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Chicago Bar Association Meetings

Two really great meetings and one fantastic seminar coming up with the Chicago Bar Association in May. All are sponsored by the CBA Solo and Small Practitioner’s Committee, of which I am co-Chair. First of all Tuesday May 3rd at 12:15 p.m. the CBA Solo and Small Practitioner’s Committee…
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Workers' Compensation "Fix" Hurts Workers

This article was originally posted in the Springfield Journal-Register by Todd Smith, President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA). I couldn’t have said it better myself, although I have tried several times in this space to spread the word about these nefarious “reforms.…
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Workers' Compensation "Reform"--It's All In How You Phrase It!

Much has been written in this blog about Illinois lawymakers various attempts to “reform” the Workers’ Compensation Act. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you realize the potentially dangerous slope this alleged reform takes. Everyone who works in Illinois has a right to be…
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Illinois House Passes "Uhl's Law"

A common sense and relatively uncontroversial “reform” of the state’s workers’ compensation law passed the Illinois House unanimously. See the latest news report here. As has been written about a great deal on this blog, this case involved a lot more than death, a state troop…
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Illinois Workers' Compensation Fails to Pass...For Now

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/get-employed-terri-lee-ryan/2011/04/historic-reform-of-illinois-workers-compensation-fails-to-pass-senate.html
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Summer Driving Season

Sure, the price of gas is above $4 a gallon in places, but it still is time to look toward the summer driving “season” with a watchful eye. First of all, because the economy remains sluggish, it seems likely more vacations will be close to home–involving automobiles and not airplan…
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Ethical Concerns of Solo or Small Practitioners

Tuesday April 5th 12:15 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court in Chicago, well-known Chicago Personal Injury attorney Bruce Pfaff will be speaking on the ethical concerns of solo & small practice. Free CLEs. Hope to see everyone there!
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Injured? Better Have a Valid Driver's License!

Many of us who regular drive motor vehicles or who are passengers in them (does that just about include everyone?), are unaware of a chilling and relatively recent Illinois Supreme Court decision that has the effect of denying insurance coverage to those without valid driver’s licenses. In Fou…
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Workers Compensation "Reform"

Much was made in the last session of the Illinois legislature’s attempt to pass “workers’ compensation reform” bills. It is made to sound like an economic necessity, but what the public doesn’t realize is how ultimately mean spirited and potential far-reaching such atte…
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Injured Waitress Gets Compensated

We are extremely proud of an Illinois, Chicago-area workers’ compensation case that was recently settled by our office. While it is not the largest case and does not involve the most cutting edge law, it is nevertheless a great victory for our client. Our client, a waitress at a casual restaur…
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