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Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident news and case law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 18

    Illinois Court Rules against Motorcyclist Injured in ‘Wind Shear’ Case

    Illinois Court Rules against Motorcyclist Injured in ‘Wind Shear’ Case
    The Chicago Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of a decision handed down by the Illinois Appellate Court earlier this month, involving a claim for uninsured motorist coverage extending from a 2009 motorcycle accident that…
  • May 4

    Ford Recalls Place Millions of Motorists in Danger

    Ford Recalls Place Millions of Motorists in Danger
    The Chicago Auto Accident Injury Attorneys, of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C., take note of several recent vehicle recalls affecting more than a million vehicles manufactured by Ford Motor Company. The recalls involve later-models of the Ford…
  • May 1

    Teen Driver Accident Prevention: Car-buying Tips for Parent

    Teen Driver Accident Prevention: Car-buying Tips for Parent
    Decades of research and data have consistently identified the direct correlation between teen drivers and accident causation. In fact, the CDC reports an average of 7 fatalities per day amongst teens between the ages of 16 and 19, making…
Rank this Week: 4570

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
  • May 18

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog

    What Happens in Vegas…May End Up in a Blog
    The ICSC Walapalooza starts this weekend in Vegas. The sheer number of people converging in one place and the talent level of them is staggering. And of course it is all hard work! I’m hoping to get a couple free minutes to meet with…
  • Apr 21

    What I Learned Today

    What I Learned Today
    I just attended the Advanced Commercial Lease Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. The Institute “brings together the brightest minds in the commercial leasing industry” to discuss “the most up-to-date and pressing…
  • Mar 18

    Project Parklet

    Project Parklet
    At the recent Accelerate 2015 (Cleveland Leadership Center) awards (http://www.cleveleads.org/AccelerateNEO/pitch-presenters), Cleveland natives and returnees, Whitney Hallock and Caroline Wagner, presented the idea for Project Parklet to…
Rank this Week: 4134

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • May 18

    Five Ways Illinois Couples Can Adopt Children

    Five Ways Illinois Couples Can Adopt Children
    For many Illinois couples, adoption is the right way to add a child to their family. This decision is often an emotional one and changes not only the adoptive parents’ lives, but the life of the adopted child and any of the…
  • May 11

    Lawyers Challenge Joliet Cops to Charity Softball Game

    Lawyers Challenge Joliet Cops to Charity Softball Game
    JOLIET – Usually cops and lawyers play hardball. But the Barristers and Counsel of Will County have challenged members of the Joliet Police Department to play a 12-inch softball game this summer, with proceeds from ticket sales going to…
  • May 11

    Talking to Children about Divorce

    Talking to Children about Divorce
    If you have recently made the decision to end your marriage, your child has undoubtedly picked up on the feelings of tension and imminent change between you and your spouse. If you are currently going through the divorce process or even if…
Rank this Week: 4148

Chicago Illinois Car Accident…

Chicago Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other personal injury news. By Elman Law Group.

http://www.chicagoillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 17

    The Danger To Bicyclists Posed By Sinkhole

    The Danger To Bicyclists Posed By Sinkhole
    In posts on this site, including the March 18, 2015 post titled “Safety Issues Regarding The Beginning Of The Chicago Bicycling Season” as well as June 13, 2014 post titled “Hazards To Chicago Bicyclists And Motorcyclists…
  • May 1

    Fatal Bicycle Accident In Chicago Height

    Fatal Bicycle Accident In Chicago Height
    There was a fatal bicycle accident Wednesday night (April 29, 2015) in Chicago Heights. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 7:49 p.m., as a man riding a bicycle on Illinois Route 394 near the…
  • Apr 30

    Fatal Three-Vehicle Crash On The Stevenson Expressway

    Fatal Three-Vehicle Crash On The Stevenson Expressway
    There was a fatal three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning (April 29, 2015) on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) near Throop Street. According to the Illinois State Police, the accident happened at approximately 5:45 a.m. in the inbound lanes.…
Rank this Week: 3712

Nenye Uche Blog

Nenye Uche Blog

Covers Illinois criminal and DUI laws.

http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3837

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice laws, doctor negligence, and defective medical devices and drugs. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.medicalmalpracticelawyer.center/
  • May 14

    C-Sections and Malpractice during Childbirth

    C-Sections and Malpractice during Childbirth
    It's no secret that medical costs in the United States are among the highest in the world, yet our healthcare system is far from the highest quality. Lesser known is the crisis in childbirth: that our maternal mortality rate is actually…
  • May 4

