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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Mantenerse Seguro Mientras Conduciendo en el Frío Extremo de Chicago

    Mantenerse Seguro Mientras Conduciendo en el Frío Extremo de Chicago
    Muchos conductores en el área de Chicago pensaron que evitaron un mal invierno, porque el principio de la temporada fue tan suave. Sin embargo, las últimas semanas han traído múltiples frentes fríos y…
  • Mar 5

    Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested after Falling Asleep behind the Wheel

    Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested after Falling Asleep behind the Wheel
    National studies repeatedly conclude that alcohol is one of the most used and abused intoxicants among Americans, including those Americans that operate vehicles. Though the prevalence of alcohol use is high, drunk driving and driving under…
  • Mar 4

    Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Settle Case for $150,000

    Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Settle Case for $150,000
    The personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. believe in fighting for each and every client they represent and they always pursue the best possible outcome in every case handled. Unlike some firms, our lawyers only represent claims…
Rank this Week: 890

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4589

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Discusses news, tips, and information related to Missouri auto accidents. By Christopher Hoffmann.

http://www.hoffmannpersonalinjury.com/category/car-accident/
  • Mar 5

    Avoiding St. Louis Semi-Truck Accident

    Avoiding St. Louis Semi-Truck Accident
    Semi-trucks form a relatively small part of registered vehicles on the road; however, they are the cause of a large number of road accidents. Car accidents involving semi-trucks often result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities.…
  • Feb 27

    Brain Trauma Caused by a Car Accident

    Brain Trauma Caused by a Car Accident
    The extent of injuries resulting from a car accident can be as random as the accidents themselves. While one driver is able to walk away with nothing more than a bruise, another driver could be left in a state where life support is…
  • Feb 27

    When a Loved One is Killed in a Car Accident

    When a Loved One is Killed in a Car Accident
    Vehicle accidents often cause more serious injuries to a passenger than the driver, including death. Wrongful death claims are difficult under any circumstance, but when it involves a loved one who was riding as a passenger, that can…
Rank this Week: 2594

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Covers medical malpractice, auto accident, work injury, and wrongful death cases.

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Across the country, medical malpractice payments are dropping

    Across the country, medical malpractice payments are dropping
    A new study has found that the number of payments for medical malpractice claims has dropped sharply since 2002. The study also found that many doctors are seeing declining liability insurance costs and payment amounts. The study was…
  • Mar 3

    Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Kmart after woman dies from infected cut

    Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Kmart after woman dies from infected cut
    The family of a woman who died from an infection after suffering a cut to her leg from a shelf in an Illinois Kmart has filed a wrongful death claim against the retail corporation. The lawsuit alleges that Dolores Thompson was using a…
  • Mar 2

    Personal Injury Claim Cites FitBit Data

    Personal Injury Claim Cites FitBit Data
    Wearable devices that track the movements of users to help them with personal fitness goals can also produce evidence that can be used in personal injury lawsuits. The first known case to use data from the popular FitBit device is now…
Rank this Week: 3542

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
Rank this Week: 3868

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Mar 4

    Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs in Nursing Homes Widespread

    Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs in Nursing Homes Widespread
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers often write on the overuse of dangerous medications in nursing homes - a practice known as chemical restraint - on this blog. It is an extremely important, insidious issue that has been hidden by nursing…
  • Mar 2

    Oklahoma Nursing Home to Pay $1 Million for Abuse

    Oklahoma Nursing Home to Pay $1 Million for Abuse
    A jury in Oklahoma City recently ordered Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation to pay $1.2 million to the family of an abused resident. The abuse was caught on tape after the family suspected theft was occurring and planted a hidden camera.…
  • Feb 20

    New Guidelines Cause Nursing Home Quality Score Drop

    New Guidelines Cause Nursing Home Quality Score Drop
    In our latest nursing home post we detailed the new guidelines for Medicare's Nursing Home Compare website and how it could impact the quality scores of more than 15,000 American nursing homes. It was just confirmed that about a third of…
Rank this Week: 3202

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/
  • Mar 4

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule

    Central District of Illinois Explains Its Disagreement With Fifield Consideration Rule
    At this rate, I should have about 20 blog posts this year concerning Illinois' controversial Fifield rule.As I have explained in numerous posts, Illinois appears to have a unique rule concerning the type of consideration needed to…
  • Feb 20

