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The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Jun 19

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer
    When you're close to a final draft, use this self-editing checklist to add a bit of polish--or give it to your assistant to do the same. Are the headings correctly numbered? Are acronyms explained? Are the parties referred to in...
  • Apr 7

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site
    Raymond Ward's blog, the (new) legal writer, is billed as "a collection of resources for lawyers and other writers." And that's exactly what it is--you can always find a useful link. Ward's latest post, "The Redbook (3d ed.)," concludes…
  • Mar 26

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?
    Here's a great post from Max Kennerly at Litigation & Trial: "Defeating The Medical Records Paper Copy Scam." If you want to find out whether doctors and hospitals are overcharging you for your client's medical records--and they probably…
Rank this Week: 1254

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: 1293

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

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

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Jul 22

    Joining The Tribe. . .

    Joining The Tribe. . .
    For many years I worked with a much older attorney who used to talk about the strength of numbers.  The way he used to do it was amusing.  He would describe a group of heavily armed soldiers in the old west peering out from the…
  • Jul 17

    Powerful Video Encourages Road Users To Stay Calm and Share The Road

    Powerful Video Encourages Road Users To Stay Calm and Share The Road
    Recently, a journalist contacted me about a story he was writing about the (seemingly) increased vitriol between motorists and cyclists.  We spoke for a while about the matter, covering several recent incidents. The Craigslist letter.…
  • Jul 7

    Visitation Tomorrow For 28 Year Old Chicago Cyclist Killed By Truck Driver

    Visitation Tomorrow For 28 Year Old Chicago Cyclist Killed By Truck Driver
    Barbara Eno,courtesy DNAInfoVisitation will be held on Tuesday for Barbara Eno, a 28 year old Chicago bicyclist who was killed on July 3rd by a right turning cement truck.  Her funeral will be held on Wednesday.  For information on…
Rank this Week: 1328

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 9

    Major Changes to Chicago Roads to Curb Bike Accident

    Major Changes to Chicago Roads to Curb Bike Accident
    Residents of Chicago's Northwest Side recently gathered in a community center to discuss the major changes to be made in their neighborhood, the 45th ward, and specifically Gladstone and Portage Parks. Among these changes include protected or…
  • Jul 1

    GM Expands Recall, Sets Settlement Terms for Victim

    GM Expands Recall, Sets Settlement Terms for Victim
    In the latest General Motors update, the company just issued another massive recall affecting about 8.4 million vehicles. The vast majority of these vehicles are being recalled for the same ignition defects that have already caused fatal…
Rank this Week: 1414

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/
  • Jul 16

    Rider Hurt in Chicago Motorcycle Accident

    Rider Hurt in Chicago Motorcycle Accident
    Summertime riding in Chicago is a popular activity as motorcyclists take to the streets. Bike are a fuel efficient means of transit that many people enjoy; in fact, there are more than 240,000 registered motorcycles in Illinois…
  • Jul 9

    Ford Announces New Vehicle Recall

    Ford Announces New Vehicle Recall
    In 2014, auto makers have recalled more vehicles than in any previous year. On Tuesday, the record grew a little larger as Ford announced a recall of about 100,000 vehicles. The recall involves two separate issues with the larger of the two…
  • Jul 7

    Chicago Car Accident Leaves 1 Dead

    Chicago Car Accident Leaves 1 Dead
    Car accidents are the number one cause of unintentional death among teens ages 15 through 19 across the nation. Unfortunately, Chicago experiences a number of these deaths every year. But teens and other inexperienced drivers are far from…
Rank this Week: 1383

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, premises liability, products liability and wrongful death law. By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

http://www.prslaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1321

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Asylum 101

    Asylum 101
    The Asylum process in the United States is a very thorough and in depth process. If you are interested in the asylum process or want to find out if the asylum process is right for you, please contact a skilled immigration attorney. This blog…
  • Jul 10

    Questions Remain on How to Resolve the Border Situation

    Questions Remain on How to Resolve the Border Situation
    Both Congress and the President are weighing in on different ways to resolve the ongoing situation involving unaccompanied minors attempting to enter the US illegally. According to the Wall Street Journal, some House Republicans have…
  • Jul 10

    President Obama to Bypass Congress on Immigration

    President Obama to Bypass Congress on Immigration
    President Obama announced last week that he will use executive actions to reform as much of the immigration process as he can without Congressional approval. The announcement yesterday came as Speaker of the House John Boehner told the…
Rank this Week: 1622

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.illinoismedicalmalpracticelawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 21

    The Problem with Children's Emergency Care

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

    Florida Wrongful Death Compensation Caps Reversed

    Florida Wrongful Death Compensation Caps Reversed
    Florida's Supreme Court recently struck down the state law limiting the amount victims of medical malpractice can collect for non-economic damages in cases of wrongful death. The original case was filed by the family of an Air Force pilot who…
  • May 15

    Trouble at VA Hospitals Nationwide

    Trouble at VA Hospitals Nationwide
    Federal authorities are conducting a nationwide review of all VA facilities, though the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago is being singled-out after a whistleblower exposed fraudulent activity resulting in harm to patients. Medical malpractice…
Rank this Week: 1543

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: 1643

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: 1502

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: 1485

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: 1660

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/
  • Jul 23

    Birth Injuries - Common Labor and Delivery Complication

    Birth Injuries - Common Labor and Delivery Complication
    Some delivery complications have been around as long as childbirth itself and there are various methods of treatment and management for each of them. It is vitally important for the physician and hospital staff to handle the labor and…
  • Jul 18

    Common Birthing Injury - The Epidural Alternative

    Common Birthing Injury - The Epidural Alternative
    The intense pain of childbirth is handled in a variety of ways. From the holistic approach of deep breathing and meditation to the medical administering of an epidural, the American health system uses a number of different methods to help…
  • Jul 10

    Back to the Basics - The Dangers of Shoulder Dystocia

    Back to the Basics - The Dangers of Shoulder Dystocia
    Shoulder dystocia is a rare, but potentially serious condition that occurs when a baby gets stuck during delivery. According to the health website, shoulderdystociainfo, the condition starts as a normal delivery. Once the head is delivered,…
Rank this Week: 1695

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Don't Panic (and Four Other Ways You Should React to an Employment Law Claim)

    Don't Panic (and Four Other Ways You Should React to an Employment Law Claim)
    By Jessica FayermanMost small business owners make every attempt to conduct hiring and talent management endeavors with integrity. However, that doesn't mean issues of employment law won't arise. Managing human capital is a difficult task,…
  • Jul 8

    Employment Contract Mistakes Every Small Business Owner Should Avoid

    Employment Contract Mistakes Every Small Business Owner Should Avoid
    Contract by Gunnar Wrobel is licensed under CC BY SA 2.0 A successful small business involves many moving parts. A business starts with a great idea, but owners then have to launch, grow, and potentially scale the business. The right…
  • Jun 29

    The Lean Startup Machine 2014

    The Lean Startup Machine 2014
    DLNG5617 by Tech Yizu is licensed under CC BY 2.0 By Kristen Prinz I had the pleasure of mentoring budding entrepreneurs at Chicago's Lean Startup Machine weekend on June 22. It was exciting to see first-hand how valuable the lean startup…
Rank this Week: 1829

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 18

    DUI offenses from other states will be a problem at an administrative driver’s license hearing

    DUI offenses from other states will be a problem at an administrative driver’s license hearing
    A conviction for Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, results in a mandatory revocation of your driver’s license under Illinois law. (625 ILCS 5/6-208) For a first conviction, the revocation is for a year. For a second conviction, five…
  • Jul 4

    High Court decides cell phone search case

    High Court decides cell phone search case
    The United States Supreme Court has the final word with regard to the interpretation of the United States Constitution, including the Fourth Amendment.  The Fourth Amendment prohibits the Government from engaging in unreasonable searches…
  • Jun 20

    No refusal weekend

    No refusal weekend
    If a motorist is suspected of Driving Under the Influence (DUI),  law enforcement will request breath and or blood tests. There are two types of breath tests that must be distinguished. Before police can make an arrest for DUI, they must…
Rank this Week: 1730

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Jul 18

    Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices Sponsor Prairie State Cycling Serie

    Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices Sponsor Prairie State Cycling Serie
    The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices are again sponsoring the Prairie State Cycling Series (PSCC). The PSCC is brought by the same race promoters as the Tour of America's Dairyland (ToAD) an immensely popular race series every…
  • Jul 16

    Chicago Bicyclist Killed in Fatal Crash Near North Branch Trail in Niles is Identified

    Chicago Bicyclist Killed in Fatal Crash Near North Branch Trail in Niles is Identified
    View of westbound Howard Street at the North Branch Trail.The identity of a North Side bicyclist killed in a bicycle crash with a Mazda Miata has been identified as 39 year old Jeremy Ghisols of North Mulligan Street in Chicago.  The…
  • Jul 16

    What Are The Legal Responsibilities Of A Motorist Who Causes A Bike Crash?

    What Are The Legal Responsibilities Of A Motorist Who Causes A Bike Crash?
    Unfortunately, many of the cases we handle involves bicyclists who were not only injured, but the driver then fled the scene of the crash. As the old expression goes, this is literally adding "insult to injury." Obviously, the decent, moral…
Rank this Week: 1820

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/
  • Jul 16

    Woodstock, Illinois Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

    Woodstock, Illinois Man Charged With Sexual Abuse
    A Woodstock, Illinois man has been arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The arrest happened on Tuesday (July 15, 2014) following a report of the man having inappropriate contact with a boy, said to be…
  • Jul 5

    Sexual Assault Of Girl In Chicago’s Avalon Park Neighborhood

    Sexual Assault Of Girl In Chicago’s Avalon Park Neighborhood
    There was a sexual assault and robbery of a 16-year-old girl on Thursday (July 3, 2014) in Chicago’s Avalon Park neighborhood. According to authorities, the girl had just gotten off a bus around 11:00 p.m. and was waiting for a friend…
  • Jun 29

    Attack Of Woman Pushing Stroller In Chicago’s Humboldt Park Neighborhood

    Attack Of Woman Pushing Stroller In Chicago’s Humboldt Park Neighborhood
    There was an attack made on a mother walking her newborn child in a stroller Saturday afternoon (June 28, 2014) in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. According to Chicago Police Detectives, this attack happened in the 800 block of…
Rank this Week: 1688

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: 1698

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: 1769

Legal Malpractice Decisions

Legal Malpractice Decisions

Covers Illinois malpractice and ethics decisions. By Edward X. Clinton, Jr.

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

    New Addre

    New Addre
    This blog will remain here.However, new posts will be published at this location:www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.comThank you.
  • Jun 23

    ARDC Files Complaint Alleging Lawyer Submitted Bogus Taxi Receipt

    ARDC Files Complaint Alleging Lawyer Submitted Bogus Taxi Receipt
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD: The ARDC has accused a former partner of Sidley & Austin of submitting 800 false cab receipts to the firm and accepting reimbursements in excess of $69,000. The ARDC alleges that the lawyer never took the cab…
  • Jun 17

    Illinois Supreme Court Amends The Rules To Allow A Limited Scope Appearance

    Illinois Supreme Court Amends The Rules To Allow A Limited Scope Appearance
    The Illinois Supreme Court has amended three rules, 11, 13 and 137 to allow attorneys to file what is to be known as a limited scope appearance in a case.The Notice of Limited Scope Appearance must explain to the other party what the scope of…
Rank this Week: 1714

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jul 23

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask
    In an odd twist, just hours apart, two Federal Appellate Courts came out with different answers to the same questions, regarding a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (also known as the “ACA” or…
  • Jul 7

    The High Cost of a DIY Divorce Agreement

    The High Cost of a DIY Divorce Agreement
    Family law attorneys help people with their divorces and also with issues that arise after a divorce. Resolution of post-divorce issues is governed by the Marital Settlement Agreement (divorce agreement), which contains both parties’…
  • Jun 11

    On Father’s Day and Divorced Dad

    On Father’s Day and Divorced Dad
    Perhaps the most traumatic repercussion of a divorce is the inability to see one’s children every day. I have met many a client who has refused to pursue a divorce merely because he could not contemplate separation from his children.…
Rank this Week: 2028

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers FINRA and securities fraud. By Thomas F. Burke, P.C.

http://www.chicagosecuritieslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Regulators Concerned About High Frequency Trading and Timestamp

    Regulators Concerned About High Frequency Trading and Timestamp
    The United States securities regulators, the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") and the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") are tightening rules to impose…
  • Jul 9

    SEC Trying to Even the Field for Bond Market

    SEC Trying to Even the Field for Bond Market
    The Wall Street Journal reported that the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC") wants to even the field in the bond market between small investors and Wall Street's biggest banks. The SEC unveiled plans to make real time pricing information…
  • Apr 17

    You Might Think Twice About Using A Broker Who Failed The Exam To Get His License

    You Might Think Twice About Using A Broker Who Failed The Exam To Get His License
    The Wall Street Journal reported that there are more than 51,500 stockbrokers that have failed, at least once, an exam to obtain a license to sell securities. Additionally, those brokers that failed the exam have worse disciplinary records…
Rank this Week: 1919

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?
    Starting an Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is pretty easy. You can call a financial adviser, or even do it online. You can avoid paying tax on the money when you contribute it (in a traditional IRA) or when you withdraw it…
  • Jun 11

    Should I Take Money Out Of My Retirement Account to Pay My Creditors?

    Should I Take Money Out Of My Retirement Account to Pay My Creditors?
    The answer, as always, is “It depends”.  Take two recent examples we’ve seen. The first person is a woman in her mid-40s.  She’s placed about $30,000 into her company’s 401K plan over the last 10…
  • Jun 11

    I Have a Voluntary Wage Assignment. What Can I Do?

    I Have a Voluntary Wage Assignment. What Can I Do?
    Your creditors can’t simply take money out of your paycheck just because they feel like it.  They need a reason, and there are only a few reasons these companies can do that.  One of those reasons is a judgment from …
Rank this Week: 1968

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo

    FNMA Extends Spring First Look Closing Cost Promo
    by Michael H. WassermanThe spring 3.5% closing cost credit incentive offered on newly listed Fannie Mae “HomePath” properties has been extended for one more month. Introduced back in February, the original program applied to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan

    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Return of the Sub-Prime Loan
    The mortgage industry is poised to start making sub-prime mortgage loans again. CNN Money reports that several smaller lenders are now offering loan products to borrowers with credit scores of 640 and lower. Last month, Wells announced it…
  • Mar 9

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?

    Say it Ain't So: Low (No) Down Payment Real Estate Investing Making a Comeback ?
    by Michael H. WassermanApparently, we have learned nothing over the last 8 years. Folks are actually starting to tout no and low down payment loans again. Worse yet, many consumers seem ready to follow their suggestions.Back before the bubble…
Rank this Week: 1940

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

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

http://greisguide.com
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: 2039

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: 1959

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: 2143

Chicago Business Litigation…

Chicago Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers breach of contract, implied contract, oral contracts, defamation, and unjust enrichment. By Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause
    Ruling in favor of the appellant, the Supreme Court established a standard for challenging the fairness of arbitration clauses in court. See Rent-A-Center, West v. Jackson, 2010 WL 2471058
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action
    In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Supreme Court reinforced the Twombly Court’s interpretation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2). Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, (2009). In Twombly, the Court developed a plausibility standard to…
  • Feb 4

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior
    In Illinois, an employer is subject to vicarious liability for his employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Bank of America, N.A. v. Bird.392 Ill.App.3d 621, 911 N.E.2d 1239, 331 Ill.Dec. 1009 (2009). Under this doctrine, an…
Rank this Week: 1930

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/
  • Jul 24

    Quote: Love is an ideal thing…

    Quote: 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
  • Jul 1

    Happy with a bad judgment? It’s normal.

    Happy with a bad judgment? It’s normal.
    While this is not true of all highly contested cases, a surprising amount of people are happy after their divorce even if the outcome was not ideal. The parties accept the bad outcome and go off on their merry wee way. It turns out that this…
  • May 27

    Gays can now marry in Illinois! Who’s next?

    Gays can now marry in Illinois! Who’s next?
    Now that states are falling like dominoes for same-sex marriage, the Daily Show opines that the real question is not which state will be next to legalize gay marriage but which state will be last: It’s Mississippi v. Alabama. They send…
Rank this Week: 2464

Bed Sore FAQ

Bed Sore FAQ

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

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
Rank this Week: 2247

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice issues for Illinois and Iowa lawyers. By Michael J. Warner & Associates.

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • May 15

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year
    I’ve been doing this long enough that articles like this one from Consumer Reports don’t surprise me anymore. The number of deaths from preventable medical errors is astonishing. That’s why we do what we do. Quite frankly,…
  • Feb 14

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute
    Illinois recently enacted a new settlement statute, with the goal of alleviating some of the hassles of the personal injury practice.  We’ve all had cases that have settled but still sat on the shelf for weeks or months due to…
  • Jan 23

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?
    This is one of the most common war stories you hear in the medical malpractice world – someone in the courtroom collapses during a medical malpractice trial, and the defendant doctor runs in to render aid and save the day. ……
Rank this Week: 2469

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers birth injuries, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death. By Goldberg & Goldberg.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2347

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: 2337

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Thorn & Associates.

http://www.thornenvironmentallaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act
    The Illinois General Assembly passed the Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act, HB 2212, at the end of the 2013 Spring Session.  The statute creates the South Suburban Cook County Brownfield Redevelopment Zone in Posen,…
  • Jul 8

    Benefit Corporations- Are they forever?

    Benefit Corporations- Are they forever?
    Recently, I have been part of several discussions of Benefit Corporations revolving around what benefit corporation status protects and how exactly it does it.  One of the common misconceptions is that becoming a Benefit…
  • Jul 3

    Benefit Corporations- What is “general public benefit” and “specific public benefit”?

    Benefit Corporations- What is “general public benefit” and “specific public benefit”?
    Recently, I have been part of several discussions of Benefit Corporations revolving around what benefit corporation status protects and how exactly it does it.  In particular, one of the conversations used George Zimmer’s recent…
Rank this Week: 2395

Her-Law Firm

Her-Law Firm

Features an experienced attorney's adventures as a relatively new sole practitioner, including marketing successes and failures, client handling, website stuff and some frivolities. By Christine C. Karr.

http://her-law-firm.typepad.com/her-law-firm/
  • Feb 24

    On pro bono cases.............

    On pro bono cases.............
    In my former life, as an attorney who represented plaintiffs in medical negligence cases, I was a very busy associate.  I never lacked for files that needed attention, and rarely had the time, or inclination to take on pro bono cases.  I…
  • Feb 19

    On stepping out of your usual routine...

    On stepping out of your usual routine...
    It's slightly funny to think that I have a usual routine, being in month five of my new practice as a sole practitioner, but I do somewhat have a "usual."  I usually practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where the courthouse is…
  • Feb 17

    On building a niche law practice......

    On building a niche law practice......
    A niche law practice is a creature of the new economy affecting small and mid-size law firms.  In this new economy, I believe that you need to distinguish yourself - you need to offer specialized legal services to a specific niche of the…
Rank this Week: 2270

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/
  • Jul 25

    New Study Underway to Lessen Brain Injury Effect

    New Study Underway to Lessen Brain Injury Effect
    First response medical teams may soon possess a new tool in the race to prevent the serious effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to a report by WKRC News, a national drug trial is underway to test a new medication that is…
  • Jul 19

    New Study Suggests Long Term Effects of Mild Brain Injurie

    New Study Suggests Long Term Effects of Mild Brain Injurie
    The effects of serious traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are well known and significantly documented. However, recent research is shedding light on the lesser known lasting effects of mild and moderate traumatic brain injuries. According to a…
  • Jul 9

    Judge Approves Preliminary Settlement in NFL Lawsuit

    Judge Approves Preliminary Settlement in NFL Lawsuit
    The concussion lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL) reached a milestone this week, as a federal judge approved a preliminary settlement. According to a report by CNN, the settlement agreement will provide neurological…
Rank this Week: 2674

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/
  • Jul 24

    What is the proper method of execution?

    What is the proper method of execution?
    Michael Kiefer of the Arizona Republic has a story about witnessing the execution of Joseph Wood on Thursday afternoon. I recommend you read it.Mr. Wood was supposed to be executed by lethal injection. When most people hear that term, I…
  • Jul 22

    Judge Posner is Cat Crazy

    Judge Posner is Cat Crazy
    It is by now well known that Judge Richard Posner is a cat person. It is perhaps somewhat less well known that his love of cats has infected his judicial decision making to an alarming degree.For example, take Judge Posner's opinion in…
  • Jul 21

    A coda to our discussion of religious exemptions?

    A coda to our discussion of religious exemptions?
    According to the Washington Post, the Executive Order signed by President Obama to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgendered employees who work for federal contractors (and discussed by Mr. Torvik here) does…
Rank this Week: 2941

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Illinois Appellate Court Denies Claim of Double Jeopardy

    Illinois Appellate Court Denies Claim of Double Jeopardy
    A Will County, Illinois man whose conviction on charges of predatory sexual assault was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court, lost on his bid to have the re-trial on those same charges dismissed due to concerns that the prosecution…
  • Jul 21

    Possession of Child Pornography in Chicago

    Possession of Child Pornography in Chicago
    Hundreds of pictures and more than a dozen videos found on a Chicago man’s computer have led to charges of possession of child pornography, a class 2 felony. If convicted, the charge carries a mandatory minimum of four to 15 years in…
  • Jul 18

    United States Supreme Court Bans Cell Phone Searche

    United States Supreme Court Bans Cell Phone Searche
    The United States Supreme Court strengthened an individual’s right to be free from unlawful search and seizures last week when it ruled that, barring certain limited exceptions, law enforcement may not search a criminal suspect’s…
Rank this Week: 2874

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/
  • Jul 24

    Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Is it a Crime in Illinois?

    Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Is it a Crime in Illinois?
    To some residents of the state, one of the more nerve-wracking parts of Illinois law is the doctrine of accomplice liability. Under this doctrine, it appears that sometimes being merely present at the scene of a crime may make someone just as…
  • Jul 22

    Illinois Entrapment Defense: When Police Provoke You to Commit a Crime

    Illinois Entrapment Defense: When Police Provoke You to Commit a Crime
    According to Illinois Statutes (720 ILCS 5/7-12), entrapment occurs when an individual commits criminal conduct that “is incited or induced by a public officer or employee, or agent of either, for the purpose of obtaining evidence for…
  • Jul 18

    Drivers’ Rights and the DUI Stop

    Drivers’ Rights and the DUI Stop
    After a driver is pulled over and before he is officially arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), an Illinois police officer conducts an investigation. During this investigative period, the officer tries to determine whether her…
Rank this Week: 3059

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Illinois.

