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HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

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

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • 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
  • Jul 12

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer

    NLRB Again Makes It Harder for Investigating Employer
    It's no secret that the National Labor Relations Board has been on a crusdade over employer investigations. The last several years have seen decisions that make it much more difficult for an employer to conduct workplace investigations, both…
Rank this Week: 2922

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 26

    Truck Driver Fatigue to Blame in Stevenson Expressway Crash

    Truck Driver Fatigue to Blame in Stevenson Expressway Crash
    Driver fatigue is an ongoing issue and danger on our roads that needs addressed. It is far too often that truck drivers get behind the wheel when exhausted thereby creating an extreme danger for all others on the road with them. Our attorneys…
  • Jun 15

    Three Suffer Personal Injuries in Southern Illinois Train & Truck Collision

    Three Suffer Personal Injuries in Southern Illinois Train & Truck Collision
    Trucks and trains are among the largest and most powerful vehicles on the roadways. They are extremely large in height and weight and travel at high speeds. While all drivers already have a legal duty to be safe drivers, it is arguable that…
Rank this Week: 3002

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Jun 14

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire

    Legal Breakdown of why Quincy Turned Down Role on Empire
        “The Lucious Lyon I knew would tell those idiots the streets aren’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.” -Cookie Lyon Every Wednesday night,  Cookie Lyon on FOX’s hit show…
Rank this Week: 2811

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Mar 16

    When you ask for sole custody in an Illinois divorce

    When you ask for sole custody in an Illinois divorce
    Decisions regarding children are often the most emotionally-charged during a divorce. Parents have to face the possibility that they may have less time to spend with their children than they are comfortable with. Family lawyers in Chicago…
  • Mar 13

    Who should pay for day-care expenses?

    Who should pay for day-care expenses?
    Raising a child can be very expensive, and doing so on one salary can be even more of a challenge. For divorced parents in Illinois, determining how to arrange childcare may create additional expenses that a custodial parent is unable to…
  • Mar 11

    A verbal agreement with a soon-to-be ex isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

    A verbal agreement with a soon-to-be ex isn’t worth the paper it’s written on
    Going through a divorce in Illinois can be expensive and stressful. This may lead some couples to decide that they would rather attempt to simplify the process by making verbal agreements in order to avoid courtroom battles. A divorce lawyer…
Rank this Week: 3224

Online Liability Blog

Online Liability Blog

Covers laws and litigation that regulate, challenge and in some cases immunize services offered by Internet websites, online subscription services. By Michael Erdman.

http://onlineliabilityblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?
    We are hours away from the expiration of the most recent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.  While earlier this year the House passed a bill making the relief permanent, we never heard anything from the Senate and the status quo…
  • Oct 24

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea
    On August 4, 2010 the Eighth Circuit ruled in Johnson v. Elizabeth Arden dba ComplaintsBoard.com (No. 09-2601), an action involving the posting of allegedly defamatory statements on an internet discussion board. Plaintiffs Mr. and Mrs.…
  • Apr 13

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?
    At the very end of 2009, the Fourth Circuit ruled in Nemet Chevrolet v. Consumeraffairs.com.  Sadly, I’m just now getting around to blogging about it.
Rank this Week: 2873

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

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

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

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

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

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

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

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
Rank this Week: 2677

Illinois Injury Attorney Blog

Illinois Injury Attorney Blog

By Crossen Kooi Law.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/illinois-injury-attorney-blog/
  • Jun 9

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured
    New information has been released about the truck driver who is charged with causing the fatal 6-car pile up in which comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured.  Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart employee driving a company semi-truck, is…
  • May 8

    Downtown Chicago High-Rise Fire

    Downtown Chicago High-Rise Fire
    Are you and your family prepared in case of a fire in your high-rise building?  While many laws have changed in Illinois regarding requirements for updated sprinkler systems, many buildings have “grandfathered” sprinkler…
  • Apr 7

