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Class Action Against GM Over Defective Ignition Switches

 

In the wake of widespread recalls of various GM models, GM CEO Mary Barra admitted that the cars and their faulty ignition switches should have been fixed decades ago when the defects were first discovered, according to CNN Money. The affected vehicles include the Chevrolet Cobalt (2005-2010), the Chevrolet HHR (2006-2011), the Pontiac G5 (2007-2010), the Saturn Ion (2003-2007), and the Saturn Sky (2007-2010), according to gmignitionupdate.com. The failing ignition switches, which have been attributed to at least 13 deaths, have … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 24, 2014 |
Filed under: GM Recall,Products Liability,Recall
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National Press Covers the Settlement of Five Colgan Crash Cases of Clifford Law Offices

 

As reported by Associated Press, the remaining seven federal court cases involving the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 that killed 50 people near Buffalo, New York, five years ago have settled in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthey. Robert A. Clifford, Kevin P. Durkin and Michael S. Krzak, partners at Clifford Law Offices, were set to try five of the seven of these cases at the end of May. They settled for a confidential amount. The … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 23, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Buffalo Plane Crash
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Statement of Rafal and Mariola Zapalski; Extensive Media Coverage of $14 Million Verdict

 

STATEMENT OF RAFAL AND MARIOLA ZAPALSKI  On behalf of myself and my wife, we would like to say a few words about the seven long years that we have been waiting for this day.  We both came from Poland to America for a better life.  My wife and I were very happy in the Chicago area and we trusted the doctors here.  Instead, because a doctor did not take care of my wife properly, she is a different person for … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 21, 2014 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices,Medical Malpractice,Pharmaceutical Products,Yasmin
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Press Conference with Plaintiffs in $14 Million Yasmin Verdict at Clifford Law Offices

 

A press conference was held  on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Clifford Law Offices with Mariola and Rafal Zapalski, plaintiffs in the $14 million verdict in Cook County Circuit Court.   Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, along with associate Sarah F. King obtained a $14 million verdict Friday (April 18, 2014) against the prescribing doctor on behalf of a 37-year-old Chicago woman who suffered a severe disabling stroke 13 days after starting the birth control medication Yasmin.   Mariola Zapalski, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 19, 2014 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices
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Suing a Business in the State of Illinois – ISBA Advises

 

Question: If I sue a business over a consumer claim, how long will it take for my case to be heard in court? Answer: Depending on where you file and the backlog of cases, it could take at least two to three months before your case is heard. That is because in Illinois, a person being sued has one month to respond to your complaint. After that, it may take another month to set a trial date, and there could … Read more…

Created by rbaker on April 18, 2014 |
Filed under: General Information,ISBA
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Phone Harassment – Who to Contact?

 

Question: My partner and I have separated, and he moved out. I’ve been receiving threatening calls, and I believe he is the culprit. Should I contact the police? Answer: A common form of harassment is phone harassment, a crime that involves using a telephone to convey obscene comments or to abuse, threaten or harass a person, or to cause the phone to repeatedly ring, or to conduct a harassing conversation. If the abuse continues, or you feel threatened in any way, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 17, 2014 |
Filed under: General Information,ISBA
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The 33rd Annual Ask-a-Lawyer Day

 

Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) 33rd Annual Ask-a-Lawyer Day is Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon. On this day, residents of Illinois with a question about a legal matter are invited to talk to a lawyer at no cost to them. According to Illinois Law Finder, lawyer volunteers will be standing by to provide general information about consumer problems, family law, estate planning, personal injury and other common legal matters. Callers will be given general information about … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 16, 2014 |
Filed under: Uncategorized
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Age Discrimination and Filing a Lawsuit – The ISBA Advises

 

Question: I lost my job and believe I may be the victim of age discrimination. Should I file a lawsuit? Answer: Contact a lawyer to see if you have a case. Federal law prohibits companies from discriminating against employees 40 or older because of age. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Anyone with a question … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 16, 2014 |
Filed under: General Information,ISBA
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Former CLO Client Molly Akers Featured on NBC News for Her Work with Boston Bombing Victim’s Charity MR8

 

Molly Akers is set to run this year’s Boston Marathon on Monday in honor of Martin Richard, the youngest of the 3 victims of last year’s brutal attacks. Akers took up running because, as she puts it, “I needed something to do after my whole ordeal.” The ordeal she is referring to is an incident involving Akers having a healthy breast removed by an Illinois Hospital. The surgeon removed her right breast due to an alleged mislabeling of a pathology … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 16, 2014 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices,General Information
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Clifford Law Offices Case Against Live Nation Profiled in CBS Investigative Report

 

A 29-year-old concert goer was seriously injured at a Live Nation concert in Tinley Park, Illinois (First Midwest Bank Ampitheater).  Apparently he is not alone. Channel 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini is doing a story on Matt Zielinski, a client at Clifford Law Offices, who is suing for his injuries when he was attacked by a group of men with no security in sight.  He merely had gone to the men’s room and was returning to his lawn seat while … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on April 14, 2014 |
Filed under: Negligence,Personal Injury
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