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Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.josephklest.com/
  • Sep 22

    Left turn accident kills Motorcyclist in Wilmette

    Left turn accident kills Motorcyclist in Wilmette
    Motorcycle accidents may not occur more frequently than any other kinds of accidents, but the injuries that result from a motorcycle crash are often more serious and more likely to result in death simply based on the lack of protection a…
  • Sep 9

    Legionnaires' outbreak at veterans' home claims two more live

    Legionnaires' outbreak at veterans' home claims two more live
    Adams County health officials have reported that two more victims of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Quincy Illinois Veterans' Home died as a result of the disease, bringing the overall death toll to nine. The local health…
  • Sep 1

    Illinois - Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires' disease

    Illinois - Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires' disease
    Four patients at the Quincy Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois have died during an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. According to the Adams County Health Department, twenty-five other patients at the home have tested positive for Legionella,…
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Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Kurasch & Klein, LTD.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Jan 7

    Recent Developments in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Disability Criteria

    Recent Developments in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Disability Criteria
    The criteria for determination of permanent partial disability under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act of Illinois, 820 ILCS 305, was modified in September 2011.  Under Section 8.1b of the Act, for accidental injuries that…
  • Jan 7

    Recent Developments in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Disability Criteria

    Recent Developments in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Disability Criteria
    The criteria for determination of permanent partial disability under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act of Illinois, 820 ILCS 305, was modified in September 2011.  Under Section 8.1b of the Act, for accidental injuries that…
  • Dec 29

    What You Should Be Asking a New Personal Injury Lawyer

    What You Should Be Asking a New Personal Injury Lawyer
    While all lawyers have similar educational backgrounds, they are quite different from each other in terms of years of experience, the kinds of experiences they have had, their temperaments, and the approach they will take to get your case…
Rank this Week: 1842

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/injury-lawyer/
Rank this Week: 593

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and medical malpractice. By Leopold & Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Patients, Consumers and the 99%

    Patients, Consumers and the 99%
    On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. Once inaugurated, he will join with the 115th Congress, sworn in earlier this month, to create the first, entirely Republican government in…
  • Nov 22

    Eliminating Medical Malpractice Caps: A Nationwide Trend?

    Eliminating Medical Malpractice Caps: A Nationwide Trend?
    Earlier this year, we documented the successful effort to raise the limit capping compensation, reimbursement for medical bills and pain and suffering in Indiana for medical malpractice lawsuits. As a plaintiff’s litigation firm, we…
  • Sep 7

    Sharing the Road: Bikes, Cars and Chicago Traffic

    Sharing the Road: Bikes, Cars and Chicago Traffic
    Earlier this summer we wrote about Chicago’s expanded use of bicycle lanes and trails as well as bicycle safety and the steps to take if you are involved in a bike accident. It is wonderful to see Chicago investing in bike paths and…
Rank this Week: 1603

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

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

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Feb 3

    Alice Dismissal, Without More, is Not Necessarily Exceptional

    Alice Dismissal, Without More, is Not Necessarily Exceptional
    O2 Media, LLC v. Narrative Science Inc., No. 15 C 5129, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 3, 2017) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp denied defendant Narrative Sciences’ 35 U. S.C. § 285 motion to make the case exceptional after using a motion to…
  • Feb 1

    One Plaintiff’s Copyright Claim Creates Supplemental Jurisdiction Over Other Plaintiff’s State Law Claim

    One Plaintiff’s Copyright Claim Creates Supplemental Jurisdiction Over Other Plaintiff’s State Law Claim
    Kosten v. Kosten, No. 16 C 6666, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 14, 2016) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly denied in part defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s state law claims in this case involving copyright…
  • Jan 30

    Court Strikes Answer’s “Oxymoronic” Denial

    Court Strikes Answer’s “Oxymoronic” Denial
    Levi Strauss & Co., v. Zhejiang Weidu Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 28, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck defendant Yogeemall’s answer and affirmative defenses with leave to refile for the…
Rank this Week: 329

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…
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Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    New data shows Chicago pedestrian deaths on the rise

    New data shows Chicago pedestrian deaths on the rise
    Chicago car accident attorney concerned for pedestrian safety as Spring approaches CHICAGO (February 21, 2017) – New data released by the Chicago Department of Transportation shows 44 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2016, up 26…
  • Feb 20

