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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: 4190

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: 4467

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: 5048

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: 3964

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: 4309

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: 3949

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: 3834

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: 4789

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: 4145

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: 4816

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: 4082

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: 4796

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: 4005

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4807

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: 4276

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

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

http://www.illinoisplaintiffslawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

    Stryker Rejuvenate and AGB II Hips Prolific in Peoria and the Illinois Valley

    Stryker Rejuvenate and AGB II Hips Prolific in Peoria and the Illinois Valley
    Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuit News Update: Peoria, LaSalle, Peru, Illinois have Hundreds of Cases Litigation for the Stryker hip replacement recall settlement is continuing according to Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel Committee…
  • Apr 28

    Medication Errors in Illinois Nursing Homes On the Rise

    Medication Errors in Illinois Nursing Homes On the Rise
    Nursing Home Medication Errors Nowadays, placing a loved one into a nursing home requires much research into the facility’s complaint and citation history. NBC 5 Chicago reports that a multitude of residents in Illinois nursing homes…
  • Mar 26

    Medical Malpractice not Stopping Negligent Doctor

    Medical Malpractice not Stopping Negligent Doctor
    A USA TODAY investigation reveals that there are thousands of physicians nationwide that have committed malpractice, yet continue to commit more malpractice.  This is all despite the fact that the large insurance and medical lobbies have…
Rank this Week: 4377

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

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

http://startupblawg.com/
  • 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?  
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
  • May 20

    How to Close a Startup LLC

    How to Close a Startup LLC
    In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3761

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/
Rank this Week: 4709

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those…
Rank this Week: 3820

The Real Estate Blawg

The Real Estate Blawg

Covers Wisconsin and Illinois real estate law.

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

    How to Negotiate Your Medical Office Lease

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

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4233

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyerchicago.biz/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Nursing Home and Retirement Community Slip and Fall Accidents are Preventable

    Nursing Home and Retirement Community Slip and Fall Accidents are Preventable
    Falls cost big money.  In 2010 alone, older Americans falling cost the U.S. health care system $30 billion in direct medical costs according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  If that wasn’t alarming…
  • Jul 3

    Speed to Blame for Accident That Killed Four Young Chicagoans and Seriously Injured Another

    Speed to Blame for Accident That Killed Four Young Chicagoans and Seriously Injured Another
    Speed played a factor in a recent crash killing four young Chicagoans and sending another to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said that the alleyway behind a Lowe’s store in Montclare is where the victims were found. The BMW…
  • Jun 17

    A Deadly Boating Accident Has the Coast Guard Asking Why It Happened

    A Deadly Boating Accident Has the Coast Guard Asking Why It Happened
    The Chicago legal community has lost one of its own. Ashley Haws of Davi Law Group was one of six people on board a boat that capsized late May. The group was headed from Burnham Harbor to New Buffalo, Michigan where it let off two of its…
Rank this Week: 4135

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: 4172

Kane County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Kane County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Comments on DUI and criminal law. By Timothy Lloyd Esq.

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

    Dude, where’s my weed? or The problem with politics.

    Dude, where’s my weed? or The problem with politics.
    “You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away” – Tom Waits. “Step Right Up.” Small Change. 1990. CD. Back on August 2, 2013 I was happy to report that medical marijuana was…
  • Sep 20

    New Illinois expungement and sealing of records law, an experienced defense attorney explains the law.

    New Illinois expungement and sealing of records law, an experienced defense attorney explains the law.
    Illinois has just recently passed a law which makes more convictions eligible to be expunged.  The law is Public Act 97-1120, and it went into effect on January 1, 2013.  The criminal law section regarding expungements and sealing…
  • Aug 2

    Medical Marijuana in Illinois, a summary by a Kane county defense lawyer.

