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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/
  • May 27

    It's OK to run up debt on credit cards.........

    It's OK to run up debt on credit cards.........
    Goes against common thought, but it is a well reasoned article. The The key here is that study is looking forward at future lifestyle, not the present tough situation. A better job will benefit the individual more in the long run, so it's ok…
  • Feb 4

    Do you have overdue books to go along with…

    Do you have overdue books to go along with that overdue credit card bill? Well avoid the penalties this next two weeks in Chicago!http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-cpl-book-fine-amnesty-0203-20160204-story.html
  • Jan 11

    Still cannot discharge Student loans easily in bankruptcy. Supreme Court declined to hear appeal.

    Still cannot discharge Student loans easily in bankruptcy. Supreme Court declined to hear appeal.
    No progress for student loans in bankruptcy.   It's up to Congress to change the laws.http://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-denies-appeal-on-student-loan-erasure-1452527286?platform=hootsuite
Rank this Week: 4258

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 23

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster

    Stop Arguing With Pigeons! How Dealing With Self-Represented or Being Self Represented Can be Disaster
    Hi All!  Happy Late-Winter (or just not snowing) as they say in Chicago!  I've missed you and been so busy that I haven't had much time to write.  However, what has been plaguing me is something I decided to write about today.  That is:…
Rank this Week: 4324

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • May 26

    Keating Law Offices Is A Proud Sponsor Of Bike The Drive

    Keating Law Offices Is A Proud Sponsor Of Bike The Drive
    As part of its commitment to safe bicycling in Chicagoland, Keating Law Offices is proud to sponsor Active Transportation Alliance's Bike The Drive. This annual ride takes place this Sunday on a Lake Shore Drive that is completely closed to…
  • May 25

    Chicago Bicyclist Receives Settlement From CTA For Injuries Sustained In Crash With CTA Bu

    Chicago Bicyclist Receives Settlement From CTA For Injuries Sustained In Crash With CTA Bu
    The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices have settled a substantial personal injury claim against the Chicago Transit Authority on behalf of a bicyclist injured in the Ukranian Village in the summer of 2014. The crash occurred…
  • May 18

    Bicycle Attorney Michael Keating On Why Illinois Law Fails to Protect Bicyclists from Unsafe Street

    Bicycle Attorney Michael Keating On Why Illinois Law Fails to Protect Bicyclists from Unsafe Street
    Attorney Michael Keating of Keating Law Offices has published an article entitled, "The Wheels of Change Keep Turning: Why the Popularity of Bicycling In Illinois Has Rendered Illinois Law Irrelevant," in the Summer 2016 edition of "Trial…
Rank this Week: 3923

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
  • May 24

    The Truth About Marketplace Health Plan Rate

    The Truth About Marketplace Health Plan Rate
    You may have heard stories about dramatic increases in private health insurance rates since the implementation of health reform. Although Illinois insurance carriers recently sent preliminary 2017 rates to regulatory authorities, we likely…
  • May 18

    The Justice-Involved Are Key to Justice Reform

    The Justice-Involved Are Key to Justice Reform
    The 70 million justice-involved Americans—individuals with arrest or criminal records who have been socially, politically, and economically starved by our failing criminal justice system—deserve a seat at the table where…
  • May 16

    More Americans Live on Le

    More Americans Live on Le
    If you stopped at Starbucks for a cup of coffee on your way in to work today, you have already spent more than what many in the United States subsist on for an entire day. Some level of extreme deprivation has always existed in America…
Rank this Week: 2955

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 24

    Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Rosenblat wins fourth not guilty verdict in a row

    Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Rosenblat wins fourth not guilty verdict in a row
    Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Rosenblat wins fourth not guilty verdict in a row. Mr. Rosenblat’s most recent not guilty came on May 13, 2016 when the judge found the defendant not guilty of domestic battery.  The alleged…
  • May 14

    Defendants Have the Right to Hire the Attorney of their Choice

    Defendants Have the Right to Hire the Attorney of their Choice
    Twenty dollar bills isolated against white background. The Defendant Sila Luis was charged with stealing over $45 million by allegedly paying kickbacks and conspiring to commit fraud, all related to health care.  Luis wanted to hire her…
  • Apr 4

    Who Let the Dogs In?

