Fraud Puts Union Pension Funds at Risk

Union Pension Funds and Fraud Corporate Misconduct and Fraud Union pension funds have continued to suffer unnecessary losses due to corporate fraud and mismanagement. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), whose job it is to monitor publicly traded companies and, when necessary, prosecute actions for fraud, has proven less than effective at being able to…

Delay, Deny, Dispute… and Then Blame the Trial Lawyers

Insurance Company Pay Out Problems Hurricane Katrina Three years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, reports still swirl about homeowners across the region with viable claims for destroyed homes battling denied insurance payments based on fraudulent tactics of delay, deny and dispute. Yes, we all watch the reports with a sense of irritated, albeit…

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Announces Recipients of Amicus Volunteer Award

The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award for 2011. These individuals are recognized for their dedicated volunteer service and professional efforts on behalf of the ITLA Amicus Curiae Committee in preparing legal briefs before the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts during the…

The Yamaha (Rollover) Rhino: UTV or DTV (Death Trap Vehicle)

Yamaha Rhino (Rollover) Dangers Most people see the popular and sporty Yamaha Rhino, a UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) with its supped up bucket seats, a steering wheel instead of handlebars and sturdy roll cage, and instantly get visions of off-road family fun. But for hundreds of individuals and families across the country, the Rhino is…

Changes in Workers’ Compensation Law Affects Your Rights

Changes to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act On June 28, 2011, Governor Quinn signed into law Public Act 94-0018, which made a number of significant changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act that will affect the rights of injured workers across Illinois in a number of ways. This article is meant to provide you with the…

Medical Device Makers Immunized from Lawsuit by Persons They Exploit

Medical Device Makers Regulation It’s interesting to note the number of federal agency insiders stepping up to the plate during these final Bush hours, all wanting to spill the beans to President-Elect Obama about the corruption and mismanagement found within their agencies under the Bush Administration. For some, their actions would be gallant, heroic even,…