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Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Cavanagh Law Group.

http://www.chicago-injury-lawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1709

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 18

    Multi-Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Award Capped

    Multi-Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Award Capped
    This past summer, we wrote about a law in Indiana that prevents medical malpractice victims from receiving fair and adequate compensation when their lives are drastically altered by a doctor’s medical error. In its current form,…
  • Oct 14

    Gun Store Liable for Cop Shooting

    Gun Store Liable for Cop Shooting
    One of the most pressing issues facing the city of Chicago is the current gun violence that plagues the community. It seems as though every day the local news is reporting on another shooting or other violent crime involving guns across the…
  • Oct 1

    Diagnostic Error

    Diagnostic Error
    Last week, NBC Nightly News reported on a shocking study by the National Academy of Medicine regarding medical errors in the United States. According to the report “most Americans will get a wrong or late diagnosis in their…
Rank this Week: 1756

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 18

    Court Sets Holiday Hour

    Court Sets Holiday Hour
    The Northern District and the Seventh Circuit have altered their hours of operation for the holidays.  Both courts will be closed on: December 24, 2015; December 25, 2015; and January 1, 2016 The courts will also close at 3:00 pm on…
  • Dec 16

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed

    Seventh Circuit Practice Requires Dismissal of State Law Claims When Federal Claims are Dismissed
    Galvin v. Ill. Republican Party, No. 14 C 10490, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2015) (Zagel, J.). Judge Zagel dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for appropriation of image, false light, defamation and civil conspiracy for…
  • Dec 14

    Temporal Overlap Not Required for Joinder of Bit Torrent Doe

    Temporal Overlap Not Required for Joinder of Bit Torrent Doe
    Cobbler Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-38, No. 15 C 5283, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 23, 2015) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied Doe 38’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 20 motion to dismiss Does 2-38 for improper joinder in this BitTorrent copyright case…
Rank this Week: 107

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    Fight The Collection Lawyers - When On Defense Remember Some Offense!

    Fight The Collection Lawyers - When On Defense Remember Some Offense!
    Hello Bloggers - Welcome to Fall in the City!  What a beautiful day.  I have spent the week fighting some pretty nasty fights.  When at one time I could have easily called myself a Plaintiff's lawyer, most of my work this week has been…
  • Oct 6

    Yelp is Making Me Famous! Wahoo!!!

    Yelp is Making Me Famous! Wahoo!!!
    Hello to the faithful and welcome to Fall in Chicago! Ready for the brisk weather?  I am and so is Yelp.  I wanted so share some wonderful comments about my practice so that in case you are not familiar with my work, you soon will…
  • Sep 24

    Chicago BarTalk - A New Chicago Show

    Chicago BarTalk - A New Chicago Show
    Good morning blogosphere!  I am excited to show you all some recent footage of our new show, Chicago BarTalk, with me, Alisa Levin, and my co-cohosts Ish Orkar and Dana Zivkovich. We get together and chat about legal news you can use,…
Rank this Week: 4017

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    New York Court Rejects Divorce Malpractice Claim Where Plaintiff Settled The Underlying Case

    New York Court Rejects Divorce Malpractice Claim Where Plaintiff Settled The Underlying Case
    This is a legal malpractice case arising out of a divorce case. Plaintiff alleged that her ex-husband concealed assets during the divorce case and that her lawyers were negligent in failing to discover those assets. The lawyer defendants…
  • Jan 30

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”

    “You Did Not Get Me Enough Money!”
    This is a legal malpractice case from Mississippi where the plaintiff hired an attorney, Omar Nelson, to bring a wrongful death action against the makers of Plavix. The plaintiff alleged that she asked Nelson to handle the case when he was an…
  • Jan 18

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!

