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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

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

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Sep 29

    It’s Just a Speeding Ticket…Right?

    It’s Just a Speeding Ticket…Right?
    Sometimes a speeding ticket is “just” a speeding ticket. If drivers have a record of speeding tickets which include citations of  excessive speeds, infractions caught on camera, or in a construction zone, the effects on…
  • Sep 24

    Making Sense of Murder Versus Manslaughter in Illinoi

    Making Sense of Murder Versus Manslaughter in Illinoi
    Most states, including Illinois, differentiate the various types of homicide based on the context of the killing. “Homicide” is the blanket category that includes murder and manslaughter. It can be confusing to decipher the…
  • Sep 19

    Above the Law: White Collar Crime

    Above the Law: White Collar Crime
    The biggest misconception about white collar crimes is that they are committed only among the wealthy. Anyone, from any socioeconomic background, within any demographic, can be susceptible to being involved in white collar crimes. These…
Rank this Week: 3687

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Sep 28

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Injury Claims 101

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Injury Claims 101
    Auto Accident? Truck accident? Motorcycle accident? Workers compensation claim (injured at work)? Nursing home injury or death? Dog bite? Any other injury from any source / reason? Claims 101 Information on the first few steps below - if…
  • Sep 21

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Digital Assets (Digital Evidence?)

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation - Digital Assets (Digital Evidence?)
    A recent article found here explains how difficult access to e-mails or "digital assets" can be after death. Evidence can "lurk" in e-mails and such "assets". Where are your passwords stored?  Philip J. Berenz, CPA, JD  - Exclusive…
  • May 28

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation

    Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation
    Exclusive invitation and selected - proud and honored to be a member! The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent…
Rank this Week: 1462

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: 1555

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Horner's Syndrome Among Newborn

    Horner's Syndrome Among Newborn
    During labor and delivery, families rely on physicians to act with great judgment and caution. They are responsible for the wellness of brand new lives and any mistake can make the difference between life and death. When poor decisions are…
  • Sep 22

    Mother Awarded $1 Million in Malpractice Lawsuit

    Mother Awarded $1 Million in Malpractice Lawsuit
    The mother of a three year old girl was recently awarded one million dollars by an Illinois court as compensation for injuries suffered by her daughter during delivery. According to a report by The Edwardsville Intelligencer, the jury found…
  • Sep 16

    Understanding the Issues - Horner's Syndrome Among Newborn

    Understanding the Issues - Horner's Syndrome Among Newborn
    During labor and delivery, families rely on physicians to act with great judgment and caution. They are responsible for the wellness of brand new lives and any mistake can make the difference between life and death. When poor decisions are…
Rank this Week: 1385

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

Covers bicycle defects, accidents and laws. By Brendan H. Kevenides.

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Sep 26

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Waiver! When Bicyclists Sign Their Rights Away.

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Waiver! When Bicyclists Sign Their Rights Away.
    As an attorney who represents injured bicyclists, and who also sponsors cycling clubs, race teams and bike events I love and hate exculpatory agreements.  These rights waiving documents can be devastatingly bad for the individual cyclist…
  • Sep 15

    Cyclist's POV Video Highlights The Horror Of Getting Doored

    Cyclist's POV Video Highlights The Horror Of Getting Doored
    Below is a point of view video of a bicyclist getting doored by a taxi cab passenger from his right while riding in a bicycle lane in New York City.  The bike lane is located along the right side of a one way street.  The layout…
  • Sep 9

    Illinois Municipalities May Be Held Responsible Where Snow Removal Forces Cyclists and Pedestrians Into The Street

    Illinois Municipalities May Be Held Responsible Where Snow Removal Forces Cyclists and Pedestrians Into The Street
    Courtesy TheWashCycleIllinois municipalities may be held liable for injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists forced into the street by snow piled onto sidewalks and bike lanes by city plows, according to the Illinois Appellate Court.  The…
Rank this Week: 4808