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

    Avoiding Financial Problems After Bankruptcy

    Avoiding Financial Problems After Bankruptcy
    The overdrawn bank account, pile of credit cards, and financial woes that drive debtors into bankruptcy might be the result of bad financial decisions, or they might stem from unfortunate experiences like job loss or an economic slump.…
  • Jul 11

    Sell Your Home Fast: How to Find a Buyer Quickly

    Sell Your Home Fast: How to Find a Buyer Quickly
    You've just accepted a new job in a new city, and your family must move 1,500 miles away in just a month's time, but you're in the middle of paying down a mortgage on the home where you've lived for a decade. How do you sell your home fast…
  • Jul 7

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Keeping the Judge on Your Side

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Keeping the Judge on Your Side
    Legal movies often show lawyers that have a special rapport with the judge, or who get on a judge's nerves because of the bold moves and flamboyant behavior that is so often featured on the big screen. However, a real life bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 3090

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice is Not Tolled By An Appeal

    Statute of Limitations for Legal Malpractice is Not Tolled By An Appeal
    I last discussed this problematic topic on June 30th. This unpublished decision, Godbold v. Karlin & Fleisher, LLC, 2014 IL App (1st) 131523-U, illustrates a malpractice trap contained in Illinois law. Usually, the rule in Illinois is…
  • Jul 18

    ARDC Brings Case Against Prosecutor for Failing to Disclose That Witness Changed His Story

    ARDC Brings Case Against Prosecutor for Failing to Disclose That Witness Changed His Story
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. This is a rare case where a prosecutor is being accused of wrongdoing for failing to disclose that a witness changed his story and for allegedly misleading the court about the witness’ testimony. What is odd…
  • Jul 15

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading

    ARDC Accuses Lawyer of Forging Pleading
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. This is a copy of a complaint filed by the ARDC against a lawyer. The lawyer was accused of forging his own lawyer’s name and signature on pleadings filed in a divorce case. (Obviously, these are allegations in…
Rank this Week: 2875

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

Covers compliance issues, tax exemption, real estate, intellectual property and charitable fundraising issues affecting nonprofits.

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Don’t Let Them Eat Cake

    Don’t Let Them Eat Cake
    Grade school administrators, take note!  The USDA’s new nutrition standards for foods sold in grade schools are now effective for the 2014-15 school year.  The standards apply to all schools that accept federal funding through…
  • Jul 8

    It’s about the Industry: A Peek Into the 501(c)(6)

    It’s about the Industry: A Peek Into the 501(c)(6)
    Tax break for industry developers?  Yes.  Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code provides income tax exemption for organizations that advance a “Line of Business.”  Trade associations are one type of…
  • Jul 3

    Celebrating Our Country’s Freedom

    Celebrating Our Country’s Freedom
    A Day to Reflect        Independence Day provides a great opportunity not only to light fireworks and the grill, but also to reflect on our country’s freedoms and values.  The First Amendment has…
Rank this Week: 2741

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • 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…
  • May 14

    Chicago Bar Association program on "Finding Your Practice Area"

    Chicago Bar Association program on "Finding Your Practice Area"
         Yesterday, it was my pleasure to participate in a Chicago Bar Association program on "Finding Your Practice Area." As I have posted before, http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/2/post/2014/04/mentoring.html, both formal and…
Rank this Week: 3153

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/
  • Jun 24

    Poor Maintenance of Bike Lanes Creates Hazards for Cyclists says Chicago Attorney

    Poor Maintenance of Bike Lanes Creates Hazards for Cyclists says Chicago Attorney
    As Chicago continues to install more bike lanes, many are worried about the city’s ability to keep up with lane maintenance issues. While a number of cyclists have already voiced their concerns by filing a complaint with the Chicago…
  • Jun 20

    Altering Roadway Use and Redirecting Traffic: Is this a Realistic Solution to Improving Safety?

    Altering Roadway Use and Redirecting Traffic: Is this a Realistic Solution to Improving Safety?
    The Chicago Bicycle Accident Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. stand behind the city’s efforts to improve cycling safety, by creating more bike routes that provide a safe and accessible means to destinations. both within the city…
  • Jun 19

    Can your Bike Crash Attorney do all of the Following?

    Can your Bike Crash Attorney do all of the Following?
    Every accident is unique and bicycle accidents are no different. However, where bike crashes do stand out is in their potential to vary significantly, both in legal and factual issues. The ability of your attorney to competently identify,…
Rank this Week: 2818