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Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Aug 2

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson
    Overwhelmed by the white screen? Let Oscar Peterson’s piano massage your creative synapses with this 1964 version of C Jam Blues. (Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.) And remember this tried and true method to forge through…
Rank this Week: 1304

Chicago Workers Compensation…

Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents, truck accidents and Illinois workers compensation. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagoworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1093

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/birth-injury-lawyer/
  • Sep 28

    Jury Finds in Favor of Doctor in Shoulder Dystocia Injury Case

    Jury Finds in Favor of Doctor in Shoulder Dystocia Injury Case
    On June 6, 2006, the newborn baby, America Camacho, was delivered by the defendant obstetrician, Dr. Sonya Thomas, at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago. Baby America weighed 10.5 pounds at birth. A medical negligence lawsuit was filed…
  • Sep 26

    $44.11 Million Jury Verdict Reduced in Case of Gestational Carrier Who Caused Death of Infant

    $44.11 Million Jury Verdict Reduced in Case of Gestational Carrier Who Caused Death of Infant
    Andrew and Marni Hotchkiss, a couple in their 30s, were struggling with infertility. They consulted an obstetrician and infertility physician, Dr. Siu Ng-Wagner. The couple and the doctor agreed to use a gestational carrier. As the Hotchkiss…
  • Sep 22

    $10.14 Million Jury Verdict to Child Whose Bacterial Meningitis Was Missed

    $10.14 Million Jury Verdict to Child Whose Bacterial Meningitis Was Missed
    Shamir Tillery was 11 months old when he went to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia emergency room. Shamir was suffering from fever and breathing difficulties. The hospital and emergency room staff diagnosed an upper respiratory…
Rank this Week: 1583

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 28

    Medical Errors Caused Childbirth Injury – Mother Files Lawsuit

    Medical Errors Caused Childbirth Injury – Mother Files Lawsuit
    Medical mistakes are never easy to deal with, but when they involve a newborn baby the situation is devastating. Parents are full of joy, expecting to bring home a beautiful new perfect infant. When a mistake at birth causes an injury, the…
  • Sep 21

    Birth Injuries Due to Forceps Assisted Deliverie

    Birth Injuries Due to Forceps Assisted Deliverie
    One of the most devastating things that can happen to a parent is to learn that their newborn baby was injured during labor or delivery. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, birth injuries happen to about 1 to 2…
  • Sep 14

    Injuries to Mothers during Labor and Delivery

    Injuries to Mothers during Labor and Delivery
    It is not only infants that can be injured during the birth process. Mothers can also experience injuries, some of which may be very serious. In some cases the mother may die. Injuries are often preventable and could be caused by mistakes…
Rank this Week: 1795

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 28

    Research Firm, With No Customers, Cannot Enforce Non-Compete Agreement

    Research Firm, With No Customers, Cannot Enforce Non-Compete Agreement
    When asked by clients how a court will react to a non-compete, I only can do so much.Responsible lawyer make no guarantees. They lay out a range of options and distribution of outcomes, emphasizing what's most and least likely to occur based…
  • Sep 23

    Deconstructing the Trump Campaign's Non-Compete Agreement

    Deconstructing the Trump Campaign's Non-Compete Agreement
    The inspiration for this post comes from Donna Ballman's terrific blog and her latest post today, titled "Trump Campaign Noncompete Agreements May Break Multiple Laws."It probably comes as no surprise that Trump's noncompete agreement sucks…
  • Sep 23

    Rhode Island Bars Physician Non-Compete

    Rhode Island Bars Physician Non-Compete
    Only rarely do courts strike non-competes on the final element of the three-part reasonableness test: whether enforcement would be contrary to a public interest.Earlier this year, a Rhode Island court followed Massachusetts' lead and held…
Rank this Week: 1752

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 26

    Fatal Bicycle Accident At Damen Avenue And Addison Street

    Fatal Bicycle Accident At Damen Avenue And Addison Street
    There was a fatal bicycle accident Monday morning (September 26, 2016) at Damen Avenue near Addison Street in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at 7:50 a.m. as a bicyclist (a woman…
  • Sep 23

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Route 31 Collision

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Route 31 Collision
    There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal two-vehicle accident that happened in Kane County.  The accident, which happened on March 29, 2016, involved a “head-on collision” between a Ford F150 pickup…
  • Sep 23

    Fatal Bicycle Accident On Sheridan Road In Evanston

    Fatal Bicycle Accident On Sheridan Road In Evanston
    There was a fatal bicycle accident Thursday evening (September 22, 2016) in Evanston. According to authorities, the accident happened in the 2000 block of Sheridan Road (near Sheridan Road and Northwestern Place) as a cement truck was…
Rank this Week: 1647

Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers brain injuries from bicycle accidents, car accidents, medical malpractice an defective products. By Levin & Perconti.