    Who Let the Dogs In?
     Supreme Court of Illinois holds that use of a drug-detection dog violated Fourth Amendment in People v. Burns. On January 10, 1013 at 3:20 am, the police along with a drug-detection dog went into defendant’s apartment…
Rank this Week: 3454

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 2948

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • May 23

    Evidence That Poor Care Contributed to Deaths of Nursing Home Patient

    Evidence That Poor Care Contributed to Deaths of Nursing Home Patient
    As of November 2015, Families for Better Care, a watchdog advocate group that protects the elderly, began ranking Missouri fourth on a list of the nation’s worst states concerning nursing homes. This is in response to Missouri…
  • May 14

    When Fines Become Part of the Nursing Home Busine

    When Fines Become Part of the Nursing Home Busine
    When families place a loved one in a nursing facility to receive quality health care, maintaining their safety and well-being in the loving environment is usually their biggest concern. However, to the nursing home, the level of care provided…
  • May 7

    Push to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admission

    Push to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admission
    Placing a loved one in the care of skilled nursing professionals has always been an overwhelming process where families are presented with stacks of papers and documents to sign, including a commonplace admission agreement. In many…
Rank this Week: 3303

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    June 4, 2016: Second Chance Adult & Juvenile Expungement Summit and Ex-Offender Job Information Seminar

    June 4, 2016: Second Chance Adult & Juvenile Expungement Summit and Ex-Offender Job Information Seminar
    Please join me at this year’s Expungement Summit, sponsored by the Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Southland Regional Mayoral Black Caucus and Thornton Township High School District 205, on…
  • Mar 28

    Governor Rauner grants 8 clemency petitions on Good Friday 2016

    Governor Rauner grants 8 clemency petitions on Good Friday 2016
    In keeping with the tradition of releasing clemency petition decisions on or around major holidays, Governor Rauner granted 8 individuals clemency with authorization to expunge (1 with the authorization to seek a Firearms Owner Identification…
  • Mar 28

    Governor Rauner grants 8 clemency petitions on Good Friday 2016

    Governor Rauner grants 8 clemency petitions on Good Friday 2016
    In keeping with the tradition of releasing clemency petition decisions on or around major holidays, Governor Rauner granted 8 individuals clemency with authorization to expunge (1 with the authorization to seek a Firearms Owner Identification…
Rank this Week: 4010

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • May 16

    DOG SNIFFS AND THE UNDULY PROLONGED TRAFFIC STOP

    DOG SNIFFS AND THE UNDULY PROLONGED TRAFFIC STOP
    In 2005, the United States Supreme Court changed the law regarding police stops. Before Illinois v Caballes, police needed specific and articulable facts to change the nature of a stop. After 2005, an officer could change the nature of the…
  • May 2

    “I DIDN’T KNOW I’D HIT ANYONE”: LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT IN ILLINOIS

    “I DIDN’T KNOW I’D HIT ANYONE”: LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT IN ILLINOIS
    Illinois law requires that any driver involved in a motor vehicle accident must stay at the scene, file a police report and/or call for assistance. The law further requires you to reasonably assist any injured person including carrying that…
  • Apr 12

    2016 UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE CELL PHONE RULES

    2016 UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE CELL PHONE RULES
    After some confusion resulting from the recent removal of cell phone lockers at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, it seems like a good time to review the rules. Cook County first implemented its courthouse cell phone ban in 2013.…
Rank this Week: 3176

Chicago Sexual Abuse & Assault…

Chicago Sexual Abuse & Assault Lawyer Blog

Covers sexual abuse and assault cases. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagosexualabuselawyerblog.com/
  • May 13

    8-Year-Old Girl Assaulted In Women’s Bathroom At Chicago Deli

    8-Year-Old Girl Assaulted In Women’s Bathroom At Chicago Deli
    There was an incident Saturday (May 7, 2016) at Jason’s Deli (in the 1200 block of South Canal Street in Chicago) involving an 8-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted in the women’s bathroom at a Chicago deli. An excerpt from…
  • May 13

    Sexual Relations Between High School Teacher’s Aide And Student In Bolingbrook

    Sexual Relations Between High School Teacher’s Aide And Student In Bolingbrook
    A teacher’s aide at Willowbrook High School has been charged for allegedly having sexual relations with a 16-year-old male student.  The incidents happened in the aide’s house. Bolingbrook Police investigated after the…
  • May 10

    Sexual Assault Of 15-Year-Old Girl In Jefferson Park

    Sexual Assault Of 15-Year-Old Girl In Jefferson Park
    There was a sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood on Thursday (May 5, 2016) according to Chicago Police. The sexual assault happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Balmoral…
Rank this Week: 4547

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

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

http://www.mesotheliomaattorney-blog.com/
  • May 13

    Advancements in Lung Cancer Research and Drug Trial

    Advancements in Lung Cancer Research and Drug Trial
    Our lung cancer lawyers strive to stay on top of the ever-evolving advancements in cancer research, treatment and development. Recently, three big-name investors have invested hundreds of millions of dollars on new cancer institutions.…
  • Apr 18

    How Lawyers Defend Asbestos Companie

    How Lawyers Defend Asbestos Companie
    It is our mission as lung cancer and mesothelioma lawyers to make sure our clients understand the legal process. Asbestos litigation is complex, but we take great pride in how comfortable our clients are asking questions about any topic…
  • Mar 15

    Carbs May Increase Lung Cancer Risk

    Carbs May Increase Lung Cancer Risk
    A new study suggests that non-smokers with diets heavy in carbohydrates and other sugary foods were much more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers who better diets. Read on for more information from our lung cancer lawyers on this…
Rank this Week: 4401

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

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

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • May 13

    Tenth Amendment and Nursing Equals The Most Respected Profession

    Tenth Amendment and Nursing Equals The Most Respected Profession
    The United States Constitution has many 21st century impacts on our daily lives that are almost never thought about.  At a time of growing federal regulation of our lives, there remain areas of life where the 10th Amendment, reserving…
  • May 13

    ADDA ELDRIDGE: FOUNDING MOTHER OF ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL NURSING

    ADDA ELDRIDGE: FOUNDING MOTHER OF ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL NURSING
    The story of Adda Eldredge, Founding Mother of Illinois Professional Nursing does not include battlefields or the hospitals near them, like the stories of Florence Nightingale, Dorothea Dix or Mary Ann Bickerdyke.  Her work to…
  • May 11

    Mother Bickerdyke: A Nurse Among General

    Mother Bickerdyke: A Nurse Among General
    During the early 1860’s Florence Nightingale was getting the world’s first professional nursing school started in London. In the United States, in 1861, Dorothea Dix was appointed Superintendent of the Union Nurses serving in the…
Rank this Week: 2729

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • May 9

    HOW LONG CAN I BE PROSECUTED FOR A CRIME IN ILLINOIS?

    HOW LONG CAN I BE PROSECUTED FOR A CRIME IN ILLINOIS?
    Years ago, you did something illegal. Maybe you sold some drugs or you stole a designer dress. Now you wonder if your past could catch up with you. How long does the prosecution have to bring charges? The answer depends on the offense. …
  • Apr 25

    FIGHTING THE POLICE SEARCH OF YOUR COMPUTER

    FIGHTING THE POLICE SEARCH OF YOUR COMPUTER
    Under the Fourth Amendment, police must generally obtain a warrant before they can search your property. However, there are exceptions such as where you consent to the search. But let’s say, the police tell you they are looking for…
  • Apr 12

    2016 UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE CELL PHONE RULES

    2016 UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE CELL PHONE RULES
    After some confusion resulting from the recent removal of cell phone lockers at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, it seems like a good time to review the rules. Cook County first implemented its courthouse cell phone ban in 2013.…
Rank this Week: 3173

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

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

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • May 5

    ‘Pressure Sensing’ System Could Detect Pressure & Eliminate Bed Sore

    ‘Pressure Sensing’ System Could Detect Pressure & Eliminate Bed Sore
    Leaf Healthcare, Inc. has released white paper outlining four reasons why reducing the development of bedsores is fiscally responsible. Statistics maintained by AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality) indicate that more than $11…
  • Apr 5

    Treating Bed Sores Before They Develop

    Treating Bed Sores Before They Develop
    Taking the effort to prevent a bedsore from developing is significantly easier than managing one to allow it to heal completely. Bedsores (pressure sores; pressure ulcers; decubitus ulcers) are sores that can develop when skin and underlying…
  • Mar 5

    Evidence That More Nurses Helps Improve Patient Care

    Evidence That More Nurses Helps Improve Patient Care
    There is significant evidence that hires more nurses in a rural health care setting can improve the level and quality of care provided to every patient. A January 2015 Policy Brief released by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research…
Rank this Week: 2862