    Don’t Throw Away Those Timesheets!
    Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a legal fee award because the lawyers who obtained the award failed to retain copies of their written timesheets after they entered the data into a computer program. Aliano v. Sears, Roebuck…
Rank this Week: 2950

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 109

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: 2379

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: 4238

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Motorcycle Crashes Involving Excessive Speed And Racing

    Motorcycle Crashes Involving Excessive Speed And Racing
    As discussed in various areas of this site, there are many factors that may lead to motorcycle accidents. Speeding – especially during racing – is a common contributing factor for serious motorcycle accidents.  Many…
  • Dec 28

    Motorcyclist Injured In Kennedy Expressway Crash

    Motorcyclist Injured In Kennedy Expressway Crash
    There was a motorcycle accident early this morning (December 28, 2015) on the Kennedy Expressway on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  A cause for the accident has not been disclosed.…
  • Dec 17

    Excessive Speed As A Factor In Motorcycle Accident

    Excessive Speed As A Factor In Motorcycle Accident
    In the November 24, 2015 post, titled “NHTSA Statistics Regarding 2014 & 2015 Traffic Deaths,” various statistics and findings regarding fatal traffic accidents are discussed.  Some of the findings are specific to fatal…
Rank this Week: 3092

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/
  • Jan 28

    What Movies Do Not Tell You about Personal Injury Claim

    What Movies Do Not Tell You about Personal Injury Claim
    Hollywood loves to feature legal stories. After all, criminal cases and big lawsuits always make for a great show. What they do not seem to feature, however, is reality. Over the years, Hollywood has given way for several misconceptions…
  • Jan 25

    The Three Most Famous Personal Injury Cases of All Time

    The Three Most Famous Personal Injury Cases of All Time
    Most personal injury lawsuits never see a newspaper or reach the headlines on your local news report. However, there are three that still to this day come back in headlines. Surprisingly, the most famous personal injury lawsuits are not all…
  • Jan 21

    Top Reasons Doctors Are Sued for Malpractice

    Top Reasons Doctors Are Sued for Malpractice
    It is a significant goal of every physician in practice today to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits. Unfortunately, errors can occur and those errors can lead to long-term injuries or even death for innocent patients. A simple error is not…
Rank this Week: 581

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1688

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/
  • Feb 3

    Comcast Settles Overtime Lawsuit

    Comcast Settles Overtime Lawsuit
    The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), exists to ensure employees are not made to work long hours for unfairly low wages. In order to do this, the FLSA provides a federal minimum wage, and defines overtime as any time spent working…
  • Jan 30

    Crothall Settles California Wage Claim Class Action for $925,000

    Crothall Settles California Wage Claim Class Action for $925,000
    The class action lawsuit was initially filed by Elba M. in October 2015 and alleged Crothall had been engaging in unfair business practices. The plaintiff sought to represent herself and all other current and former hourly nonexempt employees…
  • Jan 28

    Abercrombie and its Sister Companies Hollister and Gilly Hicks Resolve Overtime Lawsuit with $2 Million Payout

    Abercrombie and its Sister Companies Hollister and Gilly Hicks Resolve Overtime Lawsuit with $2 Million Payout
    Of all the American states, California has become known for having some of the strictest employment laws to protect the employees who work within the state. In addition to the usual minimum wage and overtime regulations, California also has…
Rank this Week: 3029

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: 728

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

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

    $110,000 settlement for injuries after a bicycle car accident

    $110,000 settlement for injuries after a bicycle car accident
    A man in his 30’s was riding his bicycle in the Elk Grove area, when he was struck by a car from behind. This bicycle car accident resulted in extensive injuries, including a broken leg and multiple cuts and contusions. He was taken to…
  • Feb 4

    Types of Truck Accident Settlements Illinois Victims Might Receive

    Types of Truck Accident Settlements Illinois Victims Might Receive
    Crashing into a commercial vehicle can be a terrifying experience. Because semi-trucks weigh significantly more than passenger cars, a full-on collision at high velocity often results in severe injuries. According to Illinois Department of…
  • Feb 3

    National Burn Awareness Week

    National Burn Awareness Week
    National Burn Awareness Week, celebrated through the first week of February, is designed to educate communities about fire safety and burn awareness. Hundreds of children are injured in fire-related accidents each day. In 2013 alone, over…
Rank this Week: 2129

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: 85

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 4

    Car Accidents are the Leading Cause of Teen Death

    Car Accidents are the Leading Cause of Teen Death
    Teenagers should be enjoying their lives to the fullest with the anticipation of everything that awaits them in their adulthood. They should be focused on their educations, their jobs, their families, and their friends. But for some teens,…
  • Feb 3

    Trains Set to Miss Important Safety Deadline

    Trains Set to Miss Important Safety Deadline
    Trains present a unique issue to the safety of those in the Chicago area. While many utilize the CTA elevated trains, and others use Amtrak or Metra to commute longer distances, some avoid trains in their entirety and see them only from a…
  • Feb 1

