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The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

I get paid to dress pretty, go to court and talk to crazy people.

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)
    The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a successful lawyer. The reason? I had to serve a small jail sentence for a…
  • Dec 31

    Sex or Home Improvement?

    Sex or Home Improvement?
    Picture if you will it being two in the morning and you are in a deep slumber. It’s precisely at this moment you wake up to the sounds of something being pounded into the wall. It’s two in the freaking morning meaning that no…
  • Dec 10

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale
    Colleagues far more experienced than I have told me that when you are trying a case in front of a jury that it is essential that every thing you do has a purpose. Don’t stare at the jurors, don’t be a nuisance in the courtroom…
Rank this Week: 1740

Illinois Workers Compensation…

Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and wrongful termination. By Donald W. Fohrman & Associates.

http://www.illinoisworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Work related rotator cuff tear

    Work related rotator cuff tear
    With the cut back in the labor force more and more workers are being forced to pick up the slack. This oftens times leads to injuries caused by over-use. One of the common injuries associated with over-use is the tear of the shoulder's…
  • Jun 22

    Illinois Labor Update

    Illinois Labor Update
    A jury recently found that having a anti-sexual harassment policy just isn't enough to guard against lawsuits. The EEOC suide the owner of a franchise restaurant on behalf of 2 young women who were sexually harassed by an older manager. …
  • Apr 18

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife
    The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the funds in a Medicare set-aside (MSA) are part of a workers' compensation settlement thereby allowing an ex-wife to a portion of the MSA. The claimant was injured in a work accident in 2008. He…
Rank this Week: 1743

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web
    People make mistakes… Same as it always was, and will be. Right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant,…
Rank this Week: 1767

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1815

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

Provides Chicago residential real estate information for buyers and sellers. By Michael H. Wasserman.

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    BEWARE - SUSPICIOUS EMAIL AHEAD....

    BEWARE - SUSPICIOUS EMAIL AHEAD....
    by Michael H. Wasserman We live in a terribly unsafe world transacting real estate purchases and sales. There is a lot of money passing between Buyers and Sellers and Lenders and Title Insurance Companies. Unfortunately, there are a…
  • Jan 27

    COOK COUNTY 2014 - PROPERTY TAX BILLS AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE

    COOK COUNTY 2014 - PROPERTY TAX BILLS AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE
    by Michael H. WassermanCook County property owners can now see their 2014 1st Installment property tax bills online at the County Treasurer's web site. Tax bills are due on or before March 3, 2015.  The first installment bill is not a…
  • Dec 6

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail
    by: Michael H. WassermanAccording to Active Transportation Alliance, the 18-mile Chicago lakefront path is the busiest trail in the country, with peak usage at more than 30,000 users per day during the summer. (Lucky me) it is also the…
Rank this Week: 1830

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 1837

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/
  • Aug 18

    Depakote Birth Defect Suit Moves Forward in Court

    Depakote Birth Defect Suit Moves Forward in Court
    The Depakote lawyers at Pintas & Mullins are currently accepting cases involving spina bifida in children born to mothers who took the anti-seizure drug Depakote during pregnancy. Here, we report on a Depakote injury lawsuit filed by an…
  • Aug 10

    New Blood Thinners’ Benefits Claims Doubted

    New Blood Thinners’ Benefits Claims Doubted
    Eliquis is one of four new anticoagulant, or blood thinning, drugs on U.S. markets. These drugs (Xarelto, Pradaxa, and Savaysa) are marketed as replacements to warfarin. Warfarin has been the first line treatment for blood thinning since the…
  • Jul 21

    Popular Painkillers Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

    Popular Painkillers Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    The FDA strengthened warnings on over-the-counter and prescriptions painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This class of painkillers can cause serious, life-threatening cardiovascular events and are available in…
Rank this Week: 1840

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

Covers economic security and opportunity, health care justice, housing justice and legal aid. By the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Aug 18

    Three Strikes Against Recidivism

    Three Strikes Against Recidivism
    Every year, thousands of Illinoisans are denied the opportunity to work because of past mistakes. These men and women, who have paid their debts to society and turned their lives around, are far too often unable to secure reliable employment,…
  • Jul 31

    Programs to Address Childhood Trauma Pay Off Over a Lifetime

    Programs to Address Childhood Trauma Pay Off Over a Lifetime
    While academic success is critically important to a student’s lifelong achievement, other factors can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to succeed. Schools have an important role to play in addressing these issues. …
  • Jul 30

