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IP Registration and Enforcement…

IP Registration and Enforcement Blog

Covers trademark law. By Davidson and Davidson LLC.

http://davidsontm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1328

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    NHTSA Proposes Federal Safety Standards to Better Protect Large Bus Passenger

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

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

    Methods of Reducing the Number of Deaths and Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving
    Thanks in part to a wealth of informative and proactive safety campaigns, drunk driving fatalities have been on a steady downward slope over the past several decades, but that doesn’t mean that these accidents aren’t still a…
  • Aug 11

    Keep Your Child Safe and Prevent Pedestrian Traffic Accident

    Keep Your Child Safe and Prevent Pedestrian Traffic Accident
    Every year, almost 5,000 people are killed and 70,000 are injured in pedestrian accidents. To put those numbers into perspective, that averages out to roughly one pedestrian death every two hours, and one pedestrian injury every 8 minutes.…
Rank this Week: 1402

Illinois Workers Compensation…

Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and wrongful termination. By Donald W. Fohrman & Associates.

http://www.illinoisworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Work related rotator cuff tear

    Work related rotator cuff tear
    With the cut back in the labor force more and more workers are being forced to pick up the slack. This oftens times leads to injuries caused by over-use. One of the common injuries associated with over-use is the tear of the shoulder's…
  • Jun 22

    Illinois Labor Update

    Illinois Labor Update
    A jury recently found that having a anti-sexual harassment policy just isn't enough to guard against lawsuits. The EEOC suide the owner of a franchise restaurant on behalf of 2 young women who were sexually harassed by an older manager. …
  • Apr 18

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife
    The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the funds in a Medicare set-aside (MSA) are part of a workers' compensation settlement thereby allowing an ex-wife to a portion of the MSA. The claimant was injured in a work accident in 2008. He…
Rank this Week: 1411

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Aug 29

    DUI fatality cases in Illinoi

    DUI fatality cases in Illinoi
    A news media outlet filed a report concerning a DUI offense that occurred in Illinois. The report indicates that 11, resulting in the death of a passenger and injuries to other passengers. The driver is charged with what is known as…
  • Aug 15

    Illinois DUI look back period

    Illinois DUI look back period
    Those who are arrested for DUI in Illinois must understand how long the look back period will be.  As is the case with much of the law governing Driving Under the Influence, the answer is not clear because it is based upon political…
  • Aug 1

    Clearing up the Interlock Ignition Device (IID) Confusion

    Clearing up the Interlock Ignition Device (IID) Confusion
    An Interlock Ignition Device (IID) is a machine that is internally connected (“interlocked”) into your motor vehicle’s ignition. Unless you blow into a tube that runs to the machine and blow below a predetermined breath…
Rank this Week: 1561

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

Presents business and legal resources for long term acute care hospitals.

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1586

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

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

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption
    This Chicago DUI attorney regularly gets told that you can't be charged with a DUI because no alcohol was consumed.  I've posted here, here, and here that this is not true.  Still it is clear that people really think you can't get…
  • Jan 6

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open
    This Chicago DUI lawyer knows today is one to stay inside.  The windchill levels could make today, and the rest of the week, the lowest recorded temperatures on record for the city of Chicago.  How low you ask?  Schools are…
  • Sep 27

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock

    Chicago DUI Attorney Wonders About the Effectiveness of Roadblock
    This Chicago DUI Attorney wants you to know that tomorrow night you do not want to start your weekend trapped in an invasive, and in some jurisdictions illegal, roadblock.  So I've already done the leg work for you and here are the…
Rank this Week: 1548

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 22

    Distinguishing between Accident / Injury Claims involving Bike Sharing, Bike Rental, & Bike Sale

    Distinguishing between Accident / Injury Claims involving Bike Sharing, Bike Rental, & Bike Sale
    Bicycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. The Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represent the victims and family members of bike crashes that occurred in Chicago or a neighboring suburb. As bicycling increases throughout…
Rank this Week: 1659

Illinois Workers' Compensation…

Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois work injury issues, including insurance, FMLA and independent medical examinations. By Dworkin & Maciariello.

http://www.illinoisworkerscompensationattorneys.com/
  • Apr 4

    Illinois Workers' Compensation and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)

