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New Illinois Law Requires Adults to Wear Seat Belts in Back Seat

January 12, 2012  ·  By HM&M



By the time Thomas Hacker re-entered the Chicago-area Boy Scouts as a merit badge counselor, committee chairman and de facto scoutmaster in 1984, he was followed by a trail of sexual assault and battery convictions, as well as accusations of molesting young boys.

“You trust your pastors, priests, Boy Scout leaders, teachers, park district executives, on the assumption that they had the children’s best interests at heart,” Christopher Hurley, the plaintiffs’ Chicago attorney said. “What these institutions have known all along, especially the Catholic Church and Boy Scouts, is that pedophiles use these institutions as a way to get access to children.”

January 12, 2012

Illinois Supreme Court Changes Law, Allows Parents to Recover for Emotional Distress

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN The Illinois Supreme Court reversed the 1st District Appellate Court and ruled that Jeff and Amy Clark could seek damages for emotional distress caused by the wrongful birth of their son. The Clarks had relied on an erroneous genetic diagnosis before having their son, born with Angelman’s Syndrome. The Court did... Read More

January 12, 2012

Illinois Considering Cell Phone Ban for Drivers

An Illinois State Representative has introduced new legislation that would ban cell phone use while operating a vehicle throughout the State. Yet the use of hands-free devices would continue to be allowed under the new law. Nine other states have enacted similar laws banning cell phone use while driving. According to the Illinois Department of... Read More

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