    Construction Worker Falls from Roof

    Construction Worker Falls from Roof
    A construction worker in Huntley, Illinois slipped and fell from a roof where he was installing sheeting today.  He was wearing a safety harness but somehow slipped out of it and hit his head as he fell.  He was airlifted to…
Rank this Week: 2472

East Central Illinois Criminal Law…

East Central Illinois Criminal Law & DUI Weblog

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

http://ecilcrime.com
  • Apr 17

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

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

    Douglas County Courthouse

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

    Mailing Address Change

    Mailing Address Change
    The Charleston Post Office is moving all post office boxes to the new post office location in town.  Due to the move, they are downsizing the number of available post office boxes.  The post office is eliminating my current post office box…
Rank this Week: 2471

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3251

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

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

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 28

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime

    New Illinois law makes speeding 26 mph over the limit a crime
    Illinois tollway drivers are finding out that state laws on speeding aren’t what they used to be. Drivers used to have to worry about misdemeanor charges only when speeding more than 30 MPH over the limit. But under a new law in 2014, a…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search

    New Illinois law bans mugshot web sites while Google removes them from search
    People make mistakes… That’s just life, right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant, arrest…
  • Oct 23

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web

    New Illinois law bans internet sites from posting mugshots while Google also removes them from web
    People make mistakes… Same as it always was, and will be. Right? But things are different in today’s world, because social media like Facebook and Twitter are available to document people’s mistakes forever. In an instant,…
Rank this Week: 2740

Illinois Business Law Blog

Illinois Business Law Blog

By Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish.

http://www.yourillinoisbusinesslawyer.com/
  • Mar 4

    The Importance of Non-Disclosure Agreement

    The Importance of Non-Disclosure Agreement
    One company used the trade secrets of another company, yet despite this fact the court didn’t stop them. This can happen to your company as well if you fail to properly protect your company secrets. Failing to implement non-disclosure…
  • Jan 14

    How do you count to 50 Employees for FMLA Purposes?

    How do you count to 50 Employees for FMLA Purposes?
    As you probably know, the Family Medical and Leave Act only applies to companies who employ 50 or more employees (within a 75 mile radius) each working day during at least 20 calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.  But…
  • Dec 18

    Is it Time to Modify Your Policy on Confidentiality during Investigations?

    Is it Time to Modify Your Policy on Confidentiality during Investigations?
      It has been widely reported that the EEOC is following the NLRB’s lead when it comes to analyzing company policies. It seems that company policies regarding confidentiality during harassment investigations are under fire.…
Rank this Week: 2607

Illinois Criminal & Civil Defense…

Illinois Criminal & Civil Defense Blog

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

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

    Naperville Babysitter Pleads Not Guilty in Televised Arraignment

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

    Kane County to Crack Down on Drunk Driving during Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

    Jenna Jameson Ordered to Pay $92,000 for Missed Appearance
    Jameson was ordered to reimburse the Hollywood Palms theater group for promotional expenses and lost revenue after Jameson violated terms of her contract which required her to attend movie premiers at two Illinois theaters.
Rank this Week: 2777

Illinois Car and Truck Accident…

Illinois Car and Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.illinoiscarandtruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2727

Illinois Workers Compensation

Illinois Workers Compensation

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

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

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

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

    IL Workers Comp Reform: Aggravated DUI will be denied

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

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location

    New 2012 Illinois Downstate Arbitration Hearing Location
    9-05-11 As part of the new Illinois workers compensation reform package, downstate hearing locations will be consolidated into the 6 regions listed below to take effect on January 1, 2012.  The reduction in hearing locations is structured…
Rank this Week: 3054

IP Registration and Enforcement…

IP Registration and Enforcement Blog

Covers trademark law. By Davidson and Davidson LLC.

http://davidsontm.wordpress.com
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    So it seems the gun world is up in arms (that’s right, I went there) about the fact that the Spearmint Rhino chain of strip clubs has sued gun manufacturer Chiappa Firearms for using a confusingly similar mark on its RHINO 40DS model .357…
  • Jul 20

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?