    Illinois Workers' Compensation and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
    When an employee is injured at work in Illinois there are a lot of fears that instantly arise: How will I earn an income? Who will pay my medical bills? What if I never return to 100%? Will I still have a job when I am done treating? …
  • Feb 23

    Diskectomies and Spinal Fusions As Treatment of Illinois Work Injurie

    Diskectomies and Spinal Fusions As Treatment of Illinois Work Injurie
    Workers' Compensation benefits are often available for injured workers in Illinois who require surgery for back pain and back injuries resulting from work accidents. Conservative or non-invasive treatment is normally tried first in an effort…
  • Jan 27

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie

    Conservative Treatment and Surgery for Illinois Work Injurie
    When a job related injury causes back pain or leg pain it can be difficult to know whether surgery is necessary or if a more conservative method of treatment will be the best option. Many of our clients, from all over the Chicagoland area,…
Rank this Week: 1682

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer…

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Truck Driver Killed in Woodhull Truck Accident, Passenger Injured

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

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

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

    Recent Accidents Highlight Trucking Safety Issue

    Recent Accidents Highlight Trucking Safety Issue
    Throughout the past few months, our law firm has frequently written about issues of negligence making truck accidents more frequent and especially dangerous. While it is not only truck drivers who are guilty of negligent acts like distracted…
Rank this Week: 1797

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg Blog

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

http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Chicago jury awards fourteen million dollars in medical malpractice lawsuit

    Chicago jury awards fourteen million dollars in medical malpractice lawsuit
    A Chicago jury recently awarded $14 million to the plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The plaintiff, Mariola Zapalski, was prescribed the birth control drug Yasmin. After taking the medication for 13 days, she suffered a stroke that…
  • Aug 22

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over drowning death after swan attack

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed over drowning death after swan attack
    The wife of a Villa Park man who died after being attacked by a swan has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man’s employer and against the condo complex where he was working when he died. According to the lawsuit, Anthony…
  • Aug 18

    Eleven million dollar birth injury lawsuit over Topamax stand

    Eleven million dollar birth injury lawsuit over Topamax stand
    In a recent birth injury lawsuit, a jury award of $11 million will stand after a judge denied a defendant’s motion for a new trial. The jury made the award in November 2013 in a lawsuit over birth injuries suffered by a child whose…
Rank this Week: 1972

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Medicare Star Ratings May Do More Harm Than Good

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

    Nursing Home Complaints Can Now be Submitted Online

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

    Illinois Revokes License of Nursing Home Psychiatrist

    Illinois Revokes License of Nursing Home Psychiatrist
    A popular Chicago psychiatrist, Dr. Michael Reinstein, recently had his license suspended by the Illinois medical board due to his illegal prescribing of clozapine, an antipsychotic. He prescribed the dangerous drug to countless nursing home…
Rank this Week: 1986

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

Covers economic security and opportunity, health care justice, housing justice and legal aid. By the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Aug 18

    Why Ryan's New Anti-Poverty Plan Is Another Missed Opportunity

    Why Ryan's New Anti-Poverty Plan Is Another Missed Opportunity
    On the surface, Rep. Paul Ryan may seem to be an advocate for those in poverty. His policy proposals, however, would undermine anti-poverty efforts by systematically weakening successful safety net programs like the Supplemental Nutrition…
  • Aug 13

    Utilizing Framing to Achieve Anti-Poverty Wins in an Age of Political Polarization

    Utilizing Framing to Achieve Anti-Poverty Wins in an Age of Political Polarization
    Recent research finds that Congress is more polarized than at any time since the end of reconstruction. These findings are evidenced by the Shriver Center’s recently published Poverty Scorecard, which graded 97% of the Senators and 95%…
  • Aug 12

    Political Polarization Harms Poor People

    Political Polarization Harms Poor People
    Recently, the Shriver Center released the 2013 Poverty Scorecard, which measures how every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted on the most significant poverty-related proposed legislation of 2013. Not surprisingly,…
Rank this Week: 1887

