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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: 1719

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: 1737

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical negligence. By Kroot Law LLC.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.net/
  • Jan 2

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary
    One of the most common knee surgeries performed on patients today may be completely unnecessary in many instances, according to a recent study out of Finland. The study followed 146 patients between the ages of 35 and 65 with symptoms of…
  • Nov 26

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost
    For over a decade, proponents of tort reform have argued medical malpractice reform is needed to reduce spiraling healthcare costs. If these reforms were implemented, tort reformers promised reduced healthcare costs. Opponents of tort…
  • Nov 11

    New Approach To Medical Malpractice: Disclose, Apologize and Offer

    New Approach To Medical Malpractice: Disclose, Apologize and Offer
    Doctors are human, just like everyone else. Consequently, doctors can and do make mistakes. When medical malpractice does occur, the defense-oriented culture has nearly always been to deny, defend, and counter attack. One major medical…
Rank this Week: 1754

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    I’m going to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Should I Still Do a Short Sale?

    I’m going to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Should I Still Do a Short Sale?
    We had a client come in worried last week about her home.  She was already thinking of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but was concerned what would happen if she tried for a short sale. Melissa, as we’ll call her, …
  • Jun 30

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?
    Starting an Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is pretty easy. You can call a financial adviser, or even do it online. You can avoid paying tax on the money when you contribute it (in a traditional IRA) or when you withdraw it…
  • Jun 11

    Should I Take Money Out Of My Retirement Account to Pay My Creditors?

    Should I Take Money Out Of My Retirement Account to Pay My Creditors?
    The answer, as always, is “It depends”.  Take two recent examples we’ve seen. The first person is a woman in her mid-40s.  She’s placed about $30,000 into her company’s 401K plan over the last 10…
Rank this Week: 1779

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo
    by Michael H. WassermanThe spring 3.5% closing cost credit incentive offered on newly listed Fannie Mae “HomePath” properties has been extended for one more month. Introduced back in February, the original program applied to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan
    The mortgage industry is poised to start making sub-prime mortgage loans again. CNN Money reports that several smaller lenders are now offering loan products to borrowers with credit scores of 640 and lower. Last month, Wells announced it…
  • Mar 9

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?
    by Michael H. WassermanApparently, we have learned nothing over the last 8 years. Folks are actually starting to tout no and low down payment loans again. Worse yet, many consumers seem ready to follow their suggestions.Back before the bubble…
Rank this Week: 1794

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

    Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drug

    Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drug
    In a controversial ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court allowed a man injured by a generic version of Reglan to sue the drug's brand-name manufacturer, Pfizer. Although this is not the first time a high court has taken this type of stand, it is…
  • Aug 12

    Drug Recalls Surge in U.S Making 2014 Record Year

    Drug Recalls Surge in U.S Making 2014 Record Year
    Due in part to increased federal oversight, this year has already seen record numbers in pharmaceutical recalls. The most common causes of drug recalls include contamination, packaging defects, safety problems and improper testing. Drug…
  • Jul 30

    Drug Companies Prey on Poor, Homeless, For Drug Research

    Drug Companies Prey on Poor, Homeless, For Drug Research
    In American urban centers, where homelessness is abundant and the working class slips into poverty, it is not difficult to find people willing to test experimental drugs in exchange for a little cash. Here in Chicago, ads for pharmaceutical…
Rank this Week: 1804

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Aug 7

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License
          As previously stated in this blog, undocumented immigrants living in Illinois may now apply for a driver's license under Illinois law,…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest
         Today, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police officers must secure a warrant before searching a arrestee's cell phone. The Court issued an opinion in Riley v. California,-- U.S. --, (No 13-132)…
  • May 29

    Award

    Award
       I am proud and humbled to announce that I will be receiving the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award by the Illinois State Bar Association. I could not be more thrilled to be honored by this wonderful organization.Lori…
Rank this Week: 1807

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order

    Shae v. Shae - Modification of Child Support Order
    While child support guidelines in Indiana were modified nearly five years ago in order to promote fairness in family law proceedings, many parents still find themselves battling a system that is either forcing them to pay more than they can…
  • Aug 8

