If your business has a trade secret and does not want anyone else to use it, then you must take steps to ensure it remains a secret, such as using written confidentiality agreements.
Tinnitus is a constant ringing or buzzing in the ears. It can be a life-altering condition as it distracts victims from their work and makes everyday tasks difficult, such as concentrating, engaging in conversation, listening […]
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by a terrifying event. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety and uncontrollable thoughts about the event. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/DS00246. Many people who go […]
Be careful what you write in emails – your opponent might read them someday.
This morning, a school bus carrying 35 children was knocked on its side in a collision in Lake County near the Wisconsin border. According to Chicago Breaking News, The accident happened around 8:15 a.m. in […]
Drunk drivers in Illinois often face not only criminal prosecution (brought by the government) but also civil litigation (brought by the victim or the victim’s family). Typically, anyone harmed by a drunk driver, such as a pedestrian, motorist or passenger, […]
In Standard Fire Insurance v. Knowles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a proposed class action cannot avoid federal jurisdiction by promising to seek less than $5 million in damages.
Clients often ask the following question: “What costs and expenses am I going to incur to pursue this case (either as a plaintiff or a defendant) in addition to the attorneys’ fees and paralegal fees […]
The Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”) has issued an advisory opinion that attorneys representing clients in probate cases cannot ethically collect fees in excess of the amount determined to be reasonable by the court.
Not every negative statement about another person is considered defamatory in Illinois. Under Illinois law, to prove a claim for defamation, a person needs evidence to show that: The defendant made a false statement about […]