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA

    Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal Would Broaden CFAA
    The Obama Administration has been active in addressing concerns related to cybersecurity and trade secrets theft. In 2013, the Administration rolled its strategy to mitigate trade secrets theft - the first of its kind executive-level white…
  • Feb 13

    Fifield and the Northern District: A Stormy Marriage

    Fifield and the Northern District: A Stormy Marriage
    The much-maligned Illinois decision of Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc. got a big jolt of life when another appellate district reaffirmed its essential holding: when an at-will employee signs a non-compete, continued employment…
Rank this Week: 3977

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/
  • Mar 4

    Update for SandRidge Energy and Hercules Offshore Bond Investor

    Update for SandRidge Energy and Hercules Offshore Bond Investor
    The White Law Group continues to investigate the liability that brokerage firms may have for recommending risky investments in shale energy companies and their leveraged debt (primarily in the form of junk bonds). Two of the most leveraged…
  • Mar 3

    FINRA Arbitration Statistics through early 2015

    FINRA Arbitration Statistics through early 2015
    FINRA recently reported updated statistics on the number and type of arbitration claims being filed in 2015 relative to previous years.  For the full statistics published by FINRA,…
  • Mar 2

    Securities Investigation involving UBS’s V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy

    Securities Investigation involving UBS’s V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy
    According to reports, a lawsuit was recently filed  against UBS Group for selling its V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy product without allegedly explaining the risk and complexity of the investment. The lawsuit reportedly further…
Rank this Week: 2966

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Kane County Divorce: Approaches to Healing: the Unexpected Divorce

    Kane County Divorce: Approaches to Healing: the Unexpected Divorce
    One aspect of my practice is helping my clients manage what can be one of the biggest traumas in life....an unexpected divorce. As a divorce and child custody attorney, I am not involved in the practice of therapy, but any...
  • Feb 27

    I reviewed an interesting article this…

    I reviewed an interesting article this morning on men, and how men fare in society in light of divorce and changing roles in life in a man's middle aged years. Divorce is difficult and traumatic for both men and women,...
  • Feb 16

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Abuse and Neglect: Healing

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Abuse and Neglect: Healing
    In my work in Divorce and Custody Law, I have been involved, as well, with a number of Abuse and Neglect cases in Juvenile Court. Some of these cases arise out of an initial divorce filing, and a finding is...
Rank this Week: 2188

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Mar 4

    OPSB to Address Approval of Biers Run Transmission Lines March 9

    OPSB to Address Approval of Biers Run Transmission Lines March 9
    Monday March 9, 2015 the Ohio Power Siting Board will consider the approval of both the Biers Run-Hopetown-Delano Transmission Line and the Bires Run-Circleville Transmission Line. The meeting will take place at 3:30 in Room 11B at the office…
  • Mar 2

    What Is Eminent Domain?

    What Is Eminent Domain?
      Many people have heard of the term “eminent domain,” but few feel the need to fully understand the concept until they are actually facing an eminent domain action themselves. Eminent domain, simply put, is the power of the…
  • Feb 23

    Who's Behind NEXUS and Rover Pipelines?

    Who's Behind NEXUS and Rover Pipelines?
    If you have been wondering which companies are behind the impending NEXUS and Rover Pipelines in Ohio, then look no further. The NEXUS pipeline is backed predominantly by two companies, Spectra Energy out of Houston, Texas and DTE Energy out…
Rank this Week: 2056

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Mar 4

    Women's History Month

    Women's History Month
        This month is Women's History Month. In order to acknowledge trailblazing women, I have been highlighting them on my professional Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/chicagodefense. So far, all of the posts have been…
  • Mar 1

    Monday, the Circuit Court of Cook County is Closed in Honor of Pulaski Day

    Monday, the Circuit Court of Cook County is Closed in Honor of Pulaski Day
      The Circuit Court of Cook County will be closed on Monday, March 2, in honor of Casimir Pulaski Day. Who was Casimir Pulaski? He was a Polish nobleman who met Benjamin Franklin in Paris and was persuaded to help the American colonies…
  • Feb 8

    Contacting Counsel Prior to Meeting with the Police Regarding Investigation

    Contacting Counsel Prior to Meeting with the Police Regarding Investigation
        Please remember that when a police officer wishes to discuss and investigation of a crime with you or your child, you have a right to have counsel present. Very often, law abiding persons or parents believe that cooperating…
Rank this Week: 3235