    50 Years of Medicaid and Medicare

    50 Years of Medicaid and Medicare
    This blog was co-authored by Janine Hill, Executive Director, EverThrive, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (Ill.–09). When President Johnson outlined his vision in the 1960s to achieve a Great Society, he mapped out a long “to…
Rank this Week: 1890

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

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

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

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

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

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

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

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
Rank this Week: 1918

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Sep 1

    Montana Supreme Court Holds 24/7 Sobriety Program is Constitutional

    Montana Supreme Court Holds 24/7 Sobriety Program is Constitutional
    This July, the Montana Supreme Court decided whether the intermediate court erred in concluding that the state’s 24/7 Sobriety Program was unconstitutional. The high court concluded that, while the 24/7 Program did not,…
  • Aug 3

    Kentucky Corrections Officer Lies Under Oath, Puts 300 DUI Cases at Risk

    Kentucky Corrections Officer Lies Under Oath, Puts 300 DUI Cases at Risk
    Louisville, Kentucky Metro Corrections officer Liliana Hernandez has been suspended after being accused of lying under oath last month. According to court records, Hernandez falsely claimed on a form that a suspect refused to…
  • Aug 3

    THC Breathalyzer to Hit Market Soon

    THC Breathalyzer to Hit Market Soon
    With marijuana’s increasing popularity and acceptance, it was only a matter of time before the advent of a handheld device to measure the presence of THC in an individual’s system. A THC breathalyzer would supplant blood…
Rank this Week: 1925

Illinois Car and Truck Accident…

Illinois Car and Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois trucking and car accident cases, news and issues. From the Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

http://www.illinoiscarandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2017

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: 2031

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce
    Excerpted from psychcentral.com: Are You Ready For Divorce? 7 Questions To Ask Yourself " This article outlines what couples need to do to face the numerous dilemmas associated with divorce. But first, they must identify their unique…
  • Jul 26

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation

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

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue
    From an interview with Dr. Amy Baker, PA expert: " I must admit I am a bit disappointed in the comments so far on the WDET website in response to my interview. I hate to see the conversation devolve into...
Rank this Week: 2061

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice issues for Illinois and Iowa lawyers. By Michael J. Warner & Associates.

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    More Recognition for Warner & Zimmerle Lawyers!!

    More Recognition for Warner & Zimmerle Lawyers!!
    We’re proud to announce some significant accolades for both of our attorneys! Mike Warner was nominated by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of: ADR Law: Personal Injury; Personal Injury: Professional Malpractice Personal…
  • Jul 7

    Why Haven’t I Served on a Jury?

    Why Haven’t I Served on a Jury?
    As soon as I sat down to write this, I realized that I should have called the post “How to Get Out of Jury Duty” and gotten a lot more hits. Oh well – the current title will find the … Continue reading →
  • May 22

    Calculating Lien Reductions under the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (after McVey)

    Calculating Lien Reductions under the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (after McVey)
    The Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion on McVey v. MLK Enterprises this week. Plaintiffs lawyers who accept small and/or difficult cases are frustrated. The Health Care Services Lien Act, 770 ILCS 23/10(c), provides a framework to…
Rank this Week: 2063

Illinois Workers Compensation

Illinois Workers Compensation

Covers Illinois workers compensation news and updates. By Bleakney & Troiani.

http://workcomp-chicago.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Illinois Truckers as Independent Contractors or Employees; Nature of the Business Test Matter

    Illinois Truckers as Independent Contractors or Employees; Nature of the Business Test Matter
    8-10-09 Illinois adopted a stricter test in 2007 that favors classifying workers as an employee rather than as an independent contractor. No single factor determines whether a worker will be classified as an employee or an independent…
  • Jun 28

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied
    8-22-11 On August 8, 2011, Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill1147 into law to prevent workers convicted of serious crimes from claiming workers compensation benefits. Senate Bill 1147 denies workers compensation benefits for injuries…
  • Jun 28

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location
    9-05-11 As part of the new Illinois workers compensation reform package, downstate hearing locations will be consolidated into the 6 regions listed below to take effect on January 1, 2012.  The reduction in hearing locations is structured…
Rank this Week: 2069

