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        Chicago Personal Injury Law Firm, Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates Files Lawsuit Against the CTA Claiming Several Privacy Laws Violated

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        According to a lawsuit filed by Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is being charged with secretly filming at least five employees – both men and women – in areas where they can change from their street clothes into their work clothes. The suit claims that privacy laws were violated. CTA managers admit to the cameras and have removed them since this illegal practice came to light.

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        Work Zone Safety Month in Illinois

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        Tortious Law and Econ – An Automobile Accident Example

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        Tort comes from a French word that means injury. Tortious law from an economical point of view covers situations when the transaction cost of bargaining is too high for both parties to agree in advance.

        What do I mean by agree in advance? Two economists, Robert Cooter and Thomas Ulen state tort law is; “the attempt to make injurers internalize the externalities they cause, in situations where transaction costs are too high to do this through property or contract rights.” So, let’s think about this with an example, say an automobile accident. Under contract law, you and a person would make a contract saying that the person cannot hit you. However, it would be impossible to have an agreement or promise before an accident that states what will happen in the event of an accident that both parties agree to. Even more impossible would be to have a contract with every other possible driver.

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        Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe in the Winter

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        Tip 1

        Dress Your Kids in Layers

        For the kiddos, our first tip is to dress them in layers. It’s easy to remove layers, but it’s not easy to add them (especially if you forgot them at home). For smaller children and babies, a rule of thumb is to add an extra layer of clothing than a regular adult would wear to keep warm. The base layer should be a material that can wick away moisture such as sweat. A good base layer material could be synthetic materials, wool, silk, or cotton. Synthetic materials like polyester and microfiber-based fabrics do not absorb moisture; rather they transfer it to the outer layers. Wool is great at wicking away moisture, but it can be uncomfortable depending on how it’s made. Silk is probably the most comfortable, but it is the weakest and hardest to take care of. Finally, cotton is the cheapest and quite comfortable; but, it absorbs moisture easily making it slow to dry in colder conditions. The middle layers provide additional insulation. Multiple thin middle layers will allow for an easy adjustment of temperature. Wool, Fleece, Down, and Cotton are acceptable choices for the middle layers. The outermost layer, known as the shell layer, should let moisture through from the inside to the outside but not the other way around. Raincoats, hard shells like waterproof breathable materials, and soft shells like water resistant materials are all acceptable shell layers. Which one you choose, is dependent on the type of weather expected.

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        What Toys Should Consumers be Aware of?

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        This year’s toy recalls for excessive lead and other hazards are down, but consumer advocates warn that potential dangers to children remain on store shelves. In the last few months U.S. Public Interest Research Group went into major retail and discount stores and found several toys with high lead levels and several toys that could cause young children to choke. Lead is still widely used in other countries and therefore can be found on imported toys. Lead may also be found on toys made in the United States before the ban in 1978.

        Even though a 2008 law placing strict limits on lead was passed making toys safer for children, there are some toys slipping through the cracks. Lead can cause harm to children and adults if consumed. Lead is a very strong poison. When a person swallows a lead object or breathes in lead dust, some of the poison can stay in the body and cause serious health problems.

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        Who are the Good and Bad Automobile Insurance Companies?

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        Question:

        Who are the good and bad automobile insurance companies?

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        CBS Coverage: Clifford Horwitz Discusses CTA’s Firing of 4 Workers

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        On CBS News, Clifford Horwitz discusses CTA’s firing of 4 workers who were allegedly illegally videotaped while in a dressing room by the CTA

        The CTA has fired four employees caught on tape by secret surveillance cameras in rooms where employees changed clothes.

        Cliff Horwitz represents three of those fired in an invasion of privacy case.  “The clandestine invasion of their expectation of privacy in a changing room cost them their jobs.”

        “Some of these people have never done a thing wrong – not one thing wrong. First offense, and they’ve been given the most grievous penalty: loss of career, loss of pension, loss of medical benefits. This is devastating.”

        For more information about this please call our office at (800)-985-1819.

        Employees Accuse CTA of Pacing Cameras in Changing Room

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        Exclusive CBS Coverage:

        CBS interviews Cliff Horwitz on the alleged CTA’s invasion of employee’s privacy. The CTA allegedly placed hidden cameras in the locker rooms of the male and female employees. These cameras allegedly caught employees changing their clothes. Cliff has been retained to prosecute this surprising and almost unbelievable story of government intrusion.

        For more information about this please call our office at (800)-985-1819.

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        Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken and Ham Products Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

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        Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, WI. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,694 additional pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The company is recalling these products in addition to the 19,054 pounds of similar products that were recalled on Sept. 25, 2013.

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        October is Speak Out Against Elder Abuse Month

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        Residents’ Rights Month

        Residents Rights Month is the perfect time to reflect upon the overall care and treatment of our loved ones in Nursing Homes. We must remember the difficult road we undertook when choosing a qualified facility to oversee and keep safe our parents. The rights that they have are not any different from the same rights they had the day before they entered the facility. The right to receive unopened mail, to practice their religion of choice, to receive visitors, to choose a physician they are comfortable with, to be informed of all care and treatment, and to receive such care in a dignified manner, while keeping our loved ones safe. These are all rights among many others that nursing homes are charged with providing on a daily basis. The right to a quiet and peaceful environment is equally important and often times one of the most overlooked by most nursing homes. When I was a Vice President of a Nursing Home company here in Illinois, I used to implore are Administrators to ensure the residents were all treated as if they were the only person in the whole facility. Talking to residents and treating them with respect; offering a quiet and enjoyable dining experience, rather than a room filled with loud music because that’s what the aides want to hear, is not an attitude of embracing residents rights.

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