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/
  • Mar 3

    Sex Trafficking In Lake County, Illinoi

    Sex Trafficking In Lake County, Illinoi
    The Highland Park Patch article of March 2, 2015, titled “A Growing Problem:  Sheriff, Activist Weigh In On Sex Trafficking in Lake County” discusses the issue of sex trafficking in Lake County, as well as efforts being made…
  • Feb 12

    Man Arrested For Alleged Child Abduction Attempt In Skokie

    Man Arrested For Alleged Child Abduction Attempt In Skokie
    There has been an arrest made regarding an alleged child abduction attempt made in Skokie on January 20, 2015. The man arrested for the alleged attempted child abduction is Gabino Torres, 36, of Chicago.  An excerpt from the…
  • Feb 9

    Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Assault At Skokie Hotel

    Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Assault At Skokie Hotel
    There has been a lawsuit filed today by a Texas woman who claims that she was drugged and then later sexually assaulted by a hotel security guard at the Holiday Inn Chicago Northshore hotel in Skokie.  This alleged sexual assault…
Rank this Week: 2787

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Mar 3

    Consumer Protection from Tax Preparer

    Consumer Protection from Tax Preparer
    When you see a tv commercial for a paid tax preparation service that seems too good to be true, that may well be because it is too good to be true. Every year about this time, we are inundated with a tsunami of businesses that offer to ease…
  • Feb 10

    Fight Back Against Drive-By Lawsuit

    Fight Back Against Drive-By Lawsuit
         As with most social engineering legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted with the best of intentions. Passed in 1990, one of the primary objectives of the ADA was to assure disabled citizens…
  • Jan 28

    Pregnancy Rights Amendment Makes Good Business Sense

    Pregnancy Rights Amendment Makes Good Business Sense
    Illinois Employers beware of new law protecting Pregnant Employees      If you are an Illinois employer and haven’t yet taken action on the new pregnancy protection amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act, it’s…
Rank this Week: 2160

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/
  • Mar 3

    “Ministerial Exception” Upheld in Campus Ministry Context

    “Ministerial Exception” Upheld in Campus Ministry Context
    Are campus ministries exempt from anti-discrimination employment laws, with respect to their religious leaders?  The federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has emphatically said, “Yes.”  Its decision expands application…
  • Feb 26

    L.A. Times cites W & O attorney Oberly on risks of shared charitable resource

    L.A. Times cites W & O attorney Oberly on risks of shared charitable resource
    May public charities share personnel and other resources with other non-charitable groups?  What if that group is a political campaign?  For a recent article, The Los Angeles Times sought out Ryan Oberly, a principal with Wagenmaker…
  • Feb 25

    What is Charity?

    What is Charity?
    Section 501(c)(3) organizations are commonly known as “charities.”  As such, they qualify for exemption from income taxes, and their donors may claim tax deductions for contributions.  Other tax benefits may apply as…
Rank this Week: 1652

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
  • Mar 3

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 2: Probate vs. Non-Probate Property

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 2: Probate vs. Non-Probate Property
    A lot of people are following the Ernie Banks probate case with intense interest, attorneys included. I think part of the reason for the public interest is that a lot of people have either gone through a similar family situation, or know…
  • Feb 25

    Legendary Comedians, Estate Battles and Your Stuff

    Legendary Comedians, Estate Battles and Your Stuff
    The late George Carlin is one of my favorite comedians of all-time. One of his legendary routines revolves around how the meaning of life is basically finding “a place for all your stuff!” More recently, Jerry Seinfeld riffed on…
  • Feb 20

    Facebook Adds “Legacy Contact” Option (Plus, I’m now on Twitter)

    Facebook Adds “Legacy Contact” Option (Plus, I’m now on Twitter)
    Almost exactly one year ago, I posted about a policy change that Facebook had made with respect to accounts of deceased individuals (see “Facebook Makes Memorialized Accounts More Public“, February 25, 2014). Last year,…
Rank this Week: 1731

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest
    This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and hereabout having your driving privileges taken away before you ever have your first day in court.  From the Chicago Tribune:Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers…
  • Jan 19

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday
    My Dear Friends,I have already posted my thoughts over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog on this subject.  There is always something you can do today.-- PaxContinue reading over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
Rank this Week: 4241

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/
  • Mar 2

    Un Empleado en 3 diferentes Casas de Ancianos Acusado de Robar los Medicamentos de los Paciente