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Aug 15

    Bicyclist Doored in Riverside Receives Insurance Settlement

    Bicyclist Doored in Riverside Receives Insurance Settlement
    Location in Riverside, IL where a bicyclist was doored. Illinois bike attorneys at Keating Law Offices helped secure an insurance settlement for the doored bicyclist who was injured in the crash. Illinois Bicycle Lawyer Joe Vietri secured an…
  • Aug 13

    Claim Settled for Bicyclist Struck While Crossing Busy Street in Crosswalk

    Claim Settled for Bicyclist Struck While Crossing Busy Street in Crosswalk
    Illinois Bicycle Lawyers Michael S. Keating and Joseph T. Vietri have secured a substantial settlement for a bicyclist who was struck by a motorist at the intersection of Janes Avenue and 83rd Street in suburban Woodridge last August. The…
  • Aug 8

    Niles Plans to Improve Bicycle Path Crossing at Location of Bicyclist's Death

    Niles Plans to Improve Bicycle Path Crossing at Location of Bicyclist's Death
    In a previous post, we detailed the tragic passing of a 39-year-old bicyclist, Jeremy Ghisols. Jeremy was killed while bicycling in Niles near the intersection of the North Branch Trail and Howard Street. Prior to this bicycle crash, the…
Rank this Week: 2030

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

Auto Accident Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Spyder Motorcycles Under Investigation for Fire Risk

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

    Two Chicagoans Fatally Hit by Metra Train

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

    Chicago Activists Push for Divvy Helmet

    Chicago Activists Push for Divvy Helmet
    About one year ago, Chicago introduced its first official bike-sharing program, Divvy, which has been met with much success. Over this past year, according to Mayor Emanuel, 1.6 million Divvy trips took place and 23,000 people signed up for…
Rank this Week: 1960

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
  • Jul 3

    Need a QDRO Lawyer in Illinois?

    Need a QDRO Lawyer in Illinois?
    If you need a QDRO lawyer, that means you need someone to draft a qualified domestic relations order – it’s what’s used to divide 401ks and pensions pursuant to a divorce in Illinois. You might be glad your divorce is over,…
  • Jun 24

    Need a lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

    Need a lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?
    An uncontested divorce in Illinois can be quit simple – so long as you use a lawyer. As an uncontested divorce lawyer in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties, I find that whether it’s Chicago, Skokie, Deerfield or Wheaton, people often…
  • Mar 25

    Lake Michigan oil spill like divorce?

    Lake Michigan oil spill like divorce?
    Today there was an oil spill in Lake Michigan. It struck me that an oil spill can be a lot like a divorce. Bigger than they look Both oils spills and divorces can be bigger than they first appear. For example, in an oil spill, it can be hard…
Rank this Week: 1989

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona…

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona Blog

Covers Illinois injury law.

http://gkwwlaw.com/news/
  • 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…
  • Mar 6

    Multi Million Dollar Class Action Lawsuit – Summary Judgment

    Multi Million Dollar Class Action Lawsuit – Summary Judgment
    Sept. 12, 2012 – Nichols v. Chicago Heights Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona secured summary judgment in a multi-million dollar class action suit brought against the City of Chicago Heights in connection with a record rainfall that…
  • Nov 16

    Tom Gardiner Speaks to the Forensic Expert Witness Association

    Tom Gardiner Speaks to the Forensic Expert Witness Association
    On November 15th, Tom Gardiner spoke before the Forensic Expert Witness Association.  He addressed past and future trends regarding use of expert witnesses in litigation.
Rank this Week: 2000

Illinois Car and Truck Accident…

Illinois Car and Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois trucking and car accident cases, news and issues. From the Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

http://www.illinoiscarandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2014

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/
  • Aug 29

    FBI Discusses Law Enforcement Priorities in Illinoi

    FBI Discusses Law Enforcement Priorities in Illinoi
    Recently, Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey paid a visit to Illinois law enforcement officers to discuss FBI priorities in the region. According to news coverage on the subject, he said that stopping violent crime and…
  • Aug 26

    Class X Felonies: What Do They Mean for You?

