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14 Aug, 2019

Walk at your own risk

2019-08-14T12:17:13+00:00Aug 14, 2019|Uncategorized|

Whenever I attempt to navigate Chicago’s streets on foot it always seems like I am in my very own battle for survival, only the quickest and fittest will make it to the end. But are there actual rules on how to navigate the city’s busy streets? The answer, of course, is yes. The pedestrian “safe [...]

16 Jul, 2019

Slip and Fall? What was the defect?

2019-07-16T14:20:52+00:00Jul 16, 2019|Uncategorized|

Imagine this: you are walking around any city and you trip on an uneven sidewalk. Pretty easy to imagine, right?  It probably has happened to you more than once. Is the city liable? Is the city negligent for failing to keep the sidewalks safe for pedestrians? The answer depends on the specifics of the situations. [...]

12 Jun, 2019

Dog Bites: What’s the Law?

2019-06-12T08:58:16+00:00Jun 12, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dogs are a man’s best friend. They are our loveable companions. But sometimes, the unexpected happens and a dog bites a person causing serious injury. So what’s the law? In Illinois, the legislature passed the Animal Control Act that states “if a dog or other animal, without provocation, attacks, attempts to attack, or injures any [...]

18 Apr, 2019

Cyber bullying: What’s the Law?

2019-04-18T12:24:59+00:00Apr 18, 2019|Uncategorized|

Bullying is an epidemic that plagues schools around the country. It is by no means a new phenomenon, but with the advancements of technology, bullying has taken a new form: cyber bullying. Studies show that over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online. Since everyone is accessible 24/7 by electronic means of communication [...]

29 Mar, 2019

Implications of Social Media in Legal Disputes

2019-03-29T11:53:56+00:00Mar 29, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today, most Americans use some form of social media (whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram ect). This trend is definitely growing. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2011, approximately half of all Americans used social media sites. Now, only a few years later, that number has increased to approximately 69%. In 2016, 86% [...]

21 Feb, 2019

Slip and Fall? What did you actually slip on?

2019-02-21T09:53:55+00:00Feb 21, 2019|Uncategorized|

In 2017, the Appellate Court decided the case of Allen v. Cam Girls LLC, 2017 IL App (1st) 163340 (Dec. 26, 2017). In the Allen case, the Plaintiff walked across a parking lot of a strip mall. There was snow and perhaps some ice. As she walked, she slipped and fell fracturing her ankle. At the [...]