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • Sep 26

    Illinois fails nursing home review

    Illinois fails nursing home review
    More than 100,000 citizens reside in approximately 1,200 nursing home facilities located within Illinois state lines, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Although the department indicates that all Illinois long-term care…
  • Sep 24

    Severe complications caused by retained sponge

    Severe complications caused by retained sponge
    USA Today reports that in most cases of retained surgical items, it is gauzy sponges that are left behind in a surgical site. Surgeons often use dozens of these materials to soak up bodily fluid and blood around the point of operation, making…
  • Sep 22

    Protecting loved ones from nursing home abuse

    Protecting loved ones from nursing home abuse
    Senior citizens are a vulnerable population. Physically frail and unable to defend themselves, thousands of nursing home residents are abused each year. After a comprehensive study performed by the Special Investigations Division of the House…
Rank this Week: 1709

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

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

    Do Not Throw Your Client Under the Bus!

    Do Not Throw Your Client Under the Bus!
    IN RE MARRIAGE OF WIXOM AND WIXOM, Wash: Court of Appeals, 3rd Div. 2014 – Google Scholar. This is an appeal from a divorce case in which a lawyer (Robert Caruso) and his client (Rick Wixom) were held jointly and severally liable for a…
  • Sep 25

    Lawyer is Held Liable For Failing To Put Opposing Counsel’s Name on Settlement Check

    Lawyer is Held Liable For Failing To Put Opposing Counsel’s Name on Settlement Check
    DEHART v. Lavit, Ky: Court of Appeals 2014 – Google Scholar. This case recognizes a duty of care to opposing counsel to put the opposing counsel’s name on a settlement check. Lavit sued DeHart because DeHart forgot to put his name…
  • Sep 25

    Texas Attorney Held Liable For Co-Counsel’s Theft of Settlement Fund

    Texas Attorney Held Liable For Co-Counsel’s Theft of Settlement Fund
    LAW OFFICE OF OSCAR C. GONZALEZ, INC. v. Sloan, Tex: Court of Appeals, 4th Dist. 2014 – Google Scholar. This is a Texas case in which the lawyer, Oscar Gonzalez, was held liable when his co-counsel converted a settlement check. The…
Rank this Week: 1586

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Death, part 2

    Death, part 2
    Last week I argued that not many Americans actually love the death penalty so much that they are okay with killing innocent people. Yet there's good reason to believe that innocent people have been put to death, which raises the…
  • Sep 25

    Keep Your Government & Corporate Hands Off My Password

    Keep Your Government & Corporate Hands Off My Password
    You may have heard that Apple has implemented a robust new security feature with its latest mobile operating system: the phone's data is now encrypted by default, and Apple retains no record of your passcode or other "backdoor." As a result,…
  • Sep 19

    Americans Don't Want to Kill Innocent People

    Americans Don't Want to Kill Innocent People
    I've been meaning to respond to Mr. Gillette's thoughtful post inspired by Judge Kopf's statement that “many federal judges, and I would suppose many state judges as well, understand that the death penalty has and will…
Rank this Week: 3016

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Motorists’ Noncompliance with Illinois’ ‘Must Stop for Pedestrians Law’ Raises Safety Concerns in Chicago

    Motorists’ Noncompliance with Illinois’ ‘Must Stop for Pedestrians Law’ Raises Safety Concerns in Chicago
    The Pedestrian Accident Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of a concerning problem that continues to plague those that travel by foot in the Chicago area—crosswalk safety. According to the Illinois Department of…
  • Aug 28

    Truck Driver Charged with Reckless Homicide Following Fatal Crash

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

    Divvy Bikes: What to do After a Crash

    Divvy Bikes: What to do After a Crash
    As bike sharing continues to expand throughout Chicago, the Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of the growing number of bicycle accidents involving Divvy bikes. Being involved in a bike crash can be stressful…
Rank this Week: 1516

