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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: 4380

Ken Allen Law Blog

Ken Allen Law Blog

Covers personal injury, work-related injuries and wrongful death.

http://www.kenallenlaw.com/injuryblog/
  • Aug 28

    2014 Record Car Recalls: Here’s Why You Need to Check Your Car (and Any Crashes)

    2014 Record Car Recalls: Here’s Why You Need to Check Your Car (and Any Crashes)
    In April, experts were already calling 2014 a record-breaking year in the number of car recalls that were being issued by car manufacturers.  Things have continued to escalate since this Spring. Millions of Cars Recalled in 2014 Consider…
  • Aug 26

    Road Debris: Driving Hazards That Cause Serious Accident

    Road Debris: Driving Hazards That Cause Serious Accident
    There are many kinds of road hazards that can contribute to a car crash or traffic accident here in Indiana or Illinois.   Weather conditions like snow, rain, or fog can form a hazard for us during the winter months, for example.…
  • Aug 21

    Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Began Last Week (8/15)

    Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Began Last Week (8/15)
    You may still be making plans for your Labor Day holiday this year, but it’s already started for law enforcement here in our part of the country. Working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), local and state…
Rank this Week: 2460

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 1719

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, truck accidents, and personal injury law in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

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

    Our Lawyers Respond to Frequently Asked Distracted Driving Question

    Our Lawyers Respond to Frequently Asked Distracted Driving Question
    Distracted driving is defined as any activity that has the potential to divert a person’s attention away from their primary task of driving. Some of the activities most commonly associated with distraction are things like texting, using…
  • Aug 19

    NHTSA Proposes Federal Safety Standards to Better Protect Large Bus Passenger

    NHTSA Proposes Federal Safety Standards to Better Protect Large Bus Passenger
    While it’s true that rollover accidents can have devastating consequences for the occupants of any automobile, they are especially hazardous in cases involving SUVs, large trucks, and buses. These vehicles are constituted by taller,…
  • Aug 15

    Methods of Reducing the Number of Deaths and Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving

    Methods of Reducing the Number of Deaths and Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving
    Thanks in part to a wealth of informative and proactive safety campaigns, drunk driving fatalities have been on a steady downward slope over the past several decades, but that doesn’t mean that these accidents aren’t still a…
Rank this Week: 4306

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2432

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    NEXUS Pipeline to Begin Easement Negotiations Soon

    NEXUS Pipeline to Begin Easement Negotiations Soon
    Officials from Spectra Energy Co will be looking to meet with property owners along the NEXUS Pipeline route soon in order to being the easement neogtiation process. This appears to be in conjunction with surveying efforts mentioned in an…
  • Aug 27

    Hayes West Freemont Line Receives Approval

    Hayes West Freemont Line Receives Approval
    Earlier this week, the Ohio Power Siting Board issued its Opinion, Order, and Certificate to American Transmission Systems, Inc. (ATSI) for the Hayes-West Freemont 138-kv Transmission Line. ATSI has no cleared what is essentially the last…
  • Aug 22

    Clean Line Transmission Project Gets Chilly Reception in Missouri

    Clean Line Transmission Project Gets Chilly Reception in Missouri
              Local Missouri farmers and business owners gathered on Tuesday to voice their opposition to the Grain Belt Express Project, one of several transmission projects planned across the county by Clean Line…
Rank this Week: 2301

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Aug 27

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce

    If it’s a Boy, We Get Married? Babies, Gender Preference and Divorce
    A married couple finds themselves constantly fighting. They are unhappy with each other and unhappy with their relationship. Though they have considered a divorce, the wife is pregnant and the couple wants to try to stay together for the sake…
  • Aug 21

    Pet Custody: A Bone of Contention

    Pet Custody: A Bone of Contention
    A Carol Streams couple has been trying to divorce for two years. What is holding them up? It is not a dispute over who gets the house or whether spousal support should be paid. No, this dispute is all about their black Labrador, and…
  • Aug 14

    Think before You Post: Social Media Can Impact Family Law Case

    Think before You Post: Social Media Can Impact Family Law Case
    With the advent of social media, people have become comfortably used to sharing the intimate details of their lives. However, many forget that what gets posted online does not always stay online. Hence, there is a good chance that what a…
Rank this Week: 1296

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyerchicago.biz/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Nursing Home and Retirement Community Slip and Fall Accidents are Preventable