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers cerebral palsy, crib death, Erb's palsy and other forms of birth injuries. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Oregon Jury Awards $1 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

    Oregon Jury Awards $1 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit
    In an Oregon courtroom, the family of a child injured at birth successfully proved their case against an obstetrician and won damages in excess of $1 million. The child, who is now six-years-old, suffers from a brachial plexus injury. The…
  • Aug 3

    Hospital Laborists: A New Trend in Labor and Delivery

    Hospital Laborists: A New Trend in Labor and Delivery
    A new trend within the OBGYN community is catching on and quickly growing in popularity nationwide. An article in USA Today discusses how an increasing number of hospitals are hiring OB hospitalists, also commonly referred to as laborists, to…
  • Jul 26

    OBGYN Malpractice - Remembering the Risk

    OBGYN Malpractice - Remembering the Risk
    Across the United States on May 10th children young and old celebrate the women who gave them life on Mother's Day. This tradition sometimes consists of a heart-warming greeting card, a brunch served in bed, or a bouquet of flowers to show…
Rank this Week: 2119

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII

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

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit
    http://assets.law360news.com/0678000/678058/11-1099-1561845.pdf
  • Jul 12

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer
    It's no secret that the National Labor Relations Board has been on a crusdade over employer investigations. The last several years have seen decisions that make it much more difficult for an employer to conduct workplace investigations, both…
Rank this Week: 2178

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident news and case law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Why do Cyclists Ride Recklessly?

    Why do Cyclists Ride Recklessly?
    If you live in Chicagoland, chances are you’ve seen a bicyclist that either violated a law or engaged in some type unreasonable or risky behavior. You may have even witnessed a crash, close-call, or other incident caused by an…
  • Sep 1

    Combatting Drunk Driving with Technology

    Combatting Drunk Driving with Technology
    Drunk driving has been an issue since the invention of the first automobile. Despite efforts of lawmakers, advocacy groups, and local authorities to address this issue, motorists continue to drive while intoxicated. Encouraging new…
  • Jul 31

    Expanding Landowners’ Exposure to Liability for ‘Open and Obvious’ Hazards in Illinois through Tort Reform

    Expanding Landowners’ Exposure to Liability for ‘Open and Obvious’ Hazards in Illinois through Tort Reform
    In Illinois, the law has long recognized limitations in premise liability claims that fall under what has come to be known as the ‘open and obvious doctrine.’ The basic idea behind this doctrine is that landowners should not be…
Rank this Week: 2195

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Keeping Things Even

    Keeping Things Even
    When a parent prepares a will, keeping distributions even among the children has advantages. It is impossible to determine what one’s children will be doing in the future and what their incomes will be. The child who is a successful…
  • Aug 22

    Nothing Crummy About "Crummey" Trust

    Nothing Crummy About "Crummey" Trust
    In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled: A Ruling Eases Tax-Free Gifts, Laura Saunders points out a recent U.S. Tax Court ruling which affirmed allowing a couple the use of Crummey trusts to make tax-free transfers of $1.6…
  • Aug 15

    Mini-fridge and Powers of Attorney: A College Kid’s Must Have

    Mini-fridge and Powers of Attorney: A College Kid’s Must Have
    In her article Advisers Should Address These Legal Issues Before Clients’ Kids Head to College, Liz Skinner outlines the need for college students to have particular legal documents in place when they leave for school. Power of…
Rank this Week: 2270

Chicago Business Litigation…

Chicago Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers breach of contract, implied contract, oral contracts, defamation, and unjust enrichment. By Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause
    Ruling in favor of the appellant, the Supreme Court established a standard for challenging the fairness of arbitration clauses in court. See Rent-A-Center, West v. Jackson, 2010 WL 2471058
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action
    In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Supreme Court reinforced the Twombly Court’s interpretation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2). Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, (2009). In Twombly, the Court developed a plausibility standard to…
  • Feb 4

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior
    In Illinois, an employer is subject to vicarious liability for his employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Bank of America, N.A. v. Bird.392 Ill.App.3d 621, 911 N.E.2d 1239, 331 Ill.Dec. 1009 (2009). Under this doctrine, an…
Rank this Week: 2344

Romanucci and Blandin Blog

Romanucci and Blandin Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://rblaw.net/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Lying About Concussions Just Plain Wrong