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/
  • Sep 25

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie
    Trans Healthcare and Trans Health Management, nursing home companies that controls a chain of nursing homes throughout the country seems to be continuously fighting off lawsuits, bad press, and claims of fraud. Bruce Rauner, the candidate for…
  • Sep 19

    End-of-Life Care Needs National Overhaul

    End-of-Life Care Needs National Overhaul
    Most families with loved ones in nursing homes know that our current healthcare system is inadequate for people nearing the end of life. Our nursing homes are understaffed and underfunded, we continue to pour money into treating illnesses…
  • Sep 9

    Proposed Law to Allow Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Room

    Proposed Law to Allow Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Room
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office recently proposed a new law that would allow camera and audio recordings in the private rooms of nursing home residents. The resident would need to consent to the cameras and they or their family would…
Rank this Week: 3144

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    Law Office of Michael F. Roe's Illinois…

    Law Office of Michael F. Roe's Illinois Divorce Law Blog has once again, for 2014, been named a "Top 50 Divorce Law Blog" by Criminal Justice Degrees Schools, which annually analyzes and rates professional blogs. My approach to the…
  • Sep 25

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Managing Children in the Early Stages of Divorce

    Kane County Divorce Lawyer: Managing Children in the Early Stages of Divorce
    I had a conversation today with one of my new clients about how to manage the emotions of the minor children during the initial stages of the divorce. An article from Dennis Ortman is helpful and I have cited it...
  • Sep 23

    Notes from Forensic Forum: Parental Alienation

    Notes from Forensic Forum: Parental Alienation
    Notes from last week's Forensic Forum in Chicago: A most excellent program; cutting edge information and illuminating insights into managing PA cases. Dr. Warshak captured in two hours the important clinical and legal management issues with…
Rank this Week: 2138

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC…

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC Blog

Covers personal injury and medical malpractice law in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.zevandavidson.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Medical Malpractice and Gallbladder Surgery

    Medical Malpractice and Gallbladder Surgery
    Patients suffering from complications after a gallbladder surgery may be entitled to compensation for medical malpractice. The gallbladder is a small organ that is attached to the liver. It is considered a non-essential organ, like the…
  • Sep 22

    Wrongful Death Resulting From Medical Negligence

    Wrongful Death Resulting From Medical Negligence
    How do you recover when a loved one has died because of medical negligence? According to the Journal of Patient Safety, each year over 200,000 patients die prematurely because of medical negligence. The families of these victims have the…
  • Sep 22

    Cosmetic Surgery Errors Leading to Medical Malpractice

    Cosmetic Surgery Errors Leading to Medical Malpractice
    Before electing to have cosmetic surgery, you should be aware of the risks involved. Every surgical procedure involves some amount of risk. When a person decides to undergo cosmetic surgery, he or she should be informed of all…
Rank this Week: 1965

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/
  • Sep 25

    Advancement Rights Percolate Beneath Delaware Trade Secrets Lawsuit

    Advancement Rights Percolate Beneath Delaware Trade Secrets Lawsuit
    Assume you represent a company and suspect a departed executive is competing unfairly by using the company's trade secret information. Further assume you have a case with, at least at first blush, a strong set of facts and a motivated client…
  • Sep 18

    A Fool's Errand: Seizing Instrumentalities of Trade Secrets Theft

    A Fool's Errand: Seizing Instrumentalities of Trade Secrets Theft
    There is much debate about the companion pieces of legislation introduced in Congress that relate to trade secrets law.Those two proposed laws are known as the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014 (the Senate version) and the Trade Secrets…
  • Sep 15

    A Non-Compete Damages Overview

    A Non-Compete Damages Overview
    Companies that enforce restrictive covenants against ex-employees often face an uphill battle in proving damages resulting from a breach. It is for this reason that in the vast majority of cases a plaintiff focuses primarily on securing an…
Rank this Week: 4271

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
  • Sep 25

    Are you (and your Estate Plan) Ready for Some (Bears) Football?

