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Chicago Law Firm Makes 2016 "Best Law Firms" List

Clifford Law Offices has been selected by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers as a 2016 "Best Law Firm" in six legal categories. Both U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers ranked more than 12,000 firms in the United States.

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According to the website, "The U.S.News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process." 

Kenneth Feinberg, Mass Victims Compensation Expert, Hired by Volkswagen to Handle Rigged-Emissions Claims

Kenneth Feinberg, an attorney internationally recognized for working out payments to victims of the BP Gulf oil spill, General Motors ignition switch scandal, the 9/11 victims' compensation fund and other high-profile cases, has been hired by Volkswagen to work in a similar capacity to resolve thousands of lawsuits involving its emissions scandal.

The Leading Lawyers of Clifford Law Offices

Clifford Law Offices prides itself on tackling complex cases to the very end. The firm devotes 100 percent of its litigation resources to plaintiffs' work, evidenced by its notable verdicts - some of them record setting - in a variety of tort practice areas.

Clifford Law Offices was named one of the National Law Journal's Top 50 "America's Elite Trial Lawyers" in the country in 2014, the only Chicago law firm to be awarded this honor. Clifford Law Offices was twice named on the "Plaintiff's Hot List: 20 Go-To Teams" by the National Law Journal. It has received first-tier rankings in various practice areas including medical malpractice, product liability and mass tort/class action work by U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Guide.

Michael S. Krzak Publishes Article In ABA Section of Litigation/Mass Torts

Michael S. Krzak recently authored an article that was published in the quarterly ABA Section of Litigation/Mass Torts. The article is titled Show It, Don't Tell It-Twenty-First-Century Animation in Air Crash Litigation. An excerpt appears below:

Clifford Law Offices Obtains Record Verdict in Med Mal Case in Ford County

Keith A. Hebeisen and Sarah F. King, attorneys at Clifford Law Offices late Friday (Dec. 11, 2015) obtained a record $950,000 verdict in Ford County in a medical malpractice case.

The verdict is a record involving a medical malpractice case in Ford County, according to John Kirkton of the Jury Verdict Reporter, who reported that the previous highest verdict or settlement in that county was $370,000 in 2007.

The verdict was reached following a two-week trial involving a 73-year-old man who was admitted to a local hospital in downstate Illinois complaining of chest pain. Despite two previous visits to the emergency room and his primary care physician's clinic that week with similar complaints, no cardiac testing or monitoring was ordered and no referral to a cardiologist was made.

Fear of Hoverboards Exploding Leads to Confiscation of Self-Balancing Scooters in U.K.

A popular gift for the upcoming holidays is the much-touted "hoverboard," a self-balancing scooter that many young people like to use as a method of simple transportation.

However, a grave concern over the possibility of these vehicles exploding has led officials in the United Kingdom to confiscate 15,000 of them at ports and airports in recent months.

The media is reporting that officers from the U.K.'s Trading Standards have inspected more than 17,000 and have seized about 88 percent of them over the fear of the product bursting into flames possibly from defective plugs, batteries, chargers and cabling. Some that were confiscated reportedly did not have fuses. Leaving the device to charge overnight on its own also is considered a possibly dangerous practice.

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