    Class X Felonies: What Do They Mean for You?
    You may have noticed in some Illinois news stories that people are charged with Class X felonies. The term “Class X felony” may raise questions for some, as it does not seem to cleanly fit into the scheme of Illinois felony…
  • Aug 22

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law

    Quick Facts on Illinois Bicycle Law
    As you may have noticed, bicycle use is becoming more prevalent throughout the streets of Illinois. This means that motorists must become more mindful about sharing roadways with two-wheeled counterparts. Nonetheless, many bicyclists and…
Rank this Week: 2117

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/
  • Aug 26

    Attempted Child Abduction In Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

    Attempted Child Abduction In Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood
    There was an alleged attempted child abduction Monday afternoon (August 25, 2014) in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. According to a Chicago Police alert, the attempted child abduction involved an 11-year-old girl walking home from…
  • Aug 24

    Alleged Child Luring Attempt On Chicago’s North Side

    Alleged Child Luring Attempt On Chicago’s North Side
    There was an alleged child luring attempt on Chicago’s North Side Saturday afternoon, August 23, 2014. According to Chicago Police, the child luring attempt happened at Hermitage and Diversey at approximately 5:00 p.m. The incident…
  • Aug 18

    Attempted Child Abduction In Palatine, Illinoi

    Attempted Child Abduction In Palatine, Illinoi
    There was an alleged attempted child abduction Sunday night (August 17, 2014) in Palatine, Illinois. According to Palatine Police, this child abduction attempt happened at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the 500 block of West Helen Road. It…
Rank this Week: 2195

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability
    If you read this blog enough, you will know that intra-office romances seem to come up frequently as a catalyst for some type of lawsuit. In fact, sexual attraction between coworkers is a dominant theme in any number of workplace problems,…
  • May 22

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?
    It’s been an axiom of disability discrimination law that the courts will not overrule an employer's legitimate workplace judgment and that employers can structure jobs and establish job qualifications as they see fit.  But some…
  • May 22

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim
    Actually, this is not that tricky.  The 4th Circuit recently affirmed something that employment lawyers have been telling their clients for years – an employer's work environment extends throughout the span of the company’s…
Rank this Week: 2126

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

The Namby Pamby, Attorney-at-Law

I get paid to dress pretty, go to court and talk to crazy people.

http://thenambypambyblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)

    The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)
    The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a successful lawyer. The reason? I had to serve a small jail sentence for a…
  • Dec 31

    Sex or Home Improvement?

    Sex or Home Improvement?
    Picture if you will it being two in the morning and you are in a deep slumber. It’s precisely at this moment you wake up to the sounds of something being pounded into the wall. It’s two in the freaking morning meaning that no…
  • Dec 10

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale

    Further proof that I am a cautionary tale
    Colleagues far more experienced than I have told me that when you are trying a case in front of a jury that it is essential that every thing you do has a purpose. Don’t stare at the jurors, don’t be a nuisance in the courtroom…
Rank this Week: 2180

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical negligence. By Kroot Law LLC.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.net/
  • Jan 2

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary
    One of the most common knee surgeries performed on patients today may be completely unnecessary in many instances, according to a recent study out of Finland. The study followed 146 patients between the ages of 35 and 65 with symptoms of…
  • Nov 26

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost
    For over a decade, proponents of tort reform have argued medical malpractice reform is needed to reduce spiraling healthcare costs. If these reforms were implemented, tort reformers promised reduced healthcare costs. Opponents of tort…
  • Nov 11

    New Approach To Medical Malpractice: Disclose, Apologize and Offer

    New Approach To Medical Malpractice: Disclose, Apologize and Offer
    Doctors are human, just like everyone else. Consequently, doctors can and do make mistakes. When medical malpractice does occur, the defense-oriented culture has nearly always been to deny, defend, and counter attack. One major medical…
Rank this Week: 2146

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: 2218

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Chicago Executive Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wage claims and employment contract disputes. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagoexecutivelawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is being a bad boss illegal?

