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the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day

    Heroes Home Advantage - Happy Veterans' Day
    by Michael H. WassermanI am happy to announce my affiliation with Heroes Home Advantage, a real estate program designed to reward military veterans and those serving our country on active duty, with fire or police departments, teachers and as…
  • Nov 2

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer

    Ghoulish Web-Site Offers New Information for Curious Home Buyer
    by Michael H. WassermanHome buyers on the hunt for information about a prospective new home have a new arrow in their quiver - DiedinHouse.com. This web site provides a service just exactly as its name suggests. Customers willing to pay a…
  • Sep 25

    CITY CLERK offers LOCAL REAL ESTATE BROKERS an ACTUAL CITY SERVICE!

    CITY CLERK offers LOCAL REAL ESTATE BROKERS an ACTUAL CITY SERVICE!
    Like them or not, zoned parking in Chicago presents a terrible challenge for Realtors showing properties to their prospective buyer-customers - risk a ticket to show a potential home or park the car blocks away?Finally, City Clerk Susan…
Rank this Week: 2316

Illinois Workers Compensation

Illinois Workers Compensation

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

http://workcomp-chicago.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    Illinois Workers Comp Medical Costs below neighboring states Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana

    Illinois Workers Comp Medical Costs below neighboring states Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana
    CRAIN'S Chicago Business, Senior Reporter, Thomas Corfman ( http://bit.ly/1MtlVdW ) recently reported that under the 2011 IL workers comp reforms, medical costs per claim have now dropped by 15%.   Citing a report from the Workers…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2864

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

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

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    More Recognition for Warner & Zimmerle Lawyers!!

    More Recognition for Warner & Zimmerle Lawyers!!
    We’re proud to announce some significant accolades for both of our attorneys! Mike Warner was nominated by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of: ADR Law: Personal Injury; Personal Injury: Professional Malpractice Personal…
  • Jul 7

    Why Haven’t I Served on a Jury?

    Why Haven’t I Served on a Jury?
    As soon as I sat down to write this, I realized that I should have called the post “How to Get Out of Jury Duty” and gotten a lot more hits. Oh well – the current title will find the … Continue reading →
  • May 22

    Calculating Lien Reductions under the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (after McVey)

    Calculating Lien Reductions under the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (after McVey)
    The Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion on McVey v. MLK Enterprises this week. Plaintiffs lawyers who accept small and/or difficult cases are frustrated. The Health Care Services Lien Act, 770 ILCS 23/10(c), provides a framework to…
Rank this Week: 2932

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 2504

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg, Box & Worby LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • May 20

    GERD Interference with Reliable Breath Alcohol Concentration Reading

    GERD Interference with Reliable Breath Alcohol Concentration Reading
    The Effects of Residual Mouth Alcohol and Acid Reflux on Breathalyzer Results. Residual mouth alcohol is the alcohol vapor that remains in the mucous tissues of the mouth and throat after a person has been drinking. This remaining alcohol…
  • Feb 24

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?
    In the hearing to rescind a statutory summary suspension, the defendant must first present a prima facie case for rescission, then the state must overcome this by presenting evidence justifying the suspension. People v. McClure, 218 Ill.2d…
  • Feb 24

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?

    Reasonable Grounds or a Hunch?
    In the hearing to rescind a statutory summary suspension, the defendant must first present a prima facie case for rescission, then the state must overcome this by presenting evidence justifying the suspension. People v. McClure, 218 Ill.2d…
Rank this Week: 2643

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2342

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Covers federal crimes, sentencing guidelines, and procedure. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.federalcriminallawyer.us/
  • Oct 19

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft
    Getting arrested for retail theft can have serious consequences on someone’s future. If someone is caught committing retail theft, they will typically be approached by a loss prevention specialist or an agent of the store after they…
  • Oct 5

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law
    Getting arrested for a DUI can be a scary ordeal. In most cases, a driver is driving late at night and suddenly pulled over for a traffic violation. Once the police officer approaches the vehicle and detects even a slight odor of an alcoholic…
  • Dec 22

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law
    While driving under the influence is a misdemeanor offense, the consequences may be more serious than a felony. This is because a conviction has additional penalties not seen for other crimes. A conviction for DUI results in a revoked…
Rank this Week: 3055

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

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

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
Rank this Week: 2857

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/
  • Sep 10

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO
    Marie Fahnert is a divorce lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She has devoted her career exclusively to family law and the associated financial and child-related issues of maintenance (spousal support), child-custody, child-support, division of…
  • Aug 5

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  • Aug 1

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?
    When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of case I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of…
Rank this Week: 2320

The Real Estate Blawg

The Real Estate Blawg

Covers Wisconsin and Illinois real estate law.

http://www.therealestateblawg.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2709

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: 2778

East Central Illinois Criminal Law…

East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Weblog

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

http://ecilcrime.com
  • Apr 17

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

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

    Douglas County Courthouse

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

    Mailing Address Change

    Mailing Address Change
    The Charleston Post Office is moving all post office boxes to the new post office location in town.  Due to the move, they are downsizing the number of available post office boxes.  The post office is eliminating my current post office box…
Rank this Week: 2328

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2344

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

Information about bankruptcy for individuals and businesses in Missouri and Illinois. By A & L, Licker Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.stlbankruptcyinfo.com/
  • Nov 21

    Taxes and Bankruptcy, Can They Be Discharged?

    Taxes and Bankruptcy, Can They Be Discharged?
    To be dischargeable, individual income tax liabilities must meet the following “mechanical” rules of 11 USC §523:(a) A discharge under section 727, 1141, 1228 (a), 1228 (b),…
  • Nov 21

    What is a Discharge?

    What is a Discharge?
    One of the core reasons an individual files bankruptcy is to receive a “discharge.”  While this is an important aspect of bankruptcy, it is not the only purpose of bankruptcy.  There are numerous examples of why an…
  • Nov 15

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?
    One of the biggest fears I have seen from people considering bankruptcy is the impact it will have on their credit score.  Credit plays such an important part of our lives in this day and age, that people fear they will never get credit…
Rank this Week: 2723

US Immigration Blog

US Immigration Blog

Covers recent developments in the immigration field. By Peter Messersmith.

http://blog.messersmithlaw.com
  • Feb 3

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

    I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
    On January 3, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on provisional unlawful presence waivers. I-601A applications may be submitted to USCIS beginning March 4, 2013. This rule allows certain…
  • Oct 22

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving

    DREAM Deferred Action Approvals Arriving
    DREAM Act approvals are starting to trickle in.  Here is a copy of a recent application which was approved in approximately 5 weeks.  It is representative of a typical case.  A Mexican national entered the US without a visa fifteen years…
  • Aug 26

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live

    ApplyUSDreamAct.com Goes Live
    The Messersmith Law Firm is now taking US Dream Act cases via our online website ApplyUSDreamAct.com.  If you meet the following eligibility requirements, we may be able to help you obtain deferred action and a two year work permit.
Rank this Week: 2756

Illinois Car and Truck Accident…

Illinois Car and Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoiscarandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2645

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: 3041

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: 2306

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Feb 5

    FAQ: DuPage County uncontested divorce – fast and affordable

    FAQ: DuPage County uncontested divorce – fast and affordable
    If you want to get an uncontested divorce in DuPage County, Illinois, this FAQ might be useful to you. I’m a DuPage County lawyer, and I handle divorce cases in Wheaton Illinois. I know that most people want a cheap and fast uncontested…
  • Jan 31

    FAQ: Uncontested Divorce in Skokie

    FAQ: Uncontested Divorce in Skokie
    If you want to get an uncontested divorce in Skokie, at the Skokie courthouse, this FAQ on uncontested divorce in Skokie should be worth your time. I’m an Illinois divorce lawyer, and I handle dozens of uncontested divorces each year. I…
  • Dec 12

    The Cheapest Divorce in Illinoi

    The Cheapest Divorce in Illinoi
    Do you want the cheapest divorce in Illinois? The cheapest divorce lawyer in Illinois? If you do, then you are likely interested in an uncontested divorce in Illinois. As an uncontested divorce lawyer, I help clients quickly get divorced in a…
Rank this Week: 3417

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Leeders & Associates.

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4462

Mass Tort Lawyer Blog

Mass Tort Lawyer Blog

Covers product liability and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.masstortlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Pay $120 Million to Settle Thousands of Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Claim

    Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Pay $120 Million to Settle Thousands of Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Claim
    Johnson & Johnson, a manufacturer of Ethicon brand transvaginal mesh products, has agreed to pay $120 million to settle the first 2,000 to 3,000 lawsuits filed against it alleging that the products caused the plaintiffs severe injuries…
  • Feb 3

    California Brings Negligence and Nuisance Lawsuit Against Gas Company over Aliso Canyon Methane Leak

    California Brings Negligence and Nuisance Lawsuit Against Gas Company over Aliso Canyon Methane Leak
    The Air Quality Management District in California has filed an action against SoCalGas, seeking damages associated with the large-scale methane gas leak that has caused numerous incidences of illness throughout the San Fernando Valley region.…
  • Feb 1

    Lead-Tainted Cookies Lawsuit Settles for $750,000

    Lead-Tainted Cookies Lawsuit Settles for $750,000
    A lawsuit brought by the California Attorney General claiming that Nabisco Ginger Snap cookies contain nine times the amount of lead allowed according to California law has settled for $750,000. The California Attorney General, alongside 11…
Rank this Week: 3318

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    When Indemnitor Is Off the Hook For Contractual Indemnity

    When Indemnitor Is Off the Hook For Contractual Indemnity
    Contractual indemnification clauses are among the most overused and misunderstood rights that parties argue over and negotiate for.  Although nothing in Illinois law prohibits parties from specifically contracting to provide for…
  • Dec 27

    Defective Construction Claims: Why Do Illinois Courts Treat Construction Companies Like Criminals?

    Defective Construction Claims: Why Do Illinois Courts Treat Construction Companies Like Criminals?
    Illinois courts have been prolific in addressing whether damage caused by defective construction can be considered an "occurrence" or "accident." The lively panel will examine the precedents behind the principles to debate and/or defend…
  • Dec 22

    Request for Money Damages Not Required to Trigger Duty to Defend

    Request for Money Damages Not Required to Trigger Duty to Defend
    Applying Illinois law, the court in Country Mutual Insurance Co. v. Bible Pork, Inc., 2015 IL App (5th) 140211, held that an express request in an underlying complaint for damages because of property damage or bodily injury is not necessary…
Rank this Week: 4170

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

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

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Feb 3

    Governor Rauner, Stop Ignoring the Real State of Our State

    Governor Rauner, Stop Ignoring the Real State of Our State
    In Illinois, homebound seniors are losing meals. Hardworking low-income college students are being forced to drop out of school. Sexual assault victims and homeless veterans are going without services that are essential for their…
  • Jan 25

    Time to End the Illinois Hostage Stand-Off

    Time to End the Illinois Hostage Stand-Off
    Illinois’s former Governor Edgar had it right months ago. Edgar characterized current Governor Rauner’s refusal to negotiate a budget until he wins concessions on his ideological policy agenda as “hostage…
  • Jan 18

    Racism, Public Safety, and the Legacy of Dr. King

    Racism, Public Safety, and the Legacy of Dr. King
    We remember and celebrate the life, leadership and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today, amidst the turmoil of police killings of Black and Hispanic youths, apparent cover-ups, and stark racial imbalance in the negative…
Rank this Week: 4178

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Divorce Planning

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer: Divorce Planning
    2016 brings to Illinois a revised and amended Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. The new Act brings some substantive changes to the way that divorce and custody is adjudicated in Illinois, but the guideline advice for preparing for…
  • Dec 31

    Illinois Divorce: 2016 Rings in New Rules for Child Custody

    Illinois Divorce: 2016 Rings in New Rules for Child Custody
    Thoughts from Law Offices of Michael F Roe as 2015 winds to a close: 2015 has been a year of successes for clients, and challenges in Illinois divorce practice, with some of the challenges including managing the maintenance statute (the...
  • Nov 22

    Parental Alienation: Illinois Divorce Lawyer

    Parental Alienation: Illinois Divorce Lawyer
    I am always careful to identify good articles on the emerging clinical science behind Parental Alienation. Here's an excellent review by Dr. Kruk for your consideration. Credit: Edward Kruk Ph.D. Recent Advances in Understanding Parental…
Rank this Week: 4556

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    What Happens if I Die without a Will or a Trust?

    What Happens if I Die without a Will or a Trust?
    If you die without a Will or Trust, your assets will be divided up based on the intestacy laws of the state where you live at the time of your death and the intestacy laws of any other state where you own assets. Many times the intestacy laws…
  • Jan 22

    Grandchildren Gifting without Tax Reporting

    Grandchildren Gifting without Tax Reporting
    Gifting assets to your grandchildren can reduce the size of your estate and the tax that will be due upon your death. You may give each grandchild up to $14,000 a year without having to report the gift. If you are married, both you and your…
  • Jan 16

    Navigating Wills through Court

    Navigating Wills through Court
    In Illinois, estates can be administered under an Independent Administration or a Supervised Administration. Unless an interested party requests a supervised administration, an estate is opened as an independent administration. Unlike a…
Rank this Week: 4414

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Jan 29

    SPECIAL DEFENSES FOR ILLINOIS DUI

    SPECIAL DEFENSES FOR ILLINOIS DUI
    Despite what you hear about criminal defendants “getting off on a technicality,” that really doesn’t happen very often. Most appellate courts are reluctant to let an otherwise guilty defendant go free if they can find any…
  • Jan 8

    DO I HAVE TO TAKE A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST IN ILLINOIS?

    DO I HAVE TO TAKE A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST IN ILLINOIS?
    If you are stopped for a traffic violation and the officer suspects you of DUI, he or she might ask you to take a preliminary breath test (PBT). Can you refuse? Under Illinois statute, if an officer has a reasonable … Continue reading…
  • Dec 8

    NON-CITIZEN DEFENDANTS, BEWARE! COURTS NEED NOT WARN YOU ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR GUILTY PLEA

    NON-CITIZEN DEFENDANTS, BEWARE! COURTS NEED NOT WARN YOU ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR GUILTY PLEA
    Decades ago, when a non-U.S. citizen was convicted on a charge such as DUI, their lawyer could tell them not to worry about their immigration status. It was highly unlikely that the government would bother to deport you. Those times ……
Rank this Week: 3118

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.drugrecallattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Children’s Motrin and Tylenol Lawsuit

    Children’s Motrin and Tylenol Lawsuit
    The dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins report on two recent injury cases centering on popular over-the-counter children’s painkillers. Both lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Tylenol…
  • Jan 19

    Three out of Four Rispredal Plaintiffs Win Suits against Drugmaker

    Three out of Four Rispredal Plaintiffs Win Suits against Drugmaker
    More than 1,600 Risperdal injury claims are currently pending in Philadelphia court, all of which allege the antipsychotic drug caused female breast tissue development in young men. The first three trials have concluded in massive wins for…
  • Dec 30

    Testosterone Gels Named in Heart Attack Lawsuit

    Testosterone Gels Named in Heart Attack Lawsuit
    A man in Florida started using Testim and AndroGel in 2005 for diminishing testosterone levels, or “Low T.” Over the next two years, Michael Seaburn suffered two heart attacks and has since filed suit against the gels’…
Rank this Week: 3739

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

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

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Jan 19

    In a Divorce, Illinois Courts Have No Authority to Order Pet “Visitation”

    In a Divorce, Illinois Courts Have No Authority to Order Pet “Visitation”
    Americans love their pets.  Recent studies estimate that roughly 78 million dogs and 86 million cats are owned in the United States.  In other words, pets reside in nearly 65% of all households. It is not surprising, therefore, that…
  • Nov 17

    It’s So Simple. How Long Can It Possibly Take and How Much Can It Possibly Cost?

    It’s So Simple. How Long Can It Possibly Take and How Much Can It Possibly Cost?
    There are two questions that every family law attorney is asked by most clients. The first question:  “How long will this divorce take? A ballpark estimate is fine, I know you can’t give me an exact answer”. The second…
  • Nov 2

    Divorcing Parties’ Guide to Recent Changes to IMDMA regarding College Expense

    Divorcing Parties’ Guide to Recent Changes to IMDMA regarding College Expense
    Governor Rauner has signed P.A. 99-90, rewriting the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), 750 ILCS 5/101 effective January 1, 2016. There are several revisions that will affect those divorcing this year and in years to…
Rank this Week: 3907

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jan 18

    CAN I BE CONVICTED ON MORE THAN ONE CHARGE FOR THE SAME OFFENSE? THE "ONE-ACT, ONE-CRIME" DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS

    CAN I BE CONVICTED ON MORE THAN ONE CHARGE FOR THE SAME OFFENSE? THE "ONE-ACT, ONE-CRIME" DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS
    When you were arrested, the prosecutor may have filed several charges against you. You didn’t know so many crimes could come out of the same set of circumstances. Can you be convicted on all of them? Under Illinois law, you can only…
  • Dec 21

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR COMPUTER?

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR COMPUTER?
    The police are at your door. A neighbor complained about a disturbance and they came to investigate. You figure you have nothing to hide in your home so you consent to the search. But you do have something to hide—only it’s in…
  • Dec 4

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW REQUIRES POLICE BODY CAMERAS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW REQUIRES POLICE BODY CAMERAS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS
    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. The vast majority of police are good people trying to do a difficult job in community service. Unfortunately, the recent epidemic of unjustifiable police killings have spotlighted…
Rank this Week: 3119

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions, denies 149 on January 15, 2016

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions, denies 149 on January 15, 2016
    In his first act of executive clemency this calendar year, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner decides a total of 154 clemency petitions, granting 5 and denying 149. Once again, I am pleased to say that I have a client among the 5 who was…
  • Dec 24

    Governor Rauner grants clemency to 7 individuals on 12/23/15

    Governor Rauner grants clemency to 7 individuals on 12/23/15
    In what is very likely his final grant of clemencies this year, Governor Bruce Rauner has granted 7 people pardons with authorization to expunge their past convictions in Illinois on December 23, 2015. I am proud to say that one of these…
  • Nov 25

    Governor Quinn decides over two hundred clemency petitions on the eve of Thanksgiving 2015

    Governor Quinn decides over two hundred clemency petitions on the eve of Thanksgiving 2015
    The good news is that Governor Rauner has acted on yet another batch of clemency petitions, the fifth such group since he has taken office earlier this year. The not-so-great news is that out of the two hundred ten (210) petitions he decided,…
Rank this Week: 4739

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/
  • Jan 16

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket
    Even though a new Illinois law, effective January 1, 2016, will provide protections to first time aggravated speeding offenders, punishments for driving over the speed limit may still carry harsh sentences and require the assistance of…
  • Jan 9

    Accident resulting in personal injury or death with a suspended license: felony

    Accident resulting in personal injury or death with a suspended license: felony
    The Illinois legislature changed a section in the Vehicle Code in 2014, establishing severe penalties for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Driving while license suspended, 625 ILCS 5/6-303(a), is in most situations a Class A…
  • Sep 26

    Article 36 seizure: forfeiture process for vehicles used in the commission of an offense

    Article 36 seizure: forfeiture process for vehicles used in the commission of an offense
    Drive a vehicle illegally on Illinois roads, and you might not take the vehicle home with you. An obscure law in this state allows the police to seize the vehicle and sell it. And in situations where someone other than the owner was driving,…
Rank this Week: 4230

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

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

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Jan 16

    Understanding the Importance of Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi

    Understanding the Importance of Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi
    Expungement is the process where a criminal court disposition is removed from your public record. According to Illinois law, t0 expunge means “to physically destroy records or return them . . . and to obliterate the [offender’s…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4730

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

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

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Jan 15

    What Do Ted Jones and Doug Forbes Have In Common?

    What Do Ted Jones and Doug Forbes Have In Common?
    First of all, Ted Jones is an economist who presents his economic forecast to the clients of NorthStar Title every January. Secondly, Doug Forbes is my brother who lives outside of Philadelphia. My brother had not been to Cleveland for 8…
  • Dec 29

    The Cincinnati Children’s Theater

    The Cincinnati Children’s Theater
    We have been watching a wonderful adaptive reuse of an old machine shop in Cincinnati as it is transformed into the new home of the The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati. Peter Horton of Terrex Development & Construction is managing…
  • Dec 14

    What’s Hot – What’s Not

    What’s Hot – What’s Not
    As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to make resolutions and to consider what is trending. My resolution is to eat better – more of a plant based diet with less processed foods. It’s either that or buy a new wardrobe. I just…
Rank this Week: 4296

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC…

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC Blog

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

http://www.zevandavidson.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 14

    Attorney Rick Voyta

    Attorney Rick Voyta
      Rick Voytas is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. He has been a practicing trial lawyer since 2002. His focus is on aggressively representing clients who have been wronged by large companies. Rick is a native of St. Louis,…
  • Jun 10

    Fatal Consequences of Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosi

    Fatal Consequences of Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosi
    Birth injuries are an unfortunate reality faced by thousands of babies and their parents every year. Pregnancy is one of the most exciting phases in a couple’s life. It can bring cheer and hope to the entire family. However, some…
  • Jun 2

