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Alvin Foreman Blog

Alvin Foreman Blog

Covers personal bankruptcy.

http://alvinforeman.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy
    Here’s a hilarious video clip from The Office (one of my favorite television comedies), demonstrating the wrong way to declare bankruptcy: Related Posts: Bankruptcy Basics Videos Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy Do I…
  • Aug 24

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy
    Here’s a valuable tip that I offer to my clients during our bankruptcy consultations: Close your checking and savings accounts if you also have outstanding loans at the same bank. Now, you may be thinking, “But I love my bank!  I’ve…
  • Jul 28

    Bankruptcy Basics Video

    Bankruptcy Basics Video
    I love documentaries.  It’s easier (and more entertaining) for me to learn something new by watching a video than by reading a book. So if you’re a visual learner like me and you’re interested in learning more about bankruptcy, check…
Rank this Week: 2434

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: 2192

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: 2066

Chicago Injury Blog

Chicago Injury Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

https://www.daveabels.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Construction Accident FAQ

    Construction Accident FAQ
    Over 216,000 people work in the construction industry throughout Illinois, more than half of whom work in the Chicago area. Many more people work as contractors on construction sites and may not be included in the above statistics. This means…
  • May 23

    Silent Recalls: Putting Consumer Safety at Risk

    Silent Recalls: Putting Consumer Safety at Risk
    If you bought a product that was later found to be defective, you would know about it, right? Not necessarily. While manufacturers are forced to recall products when they are known to cause safety issues, many circumvent the process with a…
  • May 23

    Be on the Lookout for Drunk Drivers This Memorial Day

    Be on the Lookout for Drunk Drivers This Memorial Day
    It should come as no surprise that Chicagoans like to celebrate, and national holidays like the upcoming Memorial Day often provide the perfect opportunity to do so. Many people have long weekends from work and choose to get together with…
Rank this Week: 2707

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By James G. Dimeas.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.net/
  • May 24

    Not Guilty After Trial For Domestic Battery in Bridgeview That Should Never Have Been Charged

    Not Guilty After Trial For Domestic Battery in Bridgeview That Should Never Have Been Charged
    Last week I had a trial for a Domestic Battery at the Bridgeview Courthouse in Cook County. My client had no criminal record whatsoever. He had been charged with committing a Domestic Battery on an ex-girlfriend during a consensual sexual…
  • May 23

    What Happens at a Preliminary Hearing in Illinois?

    What Happens at a Preliminary Hearing in Illinois?
    Many of the people that I have represented in my 25 years of being a criminal defense lawyer have no criminal record and have little, or no experience, with the criminal justice system. For many people, the thought of facing criminal charges…
  • May 16

    What Happens if I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer Test in Illinois?

    What Happens if I Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer Test in Illinois?
    Illinois has some very strict laws, rules, and regulations involving DUI’s. I frequently receive questions from clients asking about whether they should or should not take a breathalyzer when they are requested to by a police officer.…
Rank this Week: 2701

Orland Park Criminal Defense…

Orland Park Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of John S. Fotopoulos, P.C.

http://www.fotopouloslaw.com/orland-park-criminal-lawyer/
  • May 23

    What Does the Right to a “Speedy Trial” Mean in Illinois?

    What Does the Right to a “Speedy Trial” Mean in Illinois?
    You probably know that the United States Constitution guarantees your right to a “speedy trial” if you are accused of committing a crime. The Illinois state constitution has a similar requirement. But what exactly constitutes…
  • May 17

    How Failing a Field Sobriety Test Can Lead to a DUI Charge

    How Failing a Field Sobriety Test Can Lead to a DUI Charge
    When an Illinois police officer suspects you of DUI, you may be asked to take one or more field sobriety tests. By law you do not have to agree to such tests. Moreover, if you take a test and “fail,” based on the officer's…
  • May 10

    How is DUI Different When it Involves Marijuana?

