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    major drop in toy safety inspections for over six months due to covid 19 threat
    Posted on December 14, 2020 To

    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 the “buy now” button. It is the duty of CPSC…

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    Bob Clifford to Speak on the Implications of COVID on Civil Litigation
    Posted on October 2, 2020 To

    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 is to encourage a dialog among lawyers, scholars, and judges…

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    Federal Judge Sides with Business Owners in Losses Resulting from Pandemic
    Posted on August 21, 2020 To

    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. U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Bough of the Western District…

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    Cook County Circuit Court Issues Detailed Order Regarding Cases in Law Division
    Posted on July 3, 2020 To

    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 of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association says, “The entire country…

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    Chicago Food and Shelter Project Clifford Law Offices
    Posted on June 9, 2020 To

    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 12, 2020, 791 meals have been provided to individuals in…

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    Posted on May 27, 2020 To

    Clifford Law Offices Cares – Attorneys Step Up to Help Shelters and Support Local Restaurants During Pandemic

    Clifford Law Offices and its attorneys are demonstrating their compