Home Insurers Kick Around Cyberbully Coverage

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox In recent years, a number of tragic cases have captured the public’s attention in which teenagers committed suicide after being taunted, harassed or shamed, due to invasions of privacy on sites like Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. If you have a teen or a college student who is fond of social networking, the […]

Man says stores shouldn’t have sold him ‘bath salts’

6/22/2011 9:36 AM By Harmon Marks -Lincoln Bureau HAMLIN — A Ranger man is accusing three businesses of marketing a product known as “bath salts” and sold as a “legal drug,” and other plaintiffs might join his product liability and personal injury suit. Jason Vance filed the complaint May 11 in Lincoln Circuit Court. He […]

Marketing key in making Glen Lerner a celebrity attorney

Close your eyes. Imagine Glen Lerner’s jingle. You can dial his number from memory, can’t you? In this age of speed dialing and cellphone-programmed contacts, how many telephone numbers can you remember? So the question has to be asked: Is Glen Lerner the most recognizable personality in Las Vegas? The 47-year-old Las Vegas personal injury […]

Summary of the Performance Marketing Association’s Legal Challenge to Illinois House Bill 3659

Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer, Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, case no. 1:11-cv-03690 Overview: On June 1, 2011, the Performance Marketing Association (“PMA”) filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Chicago against the Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue, Brian A. Hamer, challenging the constitutionality of a new […]

Personal Injury Attorneys – Various Types of Accidental Injuries

Personal Injury Attorneys can be of great help to you in case you get some accident injury or brain Injuries due to the negligence of some other person or it is due to malfunctions of the faulty equipments being used. This is the situation that you should consult personal injury attorney in order to handle […]

My Kid is being Bullied: Tips from an Orange County Personal Injury Attorney

By Krithic Annamalai Most children find it very difficult to defend themselves when dealing with bullies. Bullies are known for repeating harmful acts and not admitting to (or feeling remorse for) the pain they have inflicted on others. Children who are bullied generally suffer from anxiety, fear, withdrawal, low self-esteem and poor concentration. The most […]

Illinois jury awards $95 million in sex-harassment suit

4:35 p.m. CDT, June 10, 2011 Reuters A federal jury in Illinois has awarded $95 million to a woman who said she was the victim of a sexual harassment campaign that culminated when her boss allegedly threw her down on a couch and masturbated on her chest. After nearly three days of deliberations, jurors in […]

These are many different types of personal injury claims.

Accidents happen all the time. Sometimes nobody is to blame. Sometimes you might even be the architect of your own misfortune. But what if the actions of another person are the cause of your injury? If you have been the victim of another persons negligence or carelessness, the law entitles you to compensation for your […]

How Using Social Media Can Harm Your Case

An innocent “tweet” could cost you big money. Social Media is continuing to explode in usage and is a huge part of our collective hyper-connected daily lives. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and other forms of social media can, however, seriously harm your personal injury or medical malpractice case. Insurance companies, adjusters, investigators, and defense attorneys […]

Cell Phones and Cancer. Are You Concerned?

By now, you may have heard about the recent World Health Organization (WHO) study potentially linking cancer to cell phone use; although, the organization says that no adverse health effects have been established. This hot topic has been around since shoe-size cell phones hit the market in the late 70s. Since then, roughly thirty studies […]

Raspberry Falls Residents Seek To Drop Lawsuit After Tainted Water Claims

It is not yet clear whether the $300 million lawsuit filed by a residents in the Raspberry Falls subdivision north of Leesburg will move forward to trial. In a hearing last week Ted Yoakam, the attorney representing the residents, made an oral motion to non-suit the lawsuit, which, if granted, would stop all the proceedings […]

Family Brings Lawsuit after Mother is Set on Fire During Surgery

The family of Selah Schulze has filed suit in Grayson County, Texas, alleging Ms. Schulze sustained injuries when she was caught on fire during a routine operation. Defendants include Texoma Medical Center, surgeon Dr. Robert Wilcott, and anesthesiologist Dr. Mark Villareal. Kay L. Van Wey of Van Wey Law, PLLC, is representing the family of […]

Strauss-Kahn Will Plead Not Guilty to Hotel Attack, Lawyer Says

June 6 (Bloomberg) — Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will formally deny charges that he sexually assaulted and tried to rape a Manhattan hotel maid at a hearing today, his lawyer said. Strauss-Kahn, 62, will enter a plea of not guilty in New York State Supreme Court, attorney Benjamin Brafman said June […]

Six Tips to Help You Select a Personal Injury Attorney

No one calls a personal injury attorney until they need one. That means that it’s likely that when you first think about if you or a loved one needs a lawyer that you’ll probably be distraught and perhaps in some pain. You won’t necessarily be in the best frame of mind for making such a […]

