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Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Long Standing Rule and Now Allows Claims for Direct Negligent Actions Against Employers When Agency is Admitted | JD Supra

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Long Standing Rule and Now Allows Claims for Direct Negligent Actions Against Employers When Agency is Admitted | JD Supra

In an opinion handed down on April 21, 2022, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed Illinois law and now allows direct and vicarious liability actions against employers. The...

Common Mistakes Families Make After a Wrongful Death

Common Mistakes Families Make After a Wrongful Death

This past week the numbers were released concerning wrongful deaths on Minnesota highways.   According to the Star Tribune there were 497 deaths on Minnesota roads: The 497...

Beyond borders: how to obtain a plaintiff’s medical records located outside the US | JD Supra

Beyond borders: how to obtain a plaintiff’s medical records located outside the US | JD Supra

A staple of personal injury litigation in the United States concerns the gathering and exchange of a plaintiff’s medical records through the discovery process. These records are...

No Tort Liability for Insurer Underpayment of Hospital Bills | JD Supra

No Tort Liability for Insurer Underpayment of Hospital Bills | JD Supra

On November 4, 2021, the Second District Court of Appeal, Division 2, ruled against establishing tort liability for insurers who paid less than what the hospital believed to be...

Diversity Matters Mental Wellbeing: Sonay Erten

Diversity Matters Mental Wellbeing: Sonay Erten

I did my BA at Queen Mary’s University before going on to do my LPC at The University of Law, where I also completed my PSC. I currently work as a Trainee Solicitor at Saracens...

FDA Alerts Pharmaceutical Manufacturers to Risk of Benzene in Certain Drugs | JD Supra

FDA Alerts Pharmaceutical Manufacturers to Risk of Benzene in Certain Drugs | JD Supra

FDA Continues to Focus on Identifying and Controlling Trace Impurities in Drugs On December 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) alerted drug manufacturers...

ESG: 2021 Trends and Expectations for 2022 | JD Supra

ESG: 2021 Trends and Expectations for 2022 | JD Supra

Throughout 2021, the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters proved to be even greater than many had expected, with ESG becoming a key area of focus for...

What to Know About Chest Pain After a Car Accident

What to Know About Chest Pain After a Car Accident

Chest pain after a car accident is a common injury. Although common, chest pain can be one of the most serious symptoms you may experience after an accident. Chest pain is...

What Is a PFAS, and Why Should I Care? Part II - The Threat to the Restaurant and Food Packaging Industries, and Potential Personal Injury Classes | JD Supra

What Is a PFAS, and Why Should I Care? Part II - The Threat to the Restaurant and Food Packaging Industries, and Potential Personal Injury Classes | JD Supra

In our initial blog post, we introduced readers to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), known as “forever chemicals,” and predicted the rise of PFAS consumer class...

Environmental and Regulatory Law Update: New Federal and State Rulings | JD Supra

Environmental and Regulatory Law Update: New Federal and State Rulings | JD Supra

The first quarter of 2022 has yielded a number of decisions, reversals and agency adjustments worth note. U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit – Food & Water Watch v....

Exclusive: Widow of D.C. police officer Jeff Smith, who died by suicide, says battling rioters on Jan. 6

Exclusive: Widow of D.C. police officer Jeff Smith, who died by suicide, says battling rioters on Jan. 6 "changed him"

The widow of an officer who died by suicide after responding to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is pressing Congress to pass legislation recognizing the trauma suffered by law...

“OK, Doomer”: Climate Change Litigation Led by Our Youth and Indigenous Peoples | JD Supra

“OK, Doomer”: Climate Change Litigation Led by Our Youth and Indigenous Peoples | JD Supra

In both Australia and the United States, indigenous peoples and the younger generation have been raising the torch in instituting legal battles to challenge the government and...