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Clifford Law Offices to Feature Legal Educational Videos on CAN TV

 

Lawyers from Clifford Law Offices will be featured on the Chicago television network, CAN TV, this week in three educational interviews on the legal profession. Viewers can learn about Tort Reform in Illinois, breaches in personal data, and general information about medical malpractice and what it takes to have a case. The video interviews were filmed by Clifford Law Offices with the intent to educate the Chicago community. The interviews will be screened on CAN TV Thursday, August 21st, 2014 … Read more…

Created by rbaker on August 20, 2014 |
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Robert Clifford Attends American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Boston

 

Robert A. Clifford, a nationally prominent trial attorney in Chicago, attended the American Bar Association’s (ABA) annual meeting in Boston which was held August 8-10, 2014. According to the American Bar Association‘s website, the organization is committed to serving its members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world. Clifford is an active supporter of ABA and has served a nine-year term as the Illinois … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 18, 2014 |
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List Of Recalled Vehicles on GM’s Website Is Incomplete

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that GM’s vehicle identification number system which allows owners to look up whether their vehicle has been effected by the millions of recalls issued this year is not listing all cars that are in need of repairs, according to The Detroit News (“Government says GM site faulty, doesn’t correctly list recalled vehicles”; 8/1/2014). Owners are able to enter their personal vehicle identification numbers with the site then telling them whether their vehicle … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 15, 2014 |
Filed under: GM Recall
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Colin Dunn Pens Article on Section 3-102 of the Tort Immunity Act

 

Colin H. Dunn, partner at Clifford Law Offices and columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, penned an article published May 12, 2014 edition entitled, “School Loses Bid For Immunity In Suit Over Girl’s Fall In ‘Cafetorium.’” In the article, Dunn discusses a recent First District Appellate Court decision ruling that a school’s combined cafeteria-auditorium did not qualify as recreational property, and thus the district was not exempt from tort liability. Under current Illinois law, for the purpose of keeping … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 15, 2014 |
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Attorney Robert Clifford Pens Article for Chicago Lawyer On Mediation Proceedings

 

Senior Partner and monthly columnist for the Chicago Lawyer Magazine Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices wrote his February, 2012 column called, “Navigating the Waters of Mediation.” In this article, Clifford gives advice to his colleagues on how to properly approach mediation proceedings. Clifford advises lawyers to focus on a few main points, including the determination of the proper point in litigation to pursue mediation, allowing the client to be present for the mediation, and to never waiver in … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 15, 2014 |
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Robert A. Clifford Writes Article Questioning “Early Offer” Programs

 

Robert A. Clifford, Senior Partner at Clifford Law Offices and monthly columnist for the Chicago Lawyer magazine, wrote his October, 2012 column entitled “Granite State, Granite Heart.” In the article, Clifford explains the dangers that come with a new medical malpractice law recently passed by the New Hampshire state legislature. In 2012, New Hampshire became the first state to approve what is known as an “early offer program” pertaining to medical malpractice litigation. Under this type of program, injured patients … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 15, 2014 |
Filed under: Medical Malpractice
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Bob Clifford Quoted in Businessweek about Missing Malaysian Airliner

 

Senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, Robert A. Clifford, was quoted in Businessweek on July 31, 2014 in regards to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. In an article entitled, “Malaysian Air Geopolitic Victims on Hard Road to Recovery,” the author explained possible compensation and claims for those affected by the flight. Clifford, whose firm focuses on aviation law, was quoted saying pilots should have not flown over a combat zone. “You and I can’t run red lights. They … Read more…

Created by rbaker on August 12, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Clifford Law Offices,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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Importance of third-party warranties when selecting a builder.

 

Question: We’re getting ready to select a builder for our new home. How important is it to choose a company which offers a third-party warranty? Answer: In addition to their own warranties, many home builders offer third-party warranties, partly as an extra incentive to shoppers. The warranty provides an extra layer of protection not typically available in first-party warranties. If the builder were to go out of business, for example, a homeowner will still be insured. For more information about … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 11, 2014 |
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Robert A. Clifford Offers Tips To Those Who File Claims Relating to Trucking Accidents

 

Robert A. Clifford, Senior Partner at Clifford Law Offices and monthly columnist for the Chicago Lawyer magazine, wrote his August, 2014 column entitled “Early Steps, Vital Steps: Truck Accidents Require Quick Action to Preserve Evidence.” In the article, Clifford explains the importance of quick and meaningful action on the part of a plaintiff’s attorney in accidents involving large trucks. As Clifford explains, defense attorneys can have an advantage in these types of accidents because they often have their own reconstruction … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 7, 2014 |
Filed under: Truck Accidents,Trucking Safety
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Some Circumstances Child Support Payments Can Change.

 

Question: Under what circumstances can child support payments be changed?   Answer: Either one of the parents can ask the court for a modification in child support payments for circumstances that include an increase or decrease in the non-custodial parent’s income; an increase in the child’s need; if the child no longer lives with the custodial parent; or the child has turned 18 and is no longer in high school.   For more information about Illinois law, visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.com. If … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 7, 2014 |
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