    How is DUI Different When it Involves Marijuana?
    When it comes to DUI, there is a critical difference between alcohol and illegal drugs such as marijuana. You probably know that drunk driving is only a criminal offense if your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent or higher. This…
Rank this Week: 2837

Mevorah Law Offices LLC Blog

Mevorah Law Offices LLC Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury.

http://personal-injury.mevorahlaw.com/dupage-county-lawyers
  • May 23

    Car Accidents at Intersections: Pedestrians Beware

    Car Accidents at Intersections: Pedestrians Beware
    Pedestrians are often in the bulls-eye of danger when it comes to car accidents. Traffic at intersections can be a major area of confusion and concern. About 40 percent of the estimated 5,811,000 crashes that occurred in the United States in…
  • May 16

    Are You Suffering from Back Pain After a Car Accident?

    Are You Suffering from Back Pain After a Car Accident?
    Personal injury clients often experience back injuries after being involved in a car accident. Back injuries, even minor ones, hurt a victim’s quality of life. Some back injuries will never fully heal, and many injuries require…
  • May 8

    Signs of an Aggressive Dog

    Signs of an Aggressive Dog
    Dogs who exhibit aggressive behaviors are more likely to bite. If you find yourself around dogs, it is important to understand the signs so that you can take precautions if you believe a dog is dangerous. Additionally, many victims of…
Rank this Week: 3041

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • May 23

    Are Illinois Non-Compete Agreements Still Valid for Low-Level Employees?

    Are Illinois Non-Compete Agreements Still Valid for Low-Level Employees?
    Are Employee Non-Compete Agreements Still Valid for Low-Level Employees?  Non-compete arguments are staple in every Chicago Business Lawyer’s legal arsenal and a necessary to protect a business under certain circumstances.  A…
  • May 16

    Electronic Contracts Basics for Chicago Busine

    Electronic Contracts Basics for Chicago Busine
    Are Digital Contracts Legal? If you are a Chicago business owner who is over the age of thirty, you remember the days of paper contracts that were typed and then snail mailed before they were revised, retyped and then mailed again.  Once…
  • May 9

    Equity Crowdfunding – The Future of Investing?

    Equity Crowdfunding – The Future of Investing?
    What is Equity Crowdfunding?  Is this the Future of Raising Investment Capital? It seems that while nearly everyone  has heard of crowdfunding, the concept of equity crowdfunding is not as well known but is gaining…
Rank this Week: 3454

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • May 22

    WHAT CAN HURT YOUR PERFORMANCE ON FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS?

    WHAT CAN HURT YOUR PERFORMANCE ON FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS?
    You were stopped under suspicion of drunk driving. The officer asked you to take field sobriety tests, and since you didn’t have much to drink, you agreed. To your surpise, you failed the tests and were arrested. What happened? What…
  • Apr 28

    AGGRAVATED DUI: WHAT REALLY CAUSED THE ACCIDENT?

    AGGRAVATED DUI: WHAT REALLY CAUSED THE ACCIDENT?
    Before the Illinois legislature amended the law, you could be convicted of Aggravated DUI if you were the proximate cause of an accident that resulted in great bodily harm or death, and you had any amount of a controlled substance ……
  • Apr 5

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS IN ILLINOIS

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS IN ILLINOIS
    After the officer stopped you for a traffic violation, she searched your car and found illegal drugs. As a result, you were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. Sure there were drugs in the car, but does that … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2892

Chicago Injury Attorneys Blog

Chicago Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, PC.

https://www.chicagoinjuryattorneysblog.net/
  • May 22

    Illinois Appellate Court Reinstates Benefits Award for Injured Auto Worker

    Illinois Appellate Court Reinstates Benefits Award for Injured Auto Worker
    An Illinois auto worker recently succeeded in his effort to get his award of workers’ compensation benefits reinstated. Even though the Ford Motor Company worker injured himself while bending over, which can often be considered by the…
  • May 16

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds $26M Judgment Against Cab Company

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds $26M Judgment Against Cab Company
    Achieving the result you need in a personal injury case is about more than just proving that you were hurt and that it was a foreseeable result of a negligent or intentional act or omission on someone else’s part. In many cases, it…
  • May 8

    Illinois Residents Injured in Indiana Bus Crash Defeat Effort to Move Their Case Out of State

    Illinois Residents Injured in Indiana Bus Crash Defeat Effort to Move Their Case Out of State
    If you are a Chicago-area resident who has been injured by someone else’s mistakes, you probably prefer to sue the wrongdoer here in Illinois. Having to carry out your case in some other state means having to hire out-of-state counsel…
Rank this Week: 2925