    Strip Club’s Trademark Suit vs. Gun Company – Not So Crazy After All?
    How could a strip club's trademark be infringed by a gun company's mark? This post analyzes the issues and corrects a common misperception about trademark infringement.
  • May 6

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know

    21 Things About Trademarks That Every Business and Marketing Person Should Know
    There’s an old comedy bit where the comic offers to teach you “everything you’re going to remember from college, ten years after graduation.”  The crash course is offered at a hefty price, but much less than four years of actual…
Rank this Week: 2828

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Chicago Man Charged with Homicide after Woman’s Fetus Dies in Car Crash

    Chicago Man Charged with Homicide after Woman’s Fetus Dies in Car Crash
    A Chicago man is being held on $2 million bond and is being charged with reckless homicide of an unborn child, among other charges. Bail was set at $2 million Saturday for a man accused of causing a Northwest Side crash that seriously injured…
  • Sep 3

    Expungement of Sex Offenses in Illinoi

    Expungement of Sex Offenses in Illinoi
    Many people who have been convicted of a sex crime in Illinois wonder whether the offense can be expunged. There are limited circumstances in which this is possible, but it can occasionally be done. As each situation is different, it is…
  • Aug 28

    Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

    Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation
    Given the aging population and the struggles people face in today’s economy, more and more extended families are living together and caring for aging relatives. If you live with an aging parent or another loved one who is suffering from…
Rank this Week: 3934

Illinois Lawyers Blog

Illinois Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.illinoislawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 28

    Product Liability

    Product Liability
    One of the reasons American products are consistently ranked among the best in the world in every category is America’s legal system –manufacturers know that, if their product fails to function properly and safely, they’ll…
Rank this Week: 3440

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Sep 3

    What to Expect from an Eminent Domain Trial

    What to Expect from an Eminent Domain Trial
    When the government wants to take your land via eminent domain1 powers, legal disagreements can arise between you and the government entity, often regarding two main issues. These issues are whether the eminent domain taking is valid and for…
  • Aug 27

    FAQs About Condemnation Case

    FAQs About Condemnation Case
      Many landowners are not very familiar with the issues involved in condemnation cases because they never thought that eminent domain1 would affect them. For this reason, owners facing condemnation actions have numerous questions that…
  • Aug 26

    Illinois may decide on Grain Belt Express in November

    Illinois may decide on Grain Belt Express in November
    Illinois regulators may decide in November whether to approve a controversial high-voltage power line. The Illinois Commerce Commission has finished up almost a week of hearings on plans by Clean Line Energy Partners to build the Grain Belt…
Rank this Week: 4011

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • Sep 3

    National Recovery Month and Recovery From Personal Injury Trauma – Chicago Personal Injury Attorney

    National Recovery Month and Recovery From Personal Injury Trauma – Chicago Personal Injury Attorney
    September is National Recovery Month. This month-long celebration, sponsored by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), lauds individuals who are recovering from mental illness and substance use…
  • Sep 2

    Child Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine

    Child Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine
    The technological revolution has not only changed the way we communicate and share information with one another, it has even changed the way much of the population smokes cigarettes. In an effort to avoid the well documented hazards of…
  • Sep 1

    Electronic Stability Control on Trucks and Buse

    Electronic Stability Control on Trucks and Buse
    Electronic stability control is an innovative technology designed to sense “when the front or rear of a vehicle is moving inconsistently with the position of the steering wheel.” When a problem is detected, an electronic stability…
Rank this Week: 3502

Ken Allen Law Blog

Ken Allen Law Blog

Covers personal injury, work-related injuries and wrongful death.

http://www.kenallenlaw.com/injuryblog/
Rank this Week: 3674

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Blog

Discusses news, tips, and information related to Missouri auto accidents. By Christopher Hoffmann.

http://www.hoffmannpersonalinjury.com/category/car-accident/
  • Sep 2

    Avoid a Rear-End Collision While Waiting for a Tow Truck

    Avoid a Rear-End Collision While Waiting for a Tow Truck
    Follow the safety tips below if your vehicle has broken down on the side of the road. If your car breaks down on the road, you should first try to leave the roadway to prevent a rear-end collision. However, if you cannot drive to the next…
  • Sep 1

    Runners – 8 Safety Tips That May Save Your Life

    Runners – 8 Safety Tips That May Save Your Life
    Car accidents involving runners can happen in an instant, before either the driver or the runner is aware of impending danger. Runners and pedestrians have suffered serious and even fatal injuries in road accidents. Many of…
  • Aug 31

    Parking Lot Accidents: Pinned Between 2 Vehicle

    Parking Lot Accidents: Pinned Between 2 Vehicle
    An estimated 20% of all car accidents take place in commercial parking lots. Surprisingly, more accidents happen in parking garages and parking lots than in highways and main roads. When driving in a parking lot, even the most careful and…
Rank this Week: 3638

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Hello Blogosphere!  Long time no post!…

    Hello Blogosphere!  Long time no post!  Well, we have settled into our new-new office on Chicago Avenue and are pleased to announce that one of our cases... er a somewhat high profile case, has gotten some press - which we think is…
  • Jul 22

    Levin Law has a new West Town Chicago Location!

    Levin Law has a new West Town Chicago Location!
    News Bulletin!  Levin Law, Ltd. has moved to 2138 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago 60622!  We are accepting clients in the following areas: Real Estate / Transactions & Litigation / Evictions - Landlord/Tenant Construction Collections /…
  • Apr 29

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!

    West Town Chicago - We Have Moved! Levin Law Version 4.0!
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Welcome to springtime in Chicago, where it's glorious, the flowers are blooming, and we are announcing that we have moved to 819 N. Damen Avenue.  We have triple the space, 100x more pizazz, and we are ready…
Rank this Week: 4306

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3413

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Thorn & Associates.

http://www.thornenvironmentallaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 31

    Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    Phase 1 Environmental Assessment
    Often those completing a real estate transaction on a potentially environmentally contaminated property seek to limit liability under federal Superfund statute (CERCLA). A Phase I environmental site assessment is an initial step in…
Rank this Week: 3426

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Cavanagh Law Group.

http://www.chicago-injury-lawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3409

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4831

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: 3954

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

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

http://www.mesotheliomaattorney-blog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Alternative Medicine for Lung Cancer

    Alternative Medicine for Lung Cancer
    Our team of lung cancer lawyers strives to provide our clients with the most up-to-date, comprehensive information on supporting and alternative cancer treatments. We recently reported on a treatment type for patients with a specific type of…
  • Aug 14

    Temporary Citizens Exposed to Asbestos in Workplace

    Temporary Citizens Exposed to Asbestos in Workplace
    An Illinois construction company was recently hit with a million-dollar fine for willfully exposing employees to asbestos, many of whom were in the United States on temporary H-2B visas. Kehrer Brothers Construction will pay roughly $1.8…
  • Aug 3

    Chemo at End of Life Shows No Benefit

    Chemo at End of Life Shows No Benefit
    A study recently published in JAMA Oncology found that cancer patients who underwent chemotherapy near the end of their life did not experience an improved quality of life. In fact, researchers concluded that chemotherapy directly contributed…
Rank this Week: 4351

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Aug 24

    DO I NEED A TRANSLATOR FOR DUI COURT IN ILLINOIS?

    DO I NEED A TRANSLATOR FOR DUI COURT IN ILLINOIS?
    The answer to that question depends on how comfortable you are using the English language. If there is any doubt, it may be best to err on the side of caution and ask for an interpreter early in your case. … Continue reading →
  • Aug 17

    UPDATE TO ILLINOIS SPEEDING LAW: THE CRACKDOWN CONTINUES

    UPDATE TO ILLINOIS SPEEDING LAW: THE CRACKDOWN CONTINUES
    As of January 1, 2016, Illinois is toughening its speeding laws once again. This time, the legislature has created the offense of aggravated special speed limit. Aggravated special speed limit applies to school and construction zones. If you…
  • Aug 4

    COMPOUNDING THE PROBLEM: DRIVING ON A REVOKED OR SUSPENDED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS

    COMPOUNDING THE PROBLEM: DRIVING ON A REVOKED OR SUSPENDED LICENSE IN ILLINOIS
    I always warn my clients not to drive after their license is suspended for DUI. Once in trouble, you simply become a magnet for more. Recent Illinois case law has held that even if your license has already been revoked, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3649

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

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

    DO I NEED A TRANSLATOR FOR CRIMINAL COURT IN ILLINOIS?

    DO I NEED A TRANSLATOR FOR CRIMINAL COURT IN ILLINOIS?
    The answer to that question depends on how comfortable you are using the English language. If there is any doubt, it may be best to err on the side of caution and ask for an interpreter early in your case. In Illinois, the courts are…
  • Aug 11

    WHEN ARE YOU UNDER ARREST? MIRANDA RIGHTS AND POLICE CUSTODY IN ILLINOIS

    WHEN ARE YOU UNDER ARREST? MIRANDA RIGHTS AND POLICE CUSTODY IN ILLINOIS
    The exact moment when a police interrogation turns into an arrest is not always clear. But that is the moment when the police must read your Miranda rights—those rights to remain silent and have an attorney present. Miranda must be…
  • Jul 29

    THE LAW ON PROVING POSSESSION OF DRUGS OR WEAPONS IN ILLINOIS

    THE LAW ON PROVING POSSESSION OF DRUGS OR WEAPONS IN ILLINOIS
    The police are at your door with a search warrant or maybe they’ve stopped your car for a traffic ticket. In either case, they uncovered drugs, weapons or some other contraband. Can they prove the illegal goods are really yours? …
Rank this Week: 3671

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Focuses on Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

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

    Surveillance Cameras to be Legal in Illinois Nursing Homes Soon

    Surveillance Cameras to be Legal in Illinois Nursing Homes Soon
    A movement in several states is starting to take hold to allow the use of cameras inside nursing home patient's rooms in an effort to ensure transparency about the type of care received. Encouraged by advocates and organizations against…
  • Aug 12

    Cargos Criminales Pendientes Después de que Cámaras Capturan Abuso en Hogar de Anciano

    Cargos Criminales Pendientes Después de que Cámaras Capturan Abuso en Hogar de Anciano
    Debate está librando en gran parte del país sobre el uso de videos de vigilancia o cámaras escondidas en hogares de ancianos. Los defensores argumentan que las cámaras pueden ser muy importante en asegurar que…
  • Aug 10

    Medication Errors involving Blood Thinners in Nursing Homes Leads to Hospitalizations, Death

    Medication Errors involving Blood Thinners in Nursing Homes Leads to Hospitalizations, Death
    The vast majority of residents of nursing homes are on some type of prescription medication. Most are on a combination of drugs that help manage pain, reduce inflammation, control chronic illnesses or diseases, or treat acute illnesses. Each…
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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
  • Aug 18

    Three Strikes Against Recidivism

    Three Strikes Against Recidivism
    Every year, thousands of Illinoisans are denied the opportunity to work because of past mistakes. These men and women, who have paid their debts to society and turned their lives around, are far too often unable to secure reliable employment,…
  • Jul 31

    Programs to Address Childhood Trauma Pay Off Over a Lifetime

    Programs to Address Childhood Trauma Pay Off Over a Lifetime
    While academic success is critically important to a student’s lifelong achievement, other factors can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to succeed. Schools have an important role to play in addressing these issues. …
  • Jul 30

    50 Years of Medicaid and Medicare

    50 Years of Medicaid and Medicare
    This blog was co-authored by Janine Hill, Executive Director, EverThrive, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (Ill.–09). When President Johnson outlined his vision in the 1960s to achieve a Great Society, he mapped out a long “to…
Rank this Week: 4925

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.drugrecallattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Depakote Birth Defect Suit Moves Forward in Court

    Depakote Birth Defect Suit Moves Forward in Court
    The Depakote lawyers at Pintas & Mullins are currently accepting cases involving spina bifida in children born to mothers who took the anti-seizure drug Depakote during pregnancy. Here, we report on a Depakote injury lawsuit filed by an…
  • Aug 10