    Is being a bad boss illegal?
    There are blog posts nearly every day about the importance of good leadership in the workplace and the negative affects of a bad boss. In our office, we have heard about nearly every type of bad boss: the micro-manager, the screamer, the…
  • Nov 7

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money

    Big Surprise: Ending Workplace Harassment Saves Business' Money
    Last month, Bill Toland authored an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that highlights the high costs businesses face by allowing harassment to go unchecked. It is pretty obvious that no one wants to work in an environment where…
  • Oct 26

    It's never too late to pursue a dream

    It's never too late to pursue a dream
    A client of ours recently published a children's book titled Red Rose and Blue Butterfly. Publishing a book under any circumstances is an amazing feat, but one of the reasons this book in particular is so amazing is that the author, Sara…
Rank this Week: 2062

Smarter Will Blog

Smarter Will Blog

Provides estate planning and probate news.

http://www.smarterwill.com/estate-planning-news/
  • May 23

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?
    Holographic wills (wills that are entirely handwritten) are not generally recognized as valid wills in the state of Illinois. Why? It's not because they're handwritten, but because holographic wills are usually not 'witnessed' properly (the…
  • May 9

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi
    Did you know that Illinois has a fairly new organ donation process, and that even if you've registered before to be an organ donor, you may need to re-register under the new system? In 2006 (only 5 years ago), a new Illinois organ donation…
  • Apr 25

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible
    Everyone has the right to live. But does everyone have the right to die? Dying on your own terms (or “pulling the plug”) is a privilege granted at the state level. But it requires advance planning. Every state has different rules on how…
Rank this Week: 2075

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Covers mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.mesotheliomaattorney-blog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Asbestos and Autoimmune Disease

    Asbestos and Autoimmune Disease
    The grave health risks of asbestos exposure have been known and documented since the 1930s, though not publically until the mid-1970s and even later in some parts of the world. Lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma and other fatal lung…
  • Aug 6

    Lung Cancer Victim Wins Million-Dollar Tobacco Lawsuit

    Lung Cancer Victim Wins Million-Dollar Tobacco Lawsuit
    The widow of a long-time smoker recently won a $4 million jury verdict in California, after she sued Lorillard Tobacco Company for his death. Her husband died in 1998, from lung cancer, after smoking Newports for several decades. Lung cancer…
  • Aug 6

    Lung Cancer Victim Wins Million-Dollar Tobacco Lawsuit

    Lung Cancer Victim Wins Million-Dollar Tobacco Lawsuit
    The widow of a long-time smoker recently won a $4 million jury verdict in California, after she sued Lorillard Tobacco Company for his death. Her husband died in 1998, from lung cancer, after smoking Newports for several decades. Lung cancer…
Rank this Week: 2303

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

The Wage and Hour Litigation Blog

Covers wage and hour law. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Two Days Left to Vote for the Wage & Hour Litigation Blog
    Many of our blog’s authors are from Chicago, where it is said we “vote early and vote often.” You may not be able to vote early, and we don’t (necessarily) advocate that you vote often (nudge, nudge; wink, wink). But…
Rank this Week: 2315

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Aug 7

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License
          As previously stated in this blog, undocumented immigrants living in Illinois may now apply for a driver's license under Illinois law,…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest
         Today, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police officers must secure a warrant before searching a arrestee's cell phone. The Court issued an opinion in Riley v. California,-- U.S. --, (No 13-132)…
  • May 29

    Award

    Award
       I am proud and humbled to announce that I will be receiving the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award by the Illinois State Bar Association. I could not be more thrilled to be honored by this wonderful organization.Lori…
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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/
  • Apr 24

    What's the problem now, illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com?

    What's the problem now, illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com?
    “Hey, c’mon Sr. illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com. Two months between postings? How do you expect to keep your readers? We’re writing briefs. We need all this stuff you write about. Nobody else does it, at least not like you.…
  • Apr 24

    Insurer’s Arguments First Raised On Reconsideration Forfeited For Appeal

    Insurer’s Arguments First Raised On Reconsideration Forfeited For Appeal
    General contractor Kiferbaum Construction was sued by a subcontractor’s employee who was injured at the work site. Kiferbaum was represented by Jacobson & Riseborough. Kiferbaum got excess insurance from Evanston Insurance.…
  • Feb 23

    Aldermen’s Appeal Of Victorious Referendum Moot

    Aldermen’s Appeal Of Victorious Referendum Moot
    More than 58 percent of the voters in Country Club Hills, Illinois passed a referendum that reduced the number of city aldermen from 10 to five. About three weeks later, a group of unhappy aldermen sued the county clerk. They asked the trial…
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East Central Illinois Criminal Law…