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Shoplifting in Chicago

    Shoplifting in Chicago
    Shoplifting is classified under the theft statutes. The key provisions are contained in statutory instrument number 720 ILCS 5/16-1. It is at the lower end of the crimes of dishonesty but can still be prosecuted and lead to terms of…
  • May 17

    Statutory Rape in Chicago

    Statutory Rape in Chicago
    At the heart of the laws on statutory rape in Chicago is the definition of the age of consent. At the moment, the age of consent in this state is 17 years of age. At the federal level, the age of consent is defined as that minimum age at…
  • May 12

    Open Container Laws in Chicago

    Open Container Laws in Chicago
    Public consumption is a controlled activity. The laws relating to public intoxication in Chicago are designed for the express purpose of protecting the public from the effects of alcohol and other drugs. In any case, anyone that is caught…
Rank this Week: 3476

Shaw Family Law Blog

Shaw Family Law Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.kanecountydivorceattorneys.com/st-charles-lawyers
  • May 19

    Coping with the Stress of Divorce

    Coping with the Stress of Divorce
    Of all the emotions that individuals face during divorce, stress is one of the most common. Some experience it from grief, others because of anger or resentment, and still some due to contentious situations. Regardless, all can manage their…
  • May 11

    Allocation of Parental Responsibilitie

    Allocation of Parental Responsibilitie
    Throughout the years and perhaps due to the change in family dynamics in our country, the family law regarding child custody and visitation schedules have undergone significant changes. No longer are we in the ages of the clear cut, laid out…
  • May 5

    Post-Divorce Life: Three Ways to Rebound Faster

    Post-Divorce Life: Three Ways to Rebound Faster
    For many couples who decide to end their marriage, the idea of bouncing back after the split is a daunting one. Regardless of how long you and your spouse were together or whether or not the divorce was a peaceful, mutual decision, saying…
Rank this Week: 3365

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2889

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of
    After a car accident, your first thought may be to claim compensation from the insurance company for your injuries and other losses. However, it has been known that insurance providers have methods to either minimize your claim or deny it…
  • May 7

    Who Is At Fault In A Chain Reaction Vehicle Accident?

    Who Is At Fault In A Chain Reaction Vehicle Accident?
    A “chain reaction” car crash is an accident where three or more vehicles are involved in a series of collisions, primarily caused by a first single collision. In a multi-vehicle accident like this, it can be very challenging to…
  • Apr 27

    5 Tips To Get The Best Settlement For Your Injury

    5 Tips To Get The Best Settlement For Your Injury
    Recovering from a vehicle accident isn’t easy if you sustained injuries, that’s why you want to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve from the party at-fault. You would typically have to negotiate with that…
Rank this Week: 3116

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By Matthew L. Willens.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of
    After a car accident, your first thought may be to claim compensation from the insurance company for your injuries and other losses. However, it has been known that insurance providers have methods to either minimize your claim or deny it…
  • May 7

    Who Is At Fault In A Chain Reaction Vehicle Accident?

    Who Is At Fault In A Chain Reaction Vehicle Accident?
    A “chain reaction” car crash is an accident where three or more vehicles are involved in a series of collisions, primarily caused by a first single collision. In a multi-vehicle accident like this, it can be very challenging to…
  • Apr 27

    5 Tips To Get The Best Settlement For Your Injury

    5 Tips To Get The Best Settlement For Your Injury
    Recovering from a vehicle accident isn’t easy if you sustained injuries, that’s why you want to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve from the party at-fault. You would typically have to negotiate with that…
Rank this Week: 3264

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Chicago Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury topics. By Matthew L. Willens.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of
    After a car accident, your first thought may be to claim compensation from the insurance company for your injuries and other losses. However, it has been known that insurance providers have methods to either minimize your claim or deny it…
  • May 7

    Who Is At Fault In A Chain Reaction Vehicle Accident?