Bed Sore FAQ

Bed Sore FAQ

Features articles, FAQs, and medical-legal resources on the development of bed sores while at a medical facility. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
  • May 5

    ‘Pressure Sensing’ System Could Detect Pressure & Eliminate Bed Sore

    ‘Pressure Sensing’ System Could Detect Pressure & Eliminate Bed Sore
    Leaf Healthcare, Inc. has released white paper outlining four reasons why reducing the development of bedsores is fiscally responsible. Statistics maintained by AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality) indicate that more than $11…
  • Apr 5

    Treating Bed Sores Before They Develop

    Treating Bed Sores Before They Develop
    Taking the effort to prevent a bedsore from developing is significantly easier than managing one to allow it to heal completely. Bedsores (pressure sores; pressure ulcers; decubitus ulcers) are sores that can develop when skin and underlying…
  • Mar 5

    Evidence That More Nurses Helps Improve Patient Care

    Evidence That More Nurses Helps Improve Patient Care
    There is significant evidence that hires more nurses in a rural health care setting can improve the level and quality of care provided to every patient. A January 2015 Policy Brief released by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research…
Rank this Week: 4521

Illinois Business Litigator Blog

Illinois Business Litigator Blog

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

http://www.illinoisbusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 5

    Promissory Note Fraud

    Promissory Note Fraud
    This Adversary case filed in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy relates to promissory note fraud between the debtor and creditor pursuant to 523(a).
  • Apr 14

    Manufacturer Liability

    Manufacturer Liability
    A customer tries to hold the manufacturer of a product liable for its distributor's failure based on the "special relationship" between the distributor and manufacturer, as well as the customer's status as an alleged intended beneficiary of…
  • Apr 7

    ADA Remediation

    ADA Remediation
    This week's post summarizes a recent article from Understanding the ABA, the blog maintained by Attorney William D. Goren. In Understanding the Burden of Proof When ADA Remediation Is at Issue, Goren discusses building and retrofitting…
Rank this Week: 4645

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    North Carolina 2016 Condemnation By NCDOT

    North Carolina 2016 Condemnation By NCDOT
      The North Carolina Department of Transportation[1] released its March 2016 Board of Transportation Agenda.  The document confirms the Board’s determination that a right of way acquisition is necessary for specified projects…
  • Apr 26

    What Is Kentucky Condemnation?

    What Is Kentucky Condemnation?
      Condemnation occurs when a local, state, or federal government seizes private property and compensates the owner. The power of the government to do this is called “eminent domain”, which means that the government…
  • Apr 15

    Illiana Tollway Project Dead

    Illiana Tollway Project Dead
    On March 11, 2016, the Daily Southtown[1] reported that Will County, Illinois officials now believe that the proposed Illiana toll road is a dead project in the state of Illinois. Will County officials stated that they plan to move on without…
Rank this Week: 3545

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
Rank this Week: 4551

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

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

http://www.illinoisplaintiffslawyer.com/
  • Apr 13

    Advisors, Brokers, Fiduciaries, and Your Money: Making Sense of the New Rule

    Advisors, Brokers, Fiduciaries, and Your Money: Making Sense of the New Rule
    We live in a new economy.  The stock market swings up and down at a rate that most people will never have a chance of following, and unless you happen to have a super computer and the ability to participate in so called “flash…
  • Mar 31

    The Basics: An Illinois Medical Malpractice Primer

    The Basics: An Illinois Medical Malpractice Primer
    In 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s statutory limits on certain types of damages that could be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuits. As a result, you might think that the state’s laws will favor…
  • Mar 17

    Stopping Nursing Home Neglect, Take Action

    Stopping Nursing Home Neglect, Take Action
    After reading about so many different nursing home neglect cases in the news, you might begin to believe that neglect is commonplace. While it can (and often does) happen, nursing home neglect is not something you have to accept. Whether you…
Rank this Week: 4972

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home

    BUYERS - Stay Safe, Know these Seven Features of Your Home
    There are a couple of things ALL home owners should know about their abodes. The wonderful Art of Manliness blog hits this point very well in a recent post identifying spots in the home that every owner should be familiar with for safety and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4684

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
  • Apr 7

    Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit

    Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit
    I just attended the Midwest Real Estate News Magazine Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Summit. I heard a very interesting discussion about the Cincinnati real estate market, addressing retail, office, industrial, healthcare and investment…
  • Feb 22