    Nursing Home and Retirement Community Slip and Fall Accidents are Preventable
    Falls cost big money.  In 2010 alone, older Americans falling cost the U.S. health care system $30 billion in direct medical costs according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  If that wasn’t alarming…
  • Jul 3

    Speed to Blame for Accident That Killed Four Young Chicagoans and Seriously Injured Another

    Speed to Blame for Accident That Killed Four Young Chicagoans and Seriously Injured Another
    Speed played a factor in a recent crash killing four young Chicagoans and sending another to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said that the alleyway behind a Lowe’s store in Montclare is where the victims were found. The BMW…
  • Jun 17

    A Deadly Boating Accident Has the Coast Guard Asking Why It Happened

    A Deadly Boating Accident Has the Coast Guard Asking Why It Happened
    The Chicago legal community has lost one of its own. Ashley Haws of Davi Law Group was one of six people on board a boat that capsized late May. The group was headed from Burnham Harbor to New Buffalo, Michigan where it let off two of its…
Rank this Week: 2392

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Legal Malpractice Case Against Mayer Brown Dismissed For Failure to Allege Causation

    Legal Malpractice Case Against Mayer Brown Dismissed For Failure to Allege Causation
    This case, William L. Gunlicks v. Mayer Brown LLP, 2014 IL App (1st) 130845-U, is far too important to be reported in an unpublished opinion. Sadly, the opinion is unpublished for reasons that are unfathomable. The compliant alleges that…
  • Aug 22

    Legal Malpractice Case Dismissed For Lack of Privity

    Legal Malpractice Case Dismissed For Lack of Privity
    Scott v. Burgin, DC: Court of Appeals 2014 – Google Scholar. The issue of privity frequently arises in legal malpractice litigation. A party lacks privity when the party did not have an attorney-client relationship with the lawyer.…
  • Aug 5

    North Carolina Charges Prosecutor With Concealing DNA Evidence

    North Carolina Charges Prosecutor With Concealing DNA Evidence
    The case is North Carolina State Bar v. Paul T. Jackson, 14 DHC 20. The case is part of a growing trend to bring disciplinary charges against prosecutors who fail to disclose exculpatory evidence. The important facts, as set forth in the…
Rank this Week: 2150

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Indiana Broker, Lynn Simon, Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

    Indiana Broker, Lynn Simon, Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud
    According to www.theindychannel.com, Indiana broker, Lynn A. Simon plead guilty to charges stemming from allegations that he defrauded investors of more than $1 million. The report said that law enforcement agents began investigating Simon…
  • Aug 25

    DBSI President Sentenced to Federal Prison

    DBSI President Sentenced to Federal Prison
    According to the Associated press, the president of DBSI, David Swenson, was sentence to 20 years in federal prison by District Judge B. Lynn Winmill. The company’s former legal counsel, Mark Ellison, was sentenced to five years.…
  • Aug 22

    TNP Attempts to Restructure Debt

    TNP Attempts to Restructure Debt
    Have you purchased investments with Thompson National Properties (TNP)? If so, the following information may be of value to you. According to InvestmentNews,Tony Thompson and his company are offering to exchange TNP notes for a new stock…
Rank this Week: 4644

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Medicare Star Ratings May Do More Harm Than Good

    Medicare Star Ratings May Do More Harm Than Good
    Choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one can be among the most decisions difficult of your life. In a culture increasingly dependent on the internet, Medicare's nursing home ranking website is exceedingly popular. There are more…
  • Aug 20

    Nursing Home Complaints Can Now be Submitted Online

    Nursing Home Complaints Can Now be Submitted Online
    Illinois Governor Quinn recently signed into law two pieces of legislation that will help nursing home residents voice concerns about their care. The first law, effective immediately, allows these complaints to be submitted electronically…
  • Aug 13

    Illinois Revokes License of Nursing Home Psychiatrist

    Illinois Revokes License of Nursing Home Psychiatrist
    A popular Chicago psychiatrist, Dr. Michael Reinstein, recently had his license suspended by the Illinois medical board due to his illegal prescribing of clozapine, an antipsychotic. He prescribed the dangerous drug to countless nursing home…
Rank this Week: 3969

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Aug 26

    Pennsylvania Mutiny Chases Congress to Princeton, NJ

    Pennsylvania Mutiny Chases Congress to Princeton, NJ
    The Constitution provided for the creation of a “federal enclave” for the United States capital with these words: “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles…
  • Aug 22

    Constitution’s Ninth Amendment: Protecting Unenumerated Right

    Constitution’s Ninth Amendment: Protecting Unenumerated Right
    On September 17, 1787 the drafting of the American Constitution was complete.  The proposed document was not without its detractors and several delegates who participated refused to sign the document.[1]  A major objection was the…
  • Aug 18

    Eighth Amendment: Banning Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    Eighth Amendment: Banning Cruel and Unusual Punishment
    The Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights.  Along with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments it recognizes procedural rights for persons accused of crimes.  The purpose of these procedural rights is…
Rank this Week: 2938

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer…

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accident injuries and wrongful death in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoistruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Truck Driver Killed in Woodhull Truck Accident, Passenger Injured

    Truck Driver Killed in Woodhull Truck Accident, Passenger Injured
    While truck accidents seem to be all too frequent, especially in Illinois and throughout the Chicagoland area, and that we may not be able to prevent others from being negligent, there are things we can do to protect ourselves and less the…
  • Aug 25

    Truck Driver Hailed As Heroic After Rescuing a Grandmother and Baby from Explosive Crash

    Truck Driver Hailed As Heroic After Rescuing a Grandmother and Baby from Explosive Crash
    It is too often that serious and fatal truck accidents are reported in the news and that we learn about deaths and injuries happening to innocent people. However, it is refreshing and enjoyable to report to our readers when such accidents…
  • Aug 22

    Recent Accidents Highlight Trucking Safety Issue

    Recent Accidents Highlight Trucking Safety Issue
    Throughout the past few months, our law firm has frequently written about issues of negligence making truck accidents more frequent and especially dangerous. While it is not only truck drivers who are guilty of negligent acts like distracted…
Rank this Week: 4459

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
  • May 20

    How to Close a Startup LLC

    How to Close a Startup LLC
    In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders … Continue…
  • Feb 27

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form
    Startup founders often wonder if they should use online legal documentation services, rather than hiring an attorney. There are many online providers out there, and the temptation to save on legal fees by using this seemingly low-cost…
Rank this Week: 2324

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Aug 26

    5 Ways to Wreck a Good Estate Plan

    5 Ways to Wreck a Good Estate Plan
    You’ve taken the important step of working with an estate planning to attorney to create an estate plan tailored to your needs. Maybe you’ve created a trust, a will and powers of attorney. You feel a sense of peace of mind. And…
  • Jul 29

    Like Our Blog? Please Nominate for ABA Blawg 100

    Like Our Blog? Please Nominate for ABA Blawg 100
    Do you like our blog? If so, please consider nominating our blog for the annual ABA Blawg 100. “Friend-of-the-blog” nominations are due by 4 p.m. CST on August 8, 2014. The nomination form can be filled out at the following link:…
  • Jul 23

    The New ‘Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets’ (UFADA) Act

    The New ‘Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets’ (UFADA) Act
    Last year I wrote an Introduction to Estate Planning for Digital Assets. One of the issues I highlighted is the lack of legal guidance addressing a fiduciary’s ability to access to digital assets. I noted that the Uniform Law Commission…
Rank this Week: 2255

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Aug 25

    "I CLICKED ON THE WRONG SITE!": THE ILLINOIS LAW ON CHILD CYBER-PORNOGRAPHY

    "I CLICKED ON THE WRONG SITE!": THE ILLINOIS LAW ON CHILD CYBER-PORNOGRAPHY
    You were browsing some adult content sites on your computer when you came across some links to other photos. You clicked on the links and to your horror, they were photos of children in suggestive poses. Somehow, the police found out and…
  • Aug 11

    SECOND CHANCE PROBATION IN ILLINOIS

    SECOND CHANCE PROBATION IN ILLINOIS
    You’ve never done anything wrong before, but when you did, the crime was a big one. Maybe the cost of the designer jeans you shoplifted upgraded you into felony territory. Or you had just a little too much pot or narcotics on your…
  • Jul 29

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NOT HIRED AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR FIRST CRIMINAL OR DUI COURT DATE IN ILLINOIS

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NOT HIRED AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR FIRST CRIMINAL OR DUI COURT DATE IN ILLINOIS
    You were recently charged with a crime, and your first court date is coming up fast. You intended to hire an attorney, but haven’t been able to do so yet—either because of time or money or you just haven’t picked which one.…
Rank this Week: 2423

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4268

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Brita Recalls Water Bottles That Pose a Risk for Injuries to Children

    Brita Recalls Water Bottles That Pose a Risk for Injuries to Children
    As consumers we trust that the products we buy are safe for our use and free from any defects that may pose us harm. Under products liability law, it is the duty of companies and manufacturers to provide safe goods to consumers by inspecting…
  • Aug 20

    Train Collision Results in Toxic Spill and Mass Evacuation

    Train Collision Results in Toxic Spill and Mass Evacuation
    Trains are a popular mode of transportation throughout the country, both locally and across states. Frequently, commuters and travelers use trains such as the CTA el, the Metra, and the Amtrak. However, it is not just people who rely on…
  • Aug 15

    McCormick Spices Recalls Oregano Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

    McCormick Spices Recalls Oregano Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
    Who doesn’t love the smell of spices simmering on the stove in a freshly made pasta sauce? Or the smell of Italian seasons wafting from the oven as a pizza bakes inside? The first bite of freshly made spices with an eclectic variety is…
Rank this Week: 2074

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Federal Inspector General Finds That Nearly 25% of Nursing Homes Fail to Report Abuse or Neglect Allegation

    Federal Inspector General Finds That Nearly 25% of Nursing Homes Fail to Report Abuse or Neglect Allegation
    The United States Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released its findings related to an investigation surveying approximately 250 nursing home care facilities throughout the United States. …
  • Aug 20

    New Illinois Laws Target Senior Care Complaints in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilitie

    New Illinois Laws Target Senior Care Complaints in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilitie
    Our Chicago Nursing Home abuse firm has been tracking recent legislative activity within the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate. As a result of a bill sponsored by both Illinois Republicans and Illinois Democrats, Governor…
  • May 29

    Nursing Home Bill of Rights Gaining Momentum

    Nursing Home Bill of Rights Gaining Momentum
    The Health Care Council of Illinois is conducting a "Protect the Rights of Nursing Home Residents" campaign. They are traveling to different communities in Illinois and informing people of their goal to convince the Illinois legislature to…
Rank this Week: 3811

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Illinois.

http://www.changandcarlin.com/_blog/Chang_Carlin_Legal_Blog
  • Aug 22

    Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy With a Bankruptcy Attorney in Chicago

    Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy With a Bankruptcy Attorney in Chicago
    Filing for bankruptcy is a last resort for families in economic straits, but the process is also one of renewals and provides an opportunity to get a fresh start away from endless bills, harassment from debt collectors, and the emotional…
  • Aug 12

    Essential Tips from a Real Estate Closing Attorney

    Essential Tips from a Real Estate Closing Attorney
    Outside of jackpot lottery winnings, real estate purchases tend to feature extraordinary numbers, and the application process alone is enough to cause anyone's head to swim in circles. If you're looking to delve into home ownership for the…
  • Jul 29

    Living Without Credit Cards: Can You Do It?

    Living Without Credit Cards: Can You Do It?
    For most Americans, the thought of living without credit cards doesn't seem possible, even if it seems like something that might save money over time. No over-the-limit fees, no interest payments, and no keeping track of statements each month…
Rank this Week: 1383

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Aug 22

    Return of Retail Part Two

    Return of Retail Part Two
    I recently speculated that retail must be back. I just attended the ICSC Idea Exchange in Columbus, Ohio and got further support for this idea. Robert Myers, Chief Operating Officer of Philips Edison & Company, said they were now seeing…
  • Jul 16

    Return of the New Shopping Center

    Return of the New Shopping Center
    For quite a while there has been very few new shopping centers being developed. Many people may have even questioned whether there would ever be any new significant shopping centers. Apparently, times have changed. In rapid succession, I have…
  • Jul 14

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !
    While the rest of the real estate industry recovers from the downturn of the last several years, the golf course industry is struggling to emerge; it remains a buyer's market.  Some golf courses are converting to…
Rank this Week: 2070

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 4826

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: 3982

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: 4072

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Leeders & Associates.

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court
    The Chicago Bears have filed a proof of claim for an unsecured debt owed them in Edison Mission Energy's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, claiming that Edison owes them $114,240 for use of an executive suite.  Read about the matter…
  • Aug 19

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement
    Can you believe it? 1 in 3 Americans have no savings?1 in 5 nearing retirement age have no savings either.This does not bode well, especially when they turn to the government for support.But bankruptcy can help get people back on track.There…
  • Aug 4

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing
    We are a small, loop law firm with an immediate opening, seeking to hire a legal assistant/receptionist/law clerk for our bankruptcy practice.Candidate must be a motivated self starter, be able to pay attention to detail and show…
Rank this Week: 4056

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: 3810

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: 1821

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Offers news, updates and insight on Illinois criminal law. By Donald Delbert.

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

    MMA Fighter?

    MMA Fighter?
    I’ve always love MMA fights… I know that that’s a kind of sadistic taking pleasure from watching someone inflicting pain on others… but I love it. Well fighters know all the risks and they’re paid to do it! But…
  • Aug 12

    Reason to Lose Weight

    Reason to Lose Weight
    I have a very close friend that likes to eat a lot… The problem is that he doesn’t like activity… So whenever I see him… he’s with a beer on one hand and a burger on the other. Yesterday I had a huge…
  • Jun 6

    I need to… slim down!

    I need to… slim down!
    Me, myself and I need to slim down… The summer is coming and I need impress the ladies… I was thinking of using one of does miracle weight loss supplements like saffron extract… This one was featured on Dr. Oz show. I…
Rank this Week: 1995

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyer.pro/category/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Applegate Chicken Nuggets Recalled

    Applegate Chicken Nuggets Recalled
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced last Tuesday that over 15,000 pounds of Applegate’s fully cooked and frozen chicken nuggets have been recalled. Any 8 ounce box of Applegate…
  • Jul 24

    Uber Claims That the App is Reducing DUI Arrest

    Uber Claims That the App is Reducing DUI Arrest
    Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have been making the headlines recently, seemingly fighting with everyone — from companies, to the insurance industry, and at this rate probably your grandma who’s impatiently standing on the…
  • Jul 10

    How to Help a Child Cope after a Wrongful Death

    How to Help a Child Cope after a Wrongful Death
    Coping with a wrongful death is difficult for anyone. For one thing, a wrongful death is not expected—you cannot prepare for it. Wrongful deaths hit people differently but it is imperative that, when children are involved, the situation…
Rank this Week: 3648

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice laws, doctor negligence, and defective medical devices and drugs. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoismedicalmalpracticelawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice

    Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice
    Throughout the country, patients are being diagnosed with oral cancers that should have been detected by their dentists. Overall, these patients are diagnosed at a young age, and suffer poor outcomes in their cancer treatment. Medical…
  • Jul 21

    The Problem with Children's Emergency Care

    The Problem with Children's Emergency Care
    American parents expect the treatment their children receive - whether it's at school, day care or at the hospital - to be the best, most compassionate care. Unfortunately, the majority of doctors working in emergency care units have had only…
  • Jul 2

    Florida Wrongful Death Compensation Caps Reversed

    Florida Wrongful Death Compensation Caps Reversed
    Florida's Supreme Court recently struck down the state law limiting the amount victims of medical malpractice can collect for non-economic damages in cases of wrongful death. The original case was filed by the family of an Air Force pilot who…
Rank this Week: 3972

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Aug 15

    At a Preliminary Injunction Hearing, How Likely Is an Employer to Win?

    At a Preliminary Injunction Hearing, How Likely Is an Employer to Win?
    There are problems with statistical analyses. One of them is that the data sampling size may not be reliable or that the parameters established tend to skew results.I am no statistician, but I have enough of a background to be dangerous. I…
  • Aug 13

    Will the Seventh Circuit Weigh In On the Fifield Rule?

    Will the Seventh Circuit Weigh In On the Fifield Rule?
    The body of work following the decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services is somewhat scattered at best. Federal courts are divided on whether it represents the law in Illinois, with courts taking divergent views.As most readers may know…
  • Aug 12

    In Non-Compete Suits, Is the Employee's Age Relevant?

    In Non-Compete Suits, Is the Employee's Age Relevant?
    It's a given that courts consider a wide range of facts - perhaps too wide - when ruling on enforcement actions. Already burdened with figuring out the competitive inflection points between warring companies on a truncated record, courts also…
Rank this Week: 4887

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: 3283

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: 3003

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.wagehourlitigation.com
  • Aug 13

    No Bones About It: Courts Within Second Circuit Continue to Dismiss “Bare Bones” FLSA Complaint

    No Bones About It: Courts Within Second Circuit Continue to Dismiss “Bare Bones” FLSA Complaint
    Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Howard M. Wexler Last summer, the Second Circuit issued a flurry of decisions clarifying the pleading standard in FLSA cases.  In one of those cases, Dejesus v. HF Management Services, LLC, the court…
  • Aug 11

    Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys Update Definitive Guide to Litigating Wage & Hour Lawsuit

    Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys Update Definitive Guide to Litigating Wage & Hour Lawsuit
    By Seyfarth Shaw LLP Leading employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw has updated its definitive guide to the litigation of wage and hour lawsuits. Co-authored by three Seyfarth partners and edited by the chair of the firm’s national wage-hour…
  • Aug 6

    Two Days Left to Vote for the Wage & Hour Litigation Blog

    Two Days Left to Vote for the Wage & Hour Litigation Blog
    Many of our blog’s authors are from Chicago, where it is said we “vote early and vote often.” You may not be able to vote early, and we don’t (necessarily) advocate that you vote often (nudge, nudge; wink, wink). But…
Rank this Week: 2099

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car accidents, bus accidents and bike accidents. By the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.autoaccidentlawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Spyder Motorcycles Under Investigation for Fire Risk

    Spyder Motorcycles Under Investigation for Fire Risk
    Motorcycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins report that more than 50,000 Spyder motorcycles are being investigated by federal authorities after at least two motorcycles erupted in fire. The Office of Defects, of the NHTSA, first…
  • Aug 8

    Two Chicagoans Fatally Hit by Metra Train

    Two Chicagoans Fatally Hit by Metra Train
    A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Metra train struck and killed two pedestrians Thursday night. The train was traveling on the West side through Little Village at 21st and Homan Streets when the accident occurred. Train accident attorneys…
  • Jul 18

    Chicago Activists Push for Divvy Helmet

    Chicago Activists Push for Divvy Helmet
    About one year ago, Chicago introduced its first official bike-sharing program, Divvy, which has been met with much success. Over this past year, according to Mayor Emanuel, 1.6 million Divvy trips took place and 23,000 people signed up for…
Rank this Week: 3148

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: 4061

General Counselor

General Counselor

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

http://general-counselor.com
Rank this Week: 4155

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Aug 10

    Cupcake War

    Cupcake War
    There is a horror menacing our nation. It can appear on almost any street at any time. It rarely lasts more than a few hours before quietly disappearing, but occasionally, it takes root and grows into a threat to our health and well being.…
  • Aug 1

    Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age?

    Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age?
    Let’s read the entire passage: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people…
  • Aug 1

    Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age?

    Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age?
    Let’s read the entire passage: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people…
Rank this Week: 2142

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: 1507

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law and visas. By Kalita Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 7

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon
    The President is preparing to announce a new set of Executive Actions he plans to take on immigration since Congress has yet to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package. Speaking during a press conference yesterday in Washington D.C.,…
  • Aug 5

    Evidence for Asylum

    Evidence for Asylum
    As we've pointed out in previous blog posts, the Asylum process is a long and complicated one. In order for your asylum application to be successful, you will need a lot of evidence. This blog will focus on the kinds of evidence you will need…
  • Jul 28

    Affirmative Asylum Proce

    Affirmative Asylum Proce
    The Affirmative Asylum process is a complicated, multistep process. Below are the various steps you must complete to have a successful asylum application, according to USCIS. 1) Arrive in the United States: In order to claim asylum in the…
Rank this Week: 3504

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

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

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
  • Jul 26

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot
    Is this what the future lawyer will look like?      - Lex Machina      - Modria      - Ravel      - Rocket Lawyer      - LegalZoom      - Judicata…
  • Jul 14

    What is Average for a Lawyer?

    What is Average for a Lawyer?
    Sunday mornings … reading Thomas L. Friedman’s columns in the NYT is just the best.  He titillates the mind, which is particularly dangerous when I’ve been over caffeinated on a peaceful summer morning on the back…
Rank this Week: 2194

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: 3796

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: 1645

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection
    Chicago – On a Sunday night in Chicago around Armitage and Kildare and Wabansia and Karlov the Chicago Police received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. The callers reported to 911 hearing between 5 and 9 shots and…
  • May 10

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%
     Chicago – Many client and their families want to know if they will have to serve 85% of their sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Here is the rule from 730 ILCS 5/3-6-3   A prisoner serving a sentence…
  • May 10

    Court allows anonymous tip to justify stop – Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence

    Court allows anonymous tip to justify stop – Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence
    Chicago – The Supreme Court in the case of Narvarette v. California, 188 L.Ed. 2d 680, April 22, 2014, ruled that an anonymous report of a traffic violation justified the stop of a vehicle.  In this case, a five to four opinion,…
Rank this Week: 2227

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2154