    Who Is At Fault In A Chain Reaction Vehicle Accident?
    A “chain reaction” car crash is an accident where three or more vehicles are involved in a series of collisions, primarily caused by a first single collision. In a multi-vehicle accident like this, it can be very challenging to…
  • Apr 27

    5 Tips To Get The Best Settlement For Your Injury

    5 Tips To Get The Best Settlement For Your Injury
    Recovering from a vehicle accident isn’t easy if you sustained injuries, that’s why you want to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve from the party at-fault. You would typically have to negotiate with that…
Rank this Week: 3171

Flaherty Law Blog

Flaherty Law Blog

Covers personal injury.

http://www.danflahertylaw.com/blog
  • May 15

    Dennis’s Law Recognizes the Rights of Bicyclist

    Dennis’s Law Recognizes the Rights of Bicyclist
    A law that recently went into effect provides that motor vehicles and bicycles are to receive the same rights on the road in right-of-way situations. The law went into effect on January 1, 2017. This is an important change that is meant to…
  • May 10

    Preventing Accidents Between Bicycles and Motor Vehicle

    Preventing Accidents Between Bicycles and Motor Vehicle
    When it comes to bicycles and motor vehicles on streets, Illinois calls itself a “Share the Road” state. Bicyclists have the same right to be on the road as drivers and must be treated with respect. A driver who injuries a…
  • Apr 26

    Driverless Cars May Change Nature of Personal Injury Case

    Driverless Cars May Change Nature of Personal Injury Case
    If you are injured in a car accident, you can seek compensation from another driver if he or she is at fault. What if the driver at fault is not a person but a computer? Accidents involving self-driving cars may be a problem of the future,…
Rank this Week: 2909

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/
  • May 14

    Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

    Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017
    HR 1215 advancing through the house, the subject of medical neglect to come up again. HR 15 would limit noneconomic damages to $250,000 on medical neglect claims throughout the country. This would affect states’ rights to decide their…
  • Dec 26

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance
    In Barry v St Mary’s Hospital the Plaintiff treated at Defendant – St Mary’s – for injuries he sustained in a car wreck. The defendant asserted 3 liens against the Plaintiff’s personal injury claim which he had…
  • Dec 26

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance

    Medical Providers Need Not Bill Health Insurance
    In Barry v St Mary’s Hospital the Plaintiff treated at Defendant – St Mary’s – for injuries he sustained in a car wreck. The defendant asserted 3 liens against the Plaintiff’s personal injury claim which he had…
Rank this Week: 4003

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • May 11

    Inherited IRAs Are Not Protected Unless…….

    Inherited IRAs Are Not Protected Unless…….
    In the past, creditor protection was afforded to your IRA and to the beneficiaries that would inherit your IRA, such as your children.  However, in June of 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that an “Inherited IRA”…
  • May 7

    First Party and Third Party- The 2 Types of Special Needs Trust

    First Party and Third Party- The 2 Types of Special Needs Trust
    A Special Needs Trust (“SNT”) or Supplemental Needs Trust is a certain type of trust which can be used for goods and services that governmental programs will not cover.  The SNT must have special language within the…
  • Apr 30

    No Release of Prince’s “Deliverance” Album by Sound Engineer

    No Release of Prince’s “Deliverance” Album by Sound Engineer
    George Boxill, Prince’s sound engineer, was set to release on April 28, 2017 the “Deliverance” album that included  a total of 6 songs from the late performer.  However, a U. S. District Judge…
Rank this Week: 4396

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys…

DuPage County Divorce Attorneys Blog

By Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC.

http://www.mkfmlaw.com/dupageattorney
  • May 11

    Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    Troubling research suggests that at least one in three women experience sexual harassment in the workplace. It is a frightening statistic that lifts the lid on the darker side of employment. Despite the relative frequency of these…
  • May 10

    Parental Alienation Can Cause Serious Problem

    Parental Alienation Can Cause Serious Problem
    In cases where the well-being of a child is at issue, sometimes parents will resort to inappropriate measures. Illinois law recognizes one of the most insidious—known as parental alienation—as a possible reason to adjust…
  • Apr 21

    Who Pays What After a Divorce?