    How to Pursue A Psychiatric Malpractice Claim

    How to Pursue A Psychiatric Malpractice Claim
    In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins explore how psychiatric negligence and abuse cases work. This is a unique form of medical malpractice, as patients often see their…
  • Apr 23

    Chicago Hospital Owner Guilty of Schemes to Harm Patient

    Chicago Hospital Owner Guilty of Schemes to Harm Patient
    Three executives of the now-defunct Sacred Heart Hospital have been found guilty of a massive fraud scheme that led to serious patient harm and deaths. The executives were convicted of bribing doctors to send Medicare and Medicaid patients to…
Rank this Week: 3456

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    Unhappy Litigant Cannot Sue The Opposing Party’s Lawyer

    Unhappy Litigant Cannot Sue The Opposing Party’s Lawyer
    Workforce Solutions v. Sara L. Pettinger and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C., 2105 IL (1st) 121265-U. In 2006, Workforce sued Urban Services of America, Inc., for breach of contract when Urban allegedly failed to pay for…
  • May 12

    Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Litigation Malpractice Case

    Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Litigation Malpractice Case
    The case is captioned USF Holland, Inv. v. Radogno, Cameli and Hoag, P.C., Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 2014. The case arose out of an underlying personal injury case in which Holland was sued for damages after one of its trucks…
  • Apr 28

    ARDC Hearing Board Dismisses Charges Against Lawyer

    ARDC Hearing Board Dismisses Charges Against Lawyer
    Filed April 27. The ARDC charged a lawyer handling a divorce, Justin Tedrowe, with wrongfully altering a form, obstructing justice and defrauding an opponent. Tedrowe sucessfully defended himself at trial. An accusation that a lawyer altered…
Rank this Week: 2858

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

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

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

    Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine Coming to the U.S.

    Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine Coming to the U.S.
    An agreement between the Cuban Immunology Center and a New York cancer institute was recently finalized, bringing a new lung cancer vaccine to American patients. The vaccine, Cimavax, is expected to gain approval in six to eight months, with…
  • May 6

    Cancer from Asbestos-Containing Talcum Powder

    Cancer from Asbestos-Containing Talcum Powder
    Talcum powder has recently been linked to ovarian and uterine cancer in women who used the product in the genital area over long periods of time. This has resulted in massive news coverage and multi-million dollar lawsuits against companies…
  • Apr 28

    SSD and SSDI Benefits for Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma Patient

    SSD and SSDI Benefits for Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma Patient
    Hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer and mesothelioma every year, which can make it impossible to earn a living. For this reason, the Social Security Administration offers disability benefits to patients with…
Rank this Week: 3454

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.chicagoinjurylawyers-blog.com/
  • May 12

    Deflated Footballs, Illinois Law and “More Probable Than Not”

    Deflated Footballs, Illinois Law and “More Probable Than Not”
    On first brush, it may seem preposterous that deflated footballs in New England would have any relevance to the every day work of a Chicago personal injury law firm. Perhaps, the most common thread is that one of the attorneys at Leopold…
  • May 5

    What is a Medical Lien?

    What is a Medical Lien?
    One of the most common questions clients ask is why an insurance company, doctor or hospital has placed a lien on the proceeds from their claim settlement or lawsuit verdict? A lien is a type of claim seeking to recover money spent by a…
  • Apr 24

    Equitable Tolling Can Extend the Time Limits for Suing the Government

    Equitable Tolling Can Extend the Time Limits for Suing the Government
    Dealing with the government can sometimes be a daunting task. Whether trying to get a question answered by the IRS or simply attempting to find the right postage on a package at the post office, the bureaucracy and red tape can frustrate the…
Rank this Week: 2558

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • May 12

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State
         In a world preoccupied with internet spam and phishing attacks, beware the old school scalawags who operate their rip-offs through the U.S. mail!  Like their online counterparts, they are trying to lighten your wallet…
  • May 9

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State
         In a world preoccupied with internet spam and phishing attacks, beware the old school scalawags who operate their rip-offs through the U.S. mail!  Like their online counterparts, they are trying to lighten your wallet…
  • Mar 10

    Managing Your Post-Mortem Facebook Legacy

    Managing Your Post-Mortem Facebook Legacy
         The central tragedy of human existence is that our lives on the earthly plane are finite. Saint or sinner, the time must come when each of us departs this.  But whether or not you believe in an afterlife, there is a…
Rank this Week: 3051