    Are you (and your Estate Plan) Ready for Some (Bears) Football?
    Over 60,000 Chicago Bears fans (and hopefully very few Packers fans) will converge on Soldier Field this Sunday to watch the Bears beat the Packers (the power of positive thinking, right?). Around half of them will be there by virtue of a…
  • Sep 12

    Unmarried Couples Have Acute Need for Estate Planning

    Unmarried Couples Have Acute Need for Estate Planning
    I sometimes review and answer basic questions in online legal forums. Some questions are truly “off the wall”, while others are thought-provoking. The following question was recently posed in an online Q&A forum: QUESTION: A…
  • Sep 2

    New Illinois Law Questions Bequests to Non-Family Caregiver

    New Illinois Law Questions Bequests to Non-Family Caregiver
    On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a brand new section in the Illinois Probate Act, at 755 ILCS 5/4-a, entitled “Presumptively Void Transfers.” While the intent of the new law is aimed squarely at…
Rank this Week: 1802

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/
  • Sep 24

    Ten Tips For Safe Driving On the Highway

    Ten Tips For Safe Driving On the Highway
    Highway car accidents often involve serious injuries and fatalities. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of fatalities in the United States. Furthermore, car…
  • Sep 24

    Avoid This Dangerous Driving Mistake

    Avoid This Dangerous Driving Mistake
    Overcorrection of your vehicle while driving can be a deadly mistake. Consider this scenario. You are driving on the highway and suddenly you need to change lanes quickly. You remain calm and subtly maneuver your…
  • Sep 24

    How a “Designated Texter” Can Limit Distracted Driving

    How a “Designated Texter” Can Limit Distracted Driving
    Each year, over 400,000 people are injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers. Distracted driving is as dangerous as drinking and driving. As people are getting more and more addicted to mobile devices, the number of car accidents…
Rank this Week: 1867

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/
  • Sep 24

    When Bicycles Hit Pedestrian

    When Bicycles Hit Pedestrian
    A death in New York City's famed Central Park is once again sparking the debate over bicyclist and pedestrian rights. As commuter biking gains popularity throughout the country, the numbers of accidents is rising as well. Bicycle accident…
  • Sep 23

    Illinois Rail Safety Week

    Illinois Rail Safety Week
    Last week, Metra partnered with suburban police departments to enforce Illinois Rail Safety Week, a new initiative aimed at raising awareness and reducing train fatalities. Undoubtedly, the initiative is in response to the lives lost to train…
  • Sep 15

    How to Handle Insurance Coverage after Auto Accident

    How to Handle Insurance Coverage after Auto Accident
    Our team of auto accident attorneys frequently helps clients who struggle with navigating the complexities of insurance coverage. Oftentimes, those seriously injured in a car accident require immediate hospitalization, emergency surgeries…
Rank this Week: 2789

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/
  • Sep 24

    When “Nonprofit” Isn’t Enough for Tax Exemption

    When “Nonprofit” Isn’t Enough for Tax Exemption
               Does an organization’s tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) automatically qualify it for property tax exemption?  According to many state revenue departments, the answer is…
  • Sep 18

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?
                This week IRS Commissioner John Koskinen responded before a U.S. House Subcommittee to the recently issued report from the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax…
  • Sep 17

    The Legal Side of Mission Trip

    The Legal Side of Mission Trip
    Mission trips can provide fantastic opportunities to help others, to learn, and to grow spiritually.  Indeed, an estimated 2 to 4 million Americans participate in mission trips annually.  Aside from the packing list and the plane…
Rank this Week: 1707

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Sep 24

    The Leading Causes behind Divorce

    The Leading Causes behind Divorce
    In a past study, findings showed that married women who had a stronger educational background than their husbands would be more likely to experience divorce. The statistics were based largely on the gendered stereotypes, which in the past led…
  • Sep 17

    New Law Strengthens Child Protective Service

    New Law Strengthens Child Protective Service
    This August, Governor Pat Quinn signed and put into effect Senate Bill 2909 and House Bill 5598, with the purpose of strengthening Illinois child protective services and providing more help to parents who have children suffering from…
  • Sep 10

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?