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana

    In re: J.A.L. - Securing Elderly Guardianship in Indiana
    Typically when our Highland family law attorneys talk about guardianship of an individual, we are speaking of children. However, as the population ages, with increasing frequency we are seeing individuals seeking guardianship of elderly…
  • Jul 22

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case

    Frackman v. Enzor - Evidence of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, a Material Change in Circumstance for Child Custody Case
    Modification of child custody orders in Indiana, as well as in many other states, typically requires evidence of some material change in circumstances. That is, something is substantially different to such an extent that reconsideration of…
Rank this Week: 1840

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Motorcycle Accident In Palatine, Illinoi

    Motorcycle Accident In Palatine, Illinoi
    There was a motorcycle accident today (August 27, 2014) in Palatine, Illinois. According to Palatine Police, this motorcycle accident happened shortly before 1:00 p.m. as a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Hicks Road.  As he…
  • Aug 24

    Motorcyclist Dies After Kennedy Expressway Crash

    Motorcyclist Dies After Kennedy Expressway Crash
    A motorcyclist who was involved in a motorcycle accident August 17, 2014 on the Kennedy Expressway died from his injuries on Saturday, August 23, 2014. The motorcyclist was Ronald Bermea, 31, of Villa Park, Illinois. The motorcycle…
  • Aug 24

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Lake Shore Drive

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Lake Shore Drive
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning (August 24, 2014) on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive. According to Chicago Police, this motorcycle accident happened in in the 1700 block of North Lake Shore Drive, which is in Lincoln…
Rank this Week: 1857

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

    Why Ryan's New Anti-Poverty Plan Is Another Missed Opportunity

    Why Ryan's New Anti-Poverty Plan Is Another Missed Opportunity
    On the surface, Rep. Paul Ryan may seem to be an advocate for those in poverty. His policy proposals, however, would undermine anti-poverty efforts by systematically weakening successful safety net programs like the Supplemental Nutrition…
  • Aug 13

    Utilizing Framing to Achieve Anti-Poverty Wins in an Age of Political Polarization

    Utilizing Framing to Achieve Anti-Poverty Wins in an Age of Political Polarization
    Recent research finds that Congress is more polarized than at any time since the end of reconstruction. These findings are evidenced by the Shriver Center’s recently published Poverty Scorecard, which graded 97% of the Senators and 95%…
  • Aug 12

    Political Polarization Harms Poor People

    Political Polarization Harms Poor People
    Recently, the Shriver Center released the 2013 Poverty Scorecard, which measures how every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted on the most significant poverty-related proposed legislation of 2013. Not surprisingly,…
Rank this Week: 1895

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: 1969

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: 1985

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: 1998

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
  • May 15

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year
    I’ve been doing this long enough that articles like this one from Consumer Reports don’t surprise me anymore. The number of deaths from preventable medical errors is astonishing. That’s why we do what we do. Quite frankly,…
  • Feb 14

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute
    Illinois recently enacted a new settlement statute, with the goal of alleviating some of the hassles of the personal injury practice.  We’ve all had cases that have settled but still sat on the shelf for weeks or months due to…
  • Jan 23

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?
    This is one of the most common war stories you hear in the medical malpractice world – someone in the courtroom collapses during a medical malpractice trial, and the defendant doctor runs in to render aid and save the day. ……
Rank this Week: 2016

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Kane County Divorce: Co-Parenting Strategie

    Kane County Divorce: Co-Parenting Strategie
    In my practice there are many cases where a co-parenting outcome is not appropriate. Behavioral issues, parenting deficits, or mental health issues require that the fit and healthy parent be awarded the primary custody of the minor children,…
  • Jul 11

    Shared Parenting Challenges and Benefit

    Shared Parenting Challenges and Benefit
    My practice centers, in part, on complex custody litigation, sometimes involving psychological issues, addiction issues, domestic violence, and negative parenting behaviors. In some cases, I need to aggressively manage a custody case for my…
  • Jul 2

    How to Spot a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce

    How to Spot a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce
    Marriage and Family Therapist Holly Brown has written a spot on article about identifying and avoiding a long term relationship with a narcissist. If you are in a marriage with a narcissist, and need counsel as to how to end...
Rank this Week: 2035