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

    Cost of Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

    Cost of Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury
    Traumatic brain injuries have received a great deal more attention in the past few years thanks to high profile sports-related lawsuits centering on traumatic brain injuries sustained as a part of being involved in professional athletic…
  • Sep 17

    Anticipating the Long-term Side Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

    Anticipating the Long-term Side Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
    Some of the immediate effects of traumatic brain injuries are noticeable once a victim has sustained such an injury. Severe brain injuries cause loss of consciousness and coma, which are generally graded using the Glasgow Coma Scale to…
  • Sep 10

    Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths Lowered by Decompressive Surgery

    Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths Lowered by Decompressive Surgery
    A great deal of attention has recently been given to the importance of proper treatment of traumatic brain injury to help prevent further complications after the injury has occurred. Many times, traumatic brain injuries have lasting effects…
Rank this Week: 1779

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/
Rank this Week: 1412

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

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

    Szyfranski v. Dunston: Illinois Contract Law and Frozen Embryo

    Szyfranski v. Dunston: Illinois Contract Law and Frozen Embryo
    Fertility treatments and agreements for the purposes of preserving fertility down the road have become more commonplace in recent years.  When disputes arise regarding who has control of the embryos, Illinois courts will look to…
  • Aug 24

    Premarital Agreements in Illinois: A Hypothetical Scenario

    Premarital Agreements in Illinois: A Hypothetical Scenario
    Imagine the following scenario:  Kim and her boyfriend Kanye decide they want to get married.  Kim and Kanye have acquired a lot of money, bling, and swag throughout their years of work in music and promotions.  Kim, being the…
  • Jul 11

    Is Money Withdrawn from an IRA “Income” for Child Support Purposes?

    Is Money Withdrawn from an IRA “Income” for Child Support Purposes?
      It is common for a child support payor to be required to pay a percentage of any additional income above and beyond a base percentage of his or her income.  This additional income may include, for example, bonuses, commissions, or…
Rank this Week: 1520

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1569

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1557

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Child Support Changes Coming

    DuPage Divorce Lawyer: Child Support Changes Coming
    Our Illinois Dissolution of Marriage Act ( IMDMA) has been going through a number of changes over the last year. One major change last year was the introduction of a spousal maintenance formula that created an entirely new landscape for...
  • Jul 12

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Divorce Lawyer Blog Top 100

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Divorce Lawyer Blog Top 100
    My office is pleased to announce that once again Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog has been recognized as one of the top Divorce Blogs....in fact, we're Number 16 ! I'd be happier with a Number 1 ranking, but at the end...
  • Jun 20

    Parental Alienation: Fathers Day

    Parental Alienation: Fathers Day
    Dr. Amy Baker is a nationally recognized expert in parent child relationships, especially children of divorce, parental alienation syndrome, and emotional abuse of children. One of her books occupies a permanent place on my office bookshelf:…
Rank this Week: 1461

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Nemeroff Law Offices Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyer.pro/category/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Two young girls from St. Benedict’s Parish & Preparatory School in Chicago killed in a fatal semi-truck crash in Downstate Illinois.

    Two young girls from St. Benedict’s Parish & Preparatory School in Chicago killed in a fatal semi-truck crash in Downstate Illinois.
    Two young girls from St. Benedict Parish & Preparatory School in Chicago were killed in a fatal semi-truck crash in Downstate Illinois This fatal semi-truck accident hits close to home as the Roock family are members of my Northside…
  • Jun 23

    Maywood, Illinoi

    Maywood, Illinoi
    Maywood, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer Maywood, IL- Nemeroff Law Office is proud to serve the residents of Maywood, IL. Maywood, Illinois is a village in Cook County. It is located three miles west of Oak Park, Illinois and 10 miles west of…
  • Jun 23

    Norridge, Illinoi

    Norridge, Illinoi
    Norridge, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers Norridge, Illinois- Nemeroff Law Offices is proud to serve the residents of Norridge, Illinois. Norridge is a small village in Cook County, Illinois. The estimated population is over 15,000…
Rank this Week: 1658

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Covers federal crimes, sentencing guidelines, and procedure. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.federalcriminallawyer.us/
  • Feb 27

    Violence Against The Police in Illinoi

    Violence Against The Police in Illinoi
    If you are a criminal defendant that has been accused of violence or other misconduct against a police officer, it is important to recognize the severity of the crimes filed against you. Even in a time such as now where the media is…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding White Collar Crime

    Understanding White Collar Crime
    “White collar crime” is traditionally recognized as a financially-motivated crime committed by people at large companies or those in power positions. While this is often the case, white collar crimes can be committed by anyone.…
  • Oct 19

