has a completely new statute dealing with maintenance (formerly known as alimony and sometimes called spousal support). Never before have we had a statutory formula for how to calculate maintenance. The…
Rank this Week: 2907

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Nov 23

    YOUR OUT OF STATE DUI: WHAT YOU CAN DO IN ILLINOIS

    YOUR OUT OF STATE DUI: WHAT YOU CAN DO IN ILLINOIS
    You were celebrating the holidays in Illinois with friends or relatives. You had a few drinks too many before starting the long drive to your home state. Before you left Illinois, a trooper pulled you over, and now you are … Continue…
  • Nov 3

    DO THE CHARGES AGAINST YOU COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS LAW?

    DO THE CHARGES AGAINST YOU COMPLY WITH ILLINOIS LAW?
    In order to charge you with DUI or another offense, the prosecution must prepare written charges against you. Under Illinois law, the charges called the indictment, must contain certain elements. If the indictment is missing an important…
  • Oct 28

    DID YOUR CAR COMMIT A CRIME? THE ILLINOIS LAW ON FORFEITURE

    DID YOUR CAR COMMIT A CRIME? THE ILLINOIS LAW ON FORFEITURE
    After you were arrested for DUI or another offense, the state took a look at your expensive car. Maybe the car really belonged to an innocent third party. In any case, the state wants to keep it. Can they do … Continue reading →
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DuPage County Divorce Attorneys…

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys Blog

By Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC.

http://www.mkfmlaw.com/dupageattorney
  • Nov 23

    The Name on the Title May Not Matter in Divorce

    The Name on the Title May Not Matter in Divorce
    If you and your spouse are getting divorced, it may seem reasonable to assume that you would get to keep the assets and debts that are in your name while your spouse keeps those that in are in or hers. While such an assumption may be fairly…
  • Nov 16

    Child Relocation: Your Rights to Object to a Move

    Child Relocation: Your Rights to Object to a Move
    When you have limited time with your child due to a divorce or breakup, the time you do get to spend with your child is extremely valuable. It is during this time that you must foster the relationship you share with your child and strengthen…
  • Nov 9

    Keeping Divorce Costs Under Control

    Keeping Divorce Costs Under Control
    If you are considering a divorce, you probably realize that the process is likely to include a number of necessary expenses. You may be required to pay for filing fees and court costs, not to mention the cost of financial experts, a guardian…
Rank this Week: 1738

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Illinois Child Support: Modification in the Event of a Job Lo

    Illinois Child Support: Modification in the Event of a Job Lo
    Under Illinois law, child support may be modified upon a substantial change in circumstances.  Normally, a job loss is considered a substantial change in circumstances which would warrant a modification of child support, but sometimes it…
  • Nov 14

    Can your spouse be required to pay your attorney fees under Illinois law?

    Can your spouse be required to pay your attorney fees under Illinois law?
    In Illinois, during a divorce, either party can ask the court to order the other party to pay some or all of his or her attorney fees while the case is pending.  Section 501(c-1) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act…
  • Oct 31

    Can You File Bankruptcy to Discharge Your Family Support Obligations?

    Can You File Bankruptcy to Discharge Your Family Support Obligations?
    In this current economy, many people find themselves underwater in their mortgage payments, credit card debts, car loans, student loans, and the like.  In certain situations, filing for bankruptcy may seem like a “get out of jail…
Rank this Week: 1592

East Central Illinois Criminal Law…

East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Weblog

Covers criminal law and drunk driving. By Jeremy J. Richey.

http://ecilcrime.com
  • Apr 17

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense
    There is a type of DWLS that can be a petty offense rather than a Class A misdemeanor. The relevant statute is 625 ILCS 5/6-601: If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for operating a motor vehicle during a time…
  • Apr 17

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense
    There is a type of DWLS that can be a petty offense rather than a Class A misdemeanor. The relevant statute is 625 ILCS 5/6-601: If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for operating a motor vehicle during a time…
  • Aug 27

    Douglas County Courthouse

    Douglas County Courthouse
    Address The address of the Douglas County Courthouse is 401 South Center Street, Tuscola, IL 61953.   Visitors must pass through security when entering the courthouse. Courtroom “1? is located on the third floor of the courthouse.  There…
Rank this Week: 1780

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Thorn & Associates.

http://www.thornenvironmentallaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Environmental Insurance Part 1

    Environmental Insurance Part 1
    Business leaders should be aware that prior to 1973, environmental contamination was covered by most general liability policies. The transition from little or no exclusionary language began in 1973, when insurance companies began utilizing…
  • Aug 28

    OSHA Silica Rule Making

    OSHA Silica Rule Making
    The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is currently reviewing its rules concerning exposure to silica. As demand for silica sand increases due to its use in hydraulic fracturing, OSHA has determined that existing standards…
  • Aug 7

    Chicago Urban Agriculture

    Chicago Urban Agriculture
    Urban agriculture represents an innovative and ecofriendly method of growing and consuming food. In the city of Chicago, urban agriculture is regulated under section 17-2-0207 of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance. The Ordinance updates use…
Rank this Week: 2855

Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

Discusses how to avoid mistakes and obtain a better outcome in your divorce. By Marie Fahnert.

http://www.justdivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO
    Marie Fahnert is a divorce lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She has devoted her career exclusively to family law and the associated financial and child-related issues of maintenance (spousal support), child-custody, child-support, division of…
  • Aug 5

    Protected:

    Protected:
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  • Aug 1

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?
    When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of case I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of…
Rank this Week: 1934

Family Law Chicago

Family Law Chicago

Covers Illinois divorce and family law. By George Pecherek.

http://familylawchicago.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 10

    Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Password

    Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Password
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2011/11/07/judge-orders-divorcing-couple-to-swap-facebook-and-dating-site-passwords/
  • Oct 20

    New Real Estate Transfer Law

    New Real Estate Transfer Law
    There is a new law which allows you to transfer residential real estate upon death without probate.  It’s called the Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act (“Act”).  The instrument is called a Transfer on…
  • Jul 19

    Free Consultation

    Free Consultation
    Come in now for a free consultation.George Pecherek & Associates, P.C.
Rank this Week: 3252

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Nov 29

    Navigating Health Care Costs in Divorce

    Navigating Health Care Costs in Divorce
    If you are wondering what will happen to your health insurance coverage upon divorce, you are not alone.  It is no secret that the cost of individual coverage is rising, and uncertainty about the continuation of the Affordable Care Act…
  • Oct 3

    Domestic Violence: A Necessary Recap of the Basic

    Domestic Violence: A Necessary Recap of the Basic
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   In spite of the help and information available to victims of domestic violence, and the increased awareness by law enforcement about what abuse looks like and how to address it, domestic…
  • Sep 19

    Spoliation of Social Media Evidence: Think Before You Delete

    Spoliation of Social Media Evidence: Think Before You Delete
    We have all heard the warning, “Be careful of what you post on the Internet!” However, all of us find ourselves in a situation where we wish we had been more cautious and could take back what we posted on social media. Typically…
Rank this Week: 4661

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Covers federal crimes, sentencing guidelines, and procedure. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.federalcriminallawyer.us/
  • Feb 27

    Violence Against The Police in Illinoi

    Violence Against The Police in Illinoi
    If you are a criminal defendant that has been accused of violence or other misconduct against a police officer, it is important to recognize the severity of the crimes filed against you. Even in a time such as now where the media is…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding White Collar Crime

    Understanding White Collar Crime
    “White collar crime” is traditionally recognized as a financially-motivated crime committed by people at large companies or those in power positions. While this is often the case, white collar crimes can be committed by anyone.…
  • Oct 19

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft
    Getting arrested for retail theft can have serious consequences on someone’s future. If someone is caught committing retail theft, they will typically be approached by a loss prevention specialist or an agent of the store after they…
Rank this Week: 4667

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3860

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4139

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona…

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona Blog

Covers Illinois injury law.

http://gkwwlaw.com/news/
  • Jan 7

    Personal Injury: 7 Legal Protections To Take

    Personal Injury: 7 Legal Protections To Take
    If you have been injured as a result of a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, your first objective should be to get proper medical care. Even if you are certain that the other driver is at fault, you should not … Continue reading…
  • Dec 15

    6 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenup

    6 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenup
    It’s not difficult to grasp why many couples are hesitant to even consider signing a prenuptial agreement. At first glance, it can feel as if you’re hedging your bets against the marriage lasting before it even begins. And for the…
  • May 9

    Municipal Flooding Lawsuit

    Municipal Flooding Lawsuit
    Illinois Farmers Insurance Company has filed several class action lawsuits against dozens of Chicago-area municipalities alleging that these municipalities each failed to provide safe storm sewer systems and conduct adequate storm water…
Rank this Week: 1082

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Dec 5

    New Laws Impacting Illinois Employers in 2016 and Beyond

    New Laws Impacting Illinois Employers in 2016 and Beyond
    E. Jason Tremblay While Illinois appears to be in legislative gridlock on a wide variety of political and legislative fronts, it has become abundantly clear that such gridlock has not curtailed the passage of employment and labor-related…
  • Nov 23

    Early Holiday Present For Employers – Overtime Regulations Stayed

    Early Holiday Present For Employers – Overtime Regulations Stayed
    E. Jason Tremblay In a last minute blow to the Obama Administration’s labor and employment legacy, a federal district court in Texas granted an emergency motion for preliminary injunction yesterday barring the Department of Labor from…
  • Nov 22

    New Form I-9 Goes Into Effect On January 21, 2017

    New Form I-9 Goes Into Effect On January 21, 2017
    E. Jason Tremblay A revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, which is required to be filled out for every new employee, was recently issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The new version is here. Among other…
Rank this Week: 988

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

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

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 9

    As I was saying...

    As I was saying...
    So we have been running this series on people who will never be President.  For the most part, we have been spot on.  But this post will need to get walked back at some point.  I can;t speak for Mr. Torvik but I promise to…
  • Oct 21

    One (or two, depending on how you count) moment of sanity does not change the fact that judicial elections are a bad idea.