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Aug 15

    Illinois DUI look back period

    Illinois DUI look back period
    Those who are arrested for DUI in Illinois must understand how long the look back period will be.  As is the case with much of the law governing Driving Under the Influence, the answer is not clear because it is based upon political…
  • Aug 1

    Clearing up the Interlock Ignition Device (IID) Confusion

    Clearing up the Interlock Ignition Device (IID) Confusion
    An Interlock Ignition Device (IID) is a machine that is internally connected (“interlocked”) into your motor vehicle’s ignition. Unless you blow into a tube that runs to the machine and blow below a predetermined breath…
  • Jul 18

    DUI offenses from other states will be a problem at an administrative driver’s license hearing

    DUI offenses from other states will be a problem at an administrative driver’s license hearing
    A conviction for Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, results in a mandatory revocation of your driver’s license under Illinois law. (625 ILCS 5/6-208) For a first conviction, the revocation is for a year. For a second conviction, five…
Rank this Week: 2105

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability
    If you read this blog enough, you will know that intra-office romances seem to come up frequently as a catalyst for some type of lawsuit. In fact, sexual attraction between coworkers is a dominant theme in any number of workplace problems,…
  • May 22

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?
    It’s been an axiom of disability discrimination law that the courts will not overrule an employer's legitimate workplace judgment and that employers can structure jobs and establish job qualifications as they see fit.  But some…
  • May 22

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim
    Actually, this is not that tricky.  The 4th Circuit recently affirmed something that employment lawyers have been telling their clients for years – an employer's work environment extends throughout the span of the company’s…
Rank this Week: 2122

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: 2162

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 20

    Dangerous Medical Equipment - Litigating a Surgical Mesh Injury

    Dangerous Medical Equipment - Litigating a Surgical Mesh Injury
    Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to treat a number of health complications in female patients. The material is inserted into the pelvis for the purpose of strengthening its walls. This prevents the bladder and reproductive…
  • Aug 15

    Medical Malpractice in Illinois - Wrong-Site Medical Errors Lead to Liability

    Medical Malpractice in Illinois - Wrong-Site Medical Errors Lead to Liability
    According to a report by Medscape, wrong site surgery errors occur approximately 40 times every week. This number is alarming and demonstrates the level of risk that patients endure when undergoing a surgical procedure. The reasons for the…
  • Aug 7

    Stay Mindful - The Prevalence of Depression During Pregnancy

    Stay Mindful - The Prevalence of Depression During Pregnancy
    While much attention is given to the dangers of postpartum depression, far less is known about the risk of depression during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), this is a common problem that reportedly affects…
Rank this Week: 2163

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/
  • Aug 28

    Truck Driver Charged with Reckless Homicide Following Fatal Crash

    Truck Driver Charged with Reckless Homicide Following Fatal Crash
    As Trucking Accident Attorneys, we are well aware of the hazards faced by motorists who are forced to share our roadways with truck drivers that operate semi-tractor trailers. Big-rigs are massive, heavy, dangerous vehicles, capable of mass…
  • Aug 25

    Divvy Bikes: What to do After a Crash

    Divvy Bikes: What to do After a Crash
    As bike sharing continues to expand throughout Chicago, the Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of the growing number of bicycle accidents involving Divvy bikes. Being involved in a bike crash can be stressful…
  • Aug 22

    Distinguishing between Accident / Injury Claims involving Bike Sharing, Bike Rental, & Bike Sale

    Distinguishing between Accident / Injury Claims involving Bike Sharing, Bike Rental, & Bike Sale
    Bicycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. The Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represent the victims and family members of bike crashes that occurred in Chicago or a neighboring suburb. As bicycling increases throughout…
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 28

    Illinois Children's Trust

    Illinois Children's Trust
    Children under the age of 18 cannot directly inherit more than a small amount of money. If you make no provisions in your Will, a court will appoint a property guardian to manage your child’s assets until he reaches 18. That property…
  • Aug 23