    One-Third of Pedestrian Accidents involve Hit-and-Run Driver

    One-Third of Pedestrian Accidents involve Hit-and-Run Driver
    If a driver is involved in a collision in Chicago, the laws require that motorist to remain at the scene to provide relevant information or until cleared by police officers. Yet despite this, many drivers who find themselves in a crash choose…
Rank this Week: 313

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: 4786

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/
  • Jan 18

    Man Grabs Girl In Chicago’s McKinley Park Neighborhood

    Man Grabs Girl In Chicago’s McKinley Park Neighborhood
    A girl was molested as she walked to school in Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood Thursday, January 14, 2016. According to Chicago Police, the incident happened at 7:50 a.m., as the girl and a friend were walking to Evergreen Academy.…
  • Jan 14

    Chicago Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse Of 15-Year-Old Boy

    Chicago Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse Of 15-Year-Old Boy
    A teacher at Lincoln Park High School has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse for his alleged sexual activities with a 15-year-old boy that he met online. The teacher has been identified as Benjamin Zollo, 32, of Chicago.…
  • Jan 4

    Alleged Sexual Abuse Of 16-Year-Old Boy In Naperville

    Alleged Sexual Abuse Of 16-Year-Old Boy In Naperville
    A Naperville teacher has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse after an incident on New Year’s Day. The alleged sexual abuse happened at the teacher’s house on New Year’s Day.  The teacher has been…
Rank this Week: 477

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    3 Ways Employee Policies Can Protect Your Busine

    3 Ways Employee Policies Can Protect Your Busine
    A study by specialty insurer Hiscox was recently published finding that U.S.-based companies have at least an 11.7 percent chance of facing an employment law charge.  The study claims that the average cost for small and mid-sized…
  • Sep 8

    Does Your Business Use Email?

    Does Your Business Use Email?
    Of course, who doesn’t use email these days?  Most all businesses, big and small, use email to communicate.  Many business owners do not give email use a second thought.  However, are you aware that you must pay your…
  • Sep 4

    What’s Old is New Again

    What’s Old is New Again
    Like fashion, laws come in and out of style.  This season, protections for employees that existed prior to the mid-1980s are coming back. President Obama and his administration have been getting heat because of recent Department of Labor…
Rank this Week: 3296

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: 4361

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: 1015

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: 1168

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: 1577

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/
  • Jan 12

    Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales Becomes #1 on Amazon

    Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales Becomes #1 on Amazon
    In a very short time, Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales, the very first book in the Spanish language devoted to discussion and explanation of the found documents and principles of the United States has become a #1 bestseller on…
  • Nov 18

    Constitución de los EEUU Explicada en Español

    Constitución de los EEUU Explicada en Español
    David J. Shestokas, abogado especialista en derecho constitucional, y la Dra. Berta Isabel Arias, autora, han publicado Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales. Esta publicación le ofrece a la población…
  • Nov 17

    Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales (Constitutional Sound Bites) Now In Spanish

    Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales (Constitutional Sound Bites) Now In Spanish
    Attorney David J. Shestokas and author Dr. Berta Isabel Arias have released Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales, now available on Amazon. This publication affords America’s Spanish speaking population an unprecedented…
Rank this Week: 2442

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 997

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

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

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Jan 16

    Understanding the Importance of Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi

    Understanding the Importance of 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, t0 expunge means “to physically destroy records or return them . . . and to obliterate the [offender’s…
  • Mar 28

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

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

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

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search
    People make mistakes… That’s just life, right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant, arrest…
Rank this Week: 4959

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: 3344

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 8

    Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation

    Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation
    Both mediation and collaborative divorce help couples sort through a variety of issues, including child custody, the division of property and debt, retirement benefits, child support and other matters in a way that’s designed to keep…
Rank this Week: 3414

Doctor Employment Lawyer Blog

Doctor Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.doctoremploymentlawyer.com/
  • Sep 23

    Does an Employment Agreement Guarantee Employment?