    To Procreate or to Not Procreate: Whose Right is Most Valid?
    In recent years, assisted reproductive technology has progressed rapidly and has provided women and men the opportunity to become parents. In 1985, through this new reproductive technology, 260 babies were born to parents who otherwise would…
Rank this Week: 3741

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
  • Sep 24

    SNAP Challenge Day Seven -- A Few Lessons Learned

    SNAP Challenge Day Seven -- A Few Lessons Learned
    Today is the last day of my participation in the SNAP challenge. My wife and I have got leftover chicken for lunch, and pasta and broccoli for dinner again, so we budgeted all right. We wound up spending $68.25 (not counting two restaurant…
  • Sep 23

    SNAP Challenge Days Five and Six -- Making Sacrifices, Within Limit

    SNAP Challenge Days Five and Six -- Making Sacrifices, Within Limit
    [Editor's Note: Shriver Center Director of Economic Justice Dan Lesser is taking the SNAP challenge this week and blogging about his experiences.]   Day Five In the morning, a friend at the office announced that we were out…
  • Sep 22

    Poverty Rate Falls But Is Still High, Income Inequality Unchanged

    Poverty Rate Falls But Is Still High, Income Inequality Unchanged
    What is the state of poverty, in this 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty? According to Census Bureau figures released last week, and to the surprise of some experts, following increases in poverty due to the Great Recession, the…
Rank this Week: 3602

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
  • Sep 23

    Are You a Co-Employer? FMLA Joint Employer Liability Can Be Deadly

    Are You a Co-Employer? FMLA Joint Employer Liability Can Be Deadly
    I’ve discussed far sexier topics than “joint employers” on this blog.  After all, it’s not every day an employee gets drunk at a Polish festival at the very time she’s supposed to be on FMLA leave. But even…
  • Sep 17

    FMLA FAQ: Can We Terminate an Employee for Working a Second Job While on FMLA Leave?

    FMLA FAQ: Can We Terminate an Employee for Working a Second Job While on FMLA Leave?
    Q:  One of our employees has taken FMLA leave for anxiety attacks.  Recently, we found out that she is working a similar job for another employer at precisely the same time she should be working for us.  Can we deny her the…
  • Sep 11

    Employer Rejects Employee's Fitness for Duty Certification, Faces FMLA Liability

    Employer Rejects Employee's Fitness for Duty Certification, Faces FMLA Liability
    The story is for all you hunt and peck typists out there.  But its message is a lesson for all employers when it comes to returning your employee from FMLA leave. Vanessa worked for Reading Hospital as a credentialing assistant, a…
Rank this Week: 3589

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
  • Sep 23

    Hotel Financing Seminar

    Hotel Financing Seminar
    Please join us for this informative webinar today.  If you can not participate you can access the webinar through our sponsor. The link is the title to the webinar.   Hotel Financing Structures and Options in the Hospitality…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3793

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Sep 22

    WHEN A TRAFFIC VIOLATION IS NOT A TRAFFIC VIOLATION

    WHEN A TRAFFIC VIOLATION IS NOT A TRAFFIC VIOLATION
    It’s not hard for police to justify a traffic stop. There are a host of potential traffic violations, and chances are, you’ve violated at least one of them. But not in every case. A recent Illinois Appellate case found that…
  • Sep 3

    ILLINOIS GETS TOUGH ON TRAFFIC TICKETS WITH NEW LAW

    ILLINOIS GETS TOUGH ON TRAFFIC TICKETS WITH NEW LAW
    A new Illinois law makes it tougher to ignore those routine traffic tickets. Before the new law, your ticket could be dismissed even if you didn’t show up for court. As long as the arresting officer or complaining witness were ……
  • Aug 4

    CAN I BE ARRESTED FOR AVOIDING A POLICE ROADSIDE CHECKPOINT IN ILLINOIS?