    Un Empleado en 3 diferentes Casas de Ancianos Acusado de Robar los Medicamentos de los Paciente
    Cuando un residente de un hogar de ancianos o centro de cuidado a largo plazo se le prescribe medicamentos para tratar una enfermedad, ese residente debe recibir el medicamento según lo prescrito y / o según sea necesario. Los…
  • Feb 2

    Employee at 3 Different Elderly Homes Accused of Stealing Medication from Patient

    Employee at 3 Different Elderly Homes Accused of Stealing Medication from Patient
    When a resident of a nursing home or long term care facility is prescribed medication to treat an ailment, that resident should receive the medication as prescribed and/or as needed. The family members of these residents should not be forced…
  • Jan 21

    Nursing Home Patient Dead from Hypothermia

    Nursing Home Patient Dead from Hypothermia
    The residents of a given nursing home in Illinois likely have different medical issues that will need different types and levels of care. Some have their mental faculties and may need assistance only with physical tasks; others may be…
Rank this Week: 1357

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3847

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Chicago Overtime Lawyer Blog

Covers the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime, class actions, and wage and hour cases. By Chicago Overtime Law Center.

http://www.chicagoovertimelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Failure to Pay Overtime to Construction Worker

    Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Failure to Pay Overtime to Construction Worker
    Such is the alleged state of affairs when employers allegedly choose to cut costs by cutting their workers’ wages. Instead of attracting new employees with higher wage rates and fair working conditions, they allegedly resort to…
  • Feb 22

    Wage and Hour Lawsuit Filed Against California Temp Agency

    Wage and Hour Lawsuit Filed Against California Temp Agency
    Bengel is seeking to represent a class of similarly situated employees that could number as high as 1,000 workers employed by CST in the state of California between November 1, 2013 and the filing of the lawsuit. She is seeking civil…
  • Feb 19

    Lyft Sued in Wage and Hour Class Case in California

    Lyft Sued in Wage and Hour Class Case in California
    The combination of the recent recession and the rise in app-based firms like Lyft has resulted in a significant increase in companies relying on independent contractors to do everything from run errands to data entry. A ruling against Lyft in…
Rank this Week: 2740

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/
  • Mar 1

    Drunk Driving In Illinoi

    Drunk Driving In Illinoi
    Accidents caused by intoxicated motorists (DUI) continues to be a problematical issue in Illinois as well as nationally.  According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) 2013 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics (pdf)…
  • Feb 26

    Motorist Awareness Of Bicyclist

    Motorist Awareness Of Bicyclist
    There are many reasons for bicycle accidents, as well as many contributing factors.  Many bicycle accidents in Chicago and otherwise throughout Illinois, as well as a discussion of bicycling safety issues and lawsuits, have been…
  • Feb 15

    Large “Chain-Reaction” Crash On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway

    Large “Chain-Reaction” Crash On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway
    There has been a massive “chain-reaction crash” on the Kennedy Expressway this morning, in which dozens of vehicles are reported to have been involved.  The accident happened during periods of occasionally  heavy…
Rank this Week: 3296

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Mar 1

    Spouse won’t agree to divorce? Introduce reality!

    Spouse won’t agree to divorce? Introduce reality!
    If you want a fast and affordable divorce in Illinois, then an uncontested divorce is for you. But what if your spouse won’t agree? Whether you live in Cook, DuPage, or Lake county, you need the agreement of your husband or wife to get…
  • Dec 27

    FAQ: Flat-fee uncontested divorce in Illinoi

    FAQ: Flat-fee uncontested divorce in Illinoi
    Do you want to pay a flat fee for a lawyer to represent you in an uncontested divorce in Illinois? You’ve found the right place, and you can call 224-300-0529 to get started now. Or, check out this article to learn more about an…
  • Nov 12

    How is Property Divided in Divorce? FAQ

    How is Property Divided in Divorce? FAQ
    You ask: “How is property divided in an Illinois divorce?” If you are interested in an uncontested divorce in Illinois, maybe you wonder about how property is divided in a divorce in Illinois. In an Illinois divorce, the division…
Rank this Week: 1906

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/
  • Feb 28

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?
        A famous Chinese curse threatens: “May you live in interesting times.” Whether the result of a blessing or a curse, there is little doubt that the times we live in are interesting.  Even in the context of 5,000…
  • Jan 21

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine
         You have probably noted an ongoing “debate” on the topic of whether the practice of law is a business.  Some lawyers argue that since we are a learned profession, we are not running businesses, nor should…
  • Jan 1

