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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: 1361

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: 1343

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: 1496

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle

    Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle
    After meeting with local residents, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has weighed in on the Clarksville Natural Gas Interconnect Pipeline Project, responding to residents’ concerns. The proposed plan for the project is to…
  • Jul 16

    PSNC Energy Plans Pipeline Extension for Franklin, Wake (N.C.)

    PSNC Energy Plans Pipeline Extension for Franklin, Wake (N.C.)
    By 2017, PSNC Energy has plans to begin construction on a transmission pipeline that will connect two existing pipelines, in Franklin and Wake counties. The Energy company hopes to accommodate what they say is an increased demand for natural…
  • Jul 15

    Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana

    Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana
      Ann Schneider’s recently resigned as head of the Illinois Department of Transportation, due to concerns about political hiring at her agency.  However John Greuling, president and CEO for Will County Center for Economic…
Rank this Week: 1535

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: 1523

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: 1511

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

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

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability

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

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?

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

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim
    Actually, this is not that tricky.  The 4th Circuit recently affirmed something that employment lawyers have been telling their clients for years – an employer's work environment extends throughout the span of the company’s…
Rank this Week: 1574

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 30

    Measuring Drugged Driving in Illinoi

    Measuring Drugged Driving in Illinoi
    Most people know that it is unlawful to drive under the influence of drugs in Illinois. What is less clear is how Illinois measures how much of a substance a person can have in their system while driving in order to be considered legally…
  • Jul 27

    Naperville, Cook and DuPage Counties Top Lists in Illinois DUI Arrest

    Naperville, Cook and DuPage Counties Top Lists in Illinois DUI Arrest
    According to data collected by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM), Naperville police officers made 553 DUI arrests in Illinois in 2013. This ranks as second in Illinois, excluding the Chicago area. Naperville has ranked second…
  • Jul 26

    Confessions and Accused Rights in Illinoi

    Confessions and Accused Rights in Illinoi
    Being taken into police custody for the alleged commission of a crime can be a harrowing experience. An individual may be isolated by themselves in a questioning room and forced to stay alone for long periods of time, and some of these…
Rank this Week: 1595

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 28

    Affirmative Asylum Proce

    Affirmative Asylum Proce
    The Affirmative Asylum process is a complicated, multistep process. Below are the various steps you must complete to have a successful asylum application, according to USCIS. 1) Arrive in the United States: In order to claim asylum in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1674

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Jul 17

    NYT Article Adds Grist to the Mill Over Non-Compete Debate

    NYT Article Adds Grist to the Mill Over Non-Compete Debate
    Camp counselors. Hair stylists. Yoga instructors.These are not the occupations lawyers usually think of when the topic of non-compete enforcement comes up. We normally envision a dispute concerning the mobility of an executive sales manager,…
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court of Kentucky Finds Continued Employment Is Insufficient Consideration for Non-Compete

    Supreme Court of Kentucky Finds Continued Employment Is Insufficient Consideration for Non-Compete
    The enforcement of non-competes is most troublesome in the at-will employment context. This is a recurring topic on this blog, and countless others. Courts have taken divergent approaches to analyzing the consideration issue.Generally,…
  • Jun 16

    Anti-SLAPP Motions and Private Contract Dispute

    Anti-SLAPP Motions and Private Contract Dispute
    One of the burgeoning issues in employee competition disputes is the applicability (or inapplicability) of state Anti-SLAPP statutes.These statutes generally provide an expedited mechanism for an individual who is sued for petitioning the…
Rank this Week: 1714

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: 1644

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Jul 11

    Police Can Not Search Cell Phone Without a Warrant

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

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

    Police Officer's Good Faith Mistake of Law is NOT Reasonable Grounds for a Traffic Stop
    USA v. Demarco L. McDonald, 453 F.3d 958 (7th Cir. 2006) (Editor's note: the United States Sureme Court granted cert in Heien v. North Carolina, No. 13-604 on this issue: Whether a police officer's mistake of law can provide the...
  • Mar 15

    Trial Exhibits In the Jury Room: Boilerplate Rule

    Trial Exhibits In the Jury Room: Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Loughry No.13-1385. BACKGROUND. In 2007, United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”) inspectors discovered that an internet bulletin board site called “the Cache” was providing users with access to images and…
Rank this Week: 1658

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: 1722

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: 1728

Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accidents and trucking regulations. By Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates P.C.

http://www.chicagotruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash
    Lorraine McNeil, 69, and her daughter Kathleen Wilcox, 45, died last week in an Illinois semi-trailer crash on Interstate 80. The two women, who are both from Ottawa, were pronounced dead at the truck accident site. The accident took place at…
  • Apr 27

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash

    Mother and Daughter Killed in Illinois Semi-Truck Crash
    Lorraine McNeil, 69, and her daughter Kathleen Wilcox, 45, died last week in an Illinois semi-trailer crash on Interstate 80. The two women, who are both from Ottawa, were pronounced dead at the truck accident site. The accident took place at…
  • Apr 22

    Illinois Semi-Trailer Crash on Highway 34 Kills One Trucker

    Illinois Semi-Trailer Crash on Highway 34 Kills One Trucker
    Trucker Bradley Conkle is dead following an Illinois truck accident involving three semi-trucks on Highway 34. The multi-vehicle collision occurred at around 3am on Monday and the road had to be shut down for several hours so clean up crews…
Rank this Week: 1667

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: 1762

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: 1772

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: 1850

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1862

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 29

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…

    Goethe: Love is an ideal thing…
    Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. —Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1935

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women
    One in three American mothers deliver their first child through Cesarean section and 90% of those women who then have a second child will deliver through C-section again. It has not always been this way: in the 1970s, only 5% of all births…
  • Jul 23

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident
    The Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California is being sued by two injured visitors after the Ninja roller coaster they were on struck a tree. The ride partially derailed, leaving everyone on the ride stranded until they could evacuate.…
  • Jul 14

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion
    Sherwin-Williams, one of the largest and most-recognized paint companies, was recently ordered to pay $1.15 billion to fund a program aimed at addressing the health risks of lead paint exposure in California homes. Sherwin, along with two…
Rank this Week: 2053

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: 1973

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: 2047

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: 1942

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: 2067

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: 1971

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Jul 25

    Challenges to Collecting Child Support

    Challenges to Collecting Child Support
    Illinois Law  When a couple divorces in Illinois, in most cases, the non-custodial parent will be required to pay child support to the custodial parent. The law governing child support payments in Illinois is the Illinois Marriage and…
  • Jul 16

    Guardianship in Illinoi

    Guardianship in Illinoi
    What is Guardianship? Guardianship is a court process that grants a non-parent legal custody of a child. Guardianship allows a non-parent to act in place of a parent to make decisions that will affect the welfare of a child. Guardians have to…
  • Jul 9

    States Debate over Child Custody Law

    States Debate over Child Custody Law
    Child Custody The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is the law that governs how child custody is determined in Illinois. When we think of the word “custody,” we sometimes view it in terms of the time spent with a…
Rank this Week: 2138

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 23

    Assistant Track Coach At Simeon Charged With Sexual Assault

    Assistant Track Coach At Simeon Charged With Sexual Assault
    A volunteer track coach at Simeon Career Academy high school allegedly had sex with an underage female student in his office, as well as fondled two other girls in the past year. According to officials, the coach, Gerald L. Gaddy,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2220

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: 2179

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: 2228

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    What's the problem now, illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com?

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

    Insurer’s Arguments First Raised On Reconsideration Forfeited For Appeal

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

    Aldermen’s Appeal Of Victorious Referendum Moot

    Aldermen’s Appeal Of Victorious Referendum Moot
    More than 58 percent of the voters in Country Club Hills, Illinois passed a referendum that reduced the number of city aldermen from 10 to five. About three weeks later, a group of unhappy aldermen sued the county clerk. They asked the trial…
Rank this Week: 2307

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: 2370

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: 2293

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: 2660

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

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

http://www.illinoiscriminaldefendervoice.com
  • Jun 6

    I need to… slim down!

    I need to… slim down!
    Me, myself and I need to slim down… The summer is coming and I need impress the ladies… I was thinking of using one of does miracle weight loss supplements like saffron extract… This one was featured on Dr. Oz show. I…
  • Jun 3

    Me, Myself & I

    Me, Myself & I
    In this blog I’ll talk about everything… …about my life… …about your life… …about no one’s life… well… about whatever I’m in the mood to write about! I don’t…
  • Sep 13

    Jailhouse Snitch Would Say Anything

    Jailhouse Snitch Would Say Anything
    Dekalb County has reopened a 55-year-old murder case after locating a suspect. The accused is a former police officer who was brought back from Washington state to face charges from 1957. The age of the case presents unusual challenges to…
Rank this Week: 2382

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

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

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 2514

GreisGuide to LTACHs

GreisGuide to LTACHs

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

http://greisguide.com
Rank this Week: 2465

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: 2558

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: 2523

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: 2385

Illinois Deserves the Truth

Illinois Deserves the Truth

Covers Illinois' civil justice system.

http://illinoisdeservesthetruth.typepad.com/home/
  • Nov 19

    Edwardsville Ed Board Comes Out Swinging

    Edwardsville Ed Board Comes Out Swinging
    The Edwardsville Intelligencer wrote a commendable editorial on the med mal cap issue yesterday. They’re right when they say egregious malpractice cases are more complicated than they appear.
  • Nov 19

    Illinois News Roundup

    Illinois News Roundup
    IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing seven companies responsible for mortgage scams targeted at struggling homeowners. ... After a derailment killed two and injured 80 others, Metra agreed to pay the families of the deceased $11 million.…
  • Nov 17

    Major Victory for Rights of Developmentally Disabled in IL

    Major Victory for Rights of Developmentally Disabled in IL
    You have to love the power of class actions. Last week, the IL developmentally disabled community hailed a settled federal class action as a huge step forward.
Rank this Week: 2552

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosecuritieslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Steven Stahler Under FINRA Investigation

    Steven Stahler Under FINRA Investigation
    On March 25, 2014 the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), through a Wells Notice, made a preliminary determination to recommend that disciplinary action be brought against Steven Stahler for potential violations of NASD Rule…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3034

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
  • Jul 16

    Return of the New Shopping Center

    Return of the New Shopping Center
    For quite a while there has been very few new shopping centers being developed. Many people may have even questioned whether there would ever be any new significant shopping centers. Apparently, times have changed. In rapid succession, I have…
  • Jul 14

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !
    While the rest of the real estate industry recovers from the downturn of the last several years, the golf course industry is struggling to emerge; it remains a buyer's market.  Some golf courses are converting to…
  • Jun 11

    The New Water Fountain

    The New Water Fountain
     Recently, I had the opportunity to visit our firm's new Columbus, Ohio offices.  The office design and space use is so refreshing and sharp.  What caught my attention most was the creative re-design/re-purposing of the office…
Rank this Week: 2950

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: 2821

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

Provides medical-legal information concerning the development of bed sores. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
Rank this Week: 2709