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

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

    Dirty DUI Stings Constitutional, Says Federal Court

    Dirty DUI Stings Constitutional, Says Federal Court
    Plaintiffs Mitchell Katz and Hasan Aksu sued Stephen Tanabe of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office for helping private investigator Christopher Butler set up a “dirty DUI” sting of which they were both victims. The…
  • May 4

    Officer’s Reasonable Mistake of Law Does Not Render Traffic Stop Unconstitutional, Says New York Court

    Officer’s Reasonable Mistake of Law Does Not Render Traffic Stop Unconstitutional, Says New York Court
    In People v. Guthrie, a New York appellate court decided whether there exists constitutionally viable probable cause to effectuate a traffic stop when the stop is justified by an officer’s mistaken belief. The court…
  • Apr 10

    Georgia Supreme Court Weakens Implied Consent Law

    Georgia Supreme Court Weakens Implied Consent Law
    Last month in Williams v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court remanded a defendant’s DUI case after the trial court erroneously failed to address whether the defendant gave actual consent to his blood test. After a bench trial,…
Rank this Week: 5030

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank

    Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank
    Whether the issue is a judgment in State Court or confirmation of a Bankruptcy Plan of Reorganization, only "final and appealable" decisions may be overturned by a higher Court. Maybe we all know that, but once in a while we need to be…
  • May 8

    Miller vs City of Monona

    Miller vs City of Monona
    In 2004 Miller sought to build a 4-unit condominium project on her lot in Monona, Wisconsin. The process stalled while Miller bought another lot, amended the plan, and abated an unexpected asbestos problem. Then her real problems began.
  • Apr 30

    Dual Tracking and Mortgage

    Dual Tracking and Mortgage
    Dual Tracking is the industry name for the practice of letting a foreclosure case tick on even while the homeowner seeks to modify their mortgage loan. The idea is simple: the Bank will take whichever solution comes through first – a…
Rank this Week: 3529

Illinois DUI Law Blog

Illinois DUI Law Blog

Covers the ever changing landscape of Illinois DUI Law. By Steven H. Fagan.

http://www.illinoisduiblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3874

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 10

    Ryder v. Ryder - Divorce Agreements Must be Carefully Drafted

    Ryder v. Ryder - Divorce Agreements Must be Carefully Drafted
    One fact that is difficult for many divorcing couples to grasp is that just because something is ordered in family court does not mean third parties must adhere to it. A common example is when a husband is absolved of making mortgage…
  • Apr 20

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change

    Indiana Divorce Often Stems From Major Life Challenges, Change
    While most of us get married believing the union is going to weather life's storms, the reality is those storms get the best of many of us. Some of the major life changes that often precede divorce include:IllnessJob changesHaving…
  • Apr 5

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement

    Ball State University v. Irons - Parent Seeks Tuition Payment From Divorce Settlement
    Indiana law allows parents to seek modification of child support such that the other parent be responsible to pay a portion of the child's post-secondary education expenses, even though the child is no longer legally a minor. In the case of…
Rank this Week: 4711

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law…

Cary J. Wintroub & Associates Law Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.cjw-law.com/category/law-blog/
  • May 8

    Are car insurance companies cutting corners in auto repairs?

    Are car insurance companies cutting corners in auto repairs?
    Car insurance is required in nearly all states, including Illinois. Drivers who obey the law and diligently pay their premiums may expect fair treatment from their insurance companies. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. According to…
  • May 1

    Drunk driving prevention technology receives federal push

    Drunk driving prevention technology receives federal push
    In the United States, the alcohol-related fatalities occurring in car accidents exceeded 10,000 in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Illinois, alcohol-related fatalities comprised 41 percent of all…
  • May 1

    Selfies Causing Crashe

    Selfies Causing Crashe
    Car accident risks heighten when drivers take selfies When drivers take to Chicago’s roads, they accept that they are taking some risks. With the advent of social media and the popularity of the smartphone, more drivers are choosing to…
Rank this Week: 2933

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • May 7

    New Bill Would Extend Statute of Limitations for Certain Sexual Offense

    New Bill Would Extend Statute of Limitations for Certain Sexual Offense
    A bill which would extend the statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses has passed through the Illinois Senate and is now heading to the House for consideration. House Bill 1418 passed by a unanimous vote of 51-0. The crimes ……
  • May 5

