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Jury Pay Under Illinois Law

 

Question: How much money do jurors get paid for performing their civic duty? Answer: Under a new Illinois law effective in 2015, jurors will get an increase in pay to $25 for the first day and $50 for each additional day. Previously, Cook County paid $17.20 per day, with other Illinois counties paying a minimum of $4 to $10 a day. The law also reduces the number of jurors in civil cases from 12 to six. For more information about … Read more…

Created by rbaker on January 29, 2015 |
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Pam Menaker Authors Article on Law Firm Blogging

 

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker Authors Article for ABA on Blogging Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices, authored an article in the most recent issue of the American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Journal on whether a law firm should blog. “To Blog or Not to Blog. That’s a Question?” was published in the Winter 2015 issue of the flagship publication that is distributed to more than 70,000 members of the Section of Litigation. In the article, Menaker discusses how … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on January 28, 2015 |
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Attorney Writes Article on Whether Drug Company Failed to Warn with Label

 

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker Writes Article for ABA Litigation News on New Case Dealing with Failure-to-Warn Regarding Drugs and Their Labels As a Contributing Editor of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation News, Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices, authored an article discussing a recent case in federal district court in New Jersey that concluded “the plaintiff failed to allege a failure-to-warn claim against a drug manufacturer [who] complied with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on January 28, 2015 |
Filed under: Medical Devices,Medical Malpractice
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Illinois Law Answers – Children and Medical Marijuana

 

Question: Under the state’s new medical marijuana law, will children be allowed to use the drug? Answer: Children who reside in Illinois and have a qualifying medical condition will be allowed access to the drug. Those younger than 18 will need permission from a parent or legal guardian and must receive approval from their treating physician and a second doctor. Children may be given only marijuana-infused products such as food or liquid drops. For more information about Illinois law, visit … Read more…

Created by rbaker on January 28, 2015 |
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Hiring a Qualified Contractor – ISBA Answers

 

Question: One of our New Year’s Resolutions is to pursue some remodeling projects in our home. How can we be sure we’re hiring a qualified contractor? Answer: Get references, check backgrounds and verify credentials. Once you select a contractor, get everything in writing before the work begins. In Illinois, contractors doing home repairs or remodeling work for more than $1,000 must, by law, state the total cost, as well as a description of the work to be performed, a detailed … Read more…

Created by rbaker on January 27, 2015 |
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NTSB Releases Long-Awaited Recommendations to Help Find Accident Sites and Quickly Recover Flight Data

 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015) released a number of recommendations, some of which it has been asked to consider for decades, calling for improvements in locating downed aircraft and to obtain flight data more quickly and without the need for underwater retrieval. Many of these recommendations, which were issued to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for action, have been demanded by families who have lost loved ones in recent commercial airline crash cases.  In its … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on January 26, 2015 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm
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Bradley Cosgrove Interviewed by LB Network on $14M in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

 

Medical Malpractice Attorney, Bradley M. Cosgrove of Clifford Law Offices was recently interviewed by the LB Network. Watch Cosgrove in the featured video (above) speak about his successful trial that awarded $14M to Mariola Zapalski, 37-year-old woman who suffered a debilitating stroke within less than two weeks after a doctor negligently prescribed her Yasmin Birth Control. For more information on Bradley Cosgrove or the Chicago based Clifford Law Offices visit: www.CliffordLaw.com

Created by rbaker on January 22, 2015 |
Filed under: Medical Malpractice,Yasmin
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Clifford Law’s Communications Partner Profiled in Medill Magazine

 

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices, was profiled for her nearly quarter-of-a-century career at a nationally recognized personal injury and wrongful death law firm in Chicago. Written by freelance writer and editor, K. Aleisha Fetters, the full-page profile appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of the magazine that is distributed quarterly to Medill alumni. To read the article titled “Journalist. Attorney. She’s Both.” in it’s entirety, click here.

Created by rbaker on January 20, 2015 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices
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Robert A. Clifford Speaks Up About Bankrolling Judicial Elections

 

Robert A. Clifford wrote an article for the Chicago Tribune titled, “Who Banksrolls the Supreme Court?” The respected Chicago lawyer discussed the topic of bankrolling judicial elections in Illinois. He expressed that voters should be able to know all of the facts, including full disclosures of the donors who donate to the judges’ campaigns. Specifically, he wrote about the nearly $6 million contributions that were donated anonymously in 2004 to elect Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier, and the Campaign … Read more…

Created by rbaker on January 19, 2015 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices
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Tips for Parents in Choosing Healthy Video Games for Their Children and Other Learning Tools

 

Dr. G on Choosing Healthy Games Yes? No? Maybe? Unsure how to monitor your kids’ video game choices and use? Dr. G shares three tips for choosing healthy games and three ways to use them as educational resources. View video. Guide to Kids Video Games, Ages 7 to 11 FunDrop is an E-rated video game rental service for kids. The company’s YouTube channel features a four-part series that first walks parents through selecting the right game console, then advises them … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on January 15, 2015 |
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