Yearly Archives: 2016

Avoid Getting Injured on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve celebrations are widely anticipated each year. However, there is a reason hospitals, police and fire departments brace themselves for the holiday. Amid all that revelry is a sizable uptick in personal injuries and death, ranging from drunk

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Motor Vehicle Recalls — Start 2017 With a Safety Check

Mary Pat and I have had the privilege of representing the families of many consumers who were injured or killed by vehicle safety defects.  The most heartbreaking incidents involve motor vehicles that have been recalled but for some reason the

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An Alarming Rise in Deaths Due to Car Crashes Baffles Experts

In this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at the rise of fatal highway car accidents.

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Missing Part D enrollment does not always mean your customer loses out

Missing Part D enrollment does not always mean your customer loses out In many instances, those who miss out on signing up for Part D must look elsewhere to find lower cost drugs. There are exceptions to this general rule of

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Florida wrongful death lawsuit settled for $1.7 million

The parents of a young mentally ill man who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Florida have settled their wrongful death lawsuit for $1.7 million. Michael Camberdella was shot and killed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s

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Restaurant apologizes to veteran for denying free meal on Veterans Day

Chili’s Grill & Bar apologized to an Army veteran who was humiliated by a restaurant manager when he doubted his military service and confiscated his free meal on Veterans Day. Ernest Walker, 47, ordered food at a Chili’s eatery in Cedar

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Why you may need a parental power of attorney

If you are the parent of young children, you may occasionally need to leave them in the care of a close friend during a quick business trip, or perhaps with the grandparents while you take a kid-free holiday. Or, you

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The 65-Day Rule: What Every Trustee Should Know about Taxes

Happy New Year! We hope you and yours had an enjoyable holiday season and that 2017 brings you happiness and good health.  With the close of the calendar year behind us, tax season is just beginning for individuals and many

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2016–The Year in Immigration

Around this time of the year, as we say good bye to a year, it is customary to look back and review the events of the year. In Immigration law, there was very little if anything that was accomplished. No

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Robin Williams’ family battles over estate

Robin Williams’ widow Susan Williams settled out of court a lawsuit over the late actor’s estate last year. The highly publicized dispute with his children revolved around an estate worth an estimated $100 million. Disagreements over trusts and wills between

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