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Chicago Law Firm Partner Named Top 100 Trial Lawyer

 

Bradley M. Cosgrove, Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer and partner at Clifford Law Offices, was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country by the The National Trial Lawyers. Bradley Cosgrove in the recent months has had success upon several major court cases in 2014 including a record $14 million on behalf of a woman who suffered a debilitating stroke after taking Yasmin for 13 days. The National Trial Lawyers, based in Alabama, is a professional organization consisted … Read more…

Created by rbaker on February 23, 2015 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices
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Pam Menaker Writes Article for ABA Litigation News on Professional Liability Insurance Coverage

 

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices, wrote an article for the American Bar Association Litigation News for which she serves as a Contributing Editor. The article that was published Feb. 11, 2015, dealt with the issue of professional liability insurance coverage involving a False Claims Act case. In a complex case to come out of Pennsylvania, the court discusses the issues of professional liability insurance coverage that was precluded even when the insured is not served with … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on February 16, 2015 |
Filed under: american bar association
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Bob Clifford Speaks on Closing Arguments at ITLA Seminar

 

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was invited to speak on “Closing Arguments” at the annual Damages Seminar sponsored by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA). Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at the firm, was the program planning co-chair of this half-day seminar held this morning, Feb. 16, 2015, Presidents’ Day and a court holiday. The program was approved for four hours of continuing legal education credit (CLE). The Hon. Elizabeth M. Budzinski, associate judge, Law … Read more…

Created by chaskins on February 16, 2015 |
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Chicago Personal Injury Law Firm

 

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~William Shakespeare Happy Valentine’s Day from Clifford Law Offices

Created by rbaker on February 13, 2015 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices
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Chicago Law Firm Sponsors Webinar on Ethics of Conflicts of Interest

 

Clifford Law Offices of Chicago is sponsoring a free two hour continuing legal education program webinar on “The Ethics of Conflicts of Interest” next Thursday, February 19, 2015. This is the eighth annual Clifford Law Offices Continuing Legal Education Series. The webcast will provide interested lawyers and judges answers to the following questions: When are you barred from representing multiple clients or appearing adversely to a current or former client? When is the representation permitted with the clients’ informed consent, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on February 11, 2015 |
Filed under: CLE,Clifford Law Offices,Uncategorized
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Chicago Trial Lawyer Talks Credibility in the Courtroom

 

In 2014 Robert A. Clifford, Senior Partner at Clifford Law Offices, spoke to the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation at a 3-day conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Clifford participated in a panel discussion during the all-day program titled “An Anatomy of a Trial.” Clifford disseminated the following legal advice to a packed room where many of the attendants were law school students: “Credibility is the most important thing you will ever have in a courtroom.” ~Robert A. Clifford, Chicago … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on February 5, 2015 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices,Uncategorized
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Drug Manufacturers Underreporting Medication’s Side Effects, Report Finds

 

According to a new study conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, the main mechanism for tracking and documenting serious side effects associated with medications is deeply flawed, according to The New York Times (“Drug Maker’s Data on Side Effects Is Called Lacking in a Report,” Feb. 2, 2015). The study found that this problem is attributable to drug manufacturers themselves, alleging that these companies are submitting incomplete information in the reports to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on February 4, 2015 |
Filed under: FDA
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Indonesian Ministry of Transportation Plans to Publish Safety Ratings of all Scheduled Indonesian Airlines

 

Following a number of recent aviation tragedies in Southeast Asia, it is being reported that the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation plans to publish safety ratings of all scheduled Indonesian airlines perhaps as early as next month. It also is being reported that the Ministry of Transportation plans to encourage the entire airline industry to put safety as a priority, according to a statement by the transportation minister as reported by the Aviation Safety Network: http://news.aviation-safety.net/2015/01/29/indonesian-ministry-of-transportation-to-publish-airline-safety-ratings/ Indonesia’s transport minister, Ignasius Jonan, … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on February 1, 2015 |
Filed under: AirAsia,Aviation,Aviation Law Firm
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Sexual Orientation and National Origin – Investigation

 

Question: Does the law prevent federal law enforcement officers from investigating someone because of their sexual orientation or national origin? Answer: Under the Justice Department’s new guidelines, federal officers are banned from racial profiling based not only on race and ethnicity but also on religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. The new rules were designed to eliminate discrimination without hindering federal probes. Local or state police would need to abide by the rules only if they are … Read more…

Created by rbaker on January 31, 2015 |
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MH370 Crash Declared “Accident”; Allows Families to Make Claims For Compensation

 

The Malaysian government officially declared the disappearance of Flight 370 an “accident”, on Thursday,  Jan. 29, 2015, thus allowing the families of the victims on board to officially begin seeking compensation, according to the Chicago Tribune (“Malaysia Declares MH370 Crash An Accident To Clear Compensation,” 1/29/2015). Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation released a statement that all 239 passengers aboard Flight 370 are now presumed to be dead, NBC News Reported (“Malaysia Airlines MH370 Declared An ‘Accident,’ Search for Survivors Ends,” … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on January 30, 2015 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Boeing 777,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
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