    Medical Marijuana in Illinois, a summary by a Kane county defense lawyer.
    On August 1, 2013 Governor Quinn signed House Bill 1 into law.  This bill allows doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with certain conditions.  Those patients will be allowed to purchase and use marijuana from state…
Rank this Week: 3935

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury and wrongful death law and news. By Strellis & Field.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4610

Chicago Accident Law Blog

Chicago Accident Law Blog

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

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

    Illinois Fracking Lawsuit

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

    Laser Guided Vehicle Accident

    Laser Guided Vehicle Accident
    Laser Guided Vehicles (LGV), sometimes referred to as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV) are being used increasingly in manufacturing facilities as a replacement for human operated forklifts. While there are benefits in terms of efficiency…
  • Apr 18

    Physicians and Administrators Conspire at Sacred Heart Hospital

    Physicians and Administrators Conspire at Sacred Heart Hospital
    As an Illinois medical malpractice lawyer it is difficult to fathom a scenario where hospital administrators and physicians conspire to unnecessarily intubate patients and while intubated to overmedicate them so as to require a tracheotomy. …
Rank this Week: 4950

Illinois Workers' Compensation…

Illinois Workers' Compensation Blog

Covers the theory, concepts, events and changes in the Illinois workers’ compensation system. By Hanagan & McGovern.

http://www.hmcomplaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 11

    What do lawyers mean by a “free consultation?”

    What do lawyers mean by a “free consultation?”
    While many firms work differently, Hanagan & McGovern offers free consultations to people with workers’ compensation, personal injury, disability and death claims. Frequently, people don’t really need a lawyer to handle their…
  • Mar 17

    Average Weekly Wage (AWW) – The Basis for Workers’ Compensation Benefit

    Average Weekly Wage (AWW) – The Basis for Workers’ Compensation Benefit
    Before any discussion of workers’ compensation benefits can be meaningful, it is essential to understand the concept of the Average Weekly Wage (AWW).  The AWW forms the basis for most benefits a worker will receive during the…
  • Mar 13

    Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?

    Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?
    As is likely true in every state, in Illinois it is important that an injured worker report a work accident to their employer as soon as reasonably possible after the accident.  Giving timely notice of an accident is often critical for…
Rank this Week: 5090

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ

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

http://www.cerebral-palsy-faq.org/
  • Dec 23

    Will Boy’s CP Treatment Become The New Standard?

    Will Boy’s CP Treatment Become The New Standard?
    Cerebral Palsy in children Cerebral Palsy in children is one of those rare conditions that plagues every two newborn babies in a 1000. This disease is marked by a permanent damage to brain neurons that control muscle reflexes and the…
  • Nov 22

    Cord Blood Treatments Continue To Offer Promise for Treating Cerebral Palsy

    Cord Blood Treatments Continue To Offer Promise for Treating Cerebral Palsy
    What is Cerebral Palsy? Among the various diseases that plague newborn babies, Cerebral Palsy is one that is commonly heard of. However, its occurrence and frequency has increased gradually over the last decade. Literally speaking, Cerebral…
  • Oct 22

    Are Older Mother’s Increasing Their Children’s Risk Of Birth Injuries?

    Are Older Mother’s Increasing Their Children’s Risk Of Birth Injuries?
    The increasing trend of late pregnancies The information and technology era of today has put our future at risk, according to some medical experts. These experts feel that the society at large demands way more from women in terms of …
Rank this Week: 4968

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

St. Louis Bankruptcy Info

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

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

    Taxes and Bankruptcy, Can They Be Discharged?

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

    What is a Discharge?

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

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?

    Bankruptcy and Credit Scores – How Much Will it Drop?
    One of the biggest fears I have seen from people considering bankruptcy is the impact it will have on their credit score.  Credit plays such an important part of our lives in this day and age, that people fear they will never get credit…
Rank this Week: 5082

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

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

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Nov 20

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court

    Capra et. al. Petition for Writ of Certiorari United States Supreme Court
    Link to Supreme Court briefSupreme Court brief:
  • Jul 13

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine

    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine
    The Curious Case of George Zimmerman and the Castle Doctrine By R Tamara de Silva July 13, 2013 The George Zimmerman case is valuable because it sheds needed light on the pale underbelly of the Castle Doctrine and stand your ground…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    DOMA Falls at the Supreme Court-Good Riddance June 27, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into the law in 1996 by…
Rank this Week: 4437

Environmental Law Blog

Environmental Law Blog

By Thorn & Associates.

http://www.thornenvironmentallaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act

    Brownfield redevelopment funds via Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act
    The Illinois General Assembly passed the Brownfields Redevelopment and Intermodal Promotion Act, HB 2212, at the end of the 2013 Spring Session.  The statute creates the South Suburban Cook County Brownfield Redevelopment Zone in Posen,…
  • Jul 8

    Benefit Corporations- Are they forever?