    Lying About Concussions Just Plain Wrong
    When Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said recently he would lie to coaches about suffering a concussion to stay in a game, he not only admitted his willingness to risk his health but sent a dangerous message to youngsters who play the…
  • Nov 19

    Concussions Need Time to Heal

    Concussions Need Time to Heal
    Chicago Bears fans are all too aware of the concussion suffered by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, with a lot of online and offline conversations about whether he’d be back in the game for this Monday night.
  • Nov 16

    New Study by Defense Department Reveals no Clear Way to Treat Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury

    New Study by Defense Department Reveals no Clear Way to Treat Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury
    With all the advances in medicine and treatment, one would hope that great strides have been made for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI).  We were disappointed with the results of a recent study showing the techniques to restore…
Rank this Week: 2360

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: 2383

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car, bike and train accidents. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Fatal Two-Car Collision Near Lindenhurst

    Fatal Two-Car Collision Near Lindenhurst
    There was a fatal Lake County car accident Saturday afternoon (August 29, 2015) near Lindenhurst. The accident happened at approximately 4:00 p.m., as a Nissan pickup truck traveling northbound on Route 45 struck a Kia traveling southbound.…
  • Aug 27

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Antioch

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Antioch
    There was a Lake County fatal motorcycle accident early Wednesday morning (August 26, 2015) on Route 173 near Antioch.  The accident is considered a hit & run accident. The accident happened at approximately 4:00 a.m., on Route 173…
  • Aug 26

    Fatal Ingleside, Illinois Car Crash

    Fatal Ingleside, Illinois Car Crash
    There was a fatal Lake County car accident early this morning in Ingleside, Illinois.  Three people died at the accident scene. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, this fatal accident happened as a Kia Optima was…
Rank this Week: 2480

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Aug 28

    The Financial Cost of Infidelity in Divorce

    The Financial Cost of Infidelity in Divorce
    Earlier this month, the Ashley Madison customer list hack story unfolded like a compelling summer beach novel.  The imagined made-for-TV aftermath is equally fascinating to people sitting on the sidelines–wronged wives calling…
  • Aug 4

    The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants….Or Does It?

    The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants….Or Does It?
    Illinois recently passed a law that eliminates lawsuits called “Heart Balm Actions” which are lawsuits people file to try to be made whole for the events that break hearts such as alienation of affections, breaches of promises to…
  • Jul 9

    10 Steps to Having a Healthy Blended Family

    10 Steps to Having a Healthy Blended Family
    Regardless of what you call it, a blended family has a unique set of challenges that you may not have experienced with your first family.  The good news is that with patience, understanding and time, you can create a positive, loving…
Rank this Week: 2485

The Construction Contract Review

The Construction Contract Review

Covers Illinois construction law, contracts and litigation. By William J. Broderk.

http://www.theconstructioncontractreview.com/
  • Dec 30

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green
    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 By Preston | Topics: Lists, Technology |
  • Nov 30

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'
    In the same way that LEED has transformed architectural design to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean construction is emerging as the next big thing to revolutionize the building industry. via…
  • Oct 7

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien
    Mechanic lien laws are highly technical, and they frequently change in unpredictable ways (see recent controversial example from Washington). We’ve expressed the sentiment a hundred times on this mechanics lien blog – it’s very easy…
Rank this Week: 2494

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

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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: 2518

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/
  • Aug 31

    Are Severance Agreements Good for Employees and Employers?

    Are Severance Agreements Good for Employees and Employers?
    Illinois has seen a number of high profile layoffs recently and there has been a lot of news about severance payments.  Most notably, earlier this month the University of Illinois said that it planned to pay resigning Chancellor Phyllis…
  • Aug 28

    If Your Employees Described Their Workplace, Would You Recognize It As Your Business?

