The Toyota Recalls: the Massive Legal Fallout

Many plaintiffs lawyers are predicting that the Toyota products liability recalls will result in complex federal lawsuits thechicago-injury-lawyer.comrivaling the tobacco litigation, as explained in this ABA Journal blog post. In Ohio, a class action against Toyota was recently filed alleging fraud and negligence arising from the recall related to the defective gas pedals. As explained […]

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Illinois Supreme Court Issues Important Workers’ Compensation Decision

On January 22, 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down an important decision in the Workers’ Compensation arena. At issue in Interstate Scaffolding Inc. v. the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commision, et al was whether the employer must continue to pay Total Temporary Disability (TTD) benefits resulting from a work-related injury, when a worker is terminated, […]

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Illinois Supreme Court Holds Medical Malpractice Cap Law Unconstitutional

Last Thursday, in LeBron vs. Gottlieb Memorial Hospitalt, Docket No. 105741, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s medical malpractice law, which imposed caps on damages awarded to victims. The now-overturned law, which was enacted in 2005, limited damages in medical malpractice actions to $500,000 for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages of […]

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Illinois Bans Texting While Driving

Texting while driving is a hot topic these days as the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while distracted become increasingly clear. In fact, the government has established a website, Distraction.gov, that outlines the risks inherent in driving a car while distracted. (Hat tip: Day on Torts). Statistics on the website reveal the extent of […]

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Personal Injury and Worker’s Comp Round Up

Here’s what other personal injury and worker’s compensation bloggers have been talking about over the past few weeks: 9/11 Lawsuits May Shine A Light on What Really Happened That Day (via The Pop Tort) Lead Paint and Constructive Notice to Landlords (via New York Personal Injury Law Blog) Doctors and Hospitals Seek Special Treatment for […]

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Cook County Circuit Court holds rule of “natural accumulation” applies indoors

At issue in Reed v. Galaxy Holdings, 394 Ill.App.3d 39, 914 N.E.2d 632 (Ill.App. 1 Dist.,2009), was whether a business had a duty to remove the water that had accumulated on the floor in the entryway of a laundromat, where the puddle of water caused the plaintiff to slip and fall, resulting in serious injuries. […]

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Court Filings and Privacy-A Double Edged Sword

Eric Turkewitz at the New York Personal Injury Law Blog recently noted that a New York court wisely banned the use of social security numbers in subpoenas: (Y)esterday, in the New York Law Journal, (no link) comes the story of Supreme Court Justice F. Dana Winslow of Nassau County refusing to sign subpoenas in a […]

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Products Liability Lawsuits and Pleading Requirements in Illinois

Goesel v. Boley Intern. (H.K.) Ltd., 2009 WL 3358950 (N.D.Ill.,2009), is a recent and very interesting federal decision. In Goesel, the plaintiffs brought a products liability action on behalf of their son against a toy sword manufacturer and Target, the exclusive distributor of sword, after their child suffered severe eye injuries when the sword shattered. […]

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Social Media and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

How social media can affect a personal injury lawsuit and why attorneys and clients should be aware of the pitfalls of social networking.

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