    High speed Des Plaines crash leaves 3 family members, driver dead

    High speed Des Plaines crash leaves 3 family members, driver dead
    DES PLAINES, Ill. (February 20, 2017) – A 21-year-old driver with a history of speeding may have been traveling faster than 100 mph when he slammed into another car, killing himself and three family members. The fatal crash occurred…
  • Feb 19

    $200,000 Settlement for Teen Dog Bite Victim

    $200,000 Settlement for Teen Dog Bite Victim
    Attorney Brian L. Salvi recently secured a $200,000 settlement on behalf of a 13-year-old boy who was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull while walking home. As the dog bite claim asserted, the pit bull broke out of the…
Rank this Week: 1183

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2437

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/
Rank this Week: 59

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: 1625

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: 4121

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Fatal Car-Motorcycle Collision In Glendale Height

    Fatal Car-Motorcycle Collision In Glendale Height
    There was a fatal motorcycle crash Monday morning (February 20, 2017) in Glendale Heights.  The crash involved a collision between a motorcycle and car. Details on the crash are somewhat limited.  The cause of the crash remains…
  • Feb 20

    Motorcycle Collides With SUV In Streamwood

    Motorcycle Collides With SUV In Streamwood
    Recent notably warm weather in the Chicago area has led to a significant increase in the number of motorcyclists who have been riding.  As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, riding a…
  • Feb 20

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash On I-80 Ramp In New Lenox

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash On I-80 Ramp In New Lenox
    Warm weather in the Chicago area has led to a recent large increase in the number of motorcyclists who have been recently riding.  As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, riding a motorcycle…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • Feb 20

    Will Smart Windshields Reduce Distracted Driving Cases?

    Will Smart Windshields Reduce Distracted Driving Cases?
    Known as “heads-up displays” or HUDs, these new tech devices are the latest rage from automobile manufacturers. The manufacturer will claim that these smart windshields reduce distracted driving because all pertinent information…
  • Feb 13

    Is Driving While Sick Considered Negligence?

    Is Driving While Sick Considered Negligence?
    Cold and flu season is at its peak this time of the year. That means more drivers are out on the roads with decongestants in their system, cold medications delaying their response time, and high fevers paired with chills that are making them…
  • Feb 6

    The Ultimate Q&A on Car Accident Lawsuit

    The Ultimate Q&A on Car Accident Lawsuit
    Car accident lawsuits are inherently confusing. This reason alone is why accident victims are encouraged to hire a personal injury attorney to assist them with their case. If you have been injured in a car accident, regardless of the stage…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Jan 24

    $8.47 Million Verdict for Brain Damage to 8-Year-Old Child at Nursing Home

    $8.47 Million Verdict for Brain Damage to 8-Year-Old Child at Nursing Home
    Jacob Saul was born prematurely with neurological deficiencies. He was later transferred to Cambridge Pediatrics Nursing Home for rehabilitation. Jacob remained at the nursing home. At eight months of age, he was found unconscious and in…
  • Dec 30

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient
    Contaminated syringes have been associated with the outbreak of bacteria that infected nearly 150 people since August 2016. Fifty-two of those cases were in New Jersey. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “the majority…
  • Dec 30

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient

    Outbreak of Bacteria from Intravenous Syringes Injures 52 Nursing Home Patient
    Contaminated syringes have been associated with the outbreak of bacteria that infected nearly 150 people since August 2016. Fifty-two of those cases were in New Jersey. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “the majority…
Rank this Week: 2453

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: 4016

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: 3901

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • Feb 15

    Most Dangerous Intersections in Chicago for Runner

    Most Dangerous Intersections in Chicago for Runner
    Chicago has a large and avid running culture. Unfortunately, runners often have a difficult time safely navigating the congested sidewalks, paths, and roads. Heavy traffic and careless drivers can turn a healthy pastime into a nightmare in a…
  • Feb 14

    What is Vocational Rehabilitation?