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015

    A Checklist for Failure in 2015
    For many people, it’s traditional to look back on the previous year seeking hints as to how to improve and thrive in the year to come. Common wisdom tells us it’s beneficial to begin the New Year on a positive note, but that…
Rank this Week: 1966

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/
  • Feb 27

    Truck Driver Responsible for I-88 Crash Found Guilty of Driving While Impaired

    Truck Driver Responsible for I-88 Crash Found Guilty of Driving While Impaired
    Our attorneys were saddened by last year’s Chicago suburban truck crash that injured an Illinois state trooper and took the life of the tollway worker he was assisting. Since this crash occurred, we have been dedicated to keeping…
  • Feb 20

    American Trucking Industry Reports Decline in Truck Accident Fatalities to Congre

    American Trucking Industry Reports Decline in Truck Accident Fatalities to Congre
    As our regular readers know, trucking accidents are serious matters, often causing serious personal injuries and deaths due to the weight and speed of the vehicles involved. In recent years, truck driver fatigue has been in the spotlight as a…
  • Feb 16

    NTSB Examines Chicago Crash that Took the Life of a Tollway Worker

    NTSB Examines Chicago Crash that Took the Life of a Tollway Worker
    Last January, our lawyers were shocked and saddened by news that an Illinois toll way worker’s life was needlessly ended as the result of an accident involving a fatigued truck driver. A state trooper was assisting a tollway worker in…
Rank this Week: 1114

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2070

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
  • Feb 27

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance

    Not Just My Kids Who Need (Want) Larger Allowance
    The new IRS repair regulations can impact how tenant allowances are structured. Traditionally, landlord and tenants have relied on the Section 110 safe harbor so that provided the allowance is spent on leasehold improvements, the allowance is…
  • Feb 6

    Hot or Not?

    Hot or Not?
     The future of Radio Shack appears to be in jeopardy. The news got me thinking about the hot retailers to target as replacements, or just to target as draws for your center. Apple store.  No duh. Every Apple store is incredibly…
  • Jan 26

    Potential Changes Coming to the Ohio Condominium Act

    Potential Changes Coming to the Ohio Condominium Act
    Thank you to our friend Denice Hertlein of Clark Schaefer Hackett   for insightful comments relating to Ohio House Bill 371 which has the potential to place more requirements on condomninium associations and their officers and…
Rank this Week: 3875

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/
  • Feb 27

    Despite Dangers, Motorcycle Use Continued to Climb: Tips for New Rider

    Despite Dangers, Motorcycle Use Continued to Climb: Tips for New Rider
    With a forecasted high of just 30 degrees this weekend in Chicago, most motorcyclists aren’t dusting off their bikes just yet. However, Spring really isn’t all that far off, and our lawyers believe that it’s never too early…
  • Feb 25

    Commonly Held Myths About Child-Pedestrian Safety Debunked

    Commonly Held Myths About Child-Pedestrian Safety Debunked
    Roughly one-fifth of all child car accident fatalities under the age of ten are pedestrians, and most often, these accidents occur during the hours when children are coming to and from school. Young children are naturally energetic, active,…
  • Feb 20

    Drugged Driving – Increasing Public Awareness is Crucial to Curb Car Accident

    Drugged Driving – Increasing Public Awareness is Crucial to Curb Car Accident
    Ever Since the Ad Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration partnered up to launch their Drunk Driving Prevention Campaign in 1983, alcohol’s deleterious affect on driving has assumed an influential role at the…
Rank this Week: 1130

Bed Sore FAQ

Bed Sore FAQ

Features articles, FAQs, and medical-legal resources on the development of bed sores while at a medical facility. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Feb 27

    Number of Wisconsin Nursing Homes Shrinks as More People Favor Home Care

    Number of Wisconsin Nursing Homes Shrinks as More People Favor Home Care
    Lawrence Pittman, a resident of Oakview Care Center is one of 35 patients being relocated after an announcement of the closing of the nursing facility in Durand. Joss Eggleston, Durand’s city administrator, claims that the closure of…
  • Feb 20

    Maryland Leads the Way with Fall Prevention for Elderly

    Maryland Leads the Way with Fall Prevention for Elderly
    For many years, Maryland has led the way in protecting the elderly by preventing falling that often leads to serious injuries or death. The Maryland Fall Prevention advisory group has formed partnerships and organizations to fund fall…
  • Jan 27

    Violating The Law, Assisted Living Facilities Unwilling To Transfer Patients With Decubitus Ulcer