    Missouri Statute of Limitations for Birth Injurie

    Missouri Statute of Limitations for Birth Injurie
    It is important to understand the Missouri statute of limitations for birth injury claims and how it may affect your compensation. Most lawsuits have a statute of limitations which must be adhered to. This includes birth injury lawsuits,…
Rank this Week: 3124

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ

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

http://www.cerebral-palsy-faq.org/
  • Jan 12

    Family Awarded $5M in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Involving Baby

    Family Awarded $5M in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Involving Baby
    A Cook County Illinois jury rendered a verdict of more than $5 million against a Hinsdale Hospital Emergency room physician and other medical care givers at the end of a trial involving the May 2008 death of a seven-week old …
  • Dec 12

    Understanding the Connection between Meconium and Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy

    Understanding the Connection between Meconium and Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy
    Meconium is a medical term that refers to a newborn’s first bowel movement. In most infant deliveries, the baby experiences their initial bowel movement immediately after birth. However, when it occurs while the baby is in the womb, the…
  • Nov 12

    How to Determine If Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Was Preventable

    How to Determine If Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Was Preventable
    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of medical disorders that make movement and balance difficult. The disorders are typically the result of an injury to the child’s developing brain before, during or after the birthing process. In nearly…
Rank this Week: 3801

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/
  • Jan 10

    The Learned Treatise Doctrine in Illinoi

    The Learned Treatise Doctrine in Illinoi
    In Illinois the Supreme Court adopted the “Illinois Rules of Evidence.”  They are found here. As a practitioner, it is nice to have what is supposed to be the law on evidence spelled out in a simple document. I had the honor…
  • Dec 23

     James R. Hausman v Holland America

     James R. Hausman v Holland America
      In James Hausman versus Holland America the jury awarded 21.5 million in favor of plaintiff James Hausman. The case took nine days in federal court in Seattle. The plaintiff’s lawyer was Rick Friedman, author of books entitled…
  • Nov 1

    Personal Injury Waivers in Illinoi

    Personal Injury Waivers in Illinoi
    While in Illinois enforces personal-injury waiver forms, they have to be very specific. This was demonstrated in the case entitled Offord vs Fitness International, LLC (LA Fitness) 2015 IL App (1st) 150879. I suppose at the outset I should…
Rank this Week: 4033

Chicago Accident Law Blog

Chicago Accident Law Blog

Covers car accidents, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability and truck accidents. By Ed Scanlan.

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 7

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi

    Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations in Illinoi
    A lawsuit alleging childhood sexual abuse was filed yesterday in Du Page County, Illinois against Bill Gothard and the Institute of Basic Life Principles that he founded in 1961. The lawsuit filed by 10 women includes allegations of rape,…
  • Apr 24

    Illinois Fracking Lawsuit

    Illinois Fracking Lawsuit
    The Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act, 225 ILCS 732/1-1 et. seq. became law in Illinois on June 17, 2013. Environmentalists and landowners above the "New Albany Shale" initially hailed the law, but now that the Illinois Dept. of Natural…
  • Dec 11

    Laser Guided Vehicle Accident

    Laser Guided Vehicle Accident
    Laser Guided Vehicles (LGV), sometimes referred to as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV) are being used increasingly in manufacturing facilities as a replacement for human operated forklifts. While there are benefits in terms of efficiency…
Rank this Week: 4569

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Dec 30

    New Illinois “Child Custody” Law: Parenting Agreement Requirement

    New Illinois “Child Custody” Law: Parenting Agreement Requirement
    As an Illinois divorce lawyer, it’s important to take note of major changed in the law. Beginning January 1, 2016, there term “custody” will not a legal term so far as the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act…
  • Dec 18

    A QDRO lawyer for post-divorce problems?

    A QDRO lawyer for post-divorce problems?
    Are you divorced and have a problem with your QDRO or other retirement division issue? If so, read this article about problems that can happen after a divorce is finalized – the so called “post decree” time period. After I…
  • Dec 13

    Other Parent Run off with your Kid?