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft
    Getting arrested for retail theft can have serious consequences on someone’s future. If someone is caught committing retail theft, they will typically be approached by a loss prevention specialist or an agent of the store after they…
Rank this Week: 1677

Illinois Traffic Laws

Illinois Traffic Laws

Explains the Illinois vehicle code with an emphasis on moving violations and offenses that result in criminal penalties and driver's license suspensions. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.illinoistrafficlaws.us/
  • Feb 27

    Overview of Speeding Tickets in Illinoi

    Overview of Speeding Tickets in Illinoi
    Even though a new Illinois law, effective January 1, 2016, will now provide protections to first time aggravated speeding offenders, punishments for driving over the speed limit may still carry harsh sentences and require the assistance of…
  • Feb 24

    Driving With a Suspended/Revoked License in Illinoi

    Driving With a Suspended/Revoked License in Illinoi
    Many people face the inconvenience of losing their license for a period in their lifetime. Whether it be due to drug or alcohol offense, an accumulation of speeding tickets, or reckless driving charges, license suspension is almost a given in…
  • Jan 16

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket
    Even though a new Illinois law, effective January 1, 2016, will provide protections to first time aggravated speeding offenders, punishments for driving over the speed limit may still carry harsh sentences and require the assistance of…
Rank this Week: 1592

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

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

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Jan 18

    City of Chicago Fails In Attempt to Immunize Itself From Responsibility For Injuries Caused by Bike Lane Hazard

    City of Chicago Fails In Attempt to Immunize Itself From Responsibility For Injuries Caused by Bike Lane Hazard
    In a hearing last week in the Circuit Court of Cook County the City of Chicago sought to have all of the bicycle lanes installed throughout the City declared "recreational facilities."  The effect of this creative legal maneuver would…
  • Dec 22

    Resolution of a Case That Highlights Car Door Danger

    Resolution of a Case That Highlights Car Door Danger
    "Your client has a duty to pay attention to where she is going."  That was the response we received from an insurance company after its driver doored a woman whom we represented as she rode her bicycle on a residential road in Chicago…
  • Dec 22

    Hit & Run Driver Leaves License Plate Behind, Pays In the End

    Hit & Run Driver Leaves License Plate Behind, Pays In the End
    Here's a tip for any would-be hit and run drivers out there:  Make sure you do not leave your vehicle's license plate at the scene before you flee.  We will find you. That's what happened after a husband and wife struck a Chicago…
Rank this Week: 1382

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona…

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona Blog

Covers Illinois injury law.

http://gkwwlaw.com/news/
  • Jan 7

    Personal Injury: 7 Legal Protections To Take

    Personal Injury: 7 Legal Protections To Take
    If you have been injured as a result of a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, your first objective should be to get proper medical care. Even if you are certain that the other driver is at fault, you should not … Continue reading…
  • Dec 15

    6 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenup

    6 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenup
    It’s not difficult to grasp why many couples are hesitant to even consider signing a prenuptial agreement. At first glance, it can feel as if you’re hedging your bets against the marriage lasting before it even begins. And for the…
  • May 9

    Municipal Flooding Lawsuit

    Municipal Flooding Lawsuit
    Illinois Farmers Insurance Company has filed several class action lawsuits against dozens of Chicago-area municipalities alleging that these municipalities each failed to provide safe storm sewer systems and conduct adequate storm water…
Rank this Week: 1562

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/
  • Dec 6

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?
    Since initiating the program more than a decade ago, the use of red-light cameras has been highly debated. While some focus on the legality of the cameras in general, our primary concern is whether they are effective or not in improving…
  • Dec 6

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?
    Since initiating the program more than a decade ago, the use of red-light cameras has been highly debated. While some focus on the legality of the cameras in general, our primary concern is whether they are effective or not in improving…
  • Nov 23

    Should a Nursing Home Resident be moved when a Complaint is made or a Claim is initiated?

    Should a Nursing Home Resident be moved when a Complaint is made or a Claim is initiated?
    Let’s face it—from complaining about the food or staff in restaurants, to the persons that provide services in our homes—whenever you criticize something or someone, there is always a possible risk of some form of…
Rank this Week: 1625

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/
  • Oct 21

    One (or two, depending on how you count) moment of sanity does not change the fact that judicial elections are a bad idea.

    One (or two, depending on how you count) moment of sanity does not change the fact that judicial elections are a bad idea.
    I strongly believe that electing judges is a very bad idea. See e.g., here and here. Over at Slate, Robert J. Smith has an article about how two justices on the Kansas Supreme Court survived an attempt by death penalty…
  • Oct 2

    48 years ago today (most likely)

    48 years ago today (most likely)
    Moderately reliable sources on the Internet, i.e. Wikipedia, say that on this date in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice. He was, of course, the first African-American appointed to the Supreme Court. His…
  • Sep 21

    Nailed it.