    Violating The Law, Assisted Living Facilities Unwilling To Transfer Patients With Decubitus Ulcer
    Many see assisted living facilities as a convenient bridge between the home and the nursing home, but reports from CBS 2 Chicago indicate that that bridge might not be as smooth as you think.  Two Sunrise living centers have come under…
Rank this Week: 3295

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Illinois Powers of Attorney

    Illinois Powers of Attorney
    An agent, in the context of a Power of Attorney document, is a person authorized by another to act for him. The principal (the person giving the power) and the agent must be adults who are both mentally competent when the Power of Attorney…
  • Feb 25

    Illinois Living Revocable Trust

    Illinois Living Revocable Trust
    It is often best to avoid probate, the court supervised process which makes sure that a deceased person’s assets are properly distributed. The probate process is costly and time consuming (usually 12 -14 months depending on the county).…
  • Feb 21

    Stand Alone Retirement Trust

    Stand Alone Retirement Trust
    Investing money in an Individual Retirement Account is a secure financial planning decision. A great deal of protection has been afforded to the money set aside specifically for retirement. Included with these protections is the ability to…
Rank this Week: 1137

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

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

    Same-Sex Marriage: What is the Law and Religious Exemptions?

    Same-Sex Marriage: What is the Law and Religious Exemptions?
    On February 21, 2014, Illinois became the 16th state in the United States to start offering marriage licenses to same-sex couples after passing the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (RFMFA). This provided same-sex couples the…
  • Feb 20

    Underage Drinking and Parental Liability

    Underage Drinking and Parental Liability
    Parents have a defined duty to care for and provide their children with food, clothing, education, and a hospitable environment to live. A parent must also protect their children from harm by teaching them about the…
  • Feb 13

    The Newest Factors that Can Affect Child Custody in Court

    The Newest Factors that Can Affect Child Custody in Court
    Legal and physical child custody generally hinges on the decisions of a court. A court will listen to both parents and the relationship that each has with his or her child in question, and will additionally balance a…
Rank this Week: 3797

Nenye Uche Blog

Nenye Uche Blog

Covers Illinois criminal and DUI laws.

http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3365

Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

http://www.andersondivorcelawchicago.com/chicagodivorceattorney/
  • Feb 26

    Research Supports Millennials Prefer to Wait Out Marriage

    Research Supports Millennials Prefer to Wait Out Marriage
    It has been reported that the millennial generation is gaining ground as the emergent consumer demographic in the United States. However, this generation is also redefining societal views on marriage and divorce. With cross-checked data…
  • Feb 25

    Pursuing a Dissipation Claim Against Your Spouse

    Pursuing a Dissipation Claim Against Your Spouse
    The division of marital property during a divorce proceeding is often contentious, particularly if the parties are disputing who gets which assets. Additional complications arise if one or both parties take steps to deplete those assets after…
  • Feb 24

    Consenting to Your Child’s Adoption

    Consenting to Your Child’s Adoption
    In some circumstances, parents are not able to provide a financially stable home or give their children the life they want them to have. Illinois law allows for birth parents to put their children up for adoption in order to offer a better…
Rank this Week: 1160

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
          “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit…
  • Feb 7

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?
      Lights, camera, action…wait where are the actors?  Interestingly, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum have not made many press appearances to promote their new film Jupiter Ascending. One has to wonder if it was a ploy by the…
  • Jan 10

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago
      The unique thing about being an entertainment lawyer is…find out in my recent interview with CBS Local Chicago, here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/chicago-lawyer-adds-entertainment-to-her-law-firm/  
Rank this Week: 3599

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Feb 25

    BIG TROUBLE: DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS

    BIG TROUBLE: DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS
    Illinois is serious about enforcing its laws about driving on a revoked license when the underlying offense involves drugs or alcohol. Recently, a DuPage County judge sentenced a defendant to 8 ½ years in prison for two counts of…
  • Feb 9

    “THEY JUST FOLLOWED ME:” POLICE STOPS IN ILLINOIS

    “THEY JUST FOLLOWED ME:” POLICE STOPS IN ILLINOIS
    You pulled out of the gas station and set off on your way home. You’d just had a few beers after work. A couple blocks later, you noticed a squad car behind you. The car continued following you and then … Continue reading →
  • Jan 19

