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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: 1738

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: 1742

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: 1761

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: 1769

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1819

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: 1826

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/
  • Jun 30

    Benicar Maker Ordered to Pay $39 Million

    Benicar Maker Ordered to Pay $39 Million
    The Department of Justice recently settled with the manufacturer of Benicar – a medication to treat high blood pressure – for $39 million. The company is accused of violating federal law by paying doctors to prescribe Benicar,…
  • Jun 16

    Addicts Can Now Sue Doctors, Pharmacies for Enabling Addiction

    Addicts Can Now Sue Doctors, Pharmacies for Enabling Addiction
    The West Virginia Supreme Court recently ruled that narcotic addicts can sue pharmacies and doctors that prescribed and dispensed painkillers. The lawsuit was filed by dozens of pain center patients who were treated with narcotics and became…
  • Jun 11

    Mirena Popularity Increasing Despite Devastating Injurie

    Mirena Popularity Increasing Despite Devastating Injurie
    Despite litigation and safety concerns, Mirena and other IUDs are experiencing a rapid rise in popularity. This rise is most notable among young women, who are choosing IUDs because they believe them to be long-acting, reversible, and safe.…
Rank this Week: 1839

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Jun 6

    Lori G. Levin's Law Office 6th Anniversary

    Lori G. Levin's Law Office 6th Anniversary
        Six years ago today, I started my private practice. I had left a rewarding career in public services, first as a prosecutor and then as Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. When I…
  • May 7

    Lori G. Levin Re-Elected to Illinois State Bar Association's Assembly

    Lori G. Levin Re-Elected to Illinois State Bar Association's Assembly
        I am thrilled to announce that I have been re-elected to the Illinois State Bar Association's Assembly. I am also humbled to have received the most votes of anyone from Cook County.     Bar association…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court rules police may not extend traffic stop

    Supreme Court rules police may not extend traffic stop
        Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court in Rodriguez v. United States, -- U.S. --, (No. 13-9972), ruled that once a routine traffic stop is completed, the police cannot  without reasonable suspicion detain an…
Rank this Week: 1838

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
  • Jul 2

    Workers Tell the Illinois Senate That They Need a Raise in the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Day

    Workers Tell the Illinois Senate That They Need a Raise in the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Day
    At a subject matter hearing last week before the Illinois Senate, workers and advocates spoke about the great need for an increase in the state minimum wage (currently at $8.25 an hour) and access to paid sick days. Minimum wage worker Gloria…
  • Jun 30

    Chicago Gets a Raise

    Chicago Gets a Raise
    Chicago is a city with a proud working class tradition. Carl Sandberg called it the “stormy, husky, brawling City of Big Shoulders.” Yet, in recent years the hard work of many low-wage Chicagoans has failed to support them.…
  • Jun 26

    A Critical Tool to Advance Fair Housing Is Upheld by the Supreme Court

    A Critical Tool to Advance Fair Housing Is Upheld by the Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to keep a key piece of a landmark civil rights law intact this week in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project. In its 5-4 decision, the Court upheld the disparate…
Rank this Week: 1879

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

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

    Six Hundred California Traffic Cases Under Review for Corruption

    Six Hundred California Traffic Cases Under Review for Corruption
    Hundreds of court cases in Orange County, California are under review amid allegations that someone forged court records to fix DUI and other traffic cases.  The FBI and Orange County prosecutors are…
  • Jun 9

    Illinois Bill Setting Legal Marijuana Limit Awaits Governor’s Signature

    Illinois Bill Setting Legal Marijuana Limit Awaits Governor’s Signature
    A bill setting 15 nanograms as the THC threshold for DUI-marijuana is awaiting the governor’s signature. Governor Rauner has 60 days to decide whether to sign it or veto it. Under the current law, a driver caught with any…
  • Jun 2

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds Officer’s Reasonable Mistake of Law Can Justify Vehicle Stop

    Illinois Supreme Court Holds Officer’s Reasonable Mistake of Law Can Justify Vehicle Stop
    The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that an officer’s objectively reasonable mistake of law may form the basis for a constitutionally valid vehicle stop.  Police officers stopped defendant Jose Gaytan, believing his…
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: 2008

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: 2019

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: 2024

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 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…
  • Jan 7

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial
    Originally posted on Iowa Car Accident Law and Facts:Happy New Year! One of the interesting things we see each new year are the new laws that go into effect. The State of Iowa adopted some new rules for smaller…
  • Jan 7