    Nailed it.
    It's usually wrong to brag and it is usually wrong to take pleasure in the suffering of others.  But is it wrong to point out that we called this back in July before anyone even knew Donald Trump running for president would be a thing?…
Rank this Week: 1733

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Aug 17

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive

    This Blog Is on An Extended Hiatus: A Guide to the Archive
    Although I've been posted here regularly (sometimes semi-regularly) for more than ten years, I think it's time to wrap up this blog and put some sort of bow around it. As of now, I have no plans to delete the...
  • Jun 26

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for <ital>Lawyerist</ital>

    More Articles I Wrote Recently for &lt;ital&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/ital&gt;
    Here are two articles I wrote recently for Lawyerist, both on litigation-related themes: 1. How to Take a Deposition Like a Pro 2. How to Have a Collegial Relationship with Opposing Counsel I tried to fill both articles with solid,...
  • May 5

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
Rank this Week: 1394

The Real Estate Blawg

The Real Estate Blawg

Covers Wisconsin and Illinois real estate law.

http://www.therealestateblawg.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease

    How to Negotiate Your Medical 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…
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1522

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From the Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1458

Missouri and Illinois Injury…

Missouri and Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car and truck accident news. By Terry Law Firm, L.L.C.

http://www.missouriillinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 4

    Wildwood, Missouri Woman Killed In Four Car Crash On Interstate 64

    Wildwood, Missouri Woman Killed In Four Car Crash On Interstate 64
    A horrible accident this afternoon has taken the life of a 48-year-old woman from the St. Louis suburb of Wildwood. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occured around 3:50 pm and appears to have started when a car…
  • Dec 29

    Crossover Accident Kills 21-Year-Old Missouri Woman

    Crossover Accident Kills 21-Year-Old Missouri Woman
    Just two days after Christmas, the life of 21-year-old Chelsey Burgess ended in a preventable accident on Cedar Road near Carthage, Missouri. Ms. Burgess was driving a 1993 Ford Taurus when she was involved in a head-on collision that…
  • Dec 18

    17-Year-Old Driver Critically Injures Two In Accident

    17-Year-Old Driver Critically Injures Two In Accident
    A two car accident near Paloma, Illinois has left two people critically injured. Brian Shimp of Frankford, Missouri was driving west on U.S. Highway 24 when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 17-year-old Luke Genenbacher. Police have…
Rank this Week: 1826

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • Sep 28

    $70,000 Settlement For An Injured Passenger

    $70,000 Settlement For An Injured Passenger
    Recently, two individuals were traveling westbound on Palatine Road, when another car attempting to make a right-hand turn, improperly pulled into the road and struck them. This collision forced their car into oncoming traffic where it was…
  • Sep 27

    Can I Collect Injury Compensation Beyond The Insurance Policy Limits In Illinois?

    Can I Collect Injury Compensation Beyond The Insurance Policy Limits In Illinois?
    When you have been hurt in an accident, one of the biggest obstacles you may come upon against in your effort to recover damages is an insurance policy limit. Many drivers only purchase the minimum amount of auto insurance required by…
  • Sep 22

    Will Uninsured Motorist Coverage Apply To A Hit and Run Accident in Illinoi

    Will Uninsured Motorist Coverage Apply To A Hit and Run Accident in Illinoi
    Car accidents are all terrible and inconvenient, but a hit and run may be one of the worst types of car collisions. Someone damages your vehicle, possibly injuring you, and then drives away leaving you with all of the consequences. In other…
Rank this Week: 2630

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Sep 28

    Attorney Michael Keating Profiled On Channel 2 News Story on Bike Lane Danger

    Attorney Michael Keating Profiled On Channel 2 News Story on Bike Lane Danger
    Chicago, Illinois Bicycle Litigation Attorney Michael KeatingAttorney Michael Keating was profiled in a Channel 2 News Investigation regarding the dangers facing Chicago bicyclists in the city's bike lanes. This special investigative report…
  • Sep 26

    Chicago Bicyclist Killed in Right-Hook Crash on Damen at Addison

    Chicago Bicyclist Killed in Right-Hook Crash on Damen at Addison
    According to reports, a Chicago bicyclist was killed in a crash with a commercial vehicle during rush hour this morning. The crash occurred as the bicyclist was riding northbound on Damen Avenue and approaching Addison Street. At the same…
  • Sep 22

    Chicago Bicyclist Injured By Commercial Truck Driver Receives $75,000.00 Settlement