East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Weblog

Covers criminal law and drunk driving. By Jeremy J. Richey.

http://ecilcrime.com
  • Apr 17

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense

    Driving While Driver’s License Is Suspended (DWLS) as a Petty Offense
    There is a type of DWLS that can be a petty offense rather than a Class A misdemeanor. The relevant statute is 625 ILCS 5/6-601: If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for operating a motor vehicle during a time…
  • Aug 27

    Douglas County Courthouse

    Douglas County Courthouse
    Address The address of the Douglas County Courthouse is 401 South Center Street, Tuscola, IL 61953.   Visitors must pass through security when entering the courthouse. Courtroom “1? is located on the third floor of the courthouse.  There…
  • Jul 28

    Mailing Address Change

    Mailing Address Change
    The Charleston Post Office is moving all post office boxes to the new post office location in town.  Due to the move, they are downsizing the number of available post office boxes.  The post office is eliminating my current post office box…
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Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

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

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 28

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime
    Illinois tollway drivers are finding out that state laws on speeding aren’t what they used to be. Drivers used to have to worry about misdemeanor charges only when speeding more than 30 MPH over the limit. But under a new law in 2014, a…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search
    People make mistakes… That’s just life, right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant, arrest…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web
    People make mistakes… Same as it always was, and will be. Right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant,…
Rank this Week: 2258

Illinois Business Law Blog

Illinois Business Law Blog

By Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish.

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

    The Importance of Non-Disclosure Agreement

    The Importance of Non-Disclosure Agreement
    One company used the trade secrets of another company, yet despite this fact the court didn’t stop them. This can happen to your company as well if you fail to properly protect your company secrets. Failing to implement non-disclosure…
  • Jan 14

    How do you count to 50 Employees for FMLA Purposes?

    How do you count to 50 Employees for FMLA Purposes?
    As you probably know, the Family Medical and Leave Act only applies to companies who employ 50 or more employees (within a 75 mile radius) each working day during at least 20 calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.  But…
  • Dec 18

    Is it Time to Modify Your Policy on Confidentiality during Investigations?

    Is it Time to Modify Your Policy on Confidentiality during Investigations?
      It has been widely reported that the EEOC is following the NLRB’s lead when it comes to analyzing company policies. It seems that company policies regarding confidentiality during harassment investigations are under fire.…
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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/
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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: 2270

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/
  • Aug 29

    Paint Strippers Named as Major Health Risk by EPA

    Paint Strippers Named as Major Health Risk by EPA
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released official evaluations of three chemicals found widely in household products. One chemical in particular, which is used in paint stripping products, was especially condemned. The…
  • Aug 27

    Chicago Officials Use Twitter to Tracks Foodborne Illne

    Chicago Officials Use Twitter to Tracks Foodborne Illne
    It seems like every day there is a new recall issued for some type of food contamination - salmonella, E.coli, listeria or other risks of public health. Although the FDA and USDA are trying to ramp up their inspection and enforcement…
  • Aug 25

    Millions of Bean Bags Recalled after Child Death

    Millions of Bean Bags Recalled after Child Death
    More than 2.2 million bean bags made by Ace Bayou Corp. are being recalled after two children suffocated to death inside of them. The bean bags, which come in various shapes, colors, fabrics and sizes, were sold at popular stores such as…
Rank this Week: 2607

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/
  • Aug 20

    Dangerous Medical Equipment - Litigating a Surgical Mesh Injury

    Dangerous Medical Equipment - Litigating a Surgical Mesh Injury
    Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to treat a number of health complications in female patients. The material is inserted into the pelvis for the purpose of strengthening its walls. This prevents the bladder and reproductive…
  • Aug 15

    Medical Malpractice in Illinois - Wrong-Site Medical Errors Lead to Liability

    Medical Malpractice in Illinois - Wrong-Site Medical Errors Lead to Liability
    According to a report by Medscape, wrong site surgery errors occur approximately 40 times every week. This number is alarming and demonstrates the level of risk that patients endure when undergoing a surgical procedure. The reasons for the…
  • Aug 7

