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Illinois Appellate Court Rules Advocate Data Breach Case to Proceed

An Illinois appellate court recently ruled that a class action can move forward against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp., for the theft of millions of patients' private information including medical issues and social security numbers. Clifford Law Offices is serving as co-lead counsel in the matter against the major health care provider that stored unencrypted data containing the full names, addresses, birth dates, social security...
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At Least 15 People Hurt in CTA Crash on Chicago’s Near North Side

At least 15 people were sent to area hospitals following a Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 23, 2019) crash between a CTA bus and a Mercedes on the border of Chicago’s Goose Island and River West neighborhoods on Chicago’s near North side. The ages and conditions of 13 people on the bus were unknown. The two occupants of the Mercedes reportedly were critically injured and were taken...
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Jack Casciato Authors Column on Lowering Driving Age of Truckers

Jack J. Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, recently authored a column for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on a President Trump initiative to lower the driving age for truckers to 18 years old. Currently, it stands at 21 years old to operate a commercial vehicle interstate. Casciato discusses the implications of this measure, particularly given the statistics of accidents involving teen drivers and the...
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Sarah King and Chuck Haskins Co-Moderate Program on Motion Practice

Sarah F. King and Charles R. Haskins, associates at Clifford Law Offices, moderated a program Thursday on “Motion Practice in Cook County Circuit Court.” The three-hour seminar included Judge James Flannery, Chief Judge of the Law Division, as well as Judges Melissa Durkin, Patricia O’Brien Sheahan, Lorna Propes and James Snyder. Topics that were covered included voluntary dismissal, discovery issues, directed verdict motions, post-trial motions,...
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Bob Clifford to be honored as Class Action Trial Lawyer of 2018 by The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers will be honoring Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, as the Class Action Trial Lawyer of the Year in Miami Beach, Florida, at its annual summit next week. The organization, consisting of trial lawyers from around the country, names top trial lawyers in various practice areas who achieved particular excellence during the year. Clifford was named...
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