    What is Vocational Rehabilitation?
    Under Illinois’ workers’ compensation law, employers must pay for vocational rehabilitation when it is necessary. As an Illinois worker, you are entitled to rehabilitation services when you sustain an injury that causes lost…
  • Feb 13

    How Long Do I Have to File a Third-Party Lawsuit After an Accident at Work?

    How Long Do I Have to File a Third-Party Lawsuit After an Accident at Work?
    After a work-related accident, you must go through the workers’ compensation system to have your medical bills paid and receive wage benefits. By partnering with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, you can file a claim…
Rank this Week: 1234

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
  • Feb 13

    Jury Finds in Favor of Truck Driver Killed in Rollover Crash

    Jury Finds in Favor of Truck Driver Killed in Rollover Crash
    An Alabama Circuit Court jury signed a verdict in favor of the family of Larry Albritton who was killed in a rollover crash on Oct. 7, 2013.  Albritton was driving a log truck when it overturned. An eyewitness to this incident said the…
  • Feb 6

    U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Petition in Fight Over Citations Issued by OSHA in Toxic Fumes Case

    U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Petition in Fight Over Citations Issued by OSHA in Toxic Fumes Case
    In this case a man was rendered unconscious after being exposed to toxic fumes in a large container while he was working inside of it.  Fortunately for this worker, he was rescued by the local fire department. His employer, Dana…
  • Jan 12

    $2.29 Million Cook County Jury Verdict in Product Defect on Construction Site

    $2.29 Million Cook County Jury Verdict in Product Defect on Construction Site
    Ignacio Maravilla was working as a laborer during a River North construction project at Wabash Avenue and Superior Street for Holy Name Cathedral on March 27, 2012. He was employed by Benchmark Construction Co. As a 72-inch precast concrete…
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Feb 15

    Illinois Nursing Homes May Be Blamed when Bedsores Occur

    Illinois Nursing Homes May Be Blamed when Bedsores Occur
    The most recent statistics report that across America, over 1.4 million individuals reside in nursing homes. As of 2014 there were almost 16,000 nursing homes with this number steadily rising. In Illinois alone there are 1,200 long-term care…
  • Jan 7

    Winter Weather Increases Risks of Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Chicago

    Winter Weather Increases Risks of Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Chicago
    With winter encompassing Chicago, the season of slipping and falling is upon us. Every winter, countless individuals become injured due to falling on icy surfaces. We’ve all experienced it; you’re walking along and then without…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 936

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/
  • May 9

    Judge Rules in Favor of Plaintiff Injured by a Severe Dog Bite

    Judge Rules in Favor of Plaintiff Injured by a Severe Dog Bite
    Second District Judge Mike DiReda found that Sara Loving was owed $250,000 in damages from defendants James and Cindy Davis for injuries she sustained in the July 2012 attack. The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reported Loving was visiting the…
  • May 9

    Judge Rules in Favor of Plaintiff Injured by a Severe Dog Bite

    Judge Rules in Favor of Plaintiff Injured by a Severe Dog Bite
    Second District Judge Mike DiReda found that Sara Loving was owed $250,000 in damages from defendants James and Cindy Davis for injuries she sustained in the July 2012 attack. The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reported Loving was visiting the…
  • Feb 15

    How Many Wrongful Deaths Caused By Recent Defects Could Have Been Prevented By Toyota?

    How Many Wrongful Deaths Caused By Recent Defects Could Have Been Prevented By Toyota?
    Toyota has initiated a recall of the more than 8.5 million affected vehicles with potentially faulty accelerators. The vehicles may be prone to sudden uncontrolled acceleration, which is alleged to have caused a number of crashes and 34…
Rank this Week: 4715

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/
  • Feb 11

    Former Peoria Teacher Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Student

    Former Peoria Teacher Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Student
    In the recent past there have been many instances of alleged sexual abuse and sexual assault of children by teachers and other types of school personnel, such as principals and other administrators, in Illinois.  On this site, various…
  • Jan 16

    Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 17-Year-Old Girl

    Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 17-Year-Old Girl
    In the last post (“Sexual Abuse Of Children By Instructors“) instances of alleged sexual abuse of children by teachers and other types of instructors was discussed, and the charges filed against a gymnastics instructor were…
  • Jan 16

    Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 17-Year-Old Girl

    Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 17-Year-Old Girl
    In the last post (“Sexual Abuse Of Children By Instructors“) instances of alleged sexual abuse of children by teachers and other types of instructors was discussed, and the charges filed against a gymnastics instructor were…
Rank this Week: 4059

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: 589

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: 4274

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: 4482

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: 417

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/
  • Feb 2

    Judge Gorsuch and the Rule of Law in His Own Word

    Judge Gorsuch and the Rule of Law in His Own Word
    “It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives.” Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, January 31, 2017 Over the next few months there will be a great battle over President Trump’s…
  • Jan 31

    The Constitution, Art. I Section 1: All Legislative Power Granted to the Congre

    The Constitution, Art. I Section 1: All Legislative Power Granted to the Congre
    All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. This is the first sentence of the Constitution.  It appears quite simple.  The…
  • Dec 14

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II
    When reflecting on the first ten amendments to the American Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, focus is often on the great freedoms of religion, speech, press and the right to bear arms.  The Bill of Rights became 225 years old on…
Rank this Week: 367

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 4211

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: 4860

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: 3059

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: 3930

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Feb 17

    CAN I BE DEPORTED FOR DUI?

    CAN I BE DEPORTED FOR DUI?
    The answer is probably no for simple DUI, but possibly yes for aggravated DUI. In short, the answer may depend on whether your DUI could be considered a crime of moral turpitude. In Marmolejo-Campos v. Holder, the court stated that ……
  • Feb 1

    EXTRADITION TO ILLINOIS: VIOLATION OF PROBATION FOR DUI

    EXTRADITION TO ILLINOIS: VIOLATION OF PROBATION FOR DUI
    Violating the terms of your DUI supervision or probation could result in your extradition to the state where your case was originally heard. Extradition means you could be arrested in your current state and brought back to face charges in…
  • Jan 20

    NEW ILLINOIS RULES FOR GUILTY PLEAS

    NEW ILLINOIS RULES FOR GUILTY PLEAS
    As of January 1, 2017, changes to Illinois law require the court to give new warnings about the consequences of a guilty plea. Before you plead guilty, a judge must first warn or “admonish” you about what your plea really ……
Rank this Week: 2856

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys…

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys Blog

By Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC.

http://www.mkfmlaw.com/dupageattorney
  • Feb 8

    Filing Your Taxes During Your Divorce

    Filing Your Taxes During Your Divorce
    Under ideal circumstances, it can be very complicated to file your personal income taxes correctly. If you are in the midst of a divorce, the situation can quickly become even more complex. As this year’s tax season gets underway, there…
  • Jan 27

    Do You Have the Right of First Refusal?

    Do You Have the Right of First Refusal?
    If you are a parent whose time with your child has been limited due to a divorce, it can be very difficult for you to maintain the relationship with your child that you wish to have. This may be especially true if the other parent has been…
  • Jan 25

    Changes Ahead for Child Support in Illinoi

    Changes Ahead for Child Support in Illinoi
    Most parents are aware that in a divorce, a parent is typically required to make payments of child support to help with the costs of raising a child. It may come as a surprise to learn that the method for calculating child support payments in…
Rank this Week: 1824

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Imputation of Income for the Purposes of Calculating Maintenance in Illinoi

    Imputation of Income for the Purposes of Calculating Maintenance in Illinoi
    Section 504 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act addresses maintenance.  The Internal Revenue Service calls it “alimony” on tax forms, and it’s sometimes called spousal support.   Under the law,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2788

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: 545

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: 3819

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/
  • Dec 21

    Tips you can learn from millionaire divorce

    Tips you can learn from millionaire divorce
    The New York Times recently published an article titled “How to Hide $400 Million” about the divorce between a couple whose net worth was in the hundreds of millions and whose husband was hiding funds. Interestingly, a lot fo the…
  • 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

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Rank this Week: 1800

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: 3201

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: 3468

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: 668

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3786

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: 4875

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: 4269

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: 1056

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/
  • Dec 23

    The Supreme Court giveth but do they also take away?

    The Supreme Court giveth but do they also take away?
    As 2016 comes to an end and the presidency of Donald J. Trump about to begin, a lot of liberals I know are very worried about what the Supreme Court will do once President Trump appoints a successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. They…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3153

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: 3159