    Other Parent Run off with your Kid?
    If the other parent has run off with your kid, then you need to take action immediately. I have handled a number of these delicate child custody situations, and I treat them like a sting operation. If your child is taken by the other parent,…
Rank this Week: 3784

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Dec 16

    Obese Nursing Home Residents Face Unique Risk

    Obese Nursing Home Residents Face Unique Risk
    The global rise in obesity presents many problems that our national healthcare is ill-equipped to handle. For older adults in particular, obesity and its related chronic diseases are putting an increased strain on health, wellbeing, and…
  • Dec 1

    The Reality of Tube Feeding in Nursing Home

    The Reality of Tube Feeding in Nursing Home
    The nursing home abuse lawyers at Pintas & Mullins want to highlight an extremely important but seldom discussed issue affecting residents: the use of feeding tubes in nursing homes and hospitals. Tube feeding is meant to provide…
  • Nov 17

    Medicare to Reimburse for End-of-Life Discussion

    Medicare to Reimburse for End-of-Life Discussion
    Beginning January 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will reimburse health care providers for discussions with Medicare patients about the type of medical care they want at the end of their lives. The new rule will affect…
Rank this Week: 3741

Chicago Injury Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Injury Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Friedman & Bonebrake, P.C.

http://www.chicagoinjuryaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation

    The Fundamentals of Medical Malpractice Litigation
    Our law firm receives almost daily calls from potential clients seeking an attorney to assist them with a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, we probably reject 99% of these cases. Why? There are a myriad of reasons, including problems…
  • Sep 1

    Lawsuits Filed Against Automakers for Defect in Keyless Ignition System

    Lawsuits Filed Against Automakers for Defect in Keyless Ignition System
    Many new automobiles being sold today have keyless ignition systems. In order to operate these vehicles, the owner merely has to have their keyfob near the push button starter. There is a convenience factor in not having to take out your key…
  • Sep 1

    $492,350.00 Verdict in Battery/Negligent Security Case

    $492,350.00 Verdict in Battery/Negligent Security Case
    Court awards large verdict for plaintiff in negligent security/battery claim.
Rank this Week: 3306

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3175

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    3 Ways Employee Policies Can Protect Your Busine

    3 Ways Employee Policies Can Protect Your Busine
    A study by specialty insurer Hiscox was recently published finding that U.S.-based companies have at least an 11.7 percent chance of facing an employment law charge.  The study claims that the average cost for small and mid-sized…
  • Sep 8

    Does Your Business Use Email?

    Does Your Business Use Email?
    Of course, who doesn’t use email these days?  Most all businesses, big and small, use email to communicate.  Many business owners do not give email use a second thought.  However, are you aware that you must pay your…
  • Sep 4

    What’s Old is New Again

    What’s Old is New Again
    Like fashion, laws come in and out of style.  This season, protections for employees that existed prior to the mid-1980s are coming back. President Obama and his administration have been getting heat because of recent Department of Labor…
Rank this Week: 3986

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Divorce & Family Law Blog

Offers advice for people dealing with divorce, legal separation and child custody issues. By Patrick Markey, P.C.

http://www.markeylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 26

    New and Improved Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to take effect January 1, 2016

    New and Improved Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to take effect January 1, 2016
    Governor Rauner signed SB 57 this year which was a major overhaul of Illinois Divorce Law. The current divorce statute (called the IMDMA) was enacted in 1977. Much has changed in society and family dynamics since then. This legislation was…
  • Mar 7

    New Maintence Statute in Illinoi

    New Maintence Statute in Illinoi
    As of January 1, 2015, Illinois has a completely new statute dealing with maintenance (formerly known as alimony and sometimes called spousal support). Never before have we had a statutory formula for how to calculate maintenance. The…
  • Nov 8

    Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation

    Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation
    Both mediation and collaborative divorce help couples sort through a variety of issues, including child custody, the division of property and debt, retirement benefits, child support and other matters in a way that’s designed to keep…
Rank this Week: 3747

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Covers admiralty and insurance law, and litigation. By Asperger Associates, LLC.

http://www.illinoislawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    “Hit-and-Run” Insurance Coverage Requires Physical Contact

    “Hit-and-Run” Insurance Coverage Requires Physical Contact
    In the past, our attorneys have written about the importance of obtaining Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist coverage through your automobile insurance policy. Uninsured Motorist coverage can provide protection for you and your…
  • Sep 3

    Fraud: Conversion of Art by Dealer

    Fraud: Conversion of Art by Dealer
    Henry and Ann have something in common with art dealer Frederick:  They love art, and collect 19th and 20th century American painters.  They, and dozens of other collectors, entrusted pieces from their collections to a well-known…
  • Aug 13

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust

    Underinsured Motorist Coverage Helps Fund Charitable Trust
    In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of protecting yourself and your family through uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.  Uninsured motorist coverage provides compensation for injuries sustained in an…
Rank this Week: 3316

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3313