    Chicago Bicyclist Injured By Commercial Truck Driver Receives $75,000.00 Settlement
    The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices have settled a substantial personal injury claim of $75,000.00 on behalf of a bicyclist injured in 2014. The crash occurred when the bicyclist, an 18-year-old student, was riding his…
Rank this Week: 2313

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 27

    Evidence Used to Prove a Car Accident Claim – St. Louis Auto Crash Lawyer

    Evidence Used to Prove a Car Accident Claim – St. Louis Auto Crash Lawyer
    People can stay connected anywhere and at all times – We are communicating with friends and family, staying connected with work, and giving attention to physical fitness while being on the go. Apps such as Fitbit,…
  • Sep 24

    St. Louis Auto Crash Attorney Explains Contingency Fee Agreement

    St. Louis Auto Crash Attorney Explains Contingency Fee Agreement
    How do contingency fee agreements benefit a client looking for legal representation? A contingency fee agreement is a payment arrangement between the plaintiff and the lawyer, allowing the person who has been injured to obtain legal…
  • Sep 23

    St. Louis Automobile Crash Lawyer – Preventing Back-Over Accident

    St. Louis Automobile Crash Lawyer – Preventing Back-Over Accident
    Back-over accidents cause severe injuries and fatalities, especially among children. A back-over accident occurs when a reversing car runs over a person who is standing directly behind the vehicle. In many cases, the accident is caused…
Rank this Week: 2509

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

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

    Nearly 300,000 Traffic Accidents Occurred in Illinois in 2014

    Nearly 300,000 Traffic Accidents Occurred in Illinois in 2014
    So often, Chicago drivers tell themselves “it won’t happen to me” when they think about a car accident occurring. Most motorists believe that they are better than average when it comes to their skills behind the wheel and…
  • Sep 17

    Cycling in Chicago? Use Proper Hand Signals to Prevent a Crash

    Cycling in Chicago? Use Proper Hand Signals to Prevent a Crash
    Riding a bicycle in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois can be a fantastic experience. You can move about town with relative ease, travel without worrying about parking costs or the soaring price of gasoline, and you can even enjoy the scenery…
  • Sep 13

    The Dan Ryan Expressway, Busiest Road in Illinois, Sees Many Car Accident

    The Dan Ryan Expressway, Busiest Road in Illinois, Sees Many Car Accident
    When it comes to driving in the Chicago area, not all roads are created equal. Some are well-maintained, well-designed, and function as intended to, allowing traffic to progress with few problems. Others seem to have been in need of repaving…
Rank this Week: 2038

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
  • Sep 26

    The 16th Edition of Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions Is Here!

    The 16th Edition of Litigating California Wage &amp; Hour and Labor Code Class Actions Is Here!
    Authored by Christopher A. Crosman We are excited to announce the 16th edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s publication Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions. As in previous editions, this publication…
  • Sep 21

    Employers Should Not Retreat on Compliance Planning Despite Two-Pronged Attack on OT Rule

    Employers Should Not Retreat on Compliance Planning Despite Two-Pronged Attack on OT Rule
    Authored by Alex Passantino Two lawsuits related to the Department of Labor’s revisions to the white-collar exemptions have been filed in East Texas. The first lawsuit, citing (among other things) the severe impact the impending salary…
  • Sep 6

    You Can’t Eat Your Cake And Have Your PAGA Too

    You Can’t Eat Your Cake And Have Your PAGA Too
    Authored by Daniel C. Whang and Simon L. Yang Seyfarth Synopsis: When an allegedly aggrieved employee attempts both to seek compensatory relief as an individual and to impose penalties as a proxy for the California Labor Commissioner under…
Rank this Week: 2814

Personal Injury News &…

Personal Injury News & Developments

Covers medical malpractice, workers' compensation and injury law. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/news
  • Sep 26

    Driving High: A Not-Too-Distant Relative of Driving Drunk

    Driving High: A Not-Too-Distant Relative of Driving Drunk
    Horror stories about innocent drivers being hit head-on by drivers who have been using illegal drugs have been spreading throughout the media as of late. One such story is that of Blake Gaston, a twenty-three-year-old who had just left a…
  • Sep 23

    Geier v. American Honda Motor Co., 529 U.S. 861; 98-1811 (2000)

    Geier v. American Honda Motor Co., 529 U.S. 861; 98-1811 (2000)
    Geier v. American Honda Motor Co., 529 U.S. 861; 98-1811 (2000) 2000 Category: Personal injury; preemption Continue Reading
  • Sep 19

    Medical Scope Sanitation Blamed for Patient Death

    Medical Scope Sanitation Blamed for Patient Death
    The officials conducting a surprise spot check of California’s Huntington Hospital in August of 2015 discovered something much different than they were expecting when they found what they called a “‘top to bottom’…
Rank this Week: 2652