    Who Pays What After a Divorce?
    When a couple decides to divorce, it is not only assets that must be divided during the proceedings, but also any marital debt that has accrued. As with assets, a family court will generally divide debts along equitable lines,…
Rank this Week: 2863

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/nursing-home-lawyer/
  • May 10

    Illinois Senate Bill 2031 Would Create a Nursing Resident’s Authorized Representative

    Illinois Senate Bill 2031 Would Create a Nursing Resident’s Authorized Representative
    In an Illinois Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, the law would create a “resident’s representative” for Illinois nursing home residents.  The law would amend the Nursing Home Care Act, changing…
  • Apr 12

    Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case Allowed to Continue in Spite of Arbitration Clause

    Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case Allowed to Continue in Spite of Arbitration Clause
    The family of Lola Norton, deceased  brought a wrongful death action against a number of defendants who were affiliated with a nursing home in which Bernard Norton’s wife, Lola  died. Bernard and family claimed that negligent…
  • Apr 11

    Nursing Home Contracts Containing Arbitration Clauses Under Attack

    Nursing Home Contracts Containing Arbitration Clauses Under Attack
    Arbitration clauses commanding arbitration in nursing home abuse and neglect cases have been the bane of many lawyers seeking to protect nursing home residents from abuse and injury. Under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, arbitration…
Rank this Week: 3427

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • May 5

    Divorce Mediation: Why mediators should be lawyers (usually)

    Divorce Mediation: Why mediators should be lawyers (usually)
    As a divorce lawyer and a mediator, I’d like to share my thoughts on why your divorce mediator should be a lawyer. There are many mediators who are not lawyers, and frankly, many of them use sales tactics akin to used-car salesman, and…
  • May 5

    Tax Refund? Pay for Uncontested Divorce

    Tax Refund? Pay for Uncontested Divorce
    Death, and taxes. Two things you can’t escape. But luckily, escaping from your marriage can be easier than you think. And affordable. In fact, an uncontested divorce in Illinois can often be paid for entirely by someone’s tax…
  • Feb 6

    Some Mediators Don’t have a Clue

    Some Mediators Don’t have a Clue
    I’m a divorce mediation in Illinois – and a lawyer. If you are thinking about divorce mediation in Illinois, then there is something you must know – some mediators don’t have a clue! If you want one who does, feel free…
Rank this Week: 3177

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law and medical malpractice. By Leopold & Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • May 5

    Health Law Changes Hurts Patients’ Right

    Health Law Changes Hurts Patients’ Right
    Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed major legislation repealing many important reforms created by the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare.  This new bill, was passed before many legislators had an…
  • Mar 24

    Bad Medication Can Make You Sick

    Bad Medication Can Make You Sick
    Our practice focuses on medical errors and their impact on our client’s lives and the lives of their families. Oftentimes, these cases stem from care received at a hospital or a doctor’s office. However, medical errors can happen…
  • Jan 13

    Patients, Consumers and the 99%

    Patients, Consumers and the 99%
    On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. Once inaugurated, he will join with the 115th Congress, sworn in earlier this month, to create the first, entirely Republican government in…
Rank this Week: 3453

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 20

    Derecogniton of ACICS by U.S. Department of Education, and its effect on international F and M student

    Derecogniton of ACICS by U.S. Department of Education, and its effect on international F and M student
    On December 12, 2016, The U.S. Department of Education announced that it will derecognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an accrediting agency. This will have immediate effect on foreign students who…
  • Apr 4

    USCIS zooms in on H-1B petitions for computer occupation

    USCIS zooms in on H-1B petitions for computer occupation
    On March 31, 2017, USCIS rescinded a memorandum from December 22, 2000, called “Guidance memo on H-1B computer related positions.”  According to USCIS rescinding this 2000 memorandum will prevent inconsistencies because it…
  • Mar 6

    President Trump Reissued the Order Suspending Entry for 90 Day

    President Trump Reissued the Order Suspending Entry for 90 Day
    President Trump today signed a new Executive Order, explaining the reasons to suspend admission of foreign nationals from certain countries.  The Order, entitled Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The…
Rank this Week: 3040

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions on Good Friday, 2017

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions on Good Friday, 2017
    In his 16th batch of clemency petition decisions since taking office in January of 2015, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner granted pardons authorizing expungement to five (5) individuals on April 14, 2017: one (1) individual was granted relief…
  • Apr 18

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions on Good Friday, 2017

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions on Good Friday, 2017
    In his 16th batch of clemency petition decisions since taking office in January of 2015, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner granted pardons authorizing expungement to five (5) individuals on April 14, 2017: one (1) individual was granted relief…
  • Jan 19

    Join me for an Expungement Summit on January 21, 2017!

