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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: 2629

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosecuritieslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

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

    You Might Think Twice About Using A Broker Who Failed The Exam To Get His License
    The Wall Street Journal reported that there are more than 51,500 stockbrokers that have failed, at least once, an exam to obtain a license to sell securities. Additionally, those brokers that failed the exam have worse disciplinary records…
  • Jan 20

    Justice Department Weak on Charging Individuals for White Collar Crime

    Justice Department Weak on Charging Individuals for White Collar Crime
    On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that a University of Virginia law professor's analysis revealed that the Justice Department hadn't charged employees at nearly two thirds of nearly 400 companies that have settled…
  • Jan 20

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street
    I have attached an article by Jonathan Weil that everyone shoulld find interesting. 'Wolf of Wall Street' Offspring Never Quite Die Normally it wouldn't be news that a small-fry stock hustler like Christopher F. Veale got busted for…
Rank this Week: 2957

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/
  • Apr 17

    12 Injured In Crash Between Van and CTA Bu

    12 Injured In Crash Between Van and CTA Bu
    Some people think that in the event of a bus accident, serious injuries are not likely because the large size and mass of a bus means that it is more able to withstand a crash than a smaller vehicle would be. But in fact, every year in…
  • Apr 10

    Suspected Drunk Driver Blamed for Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Des Plaine

    Suspected Drunk Driver Blamed for Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Des Plaine
    Accidents between vehicles and pedestrians are often devastating. In 2010 alone, there were 2,943 such accidents just in the city of Chicago, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. In over 90 percent of all pedestrian…
  • Apr 2

    Driver Caught, Charged after Fatal Crash on I-94

    Driver Caught, Charged after Fatal Crash on I-94
    Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime in Chicago and the rest of Illinois, yet too often, drivers involved in a crash choose to leave the scene. The reasons for fleeing may vary in each crash but often, driver's later report that a…
Rank this Week: 3703

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Modest Proposal

    A Modest Proposal
    Recently, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles sent a memo to externs that read, in part: “I really don’t need to mention that cleavage and stiletto heels are not appropriate office wear (outside of ridiculous lawyer TV shows), do I?…
  • Apr 8

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?

    What World Are You Living In, and How Do You Prosper In This World?
    Counselor, ask yourself this question: There is a question all lawyers – both young and old – should be considering daily as the struggle to find a niche in this increasingly complex world confronting us. Our business clients are…
  • Mar 5

    Law as a Commodity

    Law as a Commodity
    Richard Susskind, a British writer and consultant to business on legal issues, has predicted in “The End of Lawyers” that the “commoditization” of the practice of law will do away with the need for traditional legal…
Rank this Week: 3315

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Apr 16

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo
    The buyer in a real estate transaction certainly is advised to do their “due diligence” in making the decision to complete a purchase.  Due diligence is the process of systematically researching and verifying all information…
  • Apr 10

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election
    In 2012 I became involved in the Byron Donalds Campaign for United States Congress in Southwest Florida’s Congressional District 19.  It was a labor of love for our country and the principles of freedom and limited government that…
  • Apr 9

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation
    When April 15th rolls around as they labor toward the filing deadline for income taxes, Americans would be forgiven if they were to become nostalgic about Patrick Henry’s opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 and his call for the death of…
Rank this Week: 3422

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Upcoming Seminars: Grain Belt Express Power Line Project

    Upcoming Seminars: Grain Belt Express Power Line Project
      ​Sever Storey is following a new 700-mile power line project called the Grain Belt Express.  This Project will deliver 3,500 megawatts of renewable energy from western Kansas to communities in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana…
  • Apr 11

    Gov. Quinn Unveils Slightly Smaller Transportation Plan

    Gov. Quinn Unveils Slightly Smaller Transportation Plan
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will spend slightly less next fiscal year on road, rail and airport construction projects under a transportation plan unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn. Among the projects touted by the governor as part of the…
  • Apr 10

    US 45 Project in El Dorado Moves Forward

    US 45 Project in El Dorado Moves Forward
    ELDORADO, IL (KFVS) - A highway project in Saline County is moving forward after years of planning. Some folks sold pieces of their property to make room for the new four lane road, others have to deal with the encroaching pavement. The…
Rank this Week: 3132

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case

    Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Extend Statute of Limitations in Some Rape Case
    A new bill introduced in the Illinois legislature would extend the statute of limitations in some rape cases. Senate Bill 2609 seeks to change when the statute of limitations in rape cases begins to run. Current law provides that the statute…
  • Apr 13

    Illinois May Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

    Illinois May Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana
    The Illinois legislature is considering enacting new laws that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The proposed bills fall short of legalizing pot, as Colorado and Washington do, but would instead align Illinois with…
  • Apr 4

    Illinois Police Conduct Unlawful Search and Seizure in Traffic Stop

    Illinois Police Conduct Unlawful Search and Seizure in Traffic Stop
    The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens from unlawful searches and seizures. Yet it is the most frequently violated civil right, and on March 20th the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that yet another police…
Rank this Week: 3347

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: 3581

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Illinois Estate Planning and Hiring a Caregiver

    Illinois Estate Planning and Hiring a Caregiver
    Most seniors prefer to stay at home as long as possible before moving into a nursing home. For many families, this means eventually hiring a caregiver to look after an aging relative. Caregivers can be hired directly or through a home health…
  • Apr 3

    Illinois Estate Planning & Trustee's Dutie

    Illinois Estate Planning & Trustee's Dutie
    A trust is a legal arrangement where one person (or an institution, such as a bank or law firm), called a “trustee”, holds legal title to property for another person, called a “beneficiary”. If you have been appointed…
  • Mar 28

    Importance of a Will in Illinoi

    Importance of a Will in Illinoi
    Amy Winehouse’s death at age 27 illustrates the importance of having a Will, at any age. Ms. Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil were married briefly. Under English law, marriage negates any Wills made before the marriage, but if a couple…
Rank this Week: 3639

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Apr 11

    Rare appeals court victory for DUI offender

    Rare appeals court victory for DUI offender
    A vast majority of cases charging driving under the influence, or DUI, end up with a plea to a DUI conviction, court supervision, a reduced charge such as reckless driving or a dismissal.  There is a common misconception that hiring a…
  • Apr 4

    How a driving crash that’s not the driver’s fault can turn into a felony charge against the driver

    How a driving crash that’s not the driver’s fault can turn into a felony charge against the driver
    A recent report refers to a driver who was involved in a fatal crash where he was allegedly drunk but was not at fault and still charged with a felony.  This can make sense only with an understanding of Illinois DUI law.…
  • Mar 28

    Illinois Senate Bill 2953 seeks to modify marijuana DUI law

    Illinois Senate Bill 2953 seeks to modify marijuana DUI law
    In Illinois, DUI means Driving Under the Influence.  For instance, under 625 ILCS 5/11-501, it is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. It is illegal to drive under the influence of any illegal drug, including marijuana.…
Rank this Week: 3656

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Claim for Bicyclist Injured in Bike Crash in Wicker Park Settled

    Claim for Bicyclist Injured in Bike Crash in Wicker Park Settled
    Illinois Bicycle Lawyers Michael S. Keating and Joseph T. Vietri recently settled a claim on behalf of a bicyclist who was injured after she struck by the driver of car at the intersection of Hermitage Avenue and Wabansia Avenue in Chicago…
  • Apr 8

    Case Settled for Bicyclist Attacked by Charging Dog

    Case Settled for Bicyclist Attacked by Charging Dog
    Any time a bicyclist is knocked of their bicycle, there is a high risk for an injury. And not all bicycle accidents involve a motor vehicle. This was the case for a bicyclist in western Illinois who sustained a hip fracture after a dog left…
  • Apr 7

    Rogue Motorist Causes Mayhem in Evanston - Bicyclist Among Those Injured

    Rogue Motorist Causes Mayhem in Evanston - Bicyclist Among Those Injured
    View Larger MapABC7 is reporting that a 63-year old Wilmette woman was arrested after she allegedly caused several collisions in Evanston on Sunday morning. The first collision occurred around 10:00 a.m. when the woman first was involved in a…
Rank this Week: 3616

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Apr 10

    Successe

    Successe
         I am pleased to announce that this is another week of success stories. Today, I received a final administrative decision determining that the Department of Children and Family Services' indicated finding of abuse…
  • Apr 3

    Mentoring

    Mentoring
         Mentoring, both formally and informally, has always been an important component of the legal profession.  Good legal skills cannot be learned merely by attending law school. During my long career, I have been…
  • Mar 31

    The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act

    The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act
           Over ten years ago, the Illinois legislature enacted the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, 325 ILCS 2 et. al., to allow distressed parents of an infant the ability to safely relinquish a newborn…
Rank this Week: 3410

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
  • Apr 9

    Bankruptcy in Post-Recession America – Are Finances Getting Better?

    Bankruptcy in Post-Recession America – Are Finances Getting Better?
    Improved consumer confidence, increased spending, and a strengthening economy greeted Americans at the start of 2014, but were Chicagoans any better off financially than they were a year ago? Looking at bankruptcy statistics from the Federal…
  • Mar 31

    How to Avoid a Tax Audit: Personal Finance Tips for Tax Season

    How to Avoid a Tax Audit: Personal Finance Tips for Tax Season
    The deadline to file your 2013 tax return is April 15, 2014. Many people look forward to filing their taxes each year because they will receive their tax return. When you file your taxes you goal should be to do so accurately to ensure that…
  • Mar 26

    Learn These Essential Real Estate Terms and Avoid Getting Saddled with the House of Your Nightmares!

    Learn These Essential Real Estate Terms and Avoid Getting Saddled with the House of Your Nightmares!
    Proliferation of online real estate listings means everyone feels like a realtor after just a few hours of home searches. However, there's more to understanding the world of real estate than what you'll learn from flipping through photographs…
Rank this Week: 3552

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/
  • Apr 7

    New Study Suggests Link Between Brain Injuries and Socialization in Children

    New Study Suggests Link Between Brain Injuries and Socialization in Children
    A recent study by a group of Brigham Young University researchers suggests that traumatic brain injuries in children may lead to decreased social skills. The findings, which were published in the April 10 issue of Journal of Head Trauma…
  • Apr 5

    MMA Fighters at Risk of Brain Injurie

    MMA Fighters at Risk of Brain Injurie
    A recent recent study by a group of University of Toronto researchers asserts that mixed martial arts (MMA) is potentially more hazardous to the brain than boxing. Mixed martial arts combines numerous fighting styles into one match.…
  • Mar 28

    Recent Collapse of Navy Football Player Not Caused by Player Contact

    Recent Collapse of Navy Football Player Not Caused by Player Contact
    The recent collapse of Navy running back, Will McKamey, left many with the assumption that a violent tackle left another talented football player with a traumatic brain injury. However, recent reports by his parents suggest that the injury…
Rank this Week: 3618

Illinois Injury Attorney Blog

Illinois Injury Attorney Blog

By Crossen Kooi Law.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/illinois-injury-attorney-blog/
  • Apr 7

    Construction Worker Falls from Roof

    Construction Worker Falls from Roof
    A construction worker in Huntley, Illinois slipped and fell from a roof where he was installing sheeting today.  He was wearing a safety harness but somehow slipped out of it and hit his head as he fell.  He was airlifted to…
  • Mar 24

    Chicago Train Derailment Injures Thirty People

    Chicago Train Derailment Injures Thirty People
    Thirty people were injured after a CTA blue line train derailed from the tracks as it approached O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL.  A spokesperson for the Union stated that it is possible that the driver of the train…
  • Mar 3

    Spring Safety Tip

    Spring Safety Tip
    It is hard to believe that spring even exists in this part of the world.  As one of the coldest and snowiest seasons on record comes to an end (we hope!), we wanted to offer some reminders as the spring and summer seasons approach.…
Rank this Week: 3280

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Stacking Underinsured Policie

    Stacking Underinsured Policie
    Underinsured Stacking The first District Court of Appeals decided an interesting case about stacking as applies to uninsured and underinsured policies. In Allstate vs Trujillo 2014 Il.App (1st) 123419, the court decided that parties can…
  • Feb 26

    Third Party Action with Workers Compensation

    Third Party Action with Workers Compensation
    The Appellate Court recently decided a case involving the interplay between the Workers' Compensation Act and joint liability in Ramirez v FCL Builders, Inc. According to the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act an employee cannot sue his or…
  • Dec 8

    Illinois Pension Reform (2013) is Unconstitutional

    Illinois Pension Reform (2013) is Unconstitutional
    I promised when I was on the radio to post links to both the act which contains no new Illinois pension reform and a post to an article by Eric Madiar regarding the constitutional amendment which prohibits diminishment or impairment to…
Rank this Week: 3455

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: 3150

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action

    Federal Judge Grants Class Action
    Federal Judge Grants Class Action 2/12/14 Federal Judge Grants Class Action for all Medicaid-Eligible Children Under the Age of 21 who have been Diagnosed with a Mental Health or Behavioral Disorder in the State of Illinois…
  • Feb 6

    Be Careful with Settlement Agreement

    Be Careful with Settlement Agreement
    Settling your Bloomington Illinois Divorce is almost always better than litigating. But, if you sign a Marital Settlement Agreement in Illinois, you had better be very careful as to what is, and is not, in that agreement, as this recent case…
Rank this Week: 3490

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: 3602

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3585

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Long-Term Healthcare Plan Denied for Care in Assisted Living Facilitie

    Long-Term Healthcare Plan Denied for Care in Assisted Living Facilitie
    Marie Gardiner purchased a long-term care policy from insurance company giant CNA in 1993.  The idea was to have security in knowing that in the event of her need for a nursing home or an assisted living facility to take care of her, she…
  • Jan 27

    Crucial Internal Documentation in Litigating Nursing Home Case

    Crucial Internal Documentation in Litigating Nursing Home Case
    The internal documentation that is recorded and housed by the owners and/or management companies responsible for operation of a nursing home is vitally important in litigating against a nursing home. This internal documentation may be…
  • Jan 7

    Jury Verdict for $132,000 for Noncompliance with Physician’s Feeding Orders in Nursing Rehab Center

    Jury Verdict for $132,000 for Noncompliance with Physician’s Feeding Orders in Nursing Rehab Center
    Jesse Harvey Sr. reached the age of 99. While hospitalized he underwent a pharyngogram. This is essentially a radiographic procedure of the pharynx.  Mr. Harvey was a resident of Arcadian Rehabilitation & Nursing…
Rank this Week: 3353

Illinois Traffic Laws

Illinois Traffic Laws

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

http://www.illinoistrafficlaws.us/
Rank this Week: 3319

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical negligence. By Kroot Law LLC.

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

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary

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

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost

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

    New Approach To Medical Malpractice: Disclose, Apologize and Offer

    New Approach To Medical Malpractice: Disclose, Apologize and Offer
    Doctors are human, just like everyone else. Consequently, doctors can and do make mistakes. When medical malpractice does occur, the defense-oriented culture has nearly always been to deny, defend, and counter attack. One major medical…
Rank this Week: 3389

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3629

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those…
  • Apr 12

    Illinois Says Dentists May Use Groupon

    Illinois Says Dentists May Use Groupon
    IDFPR Says Voucher Advertising Is Not Fee-Splitting If Advertising Fee Is Reasonable and Required Disclosures Are Made On April 10th, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the “IDFPR”) issued a…
Rank this Week: 3368

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: 3162

Illinois Criminal & Civil Defense…

Illinois Criminal & Civil Defense Blog

Covers criminal and civil law in Illinois. By Appelman & Associates LLC.

http://blog.appelmanlawyers.com/
  • Nov 26

    Naperville Babysitter Pleads Not Guilty in Televised Arraignment

    Naperville Babysitter Pleads Not Guilty in Televised Arraignment
    When Naperville babysitter Elzbieta Plackowska pled not guilty to the murder of two young children, she did so in front of cameras, which were allowed in a DuPage County courtroom for the first time in the county’s history.
  • Nov 21

    Kane County to Crack Down on Drunk Driving during Thanksgiving Holiday

    Kane County to Crack Down on Drunk Driving during Thanksgiving Holiday
    Police in Kane County used a DUI crackdown to prevent drunk driving around Halloween last month, and they will use similar enforcement the night before Thanksgiving. Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said four arrests were made…
  • Nov 14

    Jenna Jameson Ordered to Pay $92,000 for Missed Appearance

    Jenna Jameson Ordered to Pay $92,000 for Missed Appearance
    Jameson was ordered to reimburse the Hollywood Palms theater group for promotional expenses and lost revenue after Jameson violated terms of her contract which required her to attend movie premiers at two Illinois theaters.
Rank this Week: 3237

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 17

    Confidentiality of Consultation

    Confidentiality of Consultation
    During initial (usually free for most cases) consultations, some potential clients will ask if consultations are confidential.  The short answer is “yes.”  Even though these people have not become clients yet, their statements are not…
Rank this Week: 3020

Illinois Workers Compensation

Illinois Workers Compensation

Covers Illinois workers compensation news and updates. By Bleakney & Troiani.

http://workcomp-chicago.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    Illinois Truckers as Independent Contractors or Employees; Nature of the Business Test Matter

    Illinois Truckers as Independent Contractors or Employees; Nature of the Business Test Matter
    8-10-09 Illinois adopted a stricter test in 2007 that favors classifying workers as an employee rather than as an independent contractor. No single factor determines whether a worker will be classified as an employee or an independent…
  • Jun 28

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied
    8-22-11 On August 8, 2011, Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill1147 into law to prevent workers convicted of serious crimes from claiming workers compensation benefits. Senate Bill 1147 denies workers compensation benefits for injuries…
  • Jun 28

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location
    9-05-11 As part of the new Illinois workers compensation reform package, downstate hearing locations will be consolidated into the 6 regions listed below to take effect on January 1, 2012.  The reduction in hearing locations is structured…
Rank this Week: 3506

Nenye Uche Blog

Nenye Uche Blog

Covers Illinois criminal and DUI laws.

http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/blog/
  • Aug 5

    Building effective Cross Examination question

    Building effective Cross Examination question
     ”Counsel, cross” Opposing counsel has just finished examining his witness.  The jurors swing their attentive heads towards you.  From the high table, the judge leans towards you with a piercing glare while announcing in a voice loaded…
Rank this Week: 3449

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: 3340

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury and wrongful death law and news. By Strellis & Field.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3483

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Apr 17

    Cohabitation + Spousal Support? Not in Illinoi

    Cohabitation + Spousal Support? Not in Illinoi
    With nearly 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, the concept of spousal support is commonplace in today’s society. This is equitable relief for those spouses who may not have contributed much financially, but certainly contributed…
  • Apr 9

    Obtaining an Order of Protection in Illinoi

    Obtaining an Order of Protection in Illinoi
    Domestic Violence As we become more aware of the issues and challenges surrounding domestic violence in society, both individual states and the federal government have adopted new laws and protections for victims of abusive relationships.…
  • Apr 3

    Illinois Adoption and the Criminal Background Check

    Illinois Adoption and the Criminal Background Check
    The Adoption Process The process of adopting children in the United States is a very lengthy and stringent one. Potential adoptive parents must go through a litany of paperwork, character assessments, and huge financial hurdles to be…
Rank this Week: 4330

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4527

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
  • Apr 16

    Illinois Probate: Heirs vs. Legatee

    Illinois Probate: Heirs vs. Legatee
    Last year I wrote about the importance of distinguishing between ‘Heirs vs. Descendants’ in the estate planning context. Today’s post will highlight the difference between ‘heirs’ and ‘legatees’ in…
  • Apr 9

    The 3 Habits of Highly Effective Trustees and Executor

    The 3 Habits of Highly Effective Trustees and Executor
    Estate disputes can be triggered by the lack of effective estate planning. I recently wrote about 10 estate planning steps to help avoid family inheritance disputes. Conflict can also be caused by problems that arise during administration of…
  • Apr 1

    Gift by Poetry: Dogged Unfairness or Poetic Justice?

    Gift by Poetry: Dogged Unfairness or Poetic Justice?
    In honor of April Fools Day (and National Poetry Month), today’s post reviews a new Illinois appellate court decision that seems like a spoof (or a law school exam question) — but isn’t. There are usually a handful of…
Rank this Week: 4063

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action

    Immigration Reform: National Day of Action
    Last Thursday, I joined hundreds of other attorneys in Washington, D.C. to lobby for immigration reform as part of AILA's National Day of Action 2014: Taking on the House. I am so glad I had the opportunity to be part of such an important…
  • Apr 1

    Criminal Conviction

    Criminal Conviction
    Lately, we have been covering different grounds of inadmissibility that might keep one from entering the United States or adjusting status to Lawful Permanent Resident. Unlawful presence, fraud or misrepresentation are some types of…
  • Feb 28

    Fraud or Misrepresentation

    Fraud or Misrepresentation
    There are many grounds of inadmissibility that can prevent someone from being granted a visa, green card or entry to the United States. This post examines one of the four most common grounds of inadmissibility - fraud or…
Rank this Week: 4476

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends 60 Day Suspension for Resume Falsehood

    ARDC Hearing Board Recommends 60 Day Suspension for Resume Falsehood
    Filed April 10. This is a case involving a lawyer who successfully obtained employment with DCFS. The ARDC charged that he falsified his Illinois Employment Application by listing employment at a company. By falsifying employment (and salary)…
  • Apr 11

    Statute of Limitations Bars Estate Planning Malpractice Claim

    Statute of Limitations Bars Estate Planning Malpractice Claim
    Illinois has a statute of limitations (2 years from discovery) and a statute of repose (6 years from the alleged negligent act by the attorney). In estate planning matters, Illinois also has another provision 735 ILCS 5/13-214.3(d) which…
  • Apr 7

    Corporate Investigations – Every Employee Needs To Consider This Issue

    Corporate Investigations – Every Employee Needs To Consider This Issue
    You are an employee of a corporation. Something bad happens and the corporation’s internal lawyer (or an outside lawyer) tells you he wants to talk to you. When the interview starts, he tells you that he does not represent you, he only…
Rank this Week: 4079

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

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

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Who’s Listening? Illinois Eavesdropping Law Held Unconstitutional

    Who’s Listening? Illinois Eavesdropping Law Held Unconstitutional
    Upholding individuals’ free speech rights, the Illinois Supreme Court recently struck down the Illinois Eavesdropping Act as unconstitutionally overbroad.  As of April, 2014, electronic recording of conversations is permissible in…
  • Apr 9

    Round 2: The Government Swings Back in Case Affecting Clergy Housing Allowance

    Round 2: The Government Swings Back in Case Affecting Clergy Housing Allowance
    “It is declared that 26 U.S.C. § 107(2) violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”  -- Judge B. Crabb, Federal District Court of Western Wisconsin regarding the clergy…
  • Mar 31

    FEC Commissioners Chime in Regarding IRS’s Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation

    FEC Commissioners Chime in Regarding IRS’s Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation
    Fresh Voices in the DiscussionThe period for comments on the IRS’s proposed regulations for Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations’ politically related activities closed last month.  Over 140,000 comments were filed,…
Rank this Week: 3866

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    You Don't Like What I Have to Say? Why Not? I'm Not In The Customer Service Busine

    You Don't Like What I Have to Say? Why Not? I'm Not In The Customer Service Busine
    Hello to all my spring-loving Blogophytes!  Welcome to another edition of Chicago Law Source's News You Can Use.   In this edition, I aim to discuss what happens when people don't hear what they want to - and how we all can interpret, act…
  • Mar 25

    Should We Meet? Probably, Yes, Definitely, Maybe

    Should We Meet? Probably, Yes, Definitely, Maybe
    Hello and Happy Spring (for those of you who know what spring looks like and haven't forgotten as we have in Chiberia)!  I am coming to you with news you can use about ongoing attorney-client relationships, and in fact, any kind of…
  • Mar 2

    Good afternoon and Happy March to the…

    Good afternoon and Happy March to the Blogosphere!  I found this gem on the 'net and thought I would immediately share with you.  I cannot take credit for this simple wisdom, but it is nonetheless true so please take to heart! 6 Documents…
Rank this Week: 4912

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 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…
  • Sep 16

    Number of women arrested for DUI increasing, up to 25 percent of case

    Number of women arrested for DUI increasing, up to 25 percent of case
    Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation have alarmed anti-drunk driving advocates: more women are getting arrested for DUI than ever before. In 2011, the most recent year nationwide statistics are available from the FBI, women…
Rank this Week: 4323

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Apr 1

    GM: “Terrible Things Happened.”

    GM: “Terrible Things Happened.”
    Since February, GM has recalled over 3,000,000 cars because of a problems with air bags, wiring, and faulty ignition switches that could shut off when the car was being driven. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…
  • Mar 24

    TANSTAAFL – Scareware: The Bane of Small Biz Owner

    TANSTAAFL – Scareware: The Bane of Small Biz Owner
    Computer users would be well advised to remember TANSTAAFL when they’re online. TANSTAAFL, an acronym popularized by Robert A. Heinlein in his 1966 novel, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, translates to: “There ain’t no such…
  • Mar 15

    Crowdfunding – Panacea or Pain?

    Crowdfunding – Panacea or Pain?
    Your startup needs an infusion of capital.  You’ve tapped your savings and retirement account, the bank’s loan officer begins to shake his head as soon as you walk in the door and your family and friends send your calls to…
Rank this Week: 3989

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3986

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/
  • Mar 28

    Multiple Lawsuits Expected to be Filed Following CTA Derailment

    Multiple Lawsuits Expected to be Filed Following CTA Derailment
    The Chicago Train Accident and Injury Attorneys are amongst the many residents that remain in astonishment following the recent CTA derailment, which many say mirrors the type of event that you would see only in movies. With more than 30…
  • Mar 13

    Chicago Man Killed in Roll-Over Accident

    Chicago Man Killed in Roll-Over Accident
    The Chicago Wrongful Death Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. send our condolences to family and loved ones of Jason West, as they mourn the tragic death of a resident of our community. According to authorities, the accident occurred…
  • Mar 10

    Increase in Crashes along Dan Ryan Expressway

    Increase in Crashes along Dan Ryan Expressway
    The Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. have noticed a string of auto accidents recently occurring along Dan Ryan Expressway, including multiple-vehicle crashes, as well as roll-over collisions. Amongst the most…
Rank this Week: 4651

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyerchicago.biz/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Does a Doctor Shortage Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?

    Does a Doctor Shortage Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?
    Are instances of medical malpractice more prevalent when there’s a shortage of medical professionals in a hospital?  That’s a very good question and despite doing their best to attract and retain physicians, medical…
  • Mar 20

    To Protect and Serve: The Promise That Costs Many Police Officers Their Live

    To Protect and Serve: The Promise That Costs Many Police Officers Their Live
    With every reward comes some form of risk.  That’s something that Chicago police officers know too well.  In addition to having to protect themselves from criminals, they also have to exercise caution while driving city…
  • Feb 27

    Five Signs You’re Too Tired to Drive

    Five Signs You’re Too Tired to Drive
    With all the talk about distracted driving these days, people often forget how dangerous it is to drive drowsy.  If the body has not rested well, it shows.  Drivers have a hard time concentrating which significantly impedes their…
Rank this Week: 3829

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

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

http://www.illinoisplaintiffslawyer.com/
  • Mar 26

    Medical Malpractice not Stopping Negligent Doctor

    Medical Malpractice not Stopping Negligent Doctor
    A USA TODAY investigation reveals that there are thousands of physicians nationwide that have committed malpractice, yet continue to commit more malpractice.  This is all despite the fact that the large insurance and medical lobbies have…
  • Mar 23

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration set to Increase Worker Protection

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration set to Increase Worker Protection
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement, which was introduced a few months ago,…
  • Nov 20

    Don’t Know Much About Medical Malpractice?

    Don’t Know Much About Medical Malpractice?
    Earlier this year Forbes magazine published a very informative article about 10 things that most people don’t know about medical malpractice.  In this blog there’s been an ongoing conversation about the impact of negligence…
Rank this Week: 4141