Chicago Public Schools is being sued by Black educators over wrongful termination


Chicago Public Schools has been sued by Black veteran teachers who claim they were unfairly terminated. According to the Chicago Alliance of Urban School Educators (CAUSE), CPS has also blacklisted many qualified teachers from rehire. “CPS secretly maintained an illegal “do not hire list” through which the mostly Black veteran teachers who had already been […]

Strokes Are Among the Leading Cause of Long Term Disability

Strokes affect somebody every 40 seconds. Once every 4 minutes, somebody in the United States somebody dies from a stroke. Among the key issues to address in medical malpractice cases involving strokes and stroke, treatment is early intervention. There is a know medication to address individuals who are suffering early signs and symptoms of a […]



Some people may assume that motorcyclists are reckless and have little regard for traffic laws. This assumption is incorrect. A recent report from the National Transportation Safety Board found that 64% of motorcycle related accidents were caused due to a negligent act of another vehicle driver and not due to the fault of a motorcycle […]

Illinois Vaccine Mandate – Is it Enforceable?

On August 26, 2021, Illinois Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order which mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for certain professionals in healthcare and education, as well as for students and state employees, subject to certain limited exemptions which require regular COVID-19 testing. The Order became effective immediately. The Order also mandates that all individuals in Illinois who […]


nursing home

Nursing homes are expected to provide high-quality care and treatment for older adults who have serious physical health concerns and /or mental disabilities. Nursing homes provide a wide range of personal and medical services to its residents, including round-the-clock supervision, prepared meals, and assistance with mobility issues. However, sometimes nursing homes fail to adhere to […]

Gutter Installer Obtains a Six-Figure Workers’ Compensation Settlement for Hand Laceration

The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. recently resolved a workers’ compensation case for a 30-year-old gutter installer who sustained a laceration to his hand with a circular saw during a gutter installation job. Prior to reaching the settlement, the Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. worked to ensure that the client received his full […]

Truck Driver Receives $500,000 Workers’ Compensation Settlement for Back Injury

The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. recently settled a workers’ compensation case for a 52-year old truck driver who injured his back while moving granite slabs that he was transporting. The truck driver initially was denied any benefits for the injury, but after a 19(b) petition hearing, the Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. […]

Dog Bites Personal Injury Lawsuits & Liability in Illinois

Dog Bites Lawsuits Personal Injury Illinois

President Joe Biden’s younger dog Major this week was involved in his second biting incident of the month, the White House said Tuesday. The German Shepherd only just returned to the White House last week, along with his sibling Champ, after causing a minor injury to an employee of the U.S. Secret Service. While we […]

Illinois Employers Must Provide Sexual Harassment Training

Illinois sexual harassment training

The Illinois General Assembly has amended the Illinois Human Rights Act (the “Act”) to require Illinois employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training by December 31, 2020 and annually thereafter. Restaurants and bars are further required to establish and disseminate a written policy on sexual harassment prevention training and provide “supplemental” sexual harassment prevention […]

JMF Law Reaches $400,000 Settlement in Nursing Home Case

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The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. recently reached a $400,000 settlement in a nursing home death case against a Chicago nursing facility in which a 67-year old Schizophrenic woman with insulin-dependent diabetes suffered a hypoglycemic episode, which caused her to fall into a coma from which she ultimately never awoke. On the day before […]

Governor Pritzker Grants Civil Immunity to Health Workers Treating COVID Patients

On April 1, 2020, Illinois Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-19 granting broad immunities from civil liability to those working in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Executive Order applies to “health care facilities, health care professionals, and health care volunteers” who are assisting the state in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. Governor Pritzker […]

New Legislation Could Allow Americans to Sue China for Virus Damages

Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Representative Dan Crenshaw of Texas have introduced legislation in their respective chambers that would allow American citizens to sue China in federal court to recover damages for death, injury, and economic harm caused by the novel Coronavirus pandemic.   The bill would amend the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to […]

National Origin Discrimination.