    Does an Employment Agreement Guarantee Employment?
    Nearly every hospital, practice group and physician will tell you that a physician employment agreement is an absolute requirement.  And, even though there is no legal requirement, I agree that it is an industry practice that is almost…
  • Sep 16

    4 Reasons Every Illinois Physician Practice Group Should Use Physician Employment Agreement

    4 Reasons Every Illinois Physician Practice Group Should Use Physician Employment Agreement
    A lot of doctors think that Physician Employment Agreements are for the benefit of the physicians.  That can be true.  The fact is though that most doctor employment contracts are drafted to protect the employer.  Physician…
  • Jul 15

    Are You Owed a Discretionary Bonus? By: Amit Bindra & Kristen Prinz

    Are You Owed a Discretionary Bonus? By: Amit Bindra & Kristen Prinz
    Physician compensation structures and agreements can be really confusing.  Although some employers still offer straight guaranteed salary arrangements, more and more are moving towards productivity based plans.  A productivity based…
Rank this Week: 1804

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Covers drug recalls and side effects, pharmaceutical litigation, and drug warnings. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.drugrecallattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Children’s Motrin and Tylenol Lawsuit

    Children’s Motrin and Tylenol Lawsuit
    The dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on two recent injury cases centering on popular over-the-counter children’s painkillers. Both lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Tylenol…
  • Jan 19

    Three out of Four Rispredal Plaintiffs Win Suits against Drugmaker

    Three out of Four Rispredal Plaintiffs Win Suits against Drugmaker
    More than 1,600 Risperdal injury claims are currently pending in Philadelphia court, all of which allege the antipsychotic drug caused female breast tissue development in young men. The first three trials have concluded in massive wins for…
  • Dec 30

    Testosterone Gels Named in Heart Attack Lawsuit

    Testosterone Gels Named in Heart Attack Lawsuit
    A man in Florida started using Testim and AndroGel in 2005 for diminishing testosterone levels, or “Low T.” Over the next two years, Michael Seaburn suffered two heart attacks and has since filed suit against the gels’…
Rank this Week: 3245

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Jan 29

    SPECIAL DEFENSES FOR ILLINOIS DUI

    SPECIAL DEFENSES FOR ILLINOIS DUI
    Despite what you hear about criminal defendants “getting off on a technicality,” that really doesn’t happen very often. Most appellate courts are reluctant to let an otherwise guilty defendant go free if they can find any…
  • Jan 8

    DO I HAVE TO TAKE A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST IN ILLINOIS?

    DO I HAVE TO TAKE A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST IN ILLINOIS?
    If you are stopped for a traffic violation and the officer suspects you of DUI, he or she might ask you to take a preliminary breath test (PBT). Can you refuse? Under Illinois statute, if an officer has a reasonable … Continue reading…
  • Dec 8

    NON-CITIZEN DEFENDANTS, BEWARE! COURTS NEED NOT WARN YOU ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR GUILTY PLEA

    NON-CITIZEN DEFENDANTS, BEWARE! COURTS NEED NOT WARN YOU ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR GUILTY PLEA
    Decades ago, when a non-U.S. citizen was convicted on a charge such as DUI, their lawyer could tell them not to worry about their immigration status. It was highly unlikely that the government would bother to deport you. Those times ……
Rank this Week: 2268

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2231

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…
  • 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…
  • Jul 28

    Mailing Address Change

    Mailing Address Change
    The Charleston Post Office is moving all post office boxes to the new post office location in town.  Due to the move, they are downsizing the number of available post office boxes.  The post office is eliminating my current post office box…
Rank this Week: 4353

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: 3110

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:

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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: 2149

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: 3464

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jan 19

    In a Divorce, Illinois Courts Have No Authority to Order Pet “Visitation”

    In a Divorce, Illinois Courts Have No Authority to Order Pet “Visitation”
    Americans love their pets.  Recent studies estimate that roughly 78 million dogs and 86 million cats are owned in the United States.  In other words, pets reside in nearly 65% of all households. It is not surprising, therefore, that…
  • Nov 17

    It’s So Simple. How Long Can It Possibly Take and How Much Can It Possibly Cost?