    FBI Admits to Decades of Flawed Testimony

    FBI Admits to Decades of Flawed Testimony
    Many criminal trials involve the presentation of evidence which has been analyzed at a law enforcement laboratory and is then offered into testimony by a person who is somehow associated with that laboratory. Our legal system is based on…
  • Apr 29

    Chicago PD under Fire for Stop and Frisk Practice

    Chicago PD under Fire for Stop and Frisk Practice
    In March, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released the results of a study they had conducted regarding the Chicago Police Department’s activity when it came to stop and frisk practices.  The report was critical of the…
Rank this Week: 4143

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

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

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • May 7

    Lori G. Levin Re-Elected to Illinois State Bar Association's Assembly

    Lori G. Levin Re-Elected to Illinois State Bar Association's Assembly
        I am thrilled to announce that I have been re-elected to the Illinois State Bar Association's Assembly. I am also humbled to have received the most votes of anyone from Cook County.     Bar association…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court rules police may not extend traffic stop

    Supreme Court rules police may not extend traffic stop
        Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court in Rodriguez v. United States, -- U.S. --, (No. 13-9972), ruled that once a routine traffic stop is completed, the police cannot  without reasonable suspicion detain an…
  • Apr 14

    Lori G. Levin named Leading Lawyer

    Lori G. Levin named Leading Lawyer
        I am humbled and honored to have been named as a Leading Lawyer for Criminal Defense Law: Felonies and Misdemeanors. The selection is a result of a peer review process where only 5 per cent of all Illinois attorneys are…
Rank this Week: 3433

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

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

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation

    Fast and Thorough Deposition Preparation
    The sixth revision to my book about depositions, Deposition Checklists and Strategies, is available from James Publishing. Here's information about the book from the James Publishing website-- Creating an outline is the most efficient way of…
  • Apr 20

    New at <i>Lawyerist</I>: Self-Editing for Legal Writer

    New at &lt;i&gt;Lawyerist&lt;/I&gt;: Self-Editing for Legal Writer
    I have a new article at Lawyerist, "Write Better Legal Documents with an Editing Checklist"-- By using a self-editing checklist to edit your writing, you will quickly improve the quality of your finished work. You will also become a…
  • Mar 12

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?

    Is That Deposition Really Necessary?
    If you want to dramatically reduce litigation costs, cut out the number of depositions you do. To figure out whether or not you should really be deposing a witness, read my article "5 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Deposition,"...
Rank this Week: 2723

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 5

    April Brings a Fresh Start: Expungement of Criminal Records on the Clearinghouse Community

    April Brings a Fresh Start: Expungement of Criminal Records on the Clearinghouse Community
    Seventy million American adults have an arrest or conviction record. The resulting economic impact to families and communities is devastating. A person with a criminal record faces barriers to securing employment, stable housing, and higher…
  • Apr 17

    Spring Legislative Session Update

    Spring Legislative Session Update
    It’s the midpoint of Illinois Governor Rauner’s first legislative session, and the Shriver Center is hard at work in Springfield. Shriver Center advocates are pursuing legislation that will advance the interests of low- and…
  • Apr 15

    Thanks to the Senate for Renewing Children's Health Coverage

    Thanks to the Senate for Renewing Children's Health Coverage
    We applaud the U.S. Senate for passing a bill last night, 92-8, that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The vote follows passage of identical legislation in the House and demonstrates that members of…
Rank this Week: 4189

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Requests for Mental Health Examination in Illinois Child Custody Case

    Requests for Mental Health Examination in Illinois Child Custody Case
    There is a certain irrationality inherent in contentious divorce and child custody cases. Many people going through such an experience might label their spouse as mentally unstable. If such mental instability is an actual psychological…
  • Apr 19

    International Custody Disputes: the Hague Convention and Non-Signatory Countries.

    International Custody Disputes: the Hague Convention and Non-Signatory Countries.
    A man named Abel, his wife, Betty, and their son, Charlie, have lived in Illinois for the past five years. One winter morning, as Abel is walking out of the house to go to work, he notices that Betty is wearing an exceptionally garish…
  • Apr 5

    Child Custody and Equitable Adoption in Illinoi

    Child Custody and Equitable Adoption in Illinoi
    Adoption is one part of family law that doesn’t get much press, perhaps because it isn’t as contentious as the division of assets and debts in a divorce or as emotional as a hotly contested custody battle.  Whatever the…
Rank this Week: 2649

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    Divorce and Stress: The Path to a Less Stressful Divorce

    Divorce and Stress: The Path to a Less Stressful Divorce
    As part of my law practice I am fairly heavily invested in the study of psychological issues in divorce, including issues such as personality disorders and the pathology of parental alienation. Included in my approach to the psychology of…
  • Apr 27

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation

    DuPage Divorce: Grandparent Alienation
    I have represented, along with alienated parents, the grandparents that have been kept out of the lives of their grandchildren. For many years, Illinois did not recognize the right of grandparents to assert a petition for Grandparent…
  • Apr 7

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic

    Kane County Divorce: Custody Forensic
    My practice is devoted, in part, to complex custody litigation. I have always believed that to practice in this area at a high level, a focus, if not a passion, for clinical issues was required in order to best...
Rank this Week: 2837

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

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

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Apr 30

    The Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, Descendant of the Magna Carta

    The Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, Descendant of the Magna Carta
     “No freemen shall be taken or imprisoned or disseised or exiled or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him nor send upon him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.” Magna Carta, Chapter…
  • Mar 31

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to Confront Witnesse

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to Confront Witnesse
    Sir Walter Raleigh of the late 1500’s is known for a number of things.  He was a great explorer[1] of the New World, both North and South America. He is either credited or cursed for promoting tobacco in England.  He is cited…
  • Feb 22

    Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part III

    Compact for America Solution to Article V Convention Issues According to the Founders, Part III
    The preceding Part I and Part II, containing Exhibits A through G overwhelmingly establish the laser-focus of the Compact for America approach on advancing and ratifying a specific amendment is four-square what the Founders expected from…
Rank this Week: 2926

Chicago Divorce & Family Law…

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

By Anderson & Associates, P.C.

http://www.andersondivorcelawchicago.com/chicagodivorceattorney/
  • Apr 30

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill

    Senate Bill 57, Illinois’ “Modern Family” Bill
    Currently, all issues related to marriage and divorce, including child custody, child support, and the division of a couple’s property are addressed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. This Act, though…
  • Apr 28

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?

    Orders of Protection: An Abused Area of the Law?
    When an individual faces domestic violence from his or her intimate partner or another member of the household, he or she has the right to petition for an order of protection. An order of protection, sometimes also known as a restraining…
  • Apr 24

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage

    Prenuptial Agreements for Second and Third Marriage
    Whether you are entering your first marriage or your fifth, it is important to protect your assets by signing a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that details your plans for your assets and support in the event…
Rank this Week: 2477

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Mar 18

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again

    Legal Research - Don't Be Fooled By Westlaw Or Lexis - You Will Love Again
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers, we are excited to be in full swing into 2015 and rocking and rolling our way through the days.  Today's post is about legal research.  Just a short one, to remind you that your so-called "tried and…
  • Jan 21

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?

    Breaking Up With Counsel... Oh So Hard To Do! But Why?
    Hello Chicago Law Sourcers!  Happy January 2015.  Can you believe it's already almost February?  Boy, how time flies when you are having fun.  Well, today, I'd like to talk about what happens when you have a bad attorney, and how that…
Rank this Week: 4422

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 4183

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    April Chicago Showers Lead to Dangerous Driving Conditions and Car Accident

    April Chicago Showers Lead to Dangerous Driving Conditions and Car Accident
    It’s been a rainy April in Chicagoland. Now the grass is getting greener, and flowers and trees are in bloom, as nice weather is breaking through. However, rainier weather means wet roads and decreased visibility. Therefore, it’s…
  • Apr 24

    Reckless Driver Charged for Chicago 5-Car Crash and Pedestrian Fatality

    Reckless Driver Charged for Chicago 5-Car Crash and Pedestrian Fatality
    When people choose to drive recklessly or act with road rage, they need to realize that their actions have real consequences. When they act in this way, their actions are not just isolated projections of what they are feeling, but negatively…
  • Apr 17

    Teen Cited For Arlington Heights Fatal Pedestrian Accident

    Teen Cited For Arlington Heights Fatal Pedestrian Accident
    Getting a driver’s license is an important part in a teen’s life and a big step toward adulthood, but that step comes with a lot of responsibility. While teens may feel they are growing up and more independent, they often do not…
Rank this Week: 4565

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/
  • Apr 25

    Alton Woman Killed in Trucking Accident Near Alton

    Alton Woman Killed in Trucking Accident Near Alton
    The severity trucking accidents leave a lasting impact on the lives of those involved. Many of these accidents, especially ones involving personal injuries caused by negligence and reckless driving, can be prevented. When seeing an accident…
  • Apr 20

