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Earlier this year, Ron Gidwitz, James “Jim” Gidwitz, Nancy Gidwitz, Ralph Gidwitz, Betsy Gidwitz, Peter Gidwitz, Thomas Gidwitz and the Alan Gidwitz Trust (collectively “the Gidwitz Family”) was ordered by a Cook County judge to pay their former ...
After almost a year and a half of legal battles, the family of a mother and two children killed while crossing the street secured a settlement to cover their bills and damages incurred. Power Rogers & Smith attorney Tom Siracusa represented the ...
The Perez family, whose three children suffered serious injuries after being struck by a car while standing on a street corner, settled their lawsuit for over $18.5 million on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Power Rogers & Smith founding partner Joseph ...
The family of Joy Lambert filed a wrongful death lawsuit on August 18 after Lambert was killed in what is alleged to be an unjustifiable police chase on February 8, 2016. The police chase in question reportedly reached speeds of 83 miles per hour ...
This week, Joseph A. Power, Jr. , founding partner of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., testified before the Illinois House of Representative and State Senate in Springfield in favor of a bill that would increase payment for jury service. SB 3075 would ...
A Blue Line train derailed as it pulled into the station at O’Hare International Airport early this morning. Little is known about the cause of the crash at this time. Over 30 people aboard the train were injured as the front car jumped the platform ...
As the debate heats up over “Big Food” and its role in the nation’s obesity crisis, activists on either side are beginning to take action. Recently, attorneys from the Valorem Law Group in Chicago, Illinois made proposals to several States’ Attorney ...
On January 27, 2014, a truck being operated by a driver who had been on the job for likely 38 hours with only 3 1/2 hours sleep, struck three motor vehicles on I-88, killing a tollway worker and injuring an Illinois State Trooper. According to ...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a proposal to improve workplace injury reports and help provide a safer environment. OSHA proposes to add additional steps to the Part 1904 standard that already exists, rather than change ...
New regulations will increase the ability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to revoke trucking and bus companies’ authority to operate. The new regulations would permit the FMCSA to take this action even in situations where ...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that seat belts will be required for new tour buses and buses that provide service between cities beginning in 2016. The new rule requires lap and shoulder seat belts be ...
As reported by Civil Justice Magazine , A New Jersey state judge permitted plaintiffs to maintain claims for punitive damages in nine bellweather cases related to injuries caused by the popular NuvaRing contraceptive device. The ruling came in ...
JP Morgan Chase is being asked to pay $2.5 billion after allegations surfaced that the company ignored warning signs of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Madoff was accused of conducting his scheme through accounts at this bank. The $2.5 billion is ...
Gregory L. Shevlin, the current President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association wrote a compelling response to the American Reform Association’s Junk Research Report. In it, he addresses how American citizens have been continually denied access ...
Earlier this week the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a $350,000 limit on jury awards for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases. The case before the court stemmed from a lawsuit filed by Deborah Watts of Springfield, Missouri, whose son, ...