    Benefit Corporations- Are they forever?
    Recently, I have been part of several discussions of Benefit Corporations revolving around what benefit corporation status protects and how exactly it does it.  One of the common misconceptions is that becoming a Benefit…
  • Jul 3

    Benefit Corporations- What is “general public benefit” and “specific public benefit”?

    Benefit Corporations- What is “general public benefit” and “specific public benefit”?
    Recently, I have been part of several discussions of Benefit Corporations revolving around what benefit corporation status protects and how exactly it does it.  In particular, one of the conversations used George Zimmer’s recent…
Rank this Week: 4509

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: 4342

Assisting Those With Reactive…

Assisting Those With Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS) Blog

By David A. Axelrod & Associates.

http://rads.axelrodpc.com/blog/
  • Dec 27

    Key Cases in RADS Litigation –Anderson v. Hess corporation

    Key Cases in RADS Litigation –Anderson v. Hess corporation
                  I am now going to look at some of the major cases helpful in a RADS case, particularly on the issue of causation.…
  • Nov 15

    Crossing The Line With An Investigator — Part II

    Crossing The Line With An Investigator — Part II
                 In the last installment, I discuss how a defendant in one of our RADS cases, the defendant went far beyond the typical use of an unobtrusive investigator.  The…
  • Oct 29

    Crossing the Line With An Investigator – Part I

    Crossing the Line With An Investigator – Part I
               It is a fairly commonplace practice for a defense firm to hire an investigator in an effort to find out whether a plaintiff’s claim of serious injury is genuine.  In the…
Rank this Week: 4811

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: 4717

Joliet Bankruptcy Blog

Joliet Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy news. By the Law Offices of Stuart B. Handelman, P.C.

http://www.jolietbankruptcy.com/blog/
  • Sep 7

    Congress is working to extend low student rate

    Congress is working to extend low student rate
    A report by CNNMoney indicates that right before the July 2012 deadline, Congress voted to extend the student rate of 3.4% for another 12 months. By doing this, Congress avoided a spike in interest rates on these types of student loans. …
  • Sep 7

    Congress is working to extend low student rate

    Congress is working to extend low student rate
    A report by CNNMoney indicates that right before the July 2012 deadline, Congress voted to extend the student rate of 3.4% for another 12 months. By doing this, Congress avoided a spike in interest rates on these types of student loans.…
  • Sep 3

    Low paying jobs being added during job growth. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help.

    Low paying jobs being added during job growth. Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help.
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/majority-jobs-pay-low-wages-140207221.html
Rank this Week: 4714

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: 4636

Illinois Workers Compensation…

Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation and wrongful termination. By Donald W. Fohrman & Associates.

http://www.illinoisworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Work related rotator cuff tear

    Work related rotator cuff tear
    With the cut back in the labor force more and more workers are being forced to pick up the slack. This oftens times leads to injuries caused by over-use. One of the common injuries associated with over-use is the tear of the shoulder's…
  • Jun 22

    Illinois Labor Update

    Illinois Labor Update
    A jury recently found that having a anti-sexual harassment policy just isn't enough to guard against lawsuits. The EEOC suide the owner of a franchise restaurant on behalf of 2 young women who were sexually harassed by an older manager. …
  • Apr 18

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife

    Illinois courts awards a portion of MSA funding to ex-wife
    The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the funds in a Medicare set-aside (MSA) are part of a workers' compensation settlement thereby allowing an ex-wife to a portion of the MSA. The claimant was injured in a work accident in 2008. He…
Rank this Week: 4329

Can The Police Do That?

Can The Police Do That?

Covers constitutional issues relating to criminal procedure in both Federal and Illinois law. By Andrew Tidwell-Neal.

http://www.canthepolicedothat.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    A Strong 4th Amendment is a Strong America - US vs. Jone

    A Strong 4th Amendment is a Strong America - US vs. Jone
    On Monday, January 23, 2012, the US Supreme Court strengthened an individual's right to privacy under the fourth amendment.  Unanimously.  In United States v. Jones,(text of opinion) the US Supreme Court voted that it is a violation…
  • Dec 21

    Involuntary Manslaughter, Drug-Induced Homicide and the Cocaine in the Rectum Guy

    Involuntary Manslaughter, Drug-Induced Homicide and the Cocaine in the Rectum Guy
    A story has been moving its way quickly around the internet this holiday season.  This story comes out of North Charleston, South Carolina and involves two brothers sitting in the back of a police car.  The older brother convinces his…
  • Dec 20

    What Is A Preliminary Hearing? And Why Did Jerry Sandusky Waive His?