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial
    Originally posted on Iowa Car Accident Law and Facts:Happy New Year! One of the interesting things we see each new year are the new laws that go into effect. The State of Iowa adopted some new rules for smaller…
Rank this Week: 2054

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    Divorce and Stress: The Path to a Less Stressful Divorce

    Divorce and Stress: The Path to a Less Stressful Divorce
    As part of my law practice I am fairly heavily invested in the study of psychological issues in divorce, including issues such as personality disorders and the pathology of parental alienation. Included in my approach to the psychology of…
  • Apr 27

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation
    I have represented, along with alienated parents, the grandparents that have been kept out of the lives of their grandchildren. For many years, Illinois did not recognize the right of grandparents to assert a petition for Grandparent…
  • Apr 7

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic
    My practice is devoted, in part, to complex custody litigation. I have always believed that to practice in this area at a high level, a focus, if not a passion, for clinical issues was required in order to best...
Rank this Week: 2062

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: 2065

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/
  • Jun 25

    The Dangers of an Incorrect Due Date

    The Dangers of an Incorrect Due Date
    Expectant mothers rely on their treating physicians to promote their health, as well as the health of their babies. Part of this responsibility includes the accurate and timely diagnosis of disorders and potential problems. If this task is…
  • Jun 16

    Are Hospitals the Safest Choice for Your Birth?

    Are Hospitals the Safest Choice for Your Birth?
    When expecting a child, parents are faced with a variety of options. They want to make decisions that are in the best interest of the baby and their family. Some of the most important choices involve medical treatments and the birthing…
  • Jun 9

    Feres Doctrine Prevents Birth Injury Compensation for Military

    Feres Doctrine Prevents Birth Injury Compensation for Military
    A recent birth injury lawsuit is igniting debate about a federal law that limits government liability for injuries to military members. The Feres Doctrine became law in 1950. It prohibits military members and veterans from suing the federal…
Rank this Week: 2128

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

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

    It's Always Mistake to Rush an FMLA Decision

    It's Always Mistake to Rush an FMLA Decision
    Except in the most exigent situations, I almost always tell clients not to make precipitous employment decisions. This is especially true in circumstances where the decision is irrevocable, such as a termination. And it's really, especially,…
  • Jun 19

    Specious Lawsuit Costs Big Buck

    Specious Lawsuit Costs Big Buck
    But this time, at least the losing plaintiff has to pay a sizable chunk of the defense costs.Ellen Pao lost a very high profile, "try the case in the media" sexual harassment lawsuit last year. She has now been ordered to pay more than a…
  • Jun 17

    Supreme Court Muddles Up the Religious Water

    Supreme Court Muddles Up the Religious Water
    Every now and then the US Supreme Court issues an opinion that is absolutely idiotic. It doesn't happen often; even when I disagree with the Court's holdings, I usually understand the reasoning and the ramifications of the case. This is…
Rank this Week: 2177

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/
  • Jul 1

    Remanufactured, Replacement, Refurbished and Recalled Airbags in Used Cars: Buyer Beware

    Remanufactured, Replacement, Refurbished and Recalled Airbags in Used Cars: Buyer Beware
    Since their introduction in the 1980s, airbags have been identified as proven, effective safety devices that drastically reduce the risk of fatality and serious injury to vehicle occupants involved in automobile collisions. The protection…
  • Jun 24

    Keyless Ignition Safety Issue: Should Federal Regulators Intervene?

    Keyless Ignition Safety Issue: Should Federal Regulators Intervene?
    Keyless ignitions are typically associated with convenience or theft-deterrence, and not with a risk of fatality. However, consider the combination of a keyless ignition and quiet engine, along with an enclosed space and little forgetfulness.…
  • Jun 18

    Safety Concerns associated with Dogs along Trails and Pathway

    Safety Concerns associated with Dogs along Trails and Pathway
    While a small number of parks and trails prohibit dogs altogether, the overwhelming majority permit dogs in some form or another, with certain limitations. Where dogs are allowed, it is typically under the condition that the dog’s owner…
Rank this Week: 2191

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Asset Protection for Illinois Homes and Life Insurance

    Asset Protection for Illinois Homes and Life Insurance
    Illinois laws provide asset protection for homes and life insurance policies. The protection provided to a home, whether it is a house, a condominium or other form of primary residence, is $15,000 per individual. The protection provided for…
  • Jun 20

