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Clients: Attorney Took Our Money, Left Us High And Dry

KANKAKEE, Ill. (CBS) — A lawyer is accused of taking his clients’ money and leaving them high and dry, as he tried to decide whether to party in Chicago or California. As WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, the Facebook page of Illinois attorney Michael Duval says he’s updated his current city to Newport Beach, Calif. One client says Duval posted the question on Facebook — should he ring in the New Year in Chicago or California? Clients: Attorney Took Our Money, Left Us High And Dry...

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Chicago Archdiocese to pay $3.2 million to settle sex abuse case, attorney says

November 15, 2011 By the CNN Wire Staff Protesters call for Cardinal Francis George to resign in 2006 after he failed to remove a priest charged with abusing minors. The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $3.2 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged church leaders failed to remove a priest they knew had sexually abused minors, the plaintiff's attorneys said Tuesday. The priest in question, the former Rev. Daniel McCormack, was arrested in 2006 and charged with multiple counts of criminal assault; he pleaded guilty in 2007, according to the attorneys. "On behalf of the victim, who was between the ages of 10-12 years...

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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Chicago

If you have been injured at work, then it is likely that you can bring a claim under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. But you may have other claims as well, such as if your injury was caused by another person who is not employed by your company. This is often the case when an injury occurs at a construction site, or if you were in a motor vehicle accident while you were at work....

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Chicago Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you have been injured at work, then it is likely that you can bring a claim under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. But you may have other claims as well, such as if your injury was caused by another person who is not employed by your company. This is often the case when an injury occurs at a construction site, or if you were in a motor vehicle accident while you were at work. Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyer ...

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Ex-Kaplan employee alleges company framed him after he became a whistle-blower

Trial begins Monday for Ben Wilcox, a former dean at Kaplan who is accused of sending threatening e-mails to Kaplan students, employees and executives Ameet Sachdev Chicago Law, November 30, 2010 A trial opened Monday in a Chicago federal courtroom against an alleged computer hacker that promises to reveal more than the details of a cybercrime. Jury selection began in a case against Ben Wilcox, a 45-year-old River Forest resident who faces charges of hacking into his former employer’s computer system and sending out harassing e-mails. The former employer is Kaplan Higher Education, a for-profit education company based in Chicago that is part...

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Negligence Claims Aren’t To Blame for Physician Shortage

Negligence Claims Aren't To Blame for Physician Shortage, Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyer Says A Northwestern School of Medicine study overstates the impact of medical negligence litigation on the state's supply of physicians, Illinois medical malpractice attorney Patrick A. Salvi says. A recently released Northwestern medicine school study wrongly tries to blame the state's medical liability environment for driving new physicians to practice elsewhere, Illinois medical malpractice lawyer Patrick A. Salvi says. According to a story on the Feinberg School of Medicine website, the study found that half of all graduating Illinois medical students leave the state to practice, a trend that could soon...

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What to look for in a Chicago Injury Lawyer

by Rachel Daley on November 5, 2010 For those who have sustained a head injuryhead injury, make an attempt to retain the services of a lawyer who specializes in head trauma. From simple things like a mild concussion to other injuries causing severe brain stress, legal counsel specializing in this field of legal practice is going to be of great service to you and your family during this period. Head injuries may be the result of a variety of things including a car accident, work accident, a slip or fall, sporting accident, violent assault, or an ‘act of God’. Whatever the...

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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. concentrates in the practice of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Chicago. Jeffrey Friedman is committed to providing zealous legal representation to those people who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of other people or businesses. Chicago Personal Injury Attorney - Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C....

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How to fire a lawyer in Chicago – Chicago’s Real Law Blog

A common myth that we hear from clients is that switching attorneys is hard or not allowed. We always encourage people to stay the course if they can or try to work things out if possible, but much like the 2010 Cubs, sometimes it's just not working.The farther you are in to a case, the harder it is to find a lawyer to take over. The same is true if you are looking for a last minute replacement. Assuming you can find a new lawyer and you should try to have one in place before bouncing the old one,...

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What Stephen Colbert Can Teach Lawyers About Cross Examination

Contributor: Erik Magraken, ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer MacIsaac & Company SUMMARY: Article by BC Injury Claims Lawyer (ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer) Erik Magraken discussing cross examination and the effective use of leading questions. DISCLAIMER This article is authored by British Columbia personal injury lawyer Erik Magraken and pertains to legal matters in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. This article is posted for information only and is not claim-specific legal advice. Link...

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Representative Cases

Representative Cases Below is a small sample of the settlements, arbitration awards, and jury verdicts which The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. has obtained on behalf of its clients. The description is not meant to explain all facets of the case. Representative Cases - Chicago Lawyer & Attorney Jeffrey Friedman, P.C.....

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