    What Is A Preliminary Hearing? And Why Did Jerry Sandusky Waive His?
    Jerry Sandusky and his legal team waived his right to a preliminary hearing last Tuesday.  I was a little confused to hear that Mr.
Rank this Week: 4433

Kevin Dixler, Updates on…

Kevin Dixler, Updates on Immigration and Visa Law

Covers the political and practical experiences of an immigration and naturalization law attorney.

http://immlog.wordpress.com
  • Nov 23

    American Jeopardy: The Pious Who Remain Unrighteous – Who was Joseph or Moses for $10

    American Jeopardy: The Pious Who Remain Unrighteous – Who was Joseph or Moses for $10
    I was never entirely pleased with most Democrats or Republicans. There is always a certain amount of negotiating and pandering in politics.  Incumbents enjoy power. Those of us who choose to avoid the challenge for personal reasons must…
  • Nov 23

    American Jeopardy: The Pious Who Remain Unrighteous – Who was Joseph or Moses for $10

    American Jeopardy: The Pious Who Remain Unrighteous – Who was Joseph or Moses for $10
    I was never entirely pleased with most Democrats or Republicans. There is always a certain amount of negotiating and pandering in politics.  Incumbents enjoy power. Those of us who choose to avoid the challenge for personal reasons…
  • Nov 7

    As Georgia Peaches Rot and Peanuts Perish . . .Urban America Rises.

    As Georgia Peaches Rot and Peanuts Perish . . .Urban America Rises.
    I’ve seen a few comments pop up. My hope is to educate, not pontificate.  Even Newt Gingrich has (had?) a rather moderate view on immigration challenges in the U.S.  Those who drive the anti-immigration agenda don’t have the Republican…
Rank this Week: 4583

Family Law Chicago

Family Law Chicago

Covers Illinois divorce and family law. By George Pecherek.

http://familylawchicago.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 10

    Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Password

    Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Password
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2011/11/07/judge-orders-divorcing-couple-to-swap-facebook-and-dating-site-passwords/
  • Oct 20

    New Real Estate Transfer Law

    New Real Estate Transfer Law
    There is a new law which allows you to transfer residential real estate upon death without probate.  It’s called the Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act (“Act”).  The instrument is called a Transfer on…
  • Jul 19

    Free Consultation

    Free Consultation
    Come in now for a free consultation.George Pecherek & Associates, P.C.
Rank this Week: 4367

Alvin Foreman Blog

Alvin Foreman Blog

Covers personal bankruptcy.

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

    The Wrong Way To Declare Bankruptcy

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

    Close Your Bank Accounts Before Filing Bankruptcy

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

    Bankruptcy Basics Video

    Bankruptcy Basics Video
    I love documentaries.  It’s easier (and more entertaining) for me to learn something new by watching a video than by reading a book. So if you’re a visual learner like me and you’re interested in learning more about bankruptcy, check…
Rank this Week: 4439

Her-Law Firm

Her-Law Firm

Features an experienced attorney's adventures as a relatively new sole practitioner, including marketing successes and failures, client handling, website stuff and some frivolities. By Christine C. Karr.

http://her-law-firm.typepad.com/her-law-firm/
  • Feb 24

    On pro bono cases.............

    On pro bono cases.............
    In my former life, as an attorney who represented plaintiffs in medical negligence cases, I was a very busy associate.  I never lacked for files that needed attention, and rarely had the time, or inclination to take on pro bono cases.  I…
  • Feb 19

    On stepping out of your usual routine...

    On stepping out of your usual routine...
    It's slightly funny to think that I have a usual routine, being in month five of my new practice as a sole practitioner, but I do somewhat have a "usual."  I usually practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where the courthouse is…
  • Feb 17

    On building a niche law practice......

    On building a niche law practice......
    A niche law practice is a creature of the new economy affecting small and mid-size law firms.  In this new economy, I believe that you need to distinguish yourself - you need to offer specialized legal services to a specific niche of the…
Rank this Week: 4323