    Join me for an Expungement Summit on January 21, 2017!
    The Westside Baptist Ministers Conference, Workship Coalition, Inc., and The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County are hosting an expungement summit on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 325 S. California Ave., Chicago,…
Rank this Week: 4966

Avoidance Action Update Blog

Avoidance Action Update Blog

By A Bayard, P.A. Covers preference actions, fraudulent transfers and everything else under the bankruptcy code's avoidance statutes.

http://avoidanceactionupdate.bayardlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3325

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4353

Illinois Business Litigator Blog

Illinois Business Litigator Blog

Covers mortgages, consumer debt, and bankruptcy. By M. Hedayat + Associates, P.C.

http://www.illinoisbusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 27

    Bankruptcy: The Big Picture (Part I)

    Bankruptcy: The Big Picture (Part I)
    This post was prepared by yours truly, with contributions from Phil Bradford, a financial web content writer. Phil graduated from New York University School of Law and recently joined Herald University as a reporter. He has also written…
  • Sep 16

    Divorce Attorney Fees Nondischargable

    Divorce Attorney Fees Nondischargable
    In May 2013 a Wisconsin Court determined that Trentadue committed “significant over‐trial” and ordered that he contribute $25,000 toward his ex‐wife’s Attorneys' fees. Trentadue filed Bankruptcy. The…
  • Sep 16

    Divorce Attorney Fees Nondischargable

    Divorce Attorney Fees Nondischargable
    In May 2013 a Wisconsin Court determined that Trentadue committed “significant over‐trial” and ordered that he contribute $25,000 toward his ex‐wife’s Attorneys' fees. Trentadue filed Bankruptcy. The…
Rank this Week: 3737

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, truck accidents, and personal injury law in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Safety Institute Lists 15 Cars on Vehicle Safety Watch List, Jeep Takes Top 2 Spot

    Safety Institute Lists 15 Cars on Vehicle Safety Watch List, Jeep Takes Top 2 Spot
    The Safety Institute has released its Vehicle Safety Watch List, a result of research on the most dangerous vehicles on the road today. The Safety Institute is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for and educating consumers…
  • Dec 24

    Rules Related To Illinois’ Auto Insurance

    Rules Related To Illinois’ Auto Insurance
    Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident? If so, you may wonder how auto insurance comes into play. In brief, Illinois is defined as a fault car insurance state. What this means is that the person who is found to be at fault…
  • Dec 17

    A Game Plan to Prevent Drinking and Driving Accidents This Holiday Season

    A Game Plan to Prevent Drinking and Driving Accidents This Holiday Season
    The holiday season is in full swing, and for many people, this is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Over the coming weeks, many Americans will be attending or hosting more than one parties or get-together to catch up with their…
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Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
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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
  • Mar 6

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 3: Real Property, Disability & More

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 3: Real Property, Disability & More
    This is the third and final post in a series about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017.  Read Part 1 and Part 2. In all, last year the Illinois legislature passed 192 new laws. To…
  • Feb 21

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property
    This is the second in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. A primary of the task of an executor or successor trustee is to ascertain and marshal the decedent’s…
  • Feb 7

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset
    This post will be the first in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. I have been writing about the emerging issues surrounding estate planning for digital assets for…
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Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    False Claims Act case against Lance Armstrong Cycle’s On

    False Claims Act case against Lance Armstrong Cycle’s On
    Back in 1995 the United States Postal Service (USPS) sponsored the cycling team headed by Lance Armstrong, its top rider. In 2000 Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France and the USPS renewed its sponsorship of the team so long as Armstrong…
  • Jan 27

    Medicare Abbreviation

    Medicare Abbreviation
    Medicare and its regulation are replete with abbreviations, acronyms, and content specific phrases. The link below contains a list of 75 and growing. I hope you find this list helpful. If you have any additions, please contact me and I will…
  • Nov 2