    One (or two, depending on how you count) moment of sanity does not change the fact that judicial elections are a bad idea.
    I strongly believe that electing judges is a very bad idea. See e.g., here and here. Over at Slate, Robert J. Smith has an article about how two justices on the Kansas Supreme Court survived an attempt by death penalty…
  • Oct 2

    48 years ago today (most likely)

    48 years ago today (most likely)
    Moderately reliable sources on the Internet, i.e. Wikipedia, say that on this date in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice. He was, of course, the first African-American appointed to the Supreme Court. His…
Rank this Week: 3269

Her-Law Firm

Her-Law Firm

Features an experienced attorney's adventures as a relatively new sole practitioner, including marketing successes and failures, client handling, website stuff and some frivolities. By Christine C. Karr.

http://her-law-firm.typepad.com/her-law-firm/
  • Feb 24

    On pro bono cases.............

    On pro bono cases.............
    In my former life, as an attorney who represented plaintiffs in medical negligence cases, I was a very busy associate.  I never lacked for files that needed attention, and rarely had the time, or inclination to take on pro bono cases.  I…
  • Feb 19

    On stepping out of your usual routine...

    On stepping out of your usual routine...
    It's slightly funny to think that I have a usual routine, being in month five of my new practice as a sole practitioner, but I do somewhat have a "usual."  I usually practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where the courthouse is…
  • Feb 17

    On building a niche law practice......

    On building a niche law practice......
    A niche law practice is a creature of the new economy affecting small and mid-size law firms.  In this new economy, I believe that you need to distinguish yourself - you need to offer specialized legal services to a specific niche of the…
Rank this Week: 3352

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Discusses news, tips, and information related to Missouri auto accidents. By Christopher Hoffmann.

http://www.hoffmannpersonalinjury.com/category/car-accident/
  • Dec 1

    Fatalities Increase by 8 Percent – St. Louis Auto Crash Attorney

    Fatalities Increase by 8 Percent – St. Louis Auto Crash Attorney
    Recent statistics show that roadway fatalities continue to increase. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 822 fatalities occurred due to traffic-related accidents in the past 11 months. This is an 8 percent increase…
  • Nov 30

    St. Louis Car Accident Law Firm Explains the Seriousness of Tailgating

    St. Louis Car Accident Law Firm Explains the Seriousness of Tailgating
    Tailgating is a form of aggressive driving that endangers both people and property. Let us say you are getting late to your office or an important meeting during rush hour, but the vehicle in front you is not moving fast enough, you may start…
  • Nov 29

    Passengers of Small SUV at Higher Risk – St. Louis Car Crash Attorney

    Passengers of Small SUV at Higher Risk – St. Louis Car Crash Attorney
    A recent study indicates that small SUVs may not be the safest option for passengers. When rating cars for safety, there is no passenger side rating; however, new studies may change this practice. According to the Insurance Institute for…
Rank this Week: 1236

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    The Patrick Kane Vortex

    The Patrick Kane Vortex
    The bizarre circumstances of the sexual assault allegations (it's not even a case, yet) against the well-known hockey player raise all kinds of interesting questions with respect to what his National Hockey League employer should be doing in…
  • Jul 17

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII
    We all knew this was coming, but the EEOC has formally determined that gender orientation is now a protected category under Title VII.This is a significant change in the law, accomplished by fiat, rather than congressional action.  In…
  • Jul 13

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit
    http://assets.law360news.com/0678000/678058/11-1099-1561845.pdf
Rank this Week: 3474

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/
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Aug 2

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson
    Overwhelmed by the white screen? Let Oscar Peterson’s piano massage your creative synapses with this 1964 version of C Jam Blues. (Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.) And remember this tried and true method to forge through…
Rank this Week: 314

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Nov 7

    Shorter Days Are Ahead - Bike Lights Are Required Under Illinois Bike Law

    Shorter Days Are Ahead - Bike Lights Are Required Under Illinois Bike Law
    The unseasonably warm temperatures and brilliant sunlight over the past week are misleading. Daylight Savings time is in effect again and until the Winter Solstice our days in Illinois will get shorter and shorter. It is important to remember…
  • Oct 24

    Attorney Mike Keating Presents to Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on Bike Law

    Attorney Mike Keating Presents to Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on Bike Law
    Bicycle Law Attorney Mike KeatingAttorney Mike Keating of Keating Law Offices was honored to be chosen as a speaker at a recent Continuing Legal Education Seminar provided by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mike Keating discussed…
  • Oct 13

    Chicago Fire Department Lt. Danny Carbol Dies As A Result of Injuries From Bicycle Crash

    Chicago Fire Department Lt. Danny Carbol Dies As A Result of Injuries From Bicycle Crash
    Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Danny Carbol of Chicago's Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the southwest side has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a bicycle crash on September 20th. Lt. Carbol was riding his bicycle home from…
Rank this Week: 4536