    New Wage Theft Ordinance In Cincinnati

    New Wage Theft Ordinance In Cincinnati
    Cincinnati City Council recently enacted an anti-wage theft and payroll fraud ordinance designed to protect workers and insure that those doing business with the City pay their legal share of taxes and other financial obligations. The…
  • Feb 15

    Domestic Buyers and Foreign Seller’

    Domestic Buyers and Foreign Seller’
    As a result of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH) passed by Congress and signed into law in December, 2015 effective on the 16th of February, 2016 changes to the FIRPTA (Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act) go into…
Rank this Week: 3076

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Mar 26

    Uncontested vs Contested Divorce in Illinoi

    Uncontested vs Contested Divorce in Illinoi
    What’s the difference between an uncontested divorce and a contested divorce? The short answer is a lot of time and a lot of money. In this article I discuss the differences in more detail. So if you want a fast and affordable…
  • Feb 24

    FAQ: Illinois divorce waiting period (hint: new divorce law)

    FAQ: Illinois divorce waiting period (hint: new divorce law)
    Uncontested divorce in Illinois is can be quick, and affordable. And thanks to the new divorce laws in Illinois, in many cases it has just gotten faster. The dreaded 2-year waiting period is no more! There is still a lot of confusion about…
  • Feb 19

    FAQ: Mediation vs. Uncontested Divorce

    FAQ: Mediation vs. Uncontested Divorce
    As an uncontested divorce lawyer offering fast and affordable uncontested divorce, I normally get calls from people who have agreed to divorce and want to get things done quickly. But sometimes I get calls for divorce mediation. I’d say…
Rank this Week: 2772

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

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

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 17

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?
    Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is illegal in the state of Illinois. Despite the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (410 ILCS 130/1) becoming effective as of January 2014, recreational use, distribution, and…
  • Feb 27

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi

    Overview: 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, to expunge means “to physically destroy records or return them . . . and to obliterate the [offender’s…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi
    “It was only a shirt.” “No one was looking.” “I think it’s just a misdemeanor anyway.” If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, it is important to take a step back and understand the significant…
Rank this Week: 3835

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/
  • Mar 14

    Indiana Poised to Increase Medical Malpractice Cap

    Indiana Poised to Increase Medical Malpractice Cap
    Over the past several months, we have voiced concern on this blog about the state of Indiana and the limits the state’s politicians placed on medical malpractice judgments. First passed in 1975, Indiana currently limits any legal…
  • Mar 4

    Your Medical Records, Your Right

    Your Medical Records, Your Right
    Whenever you go to the hospital, every doctor, nurse, therapist or other medical professional that is involved in your care generates a large number of medical records. These records are a vital part of any medical malpractice lawsuit and…
  • Feb 24

    Judge Voids Chicago’s Red Light Traffic Ticket

    Judge Voids Chicago’s Red Light Traffic Ticket
    Are you one of the thousands of Chicago motorists who saw a flashing white light in your review mirror as you drove through an intersection? Did you open your mail a few weeks later to find a traffic and color picture of your car going…
Rank this Week: 3389

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

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

http://www.federalcriminallawyer.us/
  • Feb 27

    Violence Against The Police in Illinoi

    Violence Against The Police in Illinoi
    If you are a criminal defendant that has been accused of violence or other misconduct against a police officer, it is important to recognize the severity of the crimes filed against you. Even in a time such as now where the media is…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding White Collar Crime

    Understanding White Collar Crime
    “White collar crime” is traditionally recognized as a financially-motivated crime committed by people at large companies or those in power positions. While this is often the case, white collar crimes can be committed by anyone.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4717

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/
  • Feb 27

    Overview of Speeding Tickets in Illinoi

    Overview of Speeding Tickets in Illinoi
    Even though a new Illinois law, effective January 1, 2016, will now 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…
  • Feb 24

    Driving With a Suspended/Revoked License in Illinoi

    Driving With a Suspended/Revoked License in Illinoi
    Many people face the inconvenience of losing their license for a period in their lifetime. Whether it be due to drug or alcohol offense, an accumulation of speeding tickets, or reckless driving charges, license suspension is almost a given in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2829

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
  • Feb 15

    Free Consultation for Illinois Divorce: Beware!