    Medicare Audits and Appeal

    Medicare Audits and Appeal
    When Medicare conducts and audit of a provider and concludes that an overpayment has occurred it will attempt to recoup that overpayment.  This article will discuss the overpayment appeals process. There are five levels of appeal, each…
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Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Red Flags to Avoid in A Commercial Lease

    Red Flags to Avoid in A Commercial Lease
    A commercial lease typically contains professional language and legal terms that require review by a real estate attorney before it is signed. A long-term lease with unfavorable terms can create financial and operational burdens for a tenant…
  • Feb 17

    Red Flags to Avoid in A Commercial Lease

    Red Flags to Avoid in A Commercial Lease
    A commercial lease typically contains professional language and legal terms that require review by a real estate attorney before it is signed. A long-term lease with unfavorable terms can create financial and operational burdens for a tenant…
  • Feb 3

    Fighting for Fathers’ Rights in Illinoi

    Fighting for Fathers’ Rights in Illinoi
    Fathers continue to face an uphill battle when it comes to achieving equality in child custody cases in Illinois and throughout the nation. Although the law no longer presumes that mothers make better parents, single fathers are still less…
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Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Feb 9

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban
    /documents/17-35105.pdfThe Ninth Circuit's three-judge federal appeals panel unanimously refuses to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. The decision is here. The decision was not signed as usual but per curium. Among the…
  • Jan 26

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
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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/
  • Feb 4

    Does the U.S. Constitution Protects People on the Other Side of the U.S. Border

    Does the U.S. Constitution Protects People on the Other Side of the U.S. Border
    On June 7, 2010, 15-year Mexican boy Sergio Hernandez was playing with friends near the border between the U.S. and Mexico.  They were playing on the culvert of the Rio Grande between El Paso, Texas and from Juarez, Mexico.  Sergio…
  • Dec 6

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?
    Since initiating the program more than a decade ago, the use of red-light cameras has been highly debated. While some focus on the legality of the cameras in general, our primary concern is whether they are effective or not in improving…
  • Dec 6

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?

    Are Red-Light Cameras Effective Means of Improving Safety?
    Since initiating the program more than a decade ago, the use of red-light cameras has been highly debated. While some focus on the legality of the cameras in general, our primary concern is whether they are effective or not in improving…
Rank this Week: 4475

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
  • Jan 23

    Want to Start a Divorce? Understand Divorce Dynamic

    Want to Start a Divorce? Understand Divorce Dynamic
    If you are going to start a divorce in Illinois, and you expect there’s going to be some disagreement, you’re going to need to understand divorce dynamics to make the right decisions. Divorce can evolve many trade-offs.…
  • Dec 27

    5 Tips: Preparing to Start Divorce in Illinoi

    5 Tips: Preparing to Start Divorce in Illinoi
    If you think you need to prepare to start a divorce in Illinois, you’re probably right. As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that people are often curious about preparing to start a divorce. Unless is your divorce is one by…
  • Dec 13

    You’ve got to know this BEFORE filing for divorce!

    You’ve got to know this BEFORE filing for divorce!
    There are some things you’ve got to know before filing for divorce. As an Illinois divorce lawyer, I get calls from people who want to start a divorce, people in the middle of a divorce, and people who cannot wait for their divorce to…
Rank this Week: 3695

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Jan 15

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition
    Originally posted on CHICAGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonprofit organization of conservative state legislators and private sector representatives that drafts and shares model state-level…
  • Jan 15

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition
    Originally posted on CHICAGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonprofit organization of conservative state legislators and private sector representatives that drafts and shares model state-level…
  • Dec 15

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition
Rank this Week: 3375

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower
      A fairly unique situation in an Ohio city is drawing attention to the use of eminent domain to take private property for a public purpose. Eminent domain1 is the power of the government (and private entities, in some cases) to take…
  • Jan 6

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?
      Many cases implicating the use of eminent domain1 never go to court. Generally speaking, what happens is that a representative of a government agency or a private party that is authorized to use eminent domain approaches a homeowner…
  • Dec 30

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case
    For many landowners facing the threat of eminent domain, it can feel personal. We hear all the time that our clients have lived on their land for years going back generations, that the land was bought with a significant amount money, and that…
Rank this Week: 3469