    CAN I BE ARRESTED FOR AVOIDING A POLICE ROADSIDE CHECKPOINT IN ILLINOIS?
    You were driving home from a party when you noticed several cars up ahead and spotted a police checkpoint. You really didn’t want the hassle, so you turned your car around and drove away. Next thing you know, a police … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1923

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: 3825

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/
  • Sep 21

    Woman Dies After Being Struck By Taxi In Old Town

    Woman Dies After Being Struck By Taxi In Old Town
    A woman that was struck by a taxicab in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood has died from her injuries. The accident happened on August 30, 2014, as the woman was struck by a northbound cab on North LaSalle Street shortly after 2:00 a.m. This…
  • Sep 16

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Fatal Wheeling, Illinois Pedestrian Accident

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Fatal Wheeling, Illinois Pedestrian Accident
    There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed with regard to a fatal pedestrian accident that happened Sunday (September 14, 2014) in Wheeling, Illinois. This lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by the family of accident victim…
  • Sep 15

    Hit & Run Accident In Aurora Involving Bicyclist

    Hit & Run Accident In Aurora Involving Bicyclist
    There was a bicycle accident in Aurora, Illinois on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, that was a hit & run accident. The bicycle accident happened in the morning, in the parking lot of East Aurora High School. Anthony Ruiz, of Aurora, was…
Rank this Week: 3211

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Orders of Protection in Illinois: Inappropriate for Neglect Alone

    Orders of Protection in Illinois: Inappropriate for Neglect Alone
    In Illinois, courts are authorized to issue orders of protection under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, 750 ILCS 60/101, et seq. ( “the Act”). The purpose of the Act is to support victims of domestic violence and to…
  • Aug 27

    The Law On Maintenance (a/k/a Alimony) Is Changing in Illinois: How It Will Be Calculated and What the Changes Mean For You

    The Law On Maintenance (a/k/a Alimony) Is Changing in Illinois: How It Will Be Calculated and What the Changes Mean For You
    Senate Bill 3231 was approved this month and will take effect January 1, 2015. It amends the current divorce law in Illinois on spousal support, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, 750 ILCS 5/504. This means changes are…
  • Aug 20

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?
    Surprising as it may be, divorced people are entitled to receive benefits based upon their ex-spouse’s earning history as well as their own. Moreover, the benefit is based on the ex-spouse’s entire earnings history, not just…
Rank this Week: 1920

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Making a Will in Illinoi

    Making a Will in Illinoi
    The ability to make a will involves the issue of mental capacity. In Illinois, there is a presumption that every man is sane until the contrary is proven and the burden is upon him who asserts the lack of testamentary capacity. In other…
  • Sep 12

    Illinois Long-Term-Care Estate Planning

    Illinois Long-Term-Care Estate Planning
    Like all insurance policies, Long-Term-Care insurance policies require a good deal of research before they are entered into. Often different insurance companies offer coverages that at first glance appear similar, but upon closer examination…
  • Sep 6

    The Role of Representative in Illinois Probate

    The Role of Representative in Illinois Probate
    A personal representative is the individual who handles the matters of an estate as it makes its way through the probate process. If there is a will, the personal representative is the executor. If there is no will, the personal…
Rank this Week: 1375

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury law. By Law Offices of John J. Malm, P.C.

http://www.chicago-injury-lawyer.org/
Rank this Week: 2836

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline

    Medina County landowners rallying against proposed NEXUS gas pipeline
    Elizabeth Gierosky was gardening when a car pulled into her driveway on Spieth Road in Litchfield Township at about 5 p.m. Aug. 28. A man got out of the vehicle and walked around the back and side of the property. She assumed he was a…
  • Sep 16

    County uses eminent domain to acquire bank lot

    County uses eminent domain to acquire bank lot
    Miami County commissioners have targeted three properties to purchase to help regain the parking they will lose once the new county jail is built on the lot south of the Administration Building, but one of the three property owners…
  • Sep 16

    New Eminent Domain Law May Require Business-Litigation Approach To Condemnation Case

    New Eminent Domain Law May Require Business-Litigation Approach To Condemnation Case
    The Charlottesville paper recently ran an interesting story about how local road improvement projects will test the limits and scope of the Commonwealth's new eminent domain law.  The new laws are comprised of reforms passed in 2007 and…
Rank this Week: 1601

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Sep 19

    Give Less Than 5 Star Review and You Could Get Sued!!!