    Free Consultation for Illinois Divorce: Beware!
    If you are looking for a free divorce consultation, beware. You probably won’t get what you’re looking for – and if you do, you’re probably not looking for the right stuff. As an Illinois divorce lawyer who handles…
  • 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…
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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: 4639

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: 3253

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    New Law on Illinois Child Support

    New Law on Illinois Child Support
    The changes to the Child Support Laws (becoming effective 1/1/16) include an allowable deduction for student loan debt. This is pretty significant because courts have pretty much told folks to take a hike when they ask for a reduction in…
  • Sep 23

    McLean County Illinois Court Records Online

    McLean County Illinois Court Records Online
    Public Access Search SystemDon R. Everhart, Jr., Mclean County Circuit Clerk, is pleased to present this information for public access.Disclaimers: This information pertains only to cases held before the Courts of McLean County, IL.…
  • Sep 17

    DCFS -- Inadequate Supervision

    DCFS -- Inadequate Supervision
    Many folks ask me how long you can leave your kids in a car alone, or how old do your kids have to be before you leave them alone at home. Well, the answer is not clear, but here is what DCFS uses to determine their position on each…
Rank this Week: 4269

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: 4371

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: 3269

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3272

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Thorn & Associates.

http://www.thornenvironmentallaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Environmental Insurance Part 1

    Environmental Insurance Part 1
    Business leaders should be aware that prior to 1973, environmental contamination was covered by most general liability policies. The transition from little or no exclusionary language began in 1973, when insurance companies began utilizing…
  • Aug 28

    OSHA Silica Rule Making

    OSHA Silica Rule Making
    The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is currently reviewing its rules concerning exposure to silica. As demand for silica sand increases due to its use in hydraulic fracturing, OSHA has determined that existing standards…
  • Aug 7

    Chicago Urban Agriculture

    Chicago Urban Agriculture
    Urban agriculture represents an innovative and ecofriendly method of growing and consuming food. In the city of Chicago, urban agriculture is regulated under section 17-2-0207 of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance. The Ordinance updates use…
Rank this Week: 4638

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    The Patrick Kane Vortex

    The Patrick Kane Vortex
    The bizarre circumstances of the sexual assault allegations (it's not even a case, yet) against the well-known hockey player raise all kinds of interesting questions with respect to what his National Hockey League employer should be doing in…
  • Jul 17

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII

    A Formal and Significant Re-Write of Title VII
    We all knew this was coming, but the EEOC has formally determined that gender orientation is now a protected category under Title VII.This is a significant change in the law, accomplished by fiat, rather than congressional action.  In…
  • Jul 13

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit

    NLRB Foolishness Rejected by the DC Circuit
    http://assets.law360news.com/0678000/678058/11-1099-1561845.pdf
Rank this Week: 2654

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Aug 2

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson
    Overwhelmed by the white screen? Let Oscar Peterson’s piano massage your creative synapses with this 1964 version of C Jam Blues. (Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.) And remember this tried and true method to forge through…
  • Jul 31

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
    Law should seek personal liberty. ABA asked: How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
Rank this Week: 4633

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law, as well as medical malpractice and construction injury news. Published by Chicago, Illinois personal injury attorney, Joseph Klest.

http://www.josephklest.com/
  • Sep 22

    Left turn accident kills Motorcyclist in Wilmette

    Left turn accident kills Motorcyclist in Wilmette
    Motorcycle accidents may not occur more frequently than any other kinds of accidents, but the injuries that result from a motorcycle crash are often more serious and more likely to result in death simply based on the lack of protection a…
  • Sep 9

    Legionnaires' outbreak at veterans' home claims two more live

    Legionnaires' outbreak at veterans' home claims two more live
    Adams County health officials have reported that two more victims of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Quincy Illinois Veterans' Home died as a result of the disease, bringing the overall death toll to nine. The local health…
  • Sep 1

    Illinois - Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires' disease

    Illinois - Four veterans home patients have died of Legionnaires' disease
    Four patients at the Quincy Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois have died during an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. According to the Adams County Health Department, twenty-five other patients at the home have tested positive for Legionella,…
Rank this Week: 3816

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer…

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accident injuries and wrongful death in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoistruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Mother & Toddler Pedestrians Hit By Semi-Truck on Chicago’s South Side

    Mother & Toddler Pedestrians Hit By Semi-Truck on Chicago’s South Side
    It is common knowledge that the streets of Chicago are a busy place to say the least. On a given day you’ll hear the zoom of passing tires and honking horns as countless cars, buses, and trucks go by. Chicago is a major destination for…
  • Aug 26