    If Your Employees Described Their Workplace, Would You Recognize It As Your Business?
      The business world is still reacting to the hard-hitting New York Times article describing Amazon’s hellish work environment and employment practices. The NYT article describes a survival-of-the-fittest corporate culture which…
  • Aug 18

    Newsflash: Happy Healthy Employees Are More Productive Than Sick And Unhappy Employee

    Newsflash: Happy Healthy Employees Are More Productive Than Sick And Unhappy Employee
    Employers have long looked at labor as a cost to their bottom line.  It is this attitude which led to the development of unions and various laws to protect employees from employers with this attitude. However, as our economy moves to a…
Rank this Week: 2521

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Sep 3

    Huffy Recalls Bicycles With Front Disc Breaks Due To Fall Risk

    Huffy Recalls Bicycles With Front Disc Breaks Due To Fall Risk
    Huffy recently announced a recall of its 2014 TR 745 and TR-S 740 bicycle models. The bicycle recall was issued when Huffy bikes discovered that the open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with…
  • Sep 2

    Trek Recalls Superfly Bicycles Due To Risk of Carbon Bontrager Seatposts Cracking

    Trek Recalls Superfly Bicycles Due To Risk of Carbon Bontrager Seatposts Cracking
    Trek recently announced a recall of its 2015 9.8 Superfly FS SL, X1, and XT bicycle models equipped with Bontrager Approved Carbon seatposts. The recall was issued when the company discovered that the seatpost could crack and break. A…
  • Sep 1

    Victim of Dooring in Lincoln Park Receives Insurance Settlement

    Victim of Dooring in Lincoln Park Receives Insurance Settlement
    A Chicago bicyclist who was doored on Diversey Parkway in June of 2014 has received a substantial settlement from the insurance company for the driver that caused her injuries. The dooring occurred as the bicyclist was riding eastbound on…
Rank this Week: 2548

Illinois Workers' Compensation…

Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois work injury issues, including insurance, FMLA and independent medical examinations. By Dworkin & Maciariello.

http://www.illinoisworkerscompensationattorneys.com/
  • Apr 4

    Illinois Workers' Compensation and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)

    Illinois Workers' Compensation and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
    When an employee is injured at work in Illinois there are a lot of fears that instantly arise: How will I earn an income? Who will pay my medical bills? What if I never return to 100%? Will I still have a job when I am done treating? …
  • Feb 23

    Diskectomies and Spinal Fusions As Treatment of Illinois Work Injurie

    Diskectomies and Spinal Fusions As Treatment of Illinois Work Injurie
    Workers' Compensation benefits are often available for injured workers in Illinois who require surgery for back pain and back injuries resulting from work accidents. Conservative or non-invasive treatment is normally tried first in an effort…
  • Jan 27

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie
    When a job related injury causes back pain or leg pain it can be difficult to know whether surgery is necessary or if a more conservative method of treatment will be the best option. Many of our clients, from all over the Chicagoland area,…
Rank this Week: 2566

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…
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Chicago Business bLAWg

Chicago Business bLAWg

Covers information and resources that impact Chicago businesses. By Griffith & Jacobson, LLC.

http://chicagobizlawyers.wordpress.com
  • Sep 4

    Some great tips for all employers to con

    Some great tips for all employers to con
    Some great tips for all employers to consider before making a hiring decision: Avoid these #hiring pitfalls startups can easily fall into! http://t.co/rORRztzM via @B2Community RT @sparkhire Filed under: Chicago Busine
  • Sep 4

    Some great tips for all employers to con

    Some great tips for all employers to con
    Some great tips for all employers to consider before making a hiring decision: Avoid these #hiring pitfalls startups can easily fall into! http://t.co/rORRztzM via @B2Community RT @sparkhireFiled under: Chicago Busine
  • Aug 31

    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companie

    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companie
    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companies & Cities | http://t.co/1xeIUVZt http://t.co/gqiaApF7 | The real upside is that these cities aren’t clustered. Filed under: Chicago Busine
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Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
Rank this Week: 2635

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
  • Oct 22

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving
    DREAM Act approvals are starting to trickle in.  Here is a copy of a recent application which was approved in approximately 5 weeks.  It is representative of a typical case.  A Mexican national entered the US without a visa fifteen years…
  • Aug 26

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live
    The Messersmith Law Firm is now taking US Dream Act cases via our online website ApplyUSDreamAct.com.  If you meet the following eligibility requirements, we may be able to help you obtain deferred action and a two year work permit.
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McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    New Divorce Laws for Bloomington Illinois Divorce

    New Divorce Laws for Bloomington Illinois Divorce
    Family law rewrite goes to the governorBy Matthew HectorAfter years of effort, a major reworking of Illinois family law passes the General Assembly.A major overhaul of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act ("IMDMA"),…
  • Jul 22

    New Illinois Laws Affecting Divorce and Family Law Issues (Just Signed into Law)