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

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

    Back from the Dead: Use of DNA Evidence in Illinoi

    Back from the Dead: Use of DNA Evidence in Illinoi
    Justice delayed is justice denied, but in Illinois time can be a great solver of complex puzzles thanks to the use of DNA technologies. Recently there was a case in which a rape suspect was allowed to roam free thanks to a late identification…
  • Sep 22

    Crimes Against Illinois State Officials: Harsh Punishments in Cook and DuPage County

    Crimes Against Illinois State Officials: Harsh Punishments in Cook and DuPage County
    Attacking a state official is never a good idea in the best of circumstances. First of all, police officers are officers of the court. Therefore the defendant will be setting themselves up for a challenging criminal prosecution process. The…
  • Aug 31

    Drug Dealer Faces Homicide Charge After Client Overdose

    Drug Dealer Faces Homicide Charge After Client Overdose
    Did you know that drug dealers can be held criminally responsible if their clients die from an overdose after purchasing their drugs? In Illinois, a drug dealer in this situation can be charged with reckless homicide. This is exactly what…
Rank this Week: 2262

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Sep 25

    FAQ: Parenting Class for Divorce in Illinoi

    FAQ: Parenting Class for Divorce in Illinoi
    If you have kids and want to get divorced in Illinois, then you will need to take a parenting class. This is true even in an uncontested divorce in Illinois. Even though an uncontested divorce in Illinois is the fastest and most affordable…
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Lake County Uncontested Divorce

    FAQ: Lake County Uncontested Divorce
    If you have questions about an uncontested divorce in Lake County, Illinois, this FAQ may be useful to you. An uncontested divorce in Lake County is a divorce in which both spouses agree on all relevant issues at the beginning of the case,…
  • Sep 3

    Want a Cheap Divorce? Consider Tough Issues.

    Want a Cheap Divorce? Consider Tough Issues.
    Do you want a cheap divorce in Illinois? Probably. You might know that an uncontested divorce is the most affordable and quickest way to get divorce in Illinois. In fact, as an Illinois divorce lawyer, I handle many uncontested divorces for a…
Rank this Week: 2590

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 21

    What if a Condemned Property in NJ Is Also in Foreclosure?

    What if a Condemned Property in NJ Is Also in Foreclosure?
    It is generally troubling to learn that the government wants to seize your land. However, if you can longer afford your mortgage and are facing a possible foreclosure, you may not be as distressed to learn of a possible eminent domain action…
  • Aug 26

    How Condemnation Can Affect Small Businesse

    How Condemnation Can Affect Small Businesse
    Hearing that the government wants to take the land on which you live is stressful, as you will need to figure out a new place to live if the condemnation is successful. However, if you run your own small business, learning there may be a…
  • Aug 12

    Can You Appeal An Eminent Domain Decision?

    Can You Appeal An Eminent Domain Decision?
      If you receive notice of a potential Illinois eminent domain action that will affect your property, you have the right to legally challenge the condemnation if there is a basis on which to do so. Some common reasons to challenge the…
Rank this Week: 2198

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 21

    Woman Allowed to Present Expert from Mexico in U.S. Medical Malpractice Case

    Woman Allowed to Present Expert from Mexico in U.S. Medical Malpractice Case
    In a recent case in front of a state appellate court, a woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after she was treated for a condition known as thoracic outlet syndrome. The illness caused her extreme pain around her shoulder and in her arm…
  • Sep 16

    Defendant Allowed to Reopen Case After Filing Response Seven Months Late

    Defendant Allowed to Reopen Case After Filing Response Seven Months Late
    In a recent case decided by a state appellate court, a husband and wife were injured in a car accident with another motorist. After the accident, they filed suit against the motorist for their physical injuries, mental suffering, lost wages,…
  • Sep 14

    Jury’s Decision Is Upheld Against Medical Spa After Woman Dies Days After Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery

    Jury’s Decision Is Upheld Against Medical Spa After Woman Dies Days After Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery
    In a tragic case of medical malpractice recently decided by one state appellate court, a woman underwent a liposuction procedure at a medical spa and tragically died just a few days later from septic shock. The woman’s husband filed a…
Rank this Week: 2072

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/nursing-home-lawyer/
  • Sep 19

    $586,600 Arbitrator Award in Assisted Living Facility Injury and Death Case

    $586,600 Arbitrator Award in Assisted Living Facility Injury and Death Case
    Violet Moseson, a 97-year-old resident of an assisted living facility, was mandated to be checked on every morning. The facility was to perform safety checks each morning for this resident and others. At the time of this occurrence, the…
  • Sep 15

    $325,000 Settlement Reached in the Death of a Nursing Home Resident Caused by an Inadequate Transfer

