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July 7, 2009

Parade of Errors

Although swimming pool safety has improved, all summer swimmers should swim with caution, and parents must pay close attention to their children. A heart-breaking story of a boy drowning led two Connecticut parents to spread the word about swimming pool...

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June 16, 2009

Arbitration Fairness Act Before Congress Could Ban Mandatory Arbitration

NPR (6/9, Goodwyn) reported that “Jamie Leigh Jones was a…Halliburton employee in 2005 when she was sent to work in Iraq.” She was drugged, beaten and raped shortly after her arrival. “It has been four years since the attack, and...

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June 11, 2009

Massey Ruling Said to Highlight Problems With Judicial Elections

The Wall Street Journal (6/10, Koppel) reports, “The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week calling for judges” to recuse themselves from “cases involving big political donors confronts the growing role of money in the U.S. judicial system.” The Journal adds,...

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June 4, 2009

Florida Jury Awards $30 Million to Widow of Smoker

As a Chicago personal injury lawyer I am very pleased to see that after decades of marketing their addictive cancer causing products to children, tobacco companies are feeling the pain a fully informed jury can inflict. Consider this recent verdict...

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November 8, 2008

City of Chicago Has Laws In Place To Make Winters Easier On Handicapped

Snowy sidewalks make city life difficult for the Chicago's handicapped population. Unfortunately there are no Chicago laws that require owners of private property to remove snow from private walks and drives however, under the Chicago City Code, landlords are required...

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August 14, 2008

Traumatic Brain Injury Sufferers May Not Show Outward Signs of Brain Damage

According to a recent survey by Active Times, Trek was rated the number one bike brand in 2014 because they consistently produce quality bicycles and make advancements to the industry. How will the recent recall of nearly one million Trek...

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November 2, 2006

Illinois Drowning Cases

Drowning cases in Illinois are very difficult to pursue, but can be successful with the proper legal approach. The Centers for Disease Control reports that drowning remains the second-leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years....

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October 22, 2006

Chicago Workplace Injuries on the Rise for Immigrants

The Chicago Tribune should be commended for its reporting of the increasing numbers of workplace injuries among immigrants. In the series, Throwaway Lives, the Tribune observes: While fewer American workers are killed yearly on the job, that's not so for...

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