    New Blood Thinners’ Benefits Claims Doubted

    New Blood Thinners’ Benefits Claims Doubted
    Eliquis is one of four new anticoagulant, or blood thinning, drugs on U.S. markets. These drugs (Xarelto, Pradaxa, and Savaysa) are marketed as replacements to warfarin. Warfarin has been the first line treatment for blood thinning since the…
  • Jul 21

    Popular Painkillers Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

    Popular Painkillers Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    The FDA strengthened warnings on over-the-counter and prescriptions painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This class of painkillers can cause serious, life-threatening cardiovascular events and are available in…
Rank this Week: 4257

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?  
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Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce

    Illinois Divorce: Factors to Consider in Deciding to Divorce
    Excerpted from psychcentral.com: Are You Ready For Divorce? 7 Questions To Ask Yourself " This article outlines what couples need to do to face the numerous dilemmas associated with divorce. But first, they must identify their unique…
  • Jul 26

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation

    One Man's Story: Parental Alienation
    This is one person's account of their life as a child victim of parental alienation, and the more positive outcome that arose as an adult....
  • Jul 20

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue

    Illinois Divorce: Parental Alienation Issue
    From an interview with Dr. Amy Baker, PA expert: " I must admit I am a bit disappointed in the comments so far on the WDET website in response to my interview. I hate to see the conversation devolve into...
Rank this Week: 4585

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/
  • Jul 31

    FAQs for Personal Injury Claim

    FAQs for Personal Injury Claim
    Leopold & Associates has been fighting for victims of serious injuries in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. During that time, our clients have come to rely on us for being accessible and down to earth while working our hardest to…
  • Jun 25

    Capping Justice for Victims of Medical Mistake

    Capping Justice for Victims of Medical Mistake
    In less than a week, the state of Illinois will be without a budget unless Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and the Democratically controlled state legislature can come to an agreement. For the past several months, Governor Rauner has refused…
  • Jun 12

    Accident Injuries: Not Always Driver’s Fault

    Accident Injuries: Not Always Driver’s Fault
    Quite often, the individuals involved in a serious car accident focus on the initial cause of the accident.  Did a vehicle cut another driver off when changing lanes?  Did a driver lose control of his or her car when racing…
Rank this Week: 3400

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • Jul 31

    Bad road design contributes to many fatal accident

    Bad road design contributes to many fatal accident
    Most drivers would likely blame driving under the influence, driver distraction or vehicle defect as the top reasons people die in car accidents, but they would be mistaken. According to research reported on by the Washington Post, more than…
  • Jul 29

    How well does crash avoidance technology work?

    How well does crash avoidance technology work?
    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, collision detection and mitigations work, but they come at a cost. The IIHS reports that automakers have responded quickly to improve their ratings for crash prevention with…
  • Jun 29

    5 ways motorcycles differ from car

    5 ways motorcycles differ from car
    Cars and trucks are not the only types of motor vehicles to travel along Chicago roadways. Many Illinois motorists are choosing fuel-efficient motorcycles as their main form of transportation, especially during the warmer months of the year.…
Rank this Week: 3894

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…
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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: 4876

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.theusimmigrationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 27

    Is ICE Investigation in the Midst of a Labor Dispute Proper? We Think Not.

    Is ICE Investigation in the Midst of a Labor Dispute Proper? We Think Not.
    Imagine that a company is in engaged in a labor dispute with a union over the conditions of employment. Soon after a tentative agreement is made, but not signed, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sends a subpoena for I-9 forms and…
  • Jul 9

    Expiring foreign passports create problems upon admission to U.S.