    Illinois Asset Protection Planning

    Illinois Asset Protection Planning
    In his article, When is it Too Late for Asset Protection?, Attorney Robert Mintz discusses the pitfalls of asset protection planning. He points out that states, including Illinois, have fraudulent transfer laws. These laws prohibit an…
  • Jun 12

    Illinois Tenancy by the Entirety

    Illinois Tenancy by the Entirety
    If you live in Illinois, you are married and you own your home, it is worth becoming familiar with the meaning of holding title to your home in the form of a tenancy by the entirety. A tenancy by the entirety differs in several important…
Rank this Week: 2267

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: 2337

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: 2357

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

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: 2486

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

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

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Finds Fundamental Right to Same-Sex Marriage
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court released Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark decision requiring all states to allow same-sex couples to marry. The decision was released on the second anniversary of United States v. Windsor, which struck down…
  • May 26

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray

    Couches, Lamps and Ashtray
    Most attorneys put off the resolution of personal property division to the end of the case. Unfortunately, waiting until the end of the case sometimes allows for the parties’ residual anger and resentment to be focused on what otherwise…
  • May 18

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation

    WARNING: Facebook is Not Private, Especially in Divorce Litigation
    Facebook is perhaps the largest and, at least among adults, the most frequently used social networking site.  Users willingly and regularly post information regarding friends, hobbies, locations, relationship status, likes/dislikes,…
Rank this Week: 2487

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/
  • Jul 1

    Construction Work On Route 41 Between Gurnee And Highland Park

    Construction Work On Route 41 Between Gurnee And Highland Park
    On June 30, 2015, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a press release titled “US 41 to have lane reductions from Gurnee to Highland Park.” While it is difficult to know to what extent these lane reductions will…
  • Jun 22

    Fatal Four-Vehicle Crash Near Grayslake

    Fatal Four-Vehicle Crash Near Grayslake
    There was a four-vehicle accident Monday (June 22, 2015) on Route 120 in unincorporated Lake County near Grayslake that led to the death of one driver. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at…
  • Jun 18

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Ingleside

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Ingleside
    There was a fatal Lake County motorcycle crash Wednesday night (June 17, 2015) in Ingleside, Illinois. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the crash at 8:55 p.m. Preliminary information indicates that a…
Rank this Week: 2517

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/
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?
    Last night President Obama announced that his administration is going to increase the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime exemption threshold from $23,660 to $50,400 next year. We have been anticipating this for more than a…
  • Jun 16

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?
    Throughout my career I have worked with hundreds of executives and business owners and have seen that the old adage “treat your employees as well as you treat your best customers” to be sage advice.  It seems that the fast…
  • Jun 12

    How Not to Get Uber’d

    How Not to Get Uber’d
    Imagine losing your most highly skilled and talented employee.  Now imagine losing 40 of your most highly skilled and talented employees. Could your business survive? That’s exactly what happened when Uber poached 40 of Carnegie…
Rank this Week: 2523

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: 2522

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2564

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,…
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Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

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

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation

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

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population

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

    Workers Compensation War!

    Workers Compensation War!
    Shockingly, States are trying to "dismantle" the workers compensation system. Little do you pay attention to such laws until you get hurt at work and start the downward financial (and health) spiral because some insurance company won't pay…
Rank this Week: 2592

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
Rank this Week: 2618

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: 2633

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: 2641

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!

    New Illinois Divorce Laws May Be Headed Our Way!
    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"),…
  • Apr 17

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi

    New (sorta of) Way to Get Retroactive Child Support in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of RochaIllinois Appellate CourtCivil CourtCitationCase Number: 2015 IL App (3d) 140470Decision Date: April 15, 2015District: 3d Dist.Division/County: Will Co.Justice: WRIGHTHolding: Affirmed and remanded with…
  • Mar 12

    Erasing Some Forms of Child Support Balance

    Erasing Some Forms of Child Support Balance
    Project Clean SlateIf you are a Non-Custodial Parent and you owe past due child support to the State, Project Clean Slate may help you erase the amounts you owe. Project Clean Slate is a program from the Illinois Department of Healthcare…
Rank this Week: 2727

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/
  • Jun 22

    Hidden Camera Captures Assault of Nursing Home Patient by Employee

    Hidden Camera Captures Assault of Nursing Home Patient by Employee
    In every state in the nation, debates are raging over how best to protect the vulnerable citizens that are confined to nursing homes from abuse, neglect, and harm that they may face. Some states are enacting laws to increase oversight of…
  • May 20