    $325,000 Settlement Reached in the Death of a Nursing Home Resident Caused by an Inadequate Transfer
    Ms. Doe, 78, suffered from blindness and mild dementia. Her nursing home care plan called for her to receive assistance from at least two people during any type of physical transfer. This would mean transfer from her bed or transfer from a…
  • Aug 19

    $475,000 Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Fall and Injury Case

    $475,000 Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Fall and Injury Case
    In a confidential settlement, a nursing home paid $475,000 to a seriously injured resident. The resident was listed and charted as being at a high risk for falling. However, several nursing assistants placed the resident at the edge of her…
Rank this Week: 2243

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/
  • Sep 11

    Avoid these Common Causes of Car Accident

    Avoid these Common Causes of Car Accident
    As you probably already know, there are a lot of car accidents here in Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 76,352 crashes reported in 2012 for which damage to any one person’s property totaled…
  • Sep 6

    Texting While Driving in Illinoi

    Texting While Driving in Illinoi
    Earlier this month, two individuals were driving northbound on Fosterburg Road in Alton, Illinois. During their commute, an oncoming southbound vehicle drifted into their lane, hitting them head on. Witnesses say that the at-fault driver was…
  • Aug 31

    Partial Fault for a Car Accident and Compensation

    Partial Fault for a Car Accident and Compensation
    Picture this: you are driving along the road when you are suddenly involved in an auto accident, a horrible one. Suppose you incur a lot of medical expense and miss work for several weeks. The damages are extravagant. Now suppose the court…
Rank this Week: 1897

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/
  • Sep 7

    Girl Sexually Assaulted In Northwest Side Thrift Store

    Girl Sexually Assaulted In Northwest Side Thrift Store
    A girl was sexually assaulted Monday evening (September 5, 2016) inside an Albany Park (Chicago’s Northwest Side) thrift store. According to Chicago Police, the sexual attack happened inside the Village Discount Outlet thrift store at…
  • Aug 22

    Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against School District And Bus Company

    Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against School District And Bus Company
    There has been a lawsuit filed against Indian Prairie School District 204 and the First Student bus company with regard to alleged “inappropriate touching” and fondling of a girl by a male middle school student.  The…
  • Aug 19

    Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Chicago Area Hospital

    Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Chicago Area Hospital
    There has been a sexual assault lawsuit filed against Riveredge Hospital in Forest Park over an alleged sexual assault of a patient in 2015.  The lawsuit has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The lawsuit claims that the…
Rank this Week: 2437

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
  • Jun 27

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 10: Settlement Talks and More

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 10: Settlement Talks and More
    This is the ninth installment in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first nine pieces here. I’m back! It’s been a couple months since my last blog post and over six months since my…
  • Apr 5

    A Brief Introduction to Premarital Agreement

    A Brief Introduction to Premarital Agreement
    Premarital (aka prenuptial) agreements are sometimes a touchy subject (and often fodder for celebrity gossip). OK, maybe more than sometimes. I think that’s because they are often viewed as nothing more than pre-planning for divorce.…
  • Mar 16

    Trust Funding: Top 5 Overlooked Asset

    Trust Funding: Top 5 Overlooked Asset
    The cornerstone of the vast majority of estate plans that I create for our clients is the revocable living trust. They help clients achieve a wide array of estate planning goals by providing a comprehensive set of instructions for managing,…
Rank this Week: 2333

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
Rank this Week: 2438

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Covers issues in Plaintiff's law, both nationally and in Illinois. By Ryan Bradley.

http://www.illinoisplaintiffslawyer.com/
  • Apr 13

    Advisors, Brokers, Fiduciaries, and Your Money: Making Sense of the New Rule

    Advisors, Brokers, Fiduciaries, and Your Money: Making Sense of the New Rule
    We live in a new economy.  The stock market swings up and down at a rate that most people will never have a chance of following, and unless you happen to have a super computer and the ability to participate in so called “flash…
  • Mar 31

    The Basics: An Illinois Medical Malpractice Primer

    The Basics: An Illinois Medical Malpractice Primer
    In 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s statutory limits on certain types of damages that could be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuits. As a result, you might think that the state’s laws will favor…
  • Mar 17

    Stopping Nursing Home Neglect, Take Action

    Stopping Nursing Home Neglect, Take Action
    After reading about so many different nursing home neglect cases in the news, you might begin to believe that neglect is commonplace. While it can (and often does) happen, nursing home neglect is not something you have to accept. Whether you…
Rank this Week: 2237

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home
    There are a couple of things ALL home owners should know about their abodes. The wonderful Art of Manliness blog hits this point very well in a recent post identifying spots in the home that every owner should be familiar with for safety and…
  • Nov 11

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day
    by Michael H. WassermanI am happy to announce my affiliation with Heroes Home Advantage, a real estate program designed to reward military veterans and those serving our country on active duty, with fire or police departments, teachers and as…
  • Nov 2

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer
    by Michael H. WassermanHome buyers on the hunt for information about a prospective new home have a new arrow in their quiver - DiedinHouse.com. This web site provides a service just exactly as its name suggests. Customers willing to pay a…
Rank this Week: 2151

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Covers Illinois criminal, DUI and traffic law. By Gainor and Gosch, PC.

