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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.…
Rank this Week: 1438

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: 1563

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: 1529

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/
  • Jan 15

    Malpractice Lawsuit Requirements in the State of Illinoi

    Malpractice Lawsuit Requirements in the State of Illinoi
    Birthing injuries are extremely challenging for families. They are particularly difficult when caused by a physician or member of the treating hospital staff. Under these circumstances, a court of law may order the payment of damages as…
  • Jan 7

    FDA Speaks About Pain Medications and Pregnancy

    FDA Speaks About Pain Medications and Pregnancy
    The joys of pregnancy are unfortunately mixed with a variety of aches and pains. From back strains to swollen feet, expectant mothers deal with a lot in their quest to bring new life into the world. To help women deal with these issues,…
  • Jan 2

    Enhanced Treatment Does Not Prevent Deaths Among Neonate

    Enhanced Treatment Does Not Prevent Deaths Among Neonate
    Thousands of babies are born each year with low oxygen levels, which creates a significant risk of death or long term brain injury. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when the brain does not receive an adequate amount of oxygen.…
Rank this Week: 1693

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: 1803

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

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

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 1735

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/
  • Jan 23

    Prosecution for Cyberbullying Comes to Illinois in 2015

    Prosecution for Cyberbullying Comes to Illinois in 2015
    Traditional bullying seems to have taken on a new meaning in the digital age. What used to consist of hitting, punching, teasing, or taunting, has in recent years led to digital abuse over online platforms that has led to the ……
  • Jan 23

    Prosecution for Cyberbullying Comes to Illinois in 2015

    Prosecution for Cyberbullying Comes to Illinois in 2015
    Traditional bullying seems to have taken on a new meaning in the digital age. What used to consist of hitting, punching, teasing, or taunting, has in recent years led to digital abuse over online platforms that has led to the suicides of many…
  • Jan 18

    Weapons, Threats, and Violence: Illinois Weapons Defense

    Weapons, Threats, and Violence: Illinois Weapons Defense
    Mere possession of weapons can have a detrimental effect on your future if you are one of the thousands of individuals that is not permitted to carry a weapon under the law. While everyone has a right to bear arms, … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 1971

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Jan 22

    Nursing Home Residents Exposed to Hepatitis C File Lawsuit

    Nursing Home Residents Exposed to Hepatitis C File Lawsuit
    Minot, North Dakota recently suffered the third-largest hepatitis C outbreak in American history, and most of the victims were residents of the ManorCare nursing home. Of the 51 hepatitis C cases linked to the outbreak in Minot, 47 were…
  • Jan 5

    Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes - What You Should Know

    Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes - What You Should Know
    Hunger and thirst in nursing homes is a widespread problem, causing already-ill residents to suffer from malnutrition, dehydration, and severe weight loss. Too often a sign of neglect or staff incompetence, malnutrition on nursing homes…
  • Dec 8

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid
    The New Mexico attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against one of the country's largest nursing home chains, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, for defrauding Medicaid and causing the neglect and mistreatment of residents.…
Rank this Week: 2073

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/
  • Jan 21

    The ‘Ignorance of Incident’ Defense in Hit-and-Run Crashe

    The ‘Ignorance of Incident’ Defense in Hit-and-Run Crashe
    Over our decades in practice, the Chicago Personal Injury attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. have taken note of many unwarranted, and often peculiar defenses asserted by defendants, both in the criminal and civil setting. While our…
  • Jan 18

    Numerous Pedestrian Accidents in Chicagoland area Raises Concern

    Numerous Pedestrian Accidents in Chicagoland area Raises Concern
    The Personal Injury Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of the alarming number of accidents involving pedestrians that have taken place throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area this month. Nearly every one of the victims in…
  • Jan 18

    Close-call for Minivan following Collision with Semi

    Close-call for Minivan following Collision with Semi
    The Chicago Trucking Accident attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of a recent incident between a semi-tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle. According to reports, a minivan became embedded behind a semi-truck, and was…
Rank this Week: 1853

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Focuses on Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Nursing Home Patient Dead from Hypothermia

    Nursing Home Patient Dead from Hypothermia
    The residents of a given nursing home in Illinois likely have different medical issues that will need different types and levels of care. Some have their mental faculties and may need assistance only with physical tasks; others may be…
  • Jan 12

    Nursing Home Employee Charged with Sexual Abuse of Patient

    Nursing Home Employee Charged with Sexual Abuse of Patient
    Victims of any age and gender can be subjected to sexual abuse and assault, and though it may be surprising to some, the residents of nursing homes and long term care facilities are not immune from this threat. Rather, like many other…
  • Jan 6

    Former Nursing Home Employee Indicted on Elderly Abuse Charge

    Former Nursing Home Employee Indicted on Elderly Abuse Charge
    People who place their loved ones in nursing homes often agonize about the decision. Which home is right? Who will provide the best care? Is this the step my loved one needs? Few think about whether their loved one will suffer abusive conduct…
Rank this Week: 1901

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

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

http://www.mesotheliomaattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 20

    $7.5 Million Award to Construction Worker Exposed to Asbesto

    $7.5 Million Award to Construction Worker Exposed to Asbesto
    A former construction worker in California recently won $7.5 million against several companies responsible for his asbestos exposure. The construction worker helped install underground water and sewer lines under the Sacramento Valley,…
  • Jan 14

    Auto Part Company Agrees to $360 in Asbestos Settlement

    Auto Part Company Agrees to $360 in Asbestos Settlement
    Garlock Sealing Technologies, the top American manufacturer of industrial gasket products, recently agreed to settle all asbestos injury claims for $358 million. The plan was born out of Garlock's bankruptcy case, during which the company…
  • Jan 8

    $5 Million Verdict against Philip Morris Upheld for Lifelong Smoker

    $5 Million Verdict against Philip Morris Upheld for Lifelong Smoker
    In July 2014, a Florida jury awarded the widow of a lifelong smoker $5.5 million for his smoking-related illness. The defendant in this case, Philip Morris USA, attempted to appeal the verdict, though the Florida appeals court upheld the July…
Rank this Week: 2010

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/
  • Jan 19

    The Damaging Effects of Bus Accidents Injuries Are Not Limited to Bus Passenger

    The Damaging Effects of Bus Accidents Injuries Are Not Limited to Bus Passenger
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thousands of people are injured each year in bus accidents, and if you live in or near Chicago, buses are likely a ubiquitous part of your environment. Chicago’s CTA bus…
  • Jan 16

    Contrary to Popular Belief, SUVs Are No Safer Than Smaller Passenger Vehicle

    Contrary to Popular Belief, SUVs Are No Safer Than Smaller Passenger Vehicle
    On U.S. roadways, there is no shortage of large SUVs and trucks; Suburbans, Hummers, GMCs, Escalades, F-150s, and various other large models are extremely popular in our country, and with falling gas prices, they are making a resurgence. At…
  • Jan 15

    NHTSA: Tips From the Everyone Is a Pedestrian Safety Campaign

    NHTSA: Tips From the Everyone Is a Pedestrian Safety Campaign
    Every year, some 4,000 individuals are killed in pedestrian accidents throughout the United States, and another 70,000 people are injured. Unfortunately, pedestrians represent one of the few demographics of road users that have experienced…
Rank this Week: 2114

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Jan 16

    Lori G. Levin Named a 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer

    Lori G. Levin Named a 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer
        I am humbled and honored to announce that I have once again been named as a top attorney in the State of Illinois as a Super Lawyer. Only five per cent of attorneys in the state are given that designation each…
  • Jan 10

    Client Receives Clemency from Illinois Governor

    Client Receives Clemency from Illinois Governor
         Yesterday, one of my clients was granted clemency for a felony conviction received when he was a young man. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn granted 232 clemency petitions per the State Journal Register. The full list may…
  • Jan 1

    Illinois' Second Chance Probation Allows For New Beginning

    Illinois' Second Chance Probation Allows For New Beginning
         The New Year brings second chances. It is a perfect time to discuss  Illinois' Second Chance Probation, the sentencing opportunity statute that went into effect a year ago. The statute, which can be found at 730…
Rank this Week: 2014

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: 1883

Animal Law Blog

Animal Law Blog

By Amy A. Breyer.

http://animallawonline.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for…

    Love it! Thanks to blog reader Bruce for sharing  :)
  • Feb 16

    Some more great new

    Some more great new
    Apologies (yet again) for how little I post on this blog anymore.  This start-a-museum thing has really become quite the project!Anywho, as I've said before (and anyone reading this blog likely agrees with as well), an improvement in any…
  • Feb 16

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra

    York becomes first city in Britain to ban 'cruel' foie gra
    A council has become the first in the UK to pass a motion banning the sale of controversial delicacy foie gras in its city.After a meeting in York, councillors voted in favour of a motion put forward by local Labour councillor Paul…
Rank this Week: 2045

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: 2062

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: 1979

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/
  • Jan 26

    Passenger Injured in Chicago Rollover Accident

    Passenger Injured in Chicago Rollover Accident
    In most instances, rollover accidents begin with an initial impact between a rolling car and another object - called a "tripped" collision - whether that object is a second vehicle, a curb, or a fixed object near the roadway. In other…
  • Jan 23

    Choque de carro Individual en la I-55 Deja a 2 personas herida

    Choque de carro Individual en la I-55 Deja a 2 personas herida
    Los estimados de seguros indican que un conductor típico Americano estará involucrado en tres o cuatro accidentes de carro sobre el curso de su vida. Si usted conduce más que el promedio o si a menudo es un pasajero en un…
  • Jan 21

    DUI Charges Pending in Fatal Lake Shore Drive Car Accident

    DUI Charges Pending in Fatal Lake Shore Drive Car Accident
    It is a law that almost all drivers in Illinois know by heart - the presumed blood alcohol content limit that will trigger a driving under the influence charge is .08. But fewer motorists realize that having a blood alcohol content lower than…
Rank this Week: 2266

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Court allows a lawyer who was not licensed to sue for legal fee

    Court allows a lawyer who was not licensed to sue for legal fee
    Beery v. Chandler, Dist. Court, ED Missouri 2015 – Google Scholar. Plaintiff sued his former personal injury lawyer for legal malpractice, alleging that the lawyer negligently advised him to reject a settlement offer. The lawyer sued…
  • Jan 21

    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360

    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360
    2nd Circ. Holds JPMorgan To Faulty Mayer Brown Loan Deal – Law360. The allegations are that Mayer Brown, which represented General Motors, drafted a release of JP Morgan’s UCC lien. JP Morgan did not object after the release of…
  • Jan 16

    Former Hinshaw Attorney Loses Coverage Lawsuit For Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    Former Hinshaw Attorney Loses Coverage Lawsuit For Alleged Ponzi Scheme
    Todd A. Duckson v. Continental Casualty Company, 14-1465 MJD/JJK (D. Minn. 12 8 2014). Lawyers often get into trouble with legal malpractice insurers when they become involved in outside businesses. Most legal malpractice policies exclude…
Rank this Week: 2413

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Illinois Law Regarding Being a Guardian

    Illinois Law Regarding Being a Guardian
    In its pamphlet about Being a Guardian, the Illinois State Bar Association outlines key issues regarding the duties of Guardians. There are several types of Guardians: Guardian of the Person, Guardian of the Estate, Limited Guardian,…
  • Jan 17

    Illinois Joint Tenancy and Income Taxe

    Illinois Joint Tenancy and Income Taxe
    When real estate is held by two individuals as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, the surviving joint tenant will not receive the full step-up in cost basis he would have received if he had inherited the real estate. For example, Sue…
  • Jan 10

    Illinois Law and Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship

    Illinois Law and Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship
    Joint tenancy with rights of survivorship is a type of ownership by two or more individuals, called joint tenants, who share equal ownership of the property and have the equal right to keep or get rid of the property. When one individual…
Rank this Week: 2148

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2507

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/
  • Jan 22

    Eleven Attorneys from Power Rogers & Smith Named 2015 Super Lawyer

    Eleven Attorneys from Power Rogers & Smith Named 2015 Super Lawyer
    Recently, Super Lawyers published the list of the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers.  Eleven of the attorneys at the Chicago personal injury law firm of Power Rogers & Smith were included on the list.  Partners Joseph A. Power, Jr.,…
  • Jan 6

    Joseph Power and Todd Smith Deliver Annual Lecture in Advocacy

    Joseph Power and Todd Smith Deliver Annual Lecture in Advocacy
    Recently, Joseph Power and Todd Smith, founding partners of Power Rogers & Smith, delivered the Annual Lecture in Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  The Lecture was entitled “The History and Influence of the…
  • Dec 19

    Larry Rogers, Jr. Settles Excessive Force Case Against Rockford Police Department

    Larry Rogers, Jr. Settles Excessive Force Case Against Rockford Police Department
    Recently, partner Larry Rogers, Jr. reached a settlement with the City of Rockford, Illinois of $1.1 Million on behalf of the Estate of Mark Barmore.  In August 2009, Mr. Barmore was shot to death by Rockford Police Officers.  Mr.…
Rank this Week: 2455

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 2461

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

The Chicago Bicycle Advocate

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

http://www.mybikeadvocate.com/
  • Jan 21

    What I Learned In Texa

    What I Learned In Texa
    Years ago the notion of committing one's entire law practice to representing people who ride bicycles perhaps seemed a little nutty.  Or worse, like a some sort of marketing gimmick.  My, how times have changed.Earlier this month I…
  • Jan 6

    Safe and Legal Riding In Snowy Urban Condition

    Safe and Legal Riding In Snowy Urban Condition
    I found myself riding home last night in some pretty crappy weather.  I hadn't set out to ride in snowy, slippery conditions, but it happened.  My ride home from Andersonville to Logan Square was, thankfully, uneventful.  This…
  • Jan 1

    Chicago Bicyclist, Father Of Two, Killed On January 1 By Hit-And-Run Driver

    Chicago Bicyclist, Father Of Two, Killed On January 1 By Hit-And-Run Driver
    Aimer RobledoCourtesy of CBS LocalThe new year has started tragically for the family of Aimer Robledo, 30, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver has he rode his bicycle in West Humboldt Park early this morning, according to The…
Rank this Week: 2592

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
  • Jan 19

    What’s the State of the Foreclosure Crisis?

    What’s the State of the Foreclosure Crisis?
    During the leisurely recovery of the United States economy, foreclosures have been sinking, and recent data suggests the number of homeowners experiencing foreclosure has sunk to pre-recession levels. According to data published by The Wall…
  • Dec 12

    Problems After Bankruptcy and What to Do

    Problems After Bankruptcy and What to Do
    Designed as a way to give debtors a fresh financial start, bankruptcy helps many families start saving for their future rather than getting buried in an avalanche of debt. However, sometimes old debts may reappear even after bankruptcy,…
  • Nov 15

    What Happens When You Can’t Pay Taxes?

    What Happens When You Can’t Pay Taxes?
    Many people never have to worry about paying taxes, but sometimes April 15th brings a terrible surprise when you  learn you owe a large sum to the IRS. If you didn't pay taxes, you might feel helpless that the government is going to take…
Rank this Week: 2391

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/
  • Jan 14

    Measuring the Brain's “Temperature” to Fight TBI

    Measuring the Brain's “Temperature” to Fight TBI
    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are common among military personnel, especially those involved in active duty. As reported by the website military.com, concussions are the most common combat related injuries. Violent blasts, falls and strikes…
  • Jan 10

    Doctors Advise Less Rest for Teen TBI Patient

    Doctors Advise Less Rest for Teen TBI Patient
    As concern continues to mount over teen concussions and brain injuries, a recent research study is giving advice that seems to contradict the norm. Concussions are mild forms of brain injury. When they occur, most physicians advocate for…
  • Jan 3

    Researchers Improve Helmets to Prevent Brain Injurie

    Researchers Improve Helmets to Prevent Brain Injurie
    Concussions are common occurrences in the world of sports. Some athletes constantly experience hits to the head or violent jolts from bodily impacts. Football is one such sport, where players are required to perform in a manner that promotes…
Rank this Week: 2151

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
  • Jan 7

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial

    New Iowa laws help car accident victims get a fair trial
    Originally posted on Iowa Car Accident Law and Facts:Happy New Year! One of the interesting things we see each new year are the new laws that go into effect. The State of Iowa adopted some new rules for smaller…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2598

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.medicalmalpracticelawyer.center/
  • Dec 10

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death
    A doctor in Michigan is currently facing 100 years in prison on federal charges for deceiving patients, fraudulent billing, and even the death of a patient. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins report on this case and others…
  • Dec 10

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death

    Doctor Arrested for Unnecessary Surgeries and Patient Death
    A doctor in Michigan is currently facing 100 years in prison on federal charges for deceiving patients, fraudulent billing, and even the death of a patient. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins report on this case and others…
  • Nov 25

    Injuries from Medical Mistakes and the Need for Reform

    Injuries from Medical Mistakes and the Need for Reform
    Hundreds of thousands of patients in United States hospitals die from medical mistakes every year. There are no indications that injuries or deaths from malpractice are declining, either. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins…
Rank this Week: 2357

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail
    by: Michael H. WassermanAccording to Active Transportation Alliance, the 18-mile Chicago lakefront path is the busiest trail in the country, with peak usage at more than 30,000 users per day during the summer. (Lucky me) it is also the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2181

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2244

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…
Rank this Week: 2224

Software Licensing & Master…

Software Licensing & Master Service Agreements

Covers the software industry and discusses software licensing and consulting contracts. By Sam Conforti LLC.

http://www.softwarelicensingblog.com
  • Mar 24

    Do You Know The Meaning of "Cloud Bursting"?

    Do You Know The Meaning of "Cloud Bursting"?
    TechTarget network has many e-newsletters and I subscribe to several of them.  One of the e-newsletters is called “WhatIs.com” and it endeavors to define a term in one of its features called Word of the Day.  And so let…
  • Mar 20

    How To Choose The Right "PUBLIC" Cloud Provider

    How To Choose The Right "PUBLIC" Cloud Provider
      Webopedia defines a PRIVATE Cloud as one where the enterprise’s computing platform is under the control of the IT department and implemented within the corporate firewall. It is designed to offer the same features and…
  • Dec 5

    China Mobile Opens 700 Million Subscribers to Apple's iPhone

    China Mobile Opens 700 Million Subscribers to Apple's iPhone
        Matt Egan reports for FOXBusiness in his article entitled “Report: Apple Reaches China Mobile iPhone Deal” that China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless carrier, and Apple have inked a deal which would…
Rank this Week: 2450

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ

Information on treatment options, research developments and inspirational stories on people with cerebral palsy. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.cerebral-palsy-faq.org/
  • Dec 23

    Will Boy’s CP Treatment Become The New Standard?

    Will Boy’s CP Treatment Become The New Standard?
    Cerebral Palsy in children Cerebral Palsy in children is one of those rare conditions that plagues every two newborn babies in a 1000. This disease is marked by a permanent damage to brain neurons that control muscle reflexes and the…
  • Nov 22

    Cord Blood Treatments Continue To Offer Promise for Treating Cerebral Palsy

    Cord Blood Treatments Continue To Offer Promise for Treating Cerebral Palsy
    What is Cerebral Palsy? Among the various diseases that plague newborn babies, Cerebral Palsy is one that is commonly heard of. However, its occurrence and frequency has increased gradually over the last decade. Literally speaking, Cerebral…
  • Oct 22

    Are Older Mother’s Increasing Their Children’s Risk Of Birth Injuries?

    Are Older Mother’s Increasing Their Children’s Risk Of Birth Injuries?
    The increasing trend of late pregnancies The information and technology era of today has put our future at risk, according to some medical experts. These experts feel that the society at large demands way more from women in terms of …
Rank this Week: 2318

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: 2167

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2221

The Construction Contract Review

The Construction Contract Review

Covers Illinois construction law, contracts and litigation. By William J. Broderk.

http://www.theconstructioncontractreview.com/
  • Dec 30

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green
    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 By Preston | Topics: Lists, Technology |
  • Nov 30

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'
    In the same way that LEED has transformed architectural design to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean construction is emerging as the next big thing to revolutionize the building industry. via…
  • Oct 7

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien
    Mechanic lien laws are highly technical, and they frequently change in unpredictable ways (see recent controversial example from Washington). We’ve expressed the sentiment a hundred times on this mechanics lien blog – it’s very easy…
Rank this Week: 2654

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

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

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Jan 26

    How to Write a Good Request for Admission

    How to Write a Good Request for Admission
    Gregory S. Forman, a lawyer from South Carolina, has a helpful blog post titled "What makes a good request for admission?" If you happen to be drafting some requests for admissions, you might want to take a look. I advise...
  • Jan 20

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document

    Depositions: Questions to Ask about Document
    Here's a checklist of some questions you can ask about documents at depositions, while ignoring the objection from the other side that the document "speaks for itself." It doesn't, and the objection can be ignored-- Who wrote the document;…
  • Jan 15

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast

    Selling a Law Practice? Listen to this Podcast
    It's the second podcast from Sam Glover and Aaron Street at Lawyerist: "Podcast #2: Paul Floyd on How to Value and Sell a Law Practice." According to Glover, "Among other things, Paul helps lawyers sell their practices, and I wanted...
Rank this Week: 2820

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/articles/
  • Jan 26

    VA Nursing Homes: No Place for our Heroe

    VA Nursing Homes: No Place for our Heroe
    VA nursing homes provide care to over 46,000 veterans who require regular medical assistance due to age or physical disability. Alarming reports have surfaced, however, about the quality of care that is given to our nation’s heroes and…
  • Jan 20

    Chicago Contractor Fined After Worker Injured In Trench Cave-In Accident

    Chicago Contractor Fined After Worker Injured In Trench Cave-In Accident
    OSHA has fined an Elk Grove Village contractor more than $110k for numerous construction site safety violations involving potential trench cave-in’s and similar dangers. Trench Cave-in’s All Too Common Danger Facing Construction…
  • Jan 18

    When Hospitals Monitor Women in Labor, C-Sections Can Be Reduced

    When Hospitals Monitor Women in Labor, C-Sections Can Be Reduced
    A new study indicates that mothers and babies can be protected from serious delivery complications involving C-sections that sometimes end in death. In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the number of babies being delivered…
Rank this Week: 2746

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Jan 26

    Potential Changes Coming to the Ohio Condominium Act

    Potential Changes Coming to the Ohio Condominium Act
    Thank you to our friend Denice Hertlein of Clark Schaefer Hackett   for insightful comments relating to Ohio House Bill 371 which has the potential to place more requirements on condomninium associations and their officers and…
  • Jan 21

    Hospitality

    Hospitality
    After many years of serving the hospitality industry in various capacities, we have brought all of our skills and experiences under one roof as we have formalized our Hospitality Industry practice to serve the growing needs of our hospitality…
  • Jan 14

    O-H-I-O

    O-H-I-O
    Now that The Ohio State Buckeyes have won the National Championship and proven that we in Ohio ARE the best in college football, it made me think about what else we do great in Ohio: We are the Mother of Presidents. More of our…
Rank this Week: 3230

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

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

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
  • Jan 19

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe
    Foxbarry Farms consulting, licensing deal with United Cannabis Corp. could build cultivation, processing facilities on tribal territory; New York Times Magazine gives vivid, intriguing profile of Cheryl Shuman. United Cannabis Corp. profile…
  • Jan 18

    Quinn pardon makes patient eligible for medical cannabis card

    Quinn pardon makes patient eligible for medical cannabis card
    One of former Governor Quinn’s final acts was to pardon Michelle DiGiacomo, whose conviction of a controlled substances felony had barred her from registering for a medical cannabis card under Illinois law, despite her suffering from…
Rank this Week: 2735

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC…

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC Blog

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

http://www.zevandavidson.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Is Doctor Burnout Responsible for Medical Malpractice?

    Is Doctor Burnout Responsible for Medical Malpractice?
    Every year, thousands of people suffer life-threatening injuries because of medical malpractice. When you visit a doctor for a routine check up or to discuss your concerns about something possibly more serious, you expect the doctor to give…
  • Jan 22

    Reducing Medical Malpractice Cases Involving Diagnostic Test

    Reducing Medical Malpractice Cases Involving Diagnostic Test
    Medical malpractice is a serious problem facing the healthcare system. It is extremely important to understand the root causes of medical malpractice and address the issue to prevent patient injuries and deaths. Better communication between…
  • Jan 15

    Medical Malpractice Involving Third-Partie

    Medical Malpractice Involving Third-Partie
    Medical malpractice is a harsh reality of the medical world that affects patients across the globe. Surgical errors, prescription errors, and diagnostic errors plague the system. Often, these errors have life-threatening consequences for the…
Rank this Week: 2790

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Covers drug recalls and side effects, pharmaceutical litigation, and drug warnings. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.drugrecallattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    FDA Considering Generic Drug Labelling Change

    FDA Considering Generic Drug Labelling Change
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear an appeal by generic drug manufacturers, allowing a Fosamax failure-to-warn lawsuit to move forward. This could have far-reaching effects for patients injured by generic drugs throughout the…
  • Jan 15

    How Drug Companies Hide Negative Studie

    How Drug Companies Hide Negative Studie
    Anyone who has been injured by a medication or medical device - or knows someone who has - is well aware that these products are not always as safe as they seem. Big Pharma purposefully and consistently keeps the American public in the dark…
  • Jan 9

    Antidote Discovered for Blood Thinner Xarelto

    Antidote Discovered for Blood Thinner Xarelto
    Popular blood-thinning drug Xarelto is prescribed to patients to prevent blood clots and prevent strokes. Most patients do not know that Xarelto may also cause irreversible internal bleeding, often resulting in extended hospitalizations and…
Rank this Week: 3270

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Jan 21

    2015 Estate Tax Summary

    2015 Estate Tax Summary
    Previously I wrote summaries of estate and gift taxes for 2013 and 2014. As with last year, the changes this year are primarily inflation adjustments. The unified federal estate, gift and GST tax exemption rose from $5.34 million in 2014 to…
  • Jan 13

    Article by Jeffrey R. Gottlieb Published in Illinois Bar Journal

    Article by Jeffrey R. Gottlieb Published in Illinois Bar Journal
    The January 2015 edition of the Illinois Bar Journal features a lead article written and published by yours truly, entitled “A New Weapon Against Elder Abuse: Presumptively Void Transfers to Caregivers.” CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF…
  • Jan 5

    20 New Illinois Laws to Know for 2015

    20 New Illinois Laws to Know for 2015
    Happy New Year! As the new year rings in, so do new Illinois laws taking effect. Roughly 220 new Illinois laws went into effect on January 1, 2015. Most are mundane and relatively uninteresting. But there are quite a few noteworthy new laws…
Rank this Week: 2686

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Jan 20

    Revenge Porn Law Signed by Illinois Gov. Quinn at the End of 2014

    Revenge Porn Law Signed by Illinois Gov. Quinn at the End of 2014
    At the end of a marriage or relationship, it is normal for there to be feelings of hurt, anger, frustration and hate. Generally, people who are dealing with these feelings find ways in which to vent out these negative feelings so that one day…
  • Jan 13

    Crackdown on the Abandonment and Transfer of Unwanted Adopted Children

    Crackdown on the Abandonment and Transfer of Unwanted Adopted Children
    Adoption in the United States can be a rigorous process. Prospective parents must submit a cumbersome amount of data to adoption agencies; everything from their Social Security data to their home life is scrutinized under the microscope, and…
  • Jan 6

    New Amendment Expands Role of Guardian Ad Litem

    New Amendment Expands Role of Guardian Ad Litem
    In most legal matters, the law focuses on empowering all members of society to make legal decisions that are best for themselves. However, sometimes the rights of many are restricted because they lose their ability to make decisions for…
Rank this Week: 3246

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/
  • Jan 16

    Government is just another word for "things we do together"

    Government is just another word for "things we do together"
    Like not letting other people's 10-year-olds walk around without an adult escort.Some thoughts:1) Apparently the parents were forced by CPS to sign a "safety plan" agreeing not to let the children play unsupervised until CPS could marshal…
  • Jan 9

    The full spectrum.

    The full spectrum.
    The ABA Law Journal has a story about Warren Redlich, a Florida attorney who has some interesting suggestions for how to behave at a drunken-driving checkpoint. Mr. Redlich is the founder of Fair DUI.Mr. Redlich advises motorists facing these…
  • Jan 1

    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that…

    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Judge Michael J. Davis has informed President Obama that Judge Davis will assume senior status in August 2015. This means that President Obama will have his second opportunity to name a federal…
Rank this Week: 3292