Man who lost leg in construction zone crash wins $7 million from city

By Lisa Donovan Cook County Reporter May 29, 2011 A 61-year-old man who lost his leg in a horrific crash while working at a city of Chicago construction site was awarded nearly $7 million by a Cook County jury. Don Martinelli, an Ameritech employee, was marking underground phone cable locations near a road construction zone […]

Pella window class-action suit survives certification

Pella case includes consumers who have not suffered any financial damages but may in the future Ameet Sachdev Chicago Law May 10, 2011 Class-action lawsuits face stiff head winds in courts and the court of public opinion. But that doesn’t stop class-action lawyers and judges from finding creative ways to cut through the currents, as […]

Military museum’s model chopper hit woman, suit claims

CHICAGO — A Cook County husband and wife are suing the Russell Military Museum after the woman allegedly was struck by the spinning blades of a model helicopter during a live demonstration. On July 11, 2009, Agnieszka Wlodek was watching a live demonstration of “a flying, steel bodied, model military helicopter” at the museum, 43363 […]

Man uses sheets to escape nursing home, dies in fall

CHICAGO (STMW) – A man who tied sheets together and used them to try and lower himself out a window of a nursing home accidentally fell and died Wednesday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Ramon Crisantos, 57, who lived at the Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion at 2242 N. Kedzie Blvd., woke […]

Gay man files complaint against Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow PUSH

In a document filled with stunning allegations, Tommy R. Bennett has filed a complaint with the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations against the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., and the minister’s Chicago-based organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, claiming, among other things, harassment and termination on the basis of Bennett’s sexual orientation. Rev. Jackson has […]

More fairness, balance needed in courts

Posted: Tuesday, April 12, Local personal injury lawyers scoffed last December when McLean County was named as a “jurisdiction to watch” in the American Tort Reform Association’s annual report on the country’s “judicial hellholes.” Three other counties in Illinois – Cook, Madison and St. Clair – have national reputations as lawsuit magnets and have continually […]

$24 million award upheld in fatal ’04 crash

By Bill Bird wbird@stmedianetwork.com Apr 5, 2011 OTTAWA — A near-$24 million wrongful death and personal injury award has been upheld, almost seven years to the day after a 10-vehicle traffic crash on Interstate 55 that killed two men from Naperville and Seneca and permanently injured a man from Aurora. A 3rd District Illinois Appellate […]

Long-awaited patient safety data on hospitals is released by government

Hospital patient safety under a spotlight Medicare releases first report on hospital-acquired conditions By Judith Graham, Tribune reporter 7:56 p.m. CDT, April 10, 2011 Over strong objections from the hospital industry, the government has published data about things that can go wrong in hospitals — falls, objects left behind during surgeries, bloodstream or urinary infections […]

Chicago family sues over baby’s death

Associated Press The parents of a baby who died after getting an incorrect dosage of nutrients in an IV are suing the suburban Chicago hospital where the infant was born. Lawyers for Fritzie and Cameron Burkett say the Chicago couple’s six-week-old son, Genesis, died after mistakenly receiving about 60 times the prescribed dose of sodium […]

Judge administers another beatdown to P2P lawyer, severs cases

By Nate Anderson Multiple federal judges in Chicago have absolutely ripped the tactics of the state’s only attorney filing mass P2P file-sharing lawsuits in recent weeks. Now, two new rulings directly contradict a ruling from Judge Beryl Howell, an RIAA lobbyist-turned-federal-judge in Washington, DC, who said that mass subpoenas against alleged file-swappers were proper. Last […]

More deaths identified at North Side nursing facility for disabled kids

More deaths identified at North Side nursing facility for disabled kids Equip for Equality investigation details pattern of neglect at Alden Village North, now slated for shutdown by state By Sam Roe, Tribune reporter A federally backed watchdog group says it has identified at least five more deaths involving poor care at a troubled Chicago […]

Going beyond saying you’re sorry

More hospitals using quick remediation strategies following medical errors By Maureen McKinney When preventable medical errors occur, most hospitals rely—many times begrudgingly—on the usual deny-and-defend approach. They shut down nearly all communication, turn the matter over to attorneys and often relegate patients and their families to legal battles that can drag on for years. It’s […]

Federal court reprimands Chicago lawyer

Ameet Sachdev Chicago Law The federal court of appeals in Chicago reprimanded a lawyer for unprofessional behavior during a lawsuit and fined him $5,000. In an opinion released Tuesday, the court cited Michael Greco, 47, who has a private practice in Chicago, for repeatedly missing filing deadlines and ignoring phone calls from court officials. Judge […]