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Kurasch & Klein, LTD.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Jan 7

    Recent Developments in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Disability Criteria

    Recent Developments in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Disability Criteria
    The criteria for determination of permanent partial disability under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act of Illinois, 820 ILCS 305, was modified in September 2011.  Under Section 8.1b of the Act, for accidental injuries that…
  • Jan 7

    Recent Developments in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Disability Criteria

    Recent Developments in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Disability Criteria
    The criteria for determination of permanent partial disability under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act of Illinois, 820 ILCS 305, was modified in September 2011.  Under Section 8.1b of the Act, for accidental injuries that…
  • Dec 29

    What You Should Be Asking a New Personal Injury Lawyer

    What You Should Be Asking a New Personal Injury Lawyer
    While all lawyers have similar educational backgrounds, they are quite different from each other in terms of years of experience, the kinds of experiences they have had, their temperaments, and the approach they will take to get your case…
Rank this Week: 2943

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4583

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/
  • Dec 21

    Tips you can learn from millionaire divorce

    Tips you can learn from millionaire divorce
    The New York Times recently published an article titled “How to Hide $400 Million” about the divorce between a couple whose net worth was in the hundreds of millions and whose husband was hiding funds. Interestingly, a lot fo the…
  • 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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Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

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

http://www.illinoiscriminaldefendervoice.com
  • Dec 20

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  • Jul 30

    Sex Offender Attorneys California

    Sex Offender Attorneys California
    If you have grounds for dismissal. If you get $40 or something that you want to ticket you would need a lot of people who sped just 10 miles per hour is ridiculous. You are still fight for you. Opting to contribute to community service is…
  • Jul 30

    Dui Lawyer Summit County Colorado

    Dui Lawyer Summit County Colorado
    Sa Arrest Checkmate y it is common with moving violation as the ones you time and work. Your answer to how to you within a few times only to have done the WRONG WAY and as a phone call I expect throughout the court room. Some police agencies…
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Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know

    Is Your Chicago Real Estate Lawyer Killing Your Deal? Here's How You Know
    Hello internet friends!  Happy day! I hope you are doing well, watching our Indian summer turn into Fall, and hoping for some worthy sweater and fire-pit weather before Old Man Winter shows.  Here at Levin Law, I've been insanely busy and…
  • May 26

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!

    Pssst!!!! Got a Contract With Your Lawyer? Be Sure You Understand It!
    Has Your Lawyer Given You a Contract or Retainer Agreement?  Check it before you wreck it! Hello and happy holidays from Alisa Levin at Levin Law, Ltd.!  I had an interesting thing happen recently and it reminded me that sometimes clients…
  • May 26

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!

    If You Don't Want an Attorney to Do Things For You, Then Do Not Hire One!
    Hi All! Happy almost-summer in the Chicagosphere, I hope you are all well.  I have an interesting situation to write about today - so I thought I would share in my usual fashion, as news you can use... so let's go!  Recently, a former…
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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/
  • Sep 29

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17

    New Illinois Child Support Law Starting 7/1/17
    Beginning next July 2017, Illinois family law courts will now calculate child support based upon the parent's combined income and based on the parenting time allocated. The calculations for child support will come from the state sometime…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3649

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

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

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • Sep 5

    Acknowledging the Dangers and Expense of Pressure Sore

    Acknowledging the Dangers and Expense of Pressure Sore
    The rate of litigation involving managing progressing bedsores occurring at hospitals and long-term health care facilities has been on the rise for decades. However, only recently have nursing home abuse attorneys begun including the…
  • Aug 5

    Scientific Approach Used to Eliminate Development of Decubitus Ulcer

    Scientific Approach Used to Eliminate Development of Decubitus Ulcer
    Decubitus ulcers (pressure ulcers; pressure sores; bedsores) can be extremely painful and treatment often requires proper support surfaces when the patient is immobilized. Recently, a nursing scholar from Rutgers University-Camden developed a…
  • Jul 5

    Physician Group Gives Advice on Reducing Pressure Sore

    Physician Group Gives Advice on Reducing Pressure Sore
    Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have long known that the baby boomer generation will push the limits of the nursing care industry as America’s aging population enters their final years. Recently, ACP (American College of…
Rank this Week: 4236