    Give Less Than 5 Star Review and You Could Get Sued!!!
    This story starts in December 2008 when Utah resident John Palmer ordered a couple of small gifts for his wife from the online retailer KlearGear.com. When the items were never delivered, Palmer and his wife, Jennifer, repeatedly attempted to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1635

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers pharmaceutical, medical device and medical malpractice litigation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Soccer Player Sues University for Brain Injuries Caused by Hazing

    Soccer Player Sues University for Brain Injuries Caused by Hazing
    A former soccer player for Clemson University is suing her fellow players, coaches, and several members of the administration after suffering severe brain injuries from hazing. The woman sustained permanent trauma as a freshman, during the…
  • Sep 16

    DePuy Recalls Jawbone Medical Device due to Death Risk

    DePuy Recalls Jawbone Medical Device due to Death Risk
    A Johnson & Johnson company, DePuy, recently recalled its Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System because of risks most severely affected children and infants. These devices are used during operations to the trachea and other…
  • Sep 8

    Four Children Dead in Southside Fire

    Four Children Dead in Southside Fire
    A fatal fire in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood on the far south side has left four children dead and two adults critically injured. The fire erupted on the second floor of a building housing nearly 20 unites, around 3:30 a.m. The four…
Rank this Week: 3402

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

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

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

    I Love Walking My Dog

    I Love Walking My Dog
    One thing that gives me great happiness is seeing a pack of dogs walking. Whether they are walking in the park or in the street, looking at them just seems so therapeutic. A dog alone may be cute, but a pack of dogs is definitely so much…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3764

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1685

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: 1684

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/
  • Sep 12

    Pregnancy, Anti-Depressants, and an Impossible Choice

    Pregnancy, Anti-Depressants, and an Impossible Choice
    It is a decision that too many women face, and that has no easy answer: to remain on antidepressants during pregnancy despite risks of abnormal development or birth problems, or to stop taking the medication, placing yourself and your child…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3123

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
  • Sep 12

    Cleaning Up Your Credit Report After Bankruptcy

    Cleaning Up Your Credit Report After Bankruptcy
    After receiving a "fresh start" through bankruptcy, you may want to return to the world of credit or start rebuilding your financial health. Bankruptcy is a life-changing event that will impact your credit report for at least a decade, but…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3291

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Sep 11

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing
        As a criminal defense attorney, I have been called upon to advise students facing disciplinary bodies within their university or college. Recently, due, in part, to the United States Department of Education investigating a…
  • 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)…
Rank this Week: 3111

Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

Discusses how to avoid mistakes and obtain a better outcome in your divorce. By Marie Fahnert.

http://www.justdivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO
    Marie Fahnert is a divorce lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She has devoted her career exclusively to family law and the associated financial and child-related issues of maintenance (spousal support), child-custody, child-support, division of…
  • Aug 5

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  • Aug 1

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?
    When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of case I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of…
Rank this Week: 1205

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner
    Small business owners have a number of unique challenges and concerns when going through a divorce. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that small business owners enter into a premarital agreement, or at a minimum a buy-sell…
  • Sep 8

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division
    When spouses divorce, an essential component of the divorce decree will be the division of assets and debts. In fact, property division is one of the biggest questions that people have about divorce. Pursuant to Illinois law, all marital…
  • Sep 6

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent
    Students across Illinois are heading back to school. A new school year can be an exciting, but challenging, time for children and divorced parents alike, as all members of the family work their way through the transition period and figure out…
Rank this Week: 1874