    Fatal I-55 Truck Accident; Semi Hits Disabled Vehicle

    Fatal I-55 Truck Accident; Semi Hits Disabled Vehicle
    While we often write about the City of Chicago itself as being a major hub for the trucking industry, we need to remember that Chicagoland, including the surrounding suburbs, consists of a large area around the city. This means that while…
  • Apr 17

    Chicago Megabus Crashes and Injures 19

    Chicago Megabus Crashes and Injures 19
    Many Chicagoans rely on public transportation to commute both within the city and the surrounding Chicagoland area. Instead of owning or relying on a car, public transportation offers riders the ability to travel for an affordable price. Even…
Rank this Week: 4597

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine
    Before you can officially call yourself a business, there is generally some legal paperwork that has to be filed. These documents are more than just a bureaucratic way for the government to make money, but can afford you certain legal…
  • Apr 16

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?
    A client of mine began a business as a hobby, pursuing a personal interest. The business became wildly successful, and began to grow exponentially. After just a few years, my client was enjoying eight figure sales. Unfortunately, he had not…
  • Apr 15

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation
    Over the past couple of years, McDonald’s workers – along with other fast food workers – have staged protests in cities across the nation over their low wages.  President Obama supported raising the minimum wage to…
Rank this Week: 3783

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Illinois.

http://www.changandcarlin.com/_blog/Chang_Carlin_Legal_Blog
  • Apr 22

    Credit Report Myths You Need to Know

    Credit Report Myths You Need to Know
    Conflicting credit report facts often make it impossible to figure out what you should or shouldn't do to increase your credit score. One piece of advice might advise you to put your credit card debt on one card and leave the other cards…
  • Mar 20

    Don’t Make These Common Bankruptcy Mistake

    Don’t Make These Common Bankruptcy Mistake
    Filing for bankruptcy is an emotionally difficult task, and it requires a deep look into your finances, debts, assets, and almost every facet of your daily life. Emerging from bankruptcy often means taking a strict approach to your budget,…
  • Feb 18

    What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you owe debts you can't pay and have been on the receiving end of phone calls from debt collectors, you might be considering a step like bankruptcy or figuring out how you can negotiate with debt collectors.  If debt collectors are…
Rank this Week: 3827

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog

Comments on nursing home legal issues. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagonursinghomelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3254

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
  • Apr 20

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation

    Piercing Corporate Veils / Alter Ego - Business Litigation
    "Piercing a corporate veil" means an individual can be personally liable in certain situations. Courts apply this equitable remedy to avoid improper use of corporate laws meant to shield innocent shareholders and to promote justice. The…
  • Apr 20

    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect - Growing Elderly Population

    Nursing Home Abuse &amp; Neglect - Growing Elderly Population
    Our elderly population is clearly growing which directly correlates to more of our loved ones in nursing homes or similar facilities. Often an elderly person - our loved ones - are like children who need care and help with the most basic…
  • Apr 1

    Workers Compensation War!

    Workers Compensation War!
    Shockingly, States are trying to "dismantle" the workers compensation system. Little do you pay attention to such laws until you get hurt at work and start the downward financial (and health) spiral because some insurance company won't pay…
Rank this Week: 4595

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

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

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

    Unbundled Legal Services: Opportunity or Threat?

    Unbundled Legal Services: Opportunity or Threat?
    Lawyers are part of a Changing World. If you’ve been reading this blog recently, you know that we’ve been focusing on the hard realities of a rapidly evolving legal profession, along with lawyers’ general reluctance to…
  • Feb 28

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?

    Are You Amazon or Mastodon?
        A famous Chinese curse threatens: “May you live in interesting times.” Whether the result of a blessing or a curse, there is little doubt that the times we live in are interesting.  Even in the context of 5,000…
  • Jan 21

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine

    Run Your Law Practice Like a Busine
         You have probably noted an ongoing “debate” on the topic of whether the practice of law is a business.  Some lawyers argue that since we are a learned profession, we are not running businesses, nor should…
Rank this Week: 3300

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Blog. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    $8.45 Million Jury Verdict for Brain Damaged Baby Caused by Delayed Delivery

    $8.45 Million Jury Verdict for Brain Damaged Baby Caused by Delayed Delivery
    H.D. was admitted to a hospital in labor. The nurses and midwife observed H.D. throughout the night without any notable changes. However, early the next morning, the fetal monitor showed non-reassuring signs of the unborn child. No one…
  • Mar 24

