Although Illinois has a reputation as a plaintiff friendly state, the reality is that suing the State of Illinois for negligence has been very difficult.  That is because in 1971 a cap was put on lawsuits against the State that limited your recovery to $100,000.00.  The cap has not gone up for inflation or any

We’ve all heard and probably even used the expression “possession is 9/10th of the law.” So, by this mentality, what I physically have in my possession is mine? Great! The $20 I just saw drop out of the man’s wallet in front of me at Starbucks is now mine. The car my friend just let

Illinois schools and their staff have a responsibility to provide a safe learning environment. Parents entrust teachers, coaches, bus drivers, custodians and school counselors, every day, for the safety and well-being of their children.

The sad reality is that each year, far too many cases reflect situations in which school employees take advantage of their

There seems to be an issue within social service departments and how children are handled. While their main focus seems to be first reunite children with their biological parents, kids are slipping through the cracks and are getting hurt and even dying in the process.

In one case in Cook County, a 2 year old

I recently read an article in Forbes about contesting a will.  It gave five “tips” from a lawyer, but if you read it, two of them are about how expensive this can be, one is how it’s emotional and the other one is that most cases settle. That’s not really great information in my opinion

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The false claims act is a federal law that is also sometimes called the “Lincoln Law.” This is the law that sets liability for those who defraud governmental

Zinbryta (daclizumab) is a medication used to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease that scars nerve tissue and causes a range of symptoms, including pain, vision loss, impaired coordination and paralysis. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

Zinbryta is not a cure for MS,

There is a basic premise under Illinois employment law that you can be filed at any time, for any reason, as long as it doesn’t violate a contract (e.g. you are in a union) or an illegal reason such as your race, religion, gender, age, etc.  So you can be fired for an unfair reason,

Most people are happy with their lawyer or at least not so unhappy that they want to sue them.  But when you lose a case you should win or pay a bunch of money and get no result, it’s not uncommon to want to sue.

The best reason to sue a lawyer and the one

I hear a lot of stories that make me sad and some that piss me off.  There are a lot of people who contact me looking to get a lawyer referral who have gotten a raw deal by the justice system and want to sue over it.

In the last year or so I’ve had