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/
  • Sep 10

    Hospitals to Release Medical Mistake Data

    Hospitals to Release Medical Mistake Data
    Earlier this year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped publically releasing mistakes made in hospitals, despite saying it would not do so. After public outcry CMS relented, stating it would again release the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3137

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
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody
    If you are involved in a divorce in Illinois, you might wonder, “What is a deposition?” Long story short, it’s an interview of a party or witness that can be used in court. But as a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that…
  • Sep 6

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often have to deal with dividing retirement accounts as part of a divorce. Here’s the deal with dividing 401ks, pensions, and the like – it’s complicated.  Splitting 401ks and pension…
  • Sep 2

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Chicago Skokie and Evanston, people often ask me if they can keep their house after a divorce. The answer? It depends. If you want an answer to the question what happens to the house after divorce, read this article…
Rank this Week: 2846

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Interviewing A Wrongful Death Lawyer

    Interviewing A Wrongful Death Lawyer
    When you are dealing with the accidental and tragic death of a loved one due to the neglect or fault of someone else, it is a very difficult time to focus on business decisions. However, finding the right wrongful death lawyer is critical to…
  • Sep 10

    The Importance Of Truck Accident Attorneys to Your Case

    The Importance Of Truck Accident Attorneys to Your Case
    The number of people that are injured or killed in large truck accidents continues to rise across the United States. There are approximately 125,000 accidents per year that involved big rigs with about 50,000 involving injuries, including…
  • Sep 10

    Selecting A Personal Injury Lawyer

    Selecting A Personal Injury Lawyer
    Being injured through no fault of your own can be a very difficult time for you and your family. Hiring a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible to represent you after the injury occurs is an important step in protecting your options…
Rank this Week: 4070

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Sep 10

    Interviewing A Wrongful Death Lawyer

    Interviewing A Wrongful Death Lawyer
    When you are dealing with the accidental and tragic death of a loved one due to the neglect or fault of someone else, it is a very difficult time to focus on business decisions. However, finding the right wrongful death lawyer is critical to…
  • Sep 10

    The Importance Of Truck Accident Attorneys to Your Case

    The Importance Of Truck Accident Attorneys to Your Case
    The number of people that are injured or killed in large truck accidents continues to rise across the United States. There are approximately 125,000 accidents per year that involved big rigs with about 50,000 involving injuries, including…
  • Sep 10

    Selecting A Personal Injury Lawyer

    Selecting A Personal Injury Lawyer
    Being injured through no fault of your own can be a very difficult time for you and your family. Hiring a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible to represent you after the injury occurs is an important step in protecting your options…
Rank this Week: 1605

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Three Reasons Not To Fire An Employee

    Three Reasons Not To Fire An Employee
    Breaking up is not always easy, but sometimes an employer has to part ways with an employee. In general, Illinois is an at-will state which means that an employer can terminate an employee for almost any non-discriminatory reason. Some…
  • Aug 31

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?
    Draconian break policies can create a public relations nightmare for your company. This post suggests several less extreme ways in which an employer might help prevent employee abuse of break time.
  • Aug 27

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built
    You know that there are customers your in-house distribution and marketing efforts still cannot reach. Now is the time when licensing your product may help take your business’s success to the next level.
Rank this Week: 3080

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those…
Rank this Week: 1572

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/
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
  • Jul 11

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant
    Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 999 (2014). Background: In No. 13–132, petitioner Riley was stopped for a traffic violation, which eventually led to his arrest on weapons charges. An officer searching Riley incident to the arrest seized a…
  • Apr 29

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop
    USA v. Demarco L. McDonald, 453 F.3d 958 (7th Cir. 2006) (Editor's note: the United States Sureme Court granted cert in Heien v. North Carolina, No. 13-604 on this issue: Whether a police officer's mistake of law can provide the...
Rank this Week: 4258