    Nursing Home Death Sparks Investigation into Abuse Claim

    Nursing Home Death Sparks Investigation into Abuse Claim
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.4 million Americans live in nursing homes. Not only are the lives of these individuals affected by nursing home safety and protocols within the homes but their loved ones, family…
  • May 14

    Employee Admits Intentionally Swapping Nursing Home Patients' Prescription Medication

    Employee Admits Intentionally Swapping Nursing Home Patients' Prescription Medication
    Right now, 1.4 million Americans live in nursing homes across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That number is continuing to grow every year as the population in America both increases and ages, placing a greater…
Rank this Week: 2744

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: 2758

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: 2760

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/
  • Jun 28

    Fatal I-290 Motorcycle Crash

    Fatal I-290 Motorcycle Crash
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning (June 28, 2015) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Westchester. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), shortly before 2 a.m. they responded to a crash involving multiple…
  • Jun 19

    I-55 Crash Near Summit Injures Six People

    I-55 Crash Near Summit Injures Six People
    There was an accident early Friday morning (June 19, 2015) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Summit in which a semi truck collided with 13 other vehicles. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 3:40…
  • Jun 14

    Girl Fatally Struck By Car In Hoffman Estate

    Girl Fatally Struck By Car In Hoffman Estate
    A 5-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car in Hoffman Estates yesterday, June 13, 2015. Details regarding this accident, and especially its causes, appear limited at this time. According to Hoffman Estates Police, the accident happened at…
Rank this Week: 2810

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/
  • Jun 30

    Religious Liberty After Obergefell v. Hodge

    Religious Liberty After Obergefell v. Hodge
    Now that that Supreme Court has determined that “[t]he Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex,”[1] how will the Court’s decision impact religious organizations and…
  • Jun 29

    Replacing a Nonprofit CEO: Boards and Succession Planning

    Replacing a Nonprofit CEO: Boards and Succession Planning
    By Guest Blogger Tom Okarma[1]Replacing a CEO ranks among a nonprofit board’s highest and sometimes most leadership-intensive responsibilities. While such transition presents huge opportunities, it can also be disruptive and filled with…
  • Jun 23

    Sharing With Others: Benefits of Written Facility Usage Agreement

    Sharing With Others: Benefits of Written Facility Usage Agreement
    How can nonprofit organizations best share their facilities with others on a long-term basis?  Many nonprofits allow other organizations to use their space in order to promote like-minded organizations, to help cover the financial…
Rank this Week: 2822

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: 2849

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: 2875

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/
  • Jun 13

    Sexual Assault At Gunpoint In Chicago’s Calumet Heights Neighborhood

    Sexual Assault At Gunpoint In Chicago’s Calumet Heights Neighborhood
    There was a sexual assault Friday afternoon (June 12, 2015) in which a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in Chicago’s Calumet Heights neighborhood. According to Chicago Police, a 25-year-old woman was walking in the 8800 block of…
  • Jun 4

    Man Charged With Attempted Child Kidnapping

    Man Charged With Attempted Child Kidnapping
    A man has been charged with regard to repeated child luring attempts and related activities in Chicago’s western suburbs. An excerpt from the June 4, 2015 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “West Chicago man charged in…
  • Jun 1

    Child Luring Attempt In Wheaton, Illinoi

    Child Luring Attempt In Wheaton, Illinoi
    There was an alleged child luring attempt that happened on May 28, 2015 in Wheaton. The attempt happened at approximately 3:30 p.m., as two children were walking near South President Street and East Elm Street.  At that time, a black or…
Rank this Week: 2903

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 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,…
  • Jun 26

    Jury Awards $2,118,000 Against City of Chicago in Police Pursuit Case

    Jury Awards $2,118,000 Against City of Chicago in Police Pursuit Case
    On June 25, 2015, after a two-week trial, a Cook County jury returned a verdict against the City of Chicago and for the Estate of 78 year old Tommye Ruth Freeman in the amount of $2,118,000.00.  Ms. Freeman was killed when a white…
  • May 22

    COOK COUNTY JURY FINDS CHICAGO POLICE SHOOTING UNJUSTIFIED, AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO FAMILY

    COOK COUNTY JURY FINDS CHICAGO POLICE SHOOTING UNJUSTIFIED, AWARDS $1.5 MILLION TO FAMILY
    Last night, a Cook County jury found the March 10, 2009 shooting death of Matthias Mayhorn by Chicago police officers unjustified and rendered a verdict of $1.5 Million for his family and against the City of Chicago. Larry Rogers, Jr.,…
Rank this Week: 2954

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…
Rank this Week: 2992