    $1.25 Million Settlement in Death of Baby After Failure to Diagnose Fetal Distre

    $1.25 Million Settlement in Death of Baby After Failure to Diagnose Fetal Distre
    In a confidential settlement, the parties agreed to $1,250,000 for the unfortunate death of a newborn infant. In this case, before the mother’s scheduled Caesarean section, the mother underwent three transplacental amniocenteses to…
  • Mar 11

    More Proactive Labor Induction Practice Has Been Shown to Reduce Birth Injurie

    More Proactive Labor Induction Practice Has Been Shown to Reduce Birth Injurie
    In 2008 a study was published that focused on uncomplicated pregnancies. The question was whether to induce labor in women whose gestation had reached 41 to 42 weeks. It was revealed that inducing labor in women who have reached 41 weeks of…
Rank this Week: 3239

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4705

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
  • Apr 6

    FAQ: Financial Disclosure, Interrogatories and Requests to Produce

    FAQ: Financial Disclosure, Interrogatories and Requests to Produce
    When a divorce in Illinois is litigated, each side has the right to certain information. The process of acquiring that information is called “discovery.” Another way to put it is that discovery is the evidence-gathering…
  • Apr 3

    Divorce Tip: Hire a black lawyer

    Divorce Tip: Hire a black lawyer
    If you want to get divorced in Illinois, then you might be searching the internet for tips on getting divorced. Your divorce might involve child custody, division of assets, and spousal maintenance (alimony). And of course, you want a good…
  • Feb 21

    Divorce Lawyer Scared of Trial?

    Divorce Lawyer Scared of Trial?
    If you are getting a divorce in Illinois, you don’t want a lawyer who is scared of trial. The concept seems funny, doesn’t it? But in Chicago, and other parts of Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties, many lawyers are scared of trial.…
Rank this Week: 3488

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Apr 2

    FAQ: Rolling Meadows Divorce

    FAQ: Rolling Meadows Divorce
    If you are looking for a quick and affordable divorce in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, there are a couple things you should know. I’m a Rolling Meadows divorce lawyer, and I wrote this FAQ on Rolling Meadows uncontested divorce to shed…
  • Mar 1

    Spouse won’t agree to divorce? Introduce reality!

    Spouse won’t agree to divorce? Introduce reality!
    If you want a fast and affordable divorce in Illinois, then an uncontested divorce is for you. But what if your spouse won’t agree? Whether you live in Cook, DuPage, or Lake county, you need the agreement of your husband or wife to get…
  • Dec 27

    FAQ: Flat-fee uncontested divorce in Illinoi

    FAQ: Flat-fee uncontested divorce in Illinoi
    Do you want to pay a flat fee for a lawyer to represent you in an uncontested divorce in Illinois? You’ve found the right place, and you can call 224-300-0529 to get started now. Or, check out this article to learn more about an…
Rank this Week: 2860

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/
  • Mar 27

    Do you have enough car insurance coverage?

    Do you have enough car insurance coverage?
    Most states require drivers to buy car insurance. The logic behind this rule is that most people wouldn't be able to afford to pay the damages that could result from a car accident. Imagine getting into a wreck with someone driving a really…
  • Feb 13

    Charges Filed Against Winnebago Man for Sexually Abusing Children at Day Care

    Charges Filed Against Winnebago Man for Sexually Abusing Children at Day Care
    Prosecutors in Winnebago County, Illinois have charged David Seaton, 51 a Winnebago resident with as many as 11 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse as well as one count of predatory sexual assault. Seaton was first charged with one…
  • Feb 8

    2 injured After Car Runs Red Light in Chinatown

    2 injured After Car Runs Red Light in Chinatown
    At about 1:15 early Sunday morning two cars collided in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood after one of the drivers failed to stop at a red light. Two people were injured in the crash, including an off duty police officer. The condition of…
Rank this Week: 4592

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Mar 24

    In a followup, I guess we should not be surprised by…

    In a followup, I guess we should not be surprised by…
    http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2015/03/23/activists-question-chicago-police-use-of-cell.html
  • Mar 18

    We would like to but we can’t tell you….

    We would like to but we can’t tell you….
    According to a recent report, Law Enforcement across the country are seeking funds for a super-secret device created by the Harris Corporation that can track cell phones, emails, and other data by acting like a cell phone tower and is small…
  • Jul 16

    Crisis on the Border…

    Crisis on the Border…
    Of all of the problems and travails our society faces today, the gathering of refugee children on the Texas border seems the most depressing and frustrating to this writer. I speak not to the reasons these young children risk life ……
Rank this Week: 3160

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Indiana Workers Compensation – Interview with George Patrick

    Indiana Workers Compensation – Interview with George Patrick
      We had the honor of having George Patrick, a workers compensation lawyer from Indiana, on the radio on Saturday, March 14, 2015, Pi day.  His interview is here.  This is especially interesting to me because I have heard so…
  • Feb 22

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim

    Medical Records as Hearsay in Workers Compensation Claim
    In worker’s compensation claims employees and employers typically put medical records of the petitioner and evidence. The doctors are often not usually called as witnesses.  Recent changes to the Worker’s Compensation Act…
  • Jan 20

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case

    Wage Loss and PPD Award in Consolidated Case
        If the petitioner has two cases the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission can award both a permanent partial disability award and a wage loss differential award. Go here to see a video of me discussing the case Deerfield case…
Rank this Week: 3834

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: 2441

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 29

    Divorce Can Be a Trying Experience, Let Us Help

    Divorce Can Be a Trying Experience, Let Us Help
    Video of 3cxEcHhf0yI At the Law Offices of Patrick Markey, P.C., we strive to help our clients successfully navigate all facets of the legal separation and divorce process in Illinois, including property division and maintenance payments.…
Rank this Week: 3434

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Courts Disagree on the Meaning of “Public Disclosure”

    Courts Disagree on the Meaning of “Public Disclosure”
    Chicago – The False Claims Act places several restrictions on a person’s ability to pursue a qui tam case on behalf of the government. One of these restrictions is known as the “public disclosure bar”. The definition…
  • Feb 22

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional

    Court finds Mandatory Prison for Gun Possession Unconstitutional
    Chicago – The Illinois Supreme Court finally issued its opinion addressing a number of aspects of the Illinois Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Statute, 720 ILCS 5/24-1.6.  The Court found most importantly that the mandatory…
  • Feb 7

    Court Rules on False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar

    Court Rules on False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar
    Chicago – In a case that has been before the Court of Appeals for the third time and before the United States Supreme Court twice, the relator appealed the district court’s dismissal of her qui tam case based on the False Claims…
Rank this Week: 3339

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest
    This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and hereabout having your driving privileges taken away before you ever have your first day in court.  From the Chicago Tribune:Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers…
  • Jan 19

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday
    My Dear Friends,I have already posted my thoughts over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog on this subject.  There is always something you can do today.-- PaxContinue reading over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
Rank this Week: 4439

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 7

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?

    Why are the Stars Missing from Jupiter Ascending?
      Lights, camera, action…wait where are the actors?  Interestingly, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum have not made many press appearances to promote their new film Jupiter Ascending. One has to wonder if it was a ploy by the…
  • Jan 10

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago

    Attorney Johnetta Paye, Esq. Profiled by CBS Local Chicago
      The unique thing about being an entertainment lawyer is…find out in my recent interview with CBS Local Chicago, here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/chicago-lawyer-adds-entertainment-to-her-law-firm/  
Rank this Week: 3977

the wasserblawg

the wasserblawg

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

http://wasserblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    BEWARE - SUSPICIOUS EMAIL AHEAD....

    BEWARE - SUSPICIOUS EMAIL AHEAD....
    by Michael H. Wasserman We live in a terribly unsafe world transacting real estate purchases and sales. There is a lot of money passing between Buyers and Sellers and Lenders and Title Insurance Companies. Unfortunately, there are a…
  • Jan 27

    COOK COUNTY 2014 - PROPERTY TAX BILLS AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE

    COOK COUNTY 2014 - PROPERTY TAX BILLS AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE
    by Michael H. WassermanCook County property owners can now see their 2014 1st Installment property tax bills online at the County Treasurer's web site. Tax bills are due on or before March 3, 2015.  The first installment bill is not a…
  • Dec 6

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail

    Sign the ATA petition to separate bicyclists and pedestrians on the Lakefront Trail
    by: Michael H. WassermanAccording to Active Transportation Alliance, the 18-mile Chicago lakefront path is the busiest trail in the country, with peak usage at more than 30,000 users per day during the summer. (Lucky me) it is also the…
Rank this Week: 4498