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Jul 21, 2015
From NBC 5 Chicago A jury has awarded $18 million to three rape victims after finding a Chicago halfway house at fault for not alerting police when a newly-admitted serial rapist walked away in 2009. The women were sexually assaulted at knifepoint in Chicago by Julius Anderson. The jury deliberated...
Jul 20, 2015
From the Chicago Tribune A Cook County jury has awarded $18 million to three women who were sexually assaulted at knifepoint in Chicago’s Bucktown and Lakeview neighborhoods after a serial rapist walked out of a Near West Side halfway house in 2009. The jury deliberated less than an hour late...
Jun 27, 2015
By Karen Munoz Published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin I know I have written a lot over the past few years about the concept of mindfulness. On the surface, it may not appeal to some lawyers. I know that when I first became introduced to the practice of yoga...
May 18, 2015
From the Chicago Tribune. More people will be killed in traffic accidents this summer than during the same time a year ago, safety experts predict as the Memorial Day travel week is about to get underway. Even before the official start of the summer driving season, 294 people have been...
May 13, 2015
From The State Journal-Register Plaintiffs in medical-malpractice and wrongful-death lawsuits weighed in Tuesday about the impact of jury award limits as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to make changes to the state’s tort reform law. Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan called a meeting of the Illinois House to hear testimony on...
May 8, 2015
Statement by John D. Cooney President, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association May 5, 2015 Dependence on food stamps and reliance on public health care programs should not be the fate for Illinoisans injured at work. Insurance companies would have the public believe that the state’s workers’ compensation system is too generous...
Apr 16, 2015
St. Louis Post Dispatch reports WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court. O’Connor, who was appointed in 1981 and...
Apr 2, 2015
Chicago Tribune Reports A new report released Thursday detailed additional problems at the state’s troubled Department of Children and Family Services that could “result in further endangerment” of the children the agency is charged with protecting. The report from Illinois Auditor General William Holland found that the agency failed to...
Mar 18, 2015
From the Chicago Tribune A Cook County jury has awarded nearly $26 million to a former Chicago area lawyer and his wife after he was seriously injured in a crash while riding in a taxi on Interstate 294 about 10 years ago. Marc M. Jacobs was a passenger in a...
Feb 23, 2015
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