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 17

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?
    Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is illegal in the state of Illinois. Despite the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (410 ILCS 130/1) becoming effective as of January 2014, recreational use, distribution, and…
  • Feb 27

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi
    Expungement is the process where a criminal court disposition is removed from your public record. According to Illinois law, to expunge means “to physically destroy records or return them . . . and to obliterate the [offender’s…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi
    “It was only a shirt.” “No one was looking.” “I think it’s just a misdemeanor anyway.” If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, it is important to take a step back and understand the significant…
Rank this Week: 2596

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 15

    Free Consultation for Illinois Divorce: Beware!

    Free Consultation for Illinois Divorce: Beware!
    If you are looking for a free divorce consultation, beware. You probably won’t get what you’re looking for – and if you do, you’re probably not looking for the right stuff. As an Illinois divorce lawyer who handles…
  • Dec 30

    New Illinois “Child Custody” Law: Parenting Agreement Requirement

    New Illinois “Child Custody” Law: Parenting Agreement Requirement
    As an Illinois divorce lawyer, it’s important to take note of major changed in the law. Beginning January 1, 2016, there term “custody” will not a legal term so far as the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act…
  • Dec 18

    A QDRO lawyer for post-divorce problems?

    A QDRO lawyer for post-divorce problems?
    Are you divorced and have a problem with your QDRO or other retirement division issue? If so, read this article about problems that can happen after a divorce is finalized – the so called “post decree” time period. After I…
Rank this Week: 2517

Chicago Accident Law Blog

Chicago Accident Law Blog

Covers car accidents, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability and truck accidents. By Ed Scanlan.

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 7

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi
    A lawsuit alleging childhood sexual abuse was filed yesterday in Du Page County, Illinois against Bill Gothard and the Institute of Basic Life Principles that he founded in 1961. The lawsuit filed by 10 women includes allegations of rape,…
  • Jan 7

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi
    A lawsuit alleging childhood sexual abuse was filed yesterday in Du Page County, Illinois against Bill Gothard and the Institute of Basic Life Principles that he founded in 1961. The lawsuit filed by 10 women includes allegations of rape,…
  • Apr 24

    Illinois Fracking Lawsuit

    Illinois Fracking Lawsuit
    The Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act, 225 ILCS 732/1-1 et. seq. became law in Illinois on June 17, 2013. Environmentalists and landowners above the "New Albany Shale" initially hailed the law, but now that the Illinois Dept. of Natural…
Rank this Week: 1885

Chicago Injury Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Injury Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Friedman & Bonebrake, P.C.

http://www.chicagoinjuryaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Our law firm receives almost daily calls from potential clients seeking an attorney to assist them with a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, we probably reject 99% of these cases. Why? There are a myriad of reasons, including problems…
  • Dec 3

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Our law firm receives almost daily calls from potential clients seeking an attorney to assist them with a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, we probably reject 99% of these cases. Why? There are a myriad of reasons, including problems…
  • Sep 1

    Lawsuits Filed Against Automakers for Defect in Keyless Ignition System

    Lawsuits Filed Against Automakers for Defect in Keyless Ignition System
    Many new automobiles being sold today have keyless ignition systems. In order to operate these vehicles, the owner merely has to have their keyfob near the push button starter. There is a convenience factor in not having to take out your key…
Rank this Week: 2160

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    New Law on Illinois Child Support

    New Law on Illinois Child Support
    The changes to the Child Support Laws (becoming effective 1/1/16) include an allowable deduction for student loan debt. This is pretty significant because courts have pretty much told folks to take a hike when they ask for a reduction in…
  • Sep 23

    McLean County Illinois Court Records Online

    McLean County Illinois Court Records Online
    Public Access Search SystemDon R. Everhart, Jr., Mclean County Circuit Clerk, is pleased to present this information for public access.Disclaimers: This information pertains only to cases held before the Courts of McLean County, IL.…
  • Sep 17

    DCFS -- Inadequate Supervision

    DCFS -- Inadequate Supervision
    Many folks ask me how long you can leave your kids in a car alone, or how old do your kids have to be before you leave them alone at home. Well, the answer is not clear, but here is what DCFS uses to determine their position on each…
Rank this Week: 1982