News & Articles

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...
Jun 9, 2009
St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa thinks so.  La Russa is suing Twitter over an unauthorized account that used his name and talked about drunk driving and the death of two Cardinals pitchers in a light hearted way. La Russa filed a lawsuit against Twitter in California state courts...
Jun 1, 2009
We know that the lives of many individuals have been forever changed because of priest abuse.  We know that as a society we have an obligation to make sure that this type of abuse ends.  But did we know that: More than 4,390 individual Catholic priests were accused of abuse...
Jun 1, 2009
Dolan Law Offices represents the family of Mersaides McCauley, killed by a former boyfriend on parole for murder. The case has brought attention to the failings of current legistlation regardin parolees. The story has been covered by the Chicago Tribune. By Angela Rozas | Tribune reporter May 15, 2009 Parolees...
May 27, 2009
Parents, doctors and civil rights attorneys around the United States are closely following the case of 13 year old Daniel Hauser.  According to the Star Tribune, Daniel has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Doctors predict his survival rate to be around 90% with chemotherapy and standard medical treatments.  However, Daniel’s...
Apr 1, 2009
Is it reasonable to drop a rape charge because a rape kit was not used as follow-up to a crime? The Cook County State’s Attorney seems to think so after a 25 year old University of Chicago student claims to have been the victim of  2005 criminal sexual assault.  In...
Mar 25, 2009
What is the legal definition of perjury?  Perjury generally means providing false testimony about a material fact while under oath or affirmation with the willful intent to do so, rather than as a result of mistake, faulty memory or confusion. That broad term splits the definition, meaning if a person...