    It’s So Simple. How Long Can It Possibly Take and How Much Can It Possibly Cost?
    There are two questions that every family law attorney is asked by most clients. The first question:  “How long will this divorce take? A ballpark estimate is fine, I know you can’t give me an exact answer”. The second…
  • Nov 2

    Divorcing Parties’ Guide to Recent Changes to IMDMA regarding College Expense

    Divorcing Parties’ Guide to Recent Changes to IMDMA regarding College Expense
    Governor Rauner has signed P.A. 99-90, rewriting the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), 750 ILCS 5/101 effective January 1, 2016. There are several revisions that will affect those divorcing this year and in years to…
Rank this Week: 4639

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

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

http://www.federalcriminallawyer.us/
  • 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…
  • Oct 5

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law
    Getting arrested for a DUI can be a scary ordeal. In most cases, a driver is driving late at night and suddenly pulled over for a traffic violation. Once the police officer approaches the vehicle and detects even a slight odor of an alcoholic…
  • Dec 22

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law
    While driving under the influence is a misdemeanor offense, the consequences may be more serious than a felony. This is because a conviction has additional penalties not seen for other crimes. A conviction for DUI results in a revoked…
Rank this Week: 4614

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
  • Feb 4

    Use The "Rolling" Method to Calculate FMLA Leave! This Employer Learned the Hard Way

    Use The "Rolling" Method to Calculate FMLA Leave! This Employer Learned the Hard Way
    Every once in awhile, I find myself counseling an employer with either no FMLA policy or one completely lacking any meaningful details. Often, these policies fail to include key provisions to protect against liability. Take, for…
  • Jan 27

    A Big Yawner? DOL Issues FMLA Fact Sheet Regarding Joint Employer

    A Big Yawner? DOL Issues FMLA Fact Sheet Regarding Joint Employer
    Joint employer issues are all the rage right now. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) put the screws to McDonald’s in finding that the Company is liable “jointly” along with their franchisees for alleged…
  • Jan 22

    FMLA FAQ: How Do Snow Days Affect FMLA Leave?

    FMLA FAQ: How Do Snow Days Affect FMLA Leave?
    Q. Like many east coast employers preparing for the impending blizzard, we want to know how we calculate FMLA leave if our office is closed due to the weather. I have an employee out on FMLA.  Do I count the snow day against this…
Rank this Week: 3787

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: 4223

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: 853

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Department of Labor Weighs in on “Joint Employer” Standard

    U.S. Department of Labor Weighs in on “Joint Employer” Standard
    E. Jason Tremblay On January 20, 2016, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrative Interpretation setting forth guidance for when businesses will be deemed “joint employers” under the…
  • Nov 2

    NLRB’s New Joint Employment Standard

    NLRB’s New Joint Employment Standard
    E. Jason Tremblay Are You A Joint Employer? Browning-Ferris Industries of California Case and Its Potential Impact By now, most employers are aware of the recent and significant decision from the National Labor Relations Board in…
  • Nov 2

    National Labor Relations Board Decision – Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc.

    National Labor Relations Board Decision – Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc.
    E. Jason Tremblay Are You A Joint Employer? Browning-Ferris Industries of California Case and Its Potential Impact By now, most employers are aware of the recent and significant decision from the National Labor Relations Board in…
Rank this Week: 550

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 21

    Nailed it.

    Nailed it.
    It's usually wrong to brag and it is usually wrong to take pleasure in the suffering of others.  But is it wrong to point out that we called this back in July before anyone even knew Donald Trump running for president would be a thing?…
Rank this Week: 3482

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: 3436

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/
  • Feb 6

    St. Louis Accident Attorneys – Understanding Your Car’s Safety Feature

    St. Louis Accident Attorneys – Understanding Your Car’s Safety Feature
    While there is no sure way to prevent auto accidents, safety features in cars can prevent accidents and reduce injuries. With technological advancements, more and more safety features are being added to cars. Each new model…
  • Feb 4

    Two Simple Ways to Avoid a Car Accident – St. Louis Car Wreck Attorney

    Two Simple Ways to Avoid a Car Accident – St. Louis Car Wreck Attorney
    There are two simple steps a driver can do to avoid car accidents – with little effort and at no cost. Today, drivers rely on the latest technology to avoid car accidents and injuries. We have access to everything from…
  • Feb 3

    St. Louis Car Wreck Attorney Answers What to Do If You Witness a Car Crash

    St. Louis Car Wreck Attorney Answers What to Do If You Witness a Car Crash
    Car accidents can happen anytime and anywhere, leaving people injured and even dead in a matter of minutes. Many of us have witnessed car accidents while traveling on the road, but you may not know what to do in such a situation. Even if you…
Rank this Week: 1637