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Robert Clifford Teaches at Fred Lane’s ISBA Trial Technique Institute

 

  On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, was one of the “celebrity” instructors at Fred Lane’s ISBA Trial Technique Institute. Clifford lectured on the subject of opening statements. The institute, sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association, focuses on improving trial skills by hands-on learning. The students, who are practicing attorneys, practice trial techniques that are consistent with the Federal Rules of Evidence and Illinois’ Rules of Evidence. Fred Lane, … Read more…

Created by cclifford on October 21, 2014 |
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Commemorating the Crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 with a Public Forum

 

The 68 people who died in the crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 on Oct. 31, 1994, will never be forgotten. To commemorate the tragedy, family members, loved ones and the community touched by the crash 20 years ago have announced a public forum on Oct. 30 entitled: “Public Forum: The Legacy of American Eagle Flight 4184.” Guest speakers at this public forum to be held in Merrillville, Indiana, include Greg Feith, Aviation Safety and Security expert and former National … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 20, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation
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NTSB Likely to Look into Poor Communications and Inadequate Maintenance of Passenger & Repair Trains that Crashed in Arkansas

 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is on the scene of the crash of two trains in Arkansas that has left at least five people in critical condition.   It has been reported that a passenger train operated by the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad as an historic excursion tour from Springdale to Van Buren, Arkansas broke down during its tour and a second repair train came looking for the broken down train in an effort to help fix the problem.  … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 20, 2014 |
Filed under: NTSB,Train Accidents
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Beech Baron Safety Studies and Accident History Indicate Previous Take-Off Problems in Wake of Small Plane Crash in Palos Hills, IL Killing Three Doctors

 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was on the scene at Palos Hills, a southwest suburb of Chicago, where a 2000 model year, twin-engine Beech Baron 58, tail number N31EW, crashed late Sunday night after takeoff from Chicago’s Midway Airport with three Kansas physicians aboard.  All three unfortunately were killed in the accident that apparently came without warning or any signal to air traffic controllers that a problem existed, according to numerous media reports.  Some witnesses reported to police that … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 16, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm
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Recycling Used Electronic Devices

 

Question: Which electronic devices must legally be recycled or reused?   Answer: Tossing electronic devices in the trash or at the curb is illegal. The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing certain items discarded from residences by requiring electronic manufacturers to participate in the management of discarded electronic products. Those items which are covered by the law are the following: televisions, monitors, printers, computers (laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet, desktop), electronic keyboards, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 16, 2014 |
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Latest Update: Passengers Involved in Megabus Accident Arrive In Chicago

 

After more than 15 hours after at least 18 people were injured in Megabus overturning near Indianapolis on northbound I-65, passengers arrived in Chicago, according to ABC 7 Chicago. Indiana State Police reported to the press that the accident resulted when the bus driver swerved to avoid a disabled car on the wet road, causing the double-decker to topple over, ABC 7 Chicago reported. According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers, the events were as follows: “[The car] was … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 15, 2014 |
Filed under: Megabus Crash,Uncategorized
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Update: Chicago Bound Megabus Accident Leaves 18 Injured

 

After a double-decker Megabus flipped over outside of Indianapolis early Tuesday morning, at least 18 passengers have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, according to NBC Chicago. Thirty-five additional passengers were taken to hospitals but almost immediately released, NBC Chicago reported. According to Coach USA North America, the line’s parent company, the bus crashed at around 4:30 a.m. while traveling on a route beginning in Atlanta and ending in Chicago, NBC Chicago reported.   The Indiana State Police reported … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 14, 2014 |
Filed under: Megabus Crash,Uncategorized
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Partner Colin Dunn Pens Monthly Article on Premises Liability and the Open-and-Obvious-Danger Rule

 

In his October 6, 2014 article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Clifford Law Offices Partner Colin H. Dunn wrote about a common issue raised in premises liability claims in Illinois: the open-and-obvious-danger rule. A landowner owes an invitee a duty to protect him or her from unreasonably dangerous conditions, unless the danger is open and obvious. However, Illinois cases have recognized exclusions to the open-and-obvious-danger rule, including the distraction and deliberate-encounter exceptions, both of which identify certain circumstances for … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 14, 2014 |
Filed under: Premises Liability,Uncategorized
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At Least 14 Injured In Chicago-Bound Megabus Accident

 

Police authorities have divulged that at least 14 people were injured when a Megabus traveling from Atlanta to Chicago flipped over and off of the road traveling northbound on I-65 in the vicinity of Indianapolis, ABC 7 Chicago reported. The number of injured has been reported as high as 26, according to Fox News Chicago. Indiana State police reported that the bus overturned while possibly swerving to avoid another crash just before 5 a.m. this morning, according to ABC 7 … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 14, 2014 |
Filed under: Bus Accidents,Megabus Crash
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Aviation Attorneys at Clifford Law Available to Speak on Small Plane Crash in Palos Hills, IL

 

NTSB Next Step in Crash Involving Three Physicians Killed in Small Plane Crash in Southern Suburbs   Representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are on hand in the southern suburbs investigating the crash that killed three Kansas doctors in a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron aircraft.  Apparently, no distress signal was emitted from the plane and it just dropped from the sky late Sunday night, according to early reports.   Clifford Law Offices has discovered that the airplane was owned … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 13, 2014 |
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