    Stay Mindful - The Prevalence of Depression During Pregnancy

    Stay Mindful - The Prevalence of Depression During Pregnancy
    While much attention is given to the dangers of postpartum depression, far less is known about the risk of depression during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), this is a common problem that reportedly affects…
Rank this Week: 2773

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

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

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
  • Aug 13

    The Right to Sue Family Member

    The Right to Sue Family Member
    Over the years, intra-family immunity from lawsuits against other family members developed; “parental immunity” and “spousal immunity.” Some have suggested that these immunities were part of a body of rules that…
  • Aug 11

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award

    Spousal Rights Regarding Personal Injury Award
    Upon termination of a marriage by divorce, one of the most difficult problems is often division of the couple’s real and personal property. Although there are considerable differences in the way states treat property acquired by spouses…
Rank this Week: 2604

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

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

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon

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

    Evidence for Asylum

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

    Affirmative Asylum Proce

    Affirmative Asylum Proce
    The Affirmative Asylum process is a complicated, multistep process. Below are the various steps you must complete to have a successful asylum application, according to USCIS. 1) Arrive in the United States: In order to claim asylum in the…
Rank this Week: 2600

Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

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

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

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  • Aug 1

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?
    When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of case I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of…
  • Jul 29

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…
    Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. —Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
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Illinois DUI

Illinois DUI

Covers Illinois DUI law, including penalties, evidence (breath, blood and urine testing), and defenses. By Lewis B. Gainor.

http://www.illinoisdui.us/
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving
    The nation’s highest court gave police broad powers to stop vehicles based on anonymous tips in a recent opinion. In the Navarette v. California case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the police can pull over a vehicle based…
  • Apr 1

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail
    Drive too fast and you might go to jail. No, seriously. And if you have been pulled over for speeding by a State Trooper, you may have been told the same thing. Under a new law in Illinois, speeding 35 MPH over the posted limit is a Class A…
  • Oct 16

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36
    For years, DUI offenders have had to worry about their driver’s licenses and the possibility of incarceration. But recently, prosecutors have given defendants another cause for concern. The government can seize a DUI offender’s…
Rank this Week: 2681

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

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

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 2621

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys…

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois medical malpractice and workers compensation. By Jerisat & Kostopoulos.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional
    Medical malpractice in misdiagnosis of cancer is unfortunately common in Illinois and other states. Diagnosing cancer correctly at the earliest stages is crucial to having a good outcome. At its earliest stages, cancer can often be cured by…
  • Jun 14

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit
    Illinois personal injury lawyers have filed product liability lawsuits involving the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. Yasmin is sold under the Ocella and Zarah brands. Yaz is sold under the Gianvi brand name. Bayer Corporation,…
  • Jun 12

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court
    Contingency fee patent attorneys have won a victory for a small tech company . The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a $290 million patent infringement verdict against Microsoft which was appealed from Judge Leonard Davis. This is the largest patent…
Rank this Week: 2663

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Illinois Children's Trust

    Illinois Children's Trust
    Children under the age of 18 cannot directly inherit more than a small amount of money. If you make no provisions in your Will, a court will appoint a property guardian to manage your child’s assets until he reaches 18. That property…
  • Aug 23

    Probate Law Regarding Beneficiarie

    Probate Law Regarding Beneficiarie
    A holding by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kennedy, executrix of the estate of Kennedy, deceased v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan, et al. makes clear the importance of keeping on top of estate planning matters. In…
  • Aug 16

    Chicago Estate Planning and Individual Retirement Account

    Chicago Estate Planning and Individual Retirement Account
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) need to be taken into account when doing estate planning. The most important thing to remember with an IRA for estate planning purposes is to name a beneficiary. While a spouse is usually the logical…
Rank this Week: 3174

Ken Allen Law Blog

Ken Allen Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Road Debris: Driving Hazards That Cause Serious Accident

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

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

    Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Began Last Week (8/15)
    You may still be making plans for your Labor Day holiday this year, but it’s already started for law enforcement here in our part of the country. Working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), local and state…
Rank this Week: 2827

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 2902