    Probate Law Regarding Beneficiarie

    Probate Law Regarding Beneficiarie
    A holding by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kennedy, executrix of the estate of Kennedy, deceased v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan, et al. makes clear the importance of keeping on top of estate planning matters. In…
  • Aug 16

    Chicago Estate Planning and Individual Retirement Account

    Chicago Estate Planning and Individual Retirement Account
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) need to be taken into account when doing estate planning. The most important thing to remember with an IRA for estate planning purposes is to name a beneficiary. While a spouse is usually the logical…
Rank this Week: 2281

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: 2329

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: 2344

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: 2393

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: 2467

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: 2492

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 29

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…
    Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. —Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
Rank this Week: 2526

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
  • 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
  • Aug 29

    Redesigning the interior of your office

    Redesigning the interior of your office
    Redesigning the interior of your offices? Consider #Glass #Walls instead of Drywall. Jaime @foxvalleyglass1 http://t.co/JOnJbsXK Filed under: Chicago Busine
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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 27

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built
    You know that there are customers your in-house distribution and marketing efforts still cannot reach. Now is the time when licensing your product may help take your business’s success to the next level.
  • Aug 19

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?
    Signing Paperwork by Dan Moyle // CC BY 2.0 By: Jessica Fayerman As a business owner, you are likely accustomed to taking measures to safeguard your company’s property from employee theft.  You limit access to bank accounts,…
  • Jul 27

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Business Partnership Separation

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Business Partnership Separation
    The Break Up Staircase by Jason Eppink is licensed under CC BY 2.0 A business partnership is like a marriage. It always starts out with mutual admiration, wide eyes, and great expectations. Eventually, you may even expand the…
Rank this Week: 2607

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Aug 15

    Bicyclist Doored in Riverside Receives Insurance Settlement

    Bicyclist Doored in Riverside Receives Insurance Settlement
    Location in Riverside, IL where a bicyclist was doored. Illinois bike attorneys at Keating Law Offices helped secure an insurance settlement for the doored bicyclist who was injured in the crash. Illinois Bicycle Lawyer Joe Vietri secured an…
  • Aug 13

    Claim Settled for Bicyclist Struck While Crossing Busy Street in Crosswalk

    Claim Settled for Bicyclist Struck While Crossing Busy Street in Crosswalk
    Illinois Bicycle Lawyers Michael S. Keating and Joseph T. Vietri have secured a substantial settlement for a bicyclist who was struck by a motorist at the intersection of Janes Avenue and 83rd Street in suburban Woodridge last August. The…
  • Aug 8

    Niles Plans to Improve Bicycle Path Crossing at Location of Bicyclist's Death

    Niles Plans to Improve Bicycle Path Crossing at Location of Bicyclist's Death
    In a previous post, we detailed the tragic passing of a 39-year-old bicyclist, Jeremy Ghisols. Jeremy was killed while bicycling in Niles near the intersection of the North Branch Trail and Howard Street. Prior to this bicycle crash, the…
Rank this Week: 2614

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 13

    The Right to Sue Family Member

    The Right to Sue Family Member
    Over the years, intra-family immunity from lawsuits against other family members developed; “parental immunity” and “spousal immunity.” Some have suggested that these immunities were part of a body of rules that…
  • Aug 11

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award
    Upon termination of a marriage by divorce, one of the most difficult problems is often division of the couple’s real and personal property. Although there are considerable differences in the way states treat property acquired by spouses…
Rank this Week: 2621

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Aug 21

    Back-to-school tips for divorced parent

    Back-to-school tips for divorced parent
    Effective, amicable communication with your ex-spouse about your children’s needs is always the goal, but achieving it can be a tall order in times of stress—and the beginning of the school year can be one of the most stressful.…
  • Aug 1

    Custody Awards to Stay at Home Fathers – Myth or Reality

    Custody Awards to Stay at Home Fathers – Myth or Reality
    Most people would like to believe that custody laws in Illinois are gender neutral. While earlier case law favored mothers of young children under “the tender years doctrine”, in an effort to be more gender neutral, the custody…
  • Jul 23

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask
    In an odd twist, just hours apart, two Federal Appellate Courts came out with different answers to the same questions, regarding a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (also known as the “ACA” or…
Rank this Week: 2631