    PROVING THE BREATHALYZER IN ILLINOIS

    PROVING THE BREATHALYZER IN ILLINOIS
    You had always heard that if you were stopped for DUI, you should refuse to take a breathalyzer. But when the time came, you went right along with police and blew over the limit. What can you do? When you … Continue reading →
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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/
  • Feb 25

    $2.5 Million Verdict for Risperdal Victim

    $2.5 Million Verdict for Risperdal Victim
    Our team of Risperdal attorneys recently reported on the Risperdal injury case ongoing in Alabama court. We are happy to announce that the jury just awarded the victim and his family with $2.5 million in damages. This case was brought by an…
  • Feb 13

    $3.6 Million Verdict for Actos Bladder Cancer

    $3.6 Million Verdict for Actos Bladder Cancer
    A Philadelphia jury recently awarded $2.3 million to a man who developed bladder cancer and had to have his bladder removed from taking the drug Actos. Actos is prescribed to type 2 diabetics and has been subject to massive litigation and…
  • Feb 11

    Drug Safety and Clinical Trial Fraud

    Drug Safety and Clinical Trial Fraud
    We recently reported on how and why drug companies hide the negative studies linked to their drugs and medical devices. It has recently come to light that the FDA, too, has a hand in concealing evidence of fraud in medical studies. Our team…
Rank this Week: 3211

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3580

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg, Box & Worby LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?
    In the hearing to rescind a statutory summary suspension, the defendant must first present a prima facie case for rescission, then the state must overcome this by presenting evidence justifying the suspension. People v. McClure, 218 Ill.2d…
  • Nov 15

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case
    The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right for the accused to confront his accuser. This language seems straight-forward enough, but the scope and limitations of this right is ever evolving. Two Supreme Court…
  • Nov 13

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?
    Avoiding Roadblocks Often, motorists will seek to avoid roadblocks for a variety of reasons. They may mistake a roadblock for a traffic accident and make a turn or a U-turn prior to reaching the "entrance." Likewise, motorists may recognize…
Rank this Week: 3531

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    California Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy Protection
    The New York Times has reported that a California nursing home fined by the state for substandard nursing care and facing many lawsuits has gone to the bankruptcy court to try to extinguish the burden of these fines and coming judgments. The…
  • Feb 6

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home

    Report Shows That Nursing Home Residents Are Found to be Abused in One of Three Nursing Home
    It is not new that nursing home residents are too often at risk for abuse, neglect and injury in the more than 17,000 nursing home facilities operating in the United States. Too many times these facilities are understaffed or staffed with…
  • Feb 2

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case

    Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Cases Should Not be Confused with Medical Malpractice Case
    As the baby boom generation ages, the population of nursing homes is also expanding. Elderly Americans and Illinois residents who reside in nursing homes are likely the most vulnerable members of this aging society. Nursing home cases should…
Rank this Week: 2156

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Feb 23

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.

    Drug Penalties in Illinois.
    ACCURATE AS OF FEBRUARY 20, 2015 Possession of Methamphetamines Weight Statute Class Time 0-5 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(1) Class 3 2-5 years 5-15 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(2) Class 2 3-7 years 15-100 grams 720 ILCS 646/60(b)(3) Class 1 4-15…
  • Feb 6

    Motions to Reconsider Sentence Do NOT Stop Appeal Filing Deadline

    Motions to Reconsider Sentence Do NOT Stop Appeal Filing Deadline
    United States v. Townsend. No. 13-2677. Background. Louis Townsend pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon and was sentenced to 71 months in prison. He challenges his sentence on several grounds, but the government questions whether…
  • Jan 29

    Honest Services Fraud: Use of Word “Reward” In Jury Instruction Leads to Reversal

    Honest Services Fraud: Use of Word “Reward” In Jury Instruction Leads to Reversal
    USA v. Thomas Hawkins and John W. Racasi, No. 14-1892 & 14-1908 . Thomas Hawkins and John Racasi were employed as analysts on the staff of Larry Rogers, a member of the Cook County Board of Review, when they accepted...
Rank this Week: 4461

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi

    Advisory Board May Expand Conditions for Illinois Medical Cannabi
    Illinoisans are petitioning a newly created Medical Cannabis Advisory Board with petitions asking to expand the law’s overly restrictive list of debilitating medical conditions. Illinois law requires the Advisory Board to hear…
  • Jan 29

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week
    Women Grow chapters across the US meet next on Thursday Feb. 5, as they always do first Thursday of every month. Anyone who purchased tickets to January’s meeting in Chicago but was unable to make it due to weather can use their…
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
Rank this Week: 914

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • Feb 23

    Illinois hand-held cellphone ban doesn’t stop people from texting and driving

    Illinois hand-held cellphone ban doesn’t stop people from texting and driving
    Illinois lawmakers are very aware of the alarming local and national statistics for distracted driving accidents. Effective January 1, 2014, new state laws were enacted to attempt to reduce the number of Illinois drivers who were making calls…
  • Feb 22

    4 winter driving tips that will keep you safer

    4 winter driving tips that will keep you safer
    While driving is an inherently dangerous activity, the risks are amplified when winter conditions exist. This is particularly true in Chicago, Illinois, where variable weather patterns and heavy and frequent snow create an abundance of…
  • Feb 21

    Brain injuries can increase risk for other health condition

    Brain injuries can increase risk for other health condition
    Head trauma often leads to damage to the brain that affects cognitive functions, and this type of injury can happen to anyone in Illinois. Accidents such as falls, blows to the head and car crashes are the most common causes of traumatic…
Rank this Week: 1646

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Can I obtain a modification on my child support order?

    Can I obtain a modification on my child support order?
    In Illinois, child support is designed to provide children of divorced parents with the financial provisions required to maintain their physical, education, medical and emotional well-being. During divorce proceedings, the courts must decide…
  • Feb 21

    3 tax considerations to keep in mind when dividing marital property

    3 tax considerations to keep in mind when dividing marital property
    A divorce can be a stressful life event, often leaving those involved to forget about important financial issues. There are so many other problems that have to be handled that taxes can take a back seat. However, a Schaumburg divorce lawyer…
  • Feb 20

    More men are seeking spousal maintenance

    More men are seeking spousal maintenance
    For many years, it was rare for a divorcing husband in Illinois to request spousal maintenance from his wife. Today, however, an increasing number of men work with their Illinois divorce attorney to seek support payments after the end of…
Rank this Week: 2720

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim
    In worker’s compensation claims employees and employers typically put medical records of the petitioner and evidence. The doctors are often not usually called as witnesses.  Recent changes to the Worker’s Compensation Act…
  • Jan 20

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case
        If the petitioner has two cases the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission can award both a permanent partial disability award and a wage loss differential award. Go here to see a video of me discussing the case Deerfield case…
  • Dec 21

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law

    The Deterrent Effect of Medical Malpractice Law
    I always wondered about the deterrent effect of medical malpractice laws. In other words, if you pass laws which limit responsibility of tortfeasors do you embolden them to commit torts? Does the fact that they have limited responsibility…
Rank this Week: 3353

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/
Rank this Week: 1643

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Feb 21

    Divorce Lawyer Scared of Trial?

    Divorce Lawyer Scared of Trial?
    If you are getting a divorce in Illinois, you don’t want a lawyer who is scared of trial. The concept seems funny, doesn’t it? But in Chicago, and other parts of Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties, many lawyers are scared of trial.…
  • Dec 26

    FAQ: Fast and Affordable Uncontested Divorce in Illinoi

    FAQ: Fast and Affordable Uncontested Divorce in Illinoi
    If you want a fast and affordable uncontested divorce in Illinois, I’m an Illinois divorce lawyer who can help you out. Call me at 312-554-5433 if you want to get started now. In many cases, you divorce can be done in about one…
  • Nov 13

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!
    If your child has been taken from some other state to Illinois – without your permission – then you are likely experiencing a child custody emergency. That being the case, you will need a lawyer with expertise in the Uniform Child…
Rank this Week: 2903

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Old Child Support: Don't Wait Too Long

    Old Child Support: Don't Wait Too Long
    In re Marriage of RossIllinois Appellate Court Civil CourtCase Number:  2015 IL App (2d) 130961Decision Date:  February 11, 2015District:  2d Dist.Division/County:  Du Page…
  • Feb 13

    New Bill Introduced for Grandparent Rights to Visitation

    New Bill Introduced for Grandparent Rights to Visitation
    Grandparents' visitationHouse Bill 1414(Cavaletto, R-Salem). Amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Provides that a grandparent may file a petition for reasonable visitation rights to a minor child living in a…
  • Feb 4

    Why Discovery is Important

    Why Discovery is Important
    "This divorce case illustrates the difficulty a spouse has in extricating herself from a marital settlement agreement whose terms were, in retrospect, not as generous as she would have liked. Petitioner Deborah Lyman and respondent Robert…
Rank this Week: 4274