Archive for June 2011

Is Your Employer Breaking The Law?

Not everyone has a great boss or works for a great company, and even if you do, problems like work injuries and illegal termination can happen anyway. Here are some of the most common legal issues faced by employees, along with a few tips if it happens to you: 1.       A work injury. Workers’ compensation... Read more »

5 Blago Verdict Thoughts

I was going to blog on this after the verdict was read, but too many people take the approach that they need to get their thoughts out there even before they are composed.  So here are my (hopefully) composed thoughts. 1. This shows that re-trying him was the right call, especially after many of the... Read more »

Breaking, Blago Jury Reaches Verdict

See http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-blagojevich-jurors-going-into-their-10th-day-20110627,0,620170.story.   We’ll find out soon enough, but with jurors agreeing on 18 of 20 counts, I predict that he’s screwed.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.
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Beware Of Bleeders!!!

Bleeding in the legal world refers to law firms that try to “bleed you dry” for every last penny they can get out of the case.  It’s really a great unknown as far as the public goes and most Judges won’t do anything about cutting a lawyer’s bill as long as it is itemized, no... Read more »

What Are The Blago Jurors Waiting For?

Today is day nine of the jury deliberations involving our disgraced former Governor.  And the longer it goes, the better Hot Rod has to feel about his chances of having found at least one sucker, err, juror that will not vote guilty.  And all he needs is one to say no and he is essentially the... Read more »

Not a Good Time To Do the Crime...

No time is a good time to be accused of committing a crime.  But with the recent rash of robberies in Chicago’s finest shopping areas, now may be the worst time.  The criminal activity on the Magnificent Mile and elsewhere has frequently been carried out by a coordinated effort that has been dubbed “flash mobs”... Read more »
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Hey Kids, You Can Rip On Your Principal Now

  Remember when Marcia Brady was accused of drawing a comical picture of her English teacher Mrs. Denton?  The school punished her with one-week detention, and it almost cost her the big slumber party.  Well, it’s no longer a Brady world.  According to some recent court opinions, even school principals are fair game for ridicule... Read more »

Is There A Price Better Than Free?

Why does LeBron lack self awareness?  Have the Cubs hit rock bottom?  How much child support will I get if I have two kids?   What’s up with those new work comp rules?  Does this dress make me look fat? Have you wanted to ask a lawyer a question, but didn’t want to pay for it? ... Read more »

Ask A Lawyer Questions For Free

I will be taking legal questions (as if I’m qualified to answer anything else) today starting at 11 a.m. Chicago time for about an hour. Hope you can make it.    Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out... Read more »
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More Stupid Laws

In case you planned to do anything of these things–Stop!   Wherever you go, you’re subject to the laws of the land.  Whether federal, state, or municipal laws, we’re bound by them all.  But there are laws on the books that make you wonder what was going on at the time that those laws were... Read more »