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.
Rank this Week: 2664

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 2674

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: 2685

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi
    A new public act dramatically changes how spousal maintenance is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. The law, P.A. 98-0961, which was crafted by the ISBA Family Law Section Council,…
  • May 9

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of Iqbal Illinois Appellate Court http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2014/2ndDistrict/2131306.pdf Postnuptial agreement (PNA) signed by parties was unenforceable as it violates public policy. PNA gives…
  • Mar 20

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
Rank this Week: 2715

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.
Rank this Week: 2740

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/
  • Apr 2

    Nursing Home Employee Pleads Guilty to Withholding Medication from Resident

    Nursing Home Employee Pleads Guilty to Withholding Medication from Resident
    Before placing a loved one in a nursing home, most people consider their options. They look into one or more homes to determine which will provide the care needed by their family member. When the loved one moves into a nursing home, people…
  • Mar 3

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Admitted Stealing Medication from Home

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Admitted Stealing Medication from Home
    The vast majority of patients in Illinois nursing homes are on medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, for any number of ailments. These medications must be administered within a specified period of time to keep a nursing home…
  • Feb 24

    Elderly Woman Drugged and Raped in her Senior Living Facility

    Elderly Woman Drugged and Raped in her Senior Living Facility
    No one should have to face abuse from those charged with their care, but unfortunately for many residents of nursing homes, that threat is a constant. Nursing home abuse and neglect is an ongoing, and according to some experts, a growing…
Rank this Week: 2752

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: 2798

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 29

    Nonprofit Payroll Tax Alert

    Nonprofit Payroll Tax Alert
    A recent federal government report shows that thousands of nonprofits are not meeting their payroll tax obligations.  Though it may be tempting for nonprofits to avoid payroll tax responsibilities, especially when facing cash flow…
  • Aug 27

    Is the IRS Back in Church?

    Is the IRS Back in Church?
    With fall approaching, the next election cycle is just around the corner – just in time for new IRS developments affecting churches and other religious institutions.  As with all section 501(c)(3) organizations, religious…
  • Aug 20

    By Executive Order – No LGBT Discrimination

    By Executive Order – No LGBT Discrimination
    President Obama recently signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from engaging in employment decisions based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The President’s order amends previous…
Rank this Week: 2807

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
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 2864

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 28

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 27, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 27, 2014
    On Wednesday (August 27, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois car and other vehicle accidents as well as a variety of road and traffic hazards. Listed below are some of these Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic…
  • Aug 26

    Car Accident Along Route 41 In Highland Park, Illinoi

    Car Accident Along Route 41 In Highland Park, Illinoi
    There was a car accident Monday afternoon (August 25, 2014) on Route 41 in Highland Park. This accident involved a car that lost control and crashed into a building along the highway at 3150 Skokie Valley Road at approximately 5:00 p.m.…
  • Aug 21

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 20, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 20, 2014
    On Wednesday (August 20, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and road and traffic hazards. Below are some of these Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic hazards that occurred on August 20, as…
Rank this Week: 2916

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/
Rank this Week: 2975

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: 2979

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 26

    Attempted Child Abduction In Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

    Attempted Child Abduction In Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood
    There was an alleged attempted child abduction Monday afternoon (August 25, 2014) in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. According to a Chicago Police alert, the attempted child abduction involved an 11-year-old girl walking home from…
  • Aug 24

    Alleged Child Luring Attempt On Chicago’s North Side

    Alleged Child Luring Attempt On Chicago’s North Side
    There was an alleged child luring attempt on Chicago’s North Side Saturday afternoon, August 23, 2014. According to Chicago Police, the child luring attempt happened at Hermitage and Diversey at approximately 5:00 p.m. The incident…
  • Aug 18

    Attempted Child Abduction In Palatine, Illinoi

    Attempted Child Abduction In Palatine, Illinoi
    There was an alleged attempted child abduction Sunday night (August 17, 2014) in Palatine, Illinois. According to Palatine Police, this child abduction attempt happened at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the 500 block of West Helen Road. It…
Rank this Week: 3061