Chicago IL National Origin Discrimination

Our office is pleased to announce that we recently resolved a race discrimination case on behalf of three clients. Our clients reached a confidential settlement with their former employer, after bringing a lawsuit alleging discrimination based on their Hispanic national origin. Our clients claimed that after years of excellent job performance at their jobs, a […]

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act (INHCA)

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act (INHCA) provides basic and fundamental rights for nursing home residents throughout the state of Illinois. In particular, residents Illinois nursing homes are provided with protection from abuse, neglect and serious mistreatment. Under the INHCA, nursing home residents maintain the same rights that they have if they were a private […]

Workers in Illinois are protected against being sexually harassed in the workplace

Workers in Illinois are protected against being sexually harassed in the workplace by both state law and federal law. These laws provide that employees are entitled to a safe work environment, free from sexual assault or harassment. If sexual harassment occurs in the workplace, victims may recover monetary damages for emotional damages, and other damages, […]

Boy Scouts of America File for Bankruptcy due to Sexual Assault Claims

The Boy Scouts of America, an iconic national institution, has filed for bankruptcy in Delaware as a result of growing litigation regarding multiple reports of sexual assault and sexual abuse by Scout leaders, Scoutmasters, and other Boy Scout authority figures. The bankruptcy filing is the organization’s attempt to quell extensive litigation that is being prepared […]

Facebook to Pay a $550 million Settlement

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Photo license: Piqsels CC0 public domain Facebook recently agreed to pay a $550 million settlement to the plaintiffs in a high profile class action lawsuit brought against the social media network. This lawsuit arose out of Facebook’s alleged violation of an Illinois statute, the Biometric Information Privacy Act, commonly known as BIPA. BIPA is a […]

Sexual Harassment Settlements No Longer Confidential?

Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Louis C.K. Sexual harassment has become such a prevalent topic over the past year, that upon reading those four names above, most people can immediately figure out what all four individuals have in common – they have been accused of, and to some extent admitted to, sexual harassment and/or […]

Legionnaires’ Outbreak and the Law

Legionnaires’ Disease is a severe form of pneumonia, which can lead to catastrophic injuries and death.  Symptoms of Legionnaires’ Disease typically include high fever, chills, and a cough.  The incubation period of Legionnaires’ Disease is from two to ten days, which is the time it takes before symptoms of the illness to appear after being […]

Health Care Fraud

Health care fraud is a growing problem and affects all states – Illinois included. It exists in many forms and practices, such as submission of fraudulent bills to Medicare and private insurers, falsification of diagnoses to justify expensive tests, and performing procedures that are not medically necessary. There have also been reports that certain long […]

Emails May Sink Chicago’s Water Department

When someone experiences discrimination at work – whether on the basis of his race, gender, age, sexual orientation – the victim should go to the company’s leadership to address and remedy the discrimination. But what happens when the discrimination originates with the very leadership who is supposed to make sure it doesn’t happen in the […]

Retaliation for Blowing the Whistle

Many state and federal laws are intended to regulate businesses and places of employment, in order to promote consumer and employee safety.  However, certain employers nonetheless violate these laws, and it is only because courageous employees expose this activity that this conduct is brought to light.  These Good Samaritan employees who decide to “blow the […]

Sexual Harassment on the Job

We are frequently contacted by individuals who describe inappropriate and often vulgar conduct that they have experienced at work.  They inquire as to whether we believe they have a valid claim for sexual harassment.  In many instances, we have to advise them that we cannot assist them, despite the fact they have experienced highly offensive […]

Insurer Pays off Lawsuit With Thousands in Coins

By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Associated Press An insurance company settled a lawsuit with a Los Angeles man by dropping off buckets full of thousands of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies, his attorney said Wednesday. Andres Carrasco, 76, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Adriana’s Insurance Services, a Rancho Cucamonga-based company. The East Los Angeles […]

Lawyer’s suspension includes lifetime ban on representing women

By Debra Cassens Weiss A Connecticut lawyer has been suspended for four months and barred from representing female clients for the rest of his career after he was accused of representing women in family law and domestic-violence cases in violation of a 2010 court order. The disciplinary counsel had initially sought disbarment for lawyer Ira […]