    New Illinois Laws Affecting Divorce and Family Law Issues (Just Signed into Law)
      Public Act 099-0090 SB0057 EnrolledLRB099 05449 HEP 25484 b    AN ACT concerning civil law.      Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,represented in the…
  • Jul 9

    New legislation brings Illinois Parentage Act up to date

    New legislation brings Illinois Parentage Act up to date
    In addition to the comprehensive family-law overhaul embodied in SB 57, the General Assembly also passed and sent to the governor HB 1531, a rewrite of the Parentage Act of 1984. The new Parentage Act of 2015 brings Illinois law in…
Rank this Week: 2716

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Focuses on Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Surveillance Cameras to be Legal in Illinois Nursing Homes Soon

    Surveillance Cameras to be Legal in Illinois Nursing Homes Soon
    A movement in several states is starting to take hold to allow the use of cameras inside nursing home patient's rooms in an effort to ensure transparency about the type of care received. Encouraged by advocates and organizations against…
  • Aug 12

    Cargos Criminales Pendientes Después de que Cámaras Capturan Abuso en Hogar de Anciano

    Cargos Criminales Pendientes Después de que Cámaras Capturan Abuso en Hogar de Anciano
    Debate está librando en gran parte del país sobre el uso de videos de vigilancia o cámaras escondidas en hogares de ancianos. Los defensores argumentan que las cámaras pueden ser muy importante en asegurar que…
  • Aug 10

    Medication Errors involving Blood Thinners in Nursing Homes Leads to Hospitalizations, Death

    Medication Errors involving Blood Thinners in Nursing Homes Leads to Hospitalizations, Death
    The vast majority of residents of nursing homes are on some type of prescription medication. Most are on a combination of drugs that help manage pain, reduce inflammation, control chronic illnesses or diseases, or treat acute illnesses. Each…
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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: 2748

Illinois Deserves the Truth

Illinois Deserves the Truth

Covers Illinois' civil justice system.

http://illinoisdeservesthetruth.typepad.com/home/
  • Nov 19

    Edwardsville Ed Board Comes Out Swinging

    Edwardsville Ed Board Comes Out Swinging
    The Edwardsville Intelligencer wrote a commendable editorial on the med mal cap issue yesterday. They’re right when they say egregious malpractice cases are more complicated than they appear.
  • Nov 19

    Illinois News Roundup

    Illinois News Roundup
    IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing seven companies responsible for mortgage scams targeted at struggling homeowners. ... After a derailment killed two and injured 80 others, Metra agreed to pay the families of the deceased $11 million.…
  • Nov 17

    Major Victory for Rights of Developmentally Disabled in IL

    Major Victory for Rights of Developmentally Disabled in IL
    You have to love the power of class actions. Last week, the IL developmentally disabled community hailed a settled federal class action as a huge step forward.
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Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury news. By Elman Law Group.

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Fatal Three Car Collision In Robbin

    Fatal Three Car Collision In Robbin
    There was a fatal car collision Thursday night (August 27, 2015) in Robbins.  The accident appears to have occurred between two cars that were “street racing” and one car that was not. The accident happened at approximately…
  • Aug 19

    Woman And Child Struck By Truck In Chicago’s Park Manor Neighborhood

    Woman And Child Struck By Truck In Chicago’s Park Manor Neighborhood
    A truck struck two pedestrians (a woman and child) Tuesday in Chicago’s Park Manor neighborhood. According to the Chicago Fire Department, the accident happened at approximately 2:30 p.m., as the woman and child were attempting to cross…
  • Aug 8

    Fatal I-55 “Wrong-Way Driver” Collision

    Fatal I-55 “Wrong-Way Driver” Collision
    There was a fatal “wrong-way driver” accident early this morning (August 8, 2015) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Bolingbrook. Details concerning this fatal “wrong-way driver” crash appear limited at this time.…
Rank this Week: 2804

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

Covers compliance issues, tax exemption, real estate, intellectual property and charitable fundraising issues affecting nonprofits.

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Should We Incorporate?

