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COVID-19

Major Drop In Toy Safety Inspections for Over Six Months Due to COVID-19 Threat

A USA TODAY investigation found that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) pulled its toy police from ports around the country for over 6 months because of the threat of COVID-19, causing a major drop in safety inspections. This is a follow up from our Most Dangerous Toys of 2020 post, further warning parents, grandparents, and gift-givers to research a toy's potential hazards before clicking...
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Bob Clifford to Speak on the Implications of COVID on Civil Litigation

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, spoke on “The Implications for Civil Juries” at a webinar program sponsored by Berkeley Law School and the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, a think tank based in California formed 40 years ago. The webinar took place Thursday, Oct. 1, on a Zoom conference starting at 11:15 a.m. CST. The purpose of the program...
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Federal Judge Sides with Business Owners in Losses Resulting from Pandemic

A federal judge in Kansas City ruled that policyholders whose businesses have been interrupted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic may proceed with their cause of action against their insurers. Many business owners have contacted Clifford Law Offices to pursue insurance loss claims as a result of them being forced to shut down or significantly scale back when the coronavirus struck the United States....
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Cook County Circuit Court Issues Detailed Order Regarding Cases in Law Division

Judge James P. Flannery, Presiding Judge of the Law Division of the  Cook County Circuit Court (which hears civil matters alleging at least $50,000 in damages), issued a comprehensive 37-page order Thursday (July 2, 2020) that will ensure that those cases can continue to be prepared for trial or settlement during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Keith A. Hebeisen, partner at Clifford Law Offices and past President...
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Clifford Law Offices Launches Chicago Food and Shelter Project

Clifford Law Offices attorneys have come together to start the Chicago Food and Shelter Project, which provides food to people in need while supporting Chicago restaurants and caterers during COVID-19. Attorneys at Clifford Law Offices have donated thousands of dollars to send catered meals from local restaurants to homeless shelters throughout Chicago, and will continue to do so several times per week. As of June...
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