News & Articles

Jul 30, 2009
Arrests typically come as a surprise.  You likely didn’t start your day with the goal of getting arrested.  Instead, circumstances led to your arrest and now you must figure out how to deal with it.  If you are arrested then you should remember to: Stay Quiet. Your first instinct may...
Jul 28, 2009
The doctors and lawyers of the University of Michigan Health System have decided that the way to handle a mistake is to admit the mistake, to apologize and to offer compensation.  It is an interesting approach but it is unlikely to hold doctors truly accountable for their mistakes. This approach...
Jul 15, 2009
Since the children of Creative Steps Daycare where asked not to return to the Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, allegations of racial discrimination have been made and debated.  The daycare claims that swim club members made derogatory remarks about the race of the children using the pool and...
Jul 9, 2009
Acetaminophen, a common prescription and over the counter pain management drug, has recently undergone a significant review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On June 29 and 30, 2009, the FDA held an advisory committee meeting to discuss the problem of liver injury due to acetaminophen use. Acetaminophen is...
Jul 7, 2009
On June 24, Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle was texting.  While that in and of itself is not newsworthy, ESPN reports that Mr. Kindle received or sent the text message while he was driving a car.  It is alleged that in the time that it took Mr. Kindle to look at...
Jul 2, 2009
Suspended Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate was recently sentenced for his attack on a female bartender in February 2007.  The police officer received 2 years probation and no jail time for the offense. The victim, Karolina Obrycka, says that she now fears the police.  Is her fear justified?  Some people...
Jun 30, 2009
We are just about half way through 2009.  So far this year has brought many tragic accidents to the people who use Illinois roadways.  The loss of life in any accident is always tragic and the bizarre circumstances which led to the deaths described below are no exception to that...
Jun 26, 2009
There is some concern that a recent Supreme Court ruling will make it very difficult for an employee to win an age discrimination lawsuit.  The High Court ruled in Gross v. FBL Financial Services that the worker has the full burden of proving that age was the reason why the...
Jun 23, 2009
Last Friday, a train traveling from Freeport to Chicago derailed about 80 miles northwest of Chicago.  Eighteen tank cars carrying highly flammable ethanol gas derailed creating an intense fire that forced hundreds of people from their homes, hurt at least 3 people and killed one woman. Severe Injuries and a...
Jun 9, 2009
On May 30, 2009 Dr. Bradford Berk, the CEO of the University of Rochester Medical School was taking a bike ride when he lost control of the bike and crashed.  Dr. Berk suffered significant spinal injuries, multiple surgeries and faces a long and uncertain recovery. Dr. Berk is, however, lucky...