    Semi Trucks Collide in Coal City Accident

    Semi Trucks Collide in Coal City Accident
    It is evident to our readers that truck accidents are a serious matter. We know that these are large vehicles in height and weight often traveling at very fast speeds in busy areas, like interstates. However, consider when an accident…
  • Jun 29

    Semitrailer Hit By Amtrak Train Near Joliet

    Semitrailer Hit By Amtrak Train Near Joliet
    Our attorneys cannot stress enough that railroad tracks and train crossings are places in which we should never cease to be vigilant and safe. These are never locations where our attention can slip or where we can bend the rules. When…
Rank this Week: 4006

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Aug 24

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur
    Small investors in Illinois will soon be able to invest in start-up businesses in exchange for a piece of the action, but without some of the onerous oversight previously required by regulatory agencies. Signed by Governor Rauner in July,…
  • Aug 8

    For Whom the Bell Trolls: Supporting the “Innovation Bill” To Stop Patent Extortion

    For Whom the Bell Trolls: Supporting the “Innovation Bill” To Stop Patent Extortion
    It’s almost never a compliment when someone is referred to as a troll, but in the case of patent extortionists, it is an accurate and richly deserved description. Patent trolls are technically called  “non-practicing…
  • Jul 25

    Can You Record a Police Officer?

    Can You Record a Police Officer?
    It is now legal in Illinois for citizens to record interactions with police without their consent, but it’s early in the game for too much celebration. In 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court found the state’s strict eavesdropping law…
Rank this Week: 3435

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Aug 24

    The Transformation of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: The Overview

    The Transformation of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: The Overview
    The concept of family has made an incredible transformation over hundreds of years. The traditional family unit hundreds of years ago painted a portrait of the nuclear family – father, mother, and children – with various layers of…
  • Aug 17

    Parental Authority and Children’s Right to Privacy: Where Is the Line Drawn?

    Parental Authority and Children’s Right to Privacy: Where Is the Line Drawn?
    Technology has changed the relationship that kids have with electronic devices and the relationship that parents have with their children’s electronic devices. As technology made surveillance easier and easier, nanny cam’s became…
  • Aug 10

    Is Denying Medical Treatment to Children Due to Religion a Right?

    Is Denying Medical Treatment to Children Due to Religion a Right?
    With the widespread return of disease epidemics spawned by parents not vaccinating their children, the topic of religious exemptions in the medical field has legislators in hot debate. Fundamental rights of freedom of expression are always…
Rank this Week: 2706

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 3

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Aug 3

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Dec 27

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup
    Wisconsin? Illinois? Delaware? Nevada?  Which State Is Best for Your Startup Entity?  
Rank this Week: 3563

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

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

http://www.illinoiscriminaldefendervoice.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 30

    Dui Checkpoints Boulder Colorado

    Dui Checkpoints Boulder Colorado
    Our defensive driving that an officer. If this is something that you don’t need to think like a trash compactor! Normally the at fault if ever Ms. Expunging Records In Colorado However it is what is the difference between a misdemeanor…
Rank this Week: 2999

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: 4877

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury law. By Law Offices of John J. Malm, P.C.

http://www.chicago-injury-lawyer.org/
  • Jul 20

    Could Police Begin Spying on Drivers Suspected of Texting Here in Naperville and Surrounding DuPage County?

    Could Police Begin Spying on Drivers Suspected of Texting Here in Naperville and Surrounding DuPage County?
    As a car accident lawyer, I am always looking at what makes us less safe on the road. At the top of this list is distracted driving. In Illinois, drivers are generally allowed to use cell phones, but are prohibited from using cell phones,…
  • Jun 10

    Defective Furniture Responsible for Thousands of Injurie

    Defective Furniture Responsible for Thousands of Injurie
    Most people pay little attention to the furniture in their homes or workplaces, expecting items such as tables and chairs to serve their intended purpose. However, the most basic pieces of furniture can sometimes be defective, causing…
  • Jun 2

    U.S. Sues Michaels Stores Over Shattering Glass Vase

    U.S. Sues Michaels Stores Over Shattering Glass Vase
    The Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Department of Justice jointly announced their filing of litigation against Michaels Stores Inc. over defective glass vases. The complaint, filed April 21, 2015 in the U.S. District Court for…
Rank this Week: 2903

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: 4372