    Expiring foreign passports create problems upon admission to U.S.
    The immigration lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer remind foreign nationals to monitor their passport expiration dates.  Many foreign nationals traveling to the United States do not realize that their period of admission is tied to the…
  • Jun 26

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal in the entire nation

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal in the entire nation
    In a highly-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court held that "the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment…
Rank this Week: 3464

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    A Quick Overview of the Law Regarding Dissipation in Illinoi

    A Quick Overview of the Law Regarding Dissipation in Illinoi
    Section 503 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act requires that a court divide the marital property in just proportions considering all relevant factors, including, among other things, the dissipation by each party of the…
  • Jul 12

    Non-Marital Property Under Illinois Law: How It Can Affect Maintenance and Property Division

    Non-Marital Property Under Illinois Law: How It Can Affect Maintenance and Property Division
    In a divorce, the Court has the obligation to equitably divide the marital assets and debts, and determine whether maintenance would be appropriate.  While non-marital property is not subject to being divided in a divorce, it may have a…
  • Jun 15

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi

    Recording Private Conversations In Illinoi
    It is no secret that emotions run high during a divorce or custody proceeding.  Sometimes parties seek orders of protection from one another to prohibit acts of abuse or harassment from occurring.   Imagine this scenario:  …
Rank this Week: 3928

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: 4153

Doctor Employment Lawyer Blog

Doctor Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment law. By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.doctoremploymentlawyer.com/
  • Jul 15

    Are You Owed a Discretionary Bonus? By: Amit Bindra & Kristen Prinz

    Are You Owed a Discretionary Bonus? By: Amit Bindra & Kristen Prinz
    Physician compensation structures and agreements can be really confusing.  Although some employers still offer straight guaranteed salary arrangements, more and more are moving towards productivity based plans.  A productivity based…
  • Jun 17

    On the Brink of the ICD-10 Deadline

    On the Brink of the ICD-10 Deadline
    As of October 1, 2015, medical practices must comply with the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization…
  • Jun 1

    Trying to Attract New Patients? Don’t Lose Sight of Your Patients’ Need

    Trying to Attract New Patients? Don’t Lose Sight of Your Patients’ Need
    Medical school does a fantastic job at preparing physicians to become great physicians.  It does not, however, prepare physicians to become great businessmen.  Since many physicians end up becoming an owner or part-owner in a…
Rank this Week: 3434

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, premises liability, products liability and wrongful death law. By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

http://www.prslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Todd Smith Receives Champion of Justice Award

    Todd Smith Receives Champion of Justice Award
    Today, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) presented its highest award – The Leonard M. Ring Champion of Justice Award – to Chicago lawyer, and founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., Todd A. Smith, at its…
  • Jul 14

    Todd Smith Receives Champion of Justice Award

    Todd Smith Receives Champion of Justice Award
    Today, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) presented its highest award – The Leonard M. Ring Champion of Justice Award – to Chicago lawyer, and founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., Todd A. Smith, at its…
  • Jul 2

    Thomas Siracusa Obtains Record Settlement

    Thomas Siracusa Obtains Record Settlement
    Thomas Siracusa recently obtained court approval for a $23,000,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 34 year-old woman who suffered a stroke following child birth. The settlement is an Illinois record for a birth-related injury to a mother,…
Rank this Week: 4983

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Apple Beats Pill XL Wireless Speaker Recalled For Fire Hazard

    Apple Beats Pill XL Wireless Speaker Recalled For Fire Hazard
    In the age of technology and information, digital products are extremely popular, and arguably often a necessity in some cases, such as phones and computers. If you take a moment and simply look around you, try to count how many pieces of…
  • Jun 22

    Young Girl Recovering After Near-Drowning at Warrenville Lifetime Fitness Pool

    Young Girl Recovering After Near-Drowning at Warrenville Lifetime Fitness Pool
    Summertime is in full swing in Chicagoland, and what better way to beat the heat than hitting your local parks and pools. It is a common sight to see the children of the greater Chicago area playing in local fountains like Millennium Park and…
  • Jun 12

    Illinois Plaintiffs Weigh in on Tort Reform

    Illinois Plaintiffs Weigh in on Tort Reform
    Recently, tort reform became a topic of discussion in Springfield. Our attorneys believe this is an especially important topic because these lawsuits give injured victims of negligence access to the courts and allow plaintiffs to recover…
Rank this Week: 4934