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Target Data Breach Fuels Litigation

Over the last year, retailers have experienced data breaches that compromised consumer’s private credit card and debit card information. The list includes CVS, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, Shaws, Sears, Supervalu Inc., Target and Walgreens. When Target Corporation announced earlier this year that as many as 110 million customers’ credit and customer records had been hacked […]

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Boating Safety Issues

Most people already knows that drinking alcohol and driving a car is a dangerous combination, however, there is less awareness of the same dangers while operating a boat. Mix water, a boat and throw in alcohol and the results can be deadly. That’s why Governor Pat Quinn signed new legislation in July to improve boating […]

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Apps Based Car Services-The Question is Insurance

The drivers of app based car services are considered to be independent contractors, not employees and not on the clock unless there is a passenger in their car. If you examine the car service model, on paper these drivers aren’t employees of either the car service or the tech company. The million-dollar insurance policies that […]

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What Does Product Liability Mean Anyway?

Ralph Nader worked as a lawyer while he researched his 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed. The book focused on the Chevrolet Corvair, but many of the problems he detailed, including the lack of standard seatbelts, metal dashboards and steering wheels, and car doors that popped open or off in an accident, applied to every […]

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Insurance For High School Sports

“Rocky’s Law,” which was signed on August 4th, by Governor Quinn and takes effect January 1, 2014 is requiring all high schools in Illinois to offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. “Rocky’s Law” was inspired by and is named for Rasul “Rocky” Clark who was paralyzed during a football game in 2000. Rasul Clark […]

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Mis-labeled or Deceptive Food Labeled Products

Ankin Law Office LLC is currently looking into a potential case involving the following food products. If you use any of these please email us your name, phone number and the name of the product that you use.       CAMPBELL SOUP CO. Campbell’s Healthy Request soups: Chicken with egg noodles (microwaveable tub, 100% […]

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Swimming Pool Safety

Poet Robert Frost wrote that “fences make good neighbors” in the early 1900’s but his simple instruction still has applications to living in urban areas today. Suppose you decide to forego your summer vacation trip this year and instead buy an above-ground pool for your backyard. Your kids love to swim, having taken lessons at […]

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BPA Litigation Hits Roadblock

Litigation pending over BPA in plastic bottles has hit a major roadblock. Last month a Missouri federal court denied class certification for the plaintiffs’ claims over the use of bisphenol A in baby bottles and sippy chips. The plaintiffs’ claims were part of multidistrict litigation pending in a federal court in Missouri. Multidistrict litigation, or […]

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls 12 Million Bottles of Motrin

Healthcare and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recently issued a recall of approximately 12 million bottles of its popular pain reliever, Motrin, due to concerns that the Motrin IB pills may not dissolve and begin working as quickly as intended, resulting in delayed pain relief, as the pills approach their three-year expiration date. The […]

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The importance of strong expert testimony in a products liability case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently considered whether a plaintiff in a products liability case had met his burden on a summary judgment motion in Bielskis v. Louisville Ladder Inc., 2011 WL 5829771. In this case, the plaintiff, an acoustical ceiling carpenter, was injured while working at a construction site […]