    Should We Incorporate?
    Imagine you and a group of friends want to start a charity, church, club, or other nonprofit organization or are considering whether to restructure a currently operating organization.  An initial question you will need to answer is what…
  • Aug 19

    Politics Run Amok? Issue Advocacy and Democracy, Wisconsin Style

    Politics Run Amok? Issue Advocacy and Democracy, Wisconsin Style
    Politics Run Amok?  Issue Advocacy and Democracy, Wisconsin Style  A long-standing criminal prosecution of “John Doe” targets finally ended with a massive court decision that harshly criticized both the blatant…
  • Aug 11

    Congress Approves Form 990 6-Month Auto-Extension

    Congress Approves Form 990 6-Month Auto-Extension
    Nonprofits: mark your calendars for 2016 – well, actually soon thereafter.  Starting with tax years that begin after December 31, 2015, IRS Form 990 filings will be eligible for a longer automatic extension of the submission…
Rank this Week: 2824

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
Rank this Week: 2848

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/
  • Aug 27

    Child Abduction Attempt Reported In Aurora, Illinoi

    Child Abduction Attempt Reported In Aurora, Illinoi
    There was an alleged child abduction attempt in Aurora, Illinois, involving two sixth-grade girls. The alleged incident is discussed in the August 27, 2015 Montgomery, Illinois Patch article titled “Aurora Police Investigating Possible…
  • Aug 20

    Woman Sexually Assaulted In The 900 Block Of W. Belden Avenue

    Woman Sexually Assaulted In The 900 Block Of W. Belden Avenue
    There was a sexual assault early this morning (August 20, 2015) near DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus. According to police, the assault happened at approximately 1:45 a.m., as a female student was walking home.  As she was…
  • Aug 8

    Alleged Sexual Assault And Kidnapping In Des Plaine

    Alleged Sexual Assault And Kidnapping In Des Plaine
    A man from Des Plaines has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated criminal sexual assault concerning an alleged sexual assault and related offenses on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. The alleged sexual assault and kidnapping…
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Illinois DUI

Illinois DUI

Covers Illinois DUI law, including penalties, evidence (breath, blood and urine testing), and defenses. By Lewis B. Gainor.

http://www.illinoisdui.us/
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving
    The nation’s highest court gave police broad powers to stop vehicles based on anonymous tips in a recent opinion. In the Navarette v. California case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the police can pull over a vehicle based…
  • Apr 1

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail
    Drive too fast and you might go to jail. No, seriously. And if you have been pulled over for speeding by a State Trooper, you may have been told the same thing. Under a new law in Illinois, speeding 35 MPH over the posted limit is a Class A…
  • Oct 16

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36
    For years, DUI offenders have had to worry about their driver’s licenses and the possibility of incarceration. But recently, prosecutors have given defendants another cause for concern. The government can seize a DUI offender’s…
Rank this Week: 2880

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Todd Smith Receives Champion of Justice Award

    Todd Smith Receives Champion of Justice Award
    Today, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) presented its highest award – The Leonard M. Ring Champion of Justice Award – to Chicago lawyer, and founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., Todd A. Smith, at its…
  • Jul 14

    Todd Smith Receives Champion of Justice Award

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

    Thomas Siracusa Obtains Record Settlement

    Thomas Siracusa Obtains Record Settlement
    Thomas Siracusa recently obtained court approval for a $23,000,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 34 year-old woman who suffered a stroke following child birth. The settlement is an Illinois record for a birth-related injury to a mother,…
Rank this Week: 2949

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

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

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

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

    Over 240 Arrested in Major Health Care Fraud Sweep

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

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

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

    Speeding in Illinois Road Construction Zone

    Speeding in Illinois Road Construction Zone
    Along with the warm weather comes road construction. Whether it is a road requiring repair from the ravages of winter weather, or the expansion of an existing roadway, Illinois drivers can count on seeing the orange cones all over the…
Rank this Week: 2980

IP Registration and Enforcement…

IP Registration and Enforcement Blog

Covers trademark law. By Davidson and Davidson LLC.

http://davidsontm.wordpress.com
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    So it seems the gun world is up in arms (that’s right, I went there) about the fact that the Spearmint Rhino chain of strip clubs has sued gun manufacturer Chiappa Firearms for using a confusingly similar mark on its RHINO 40DS model .357…
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    How could a strip club's trademark be infringed by a gun company's mark? This post analyzes the issues and corrects a common misperception about trademark infringement.
  • May 6

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know
    There’s an old comedy bit where the comic offers to teach you “everything you’re going to remember from college, ten years after graduation.”  The crash course is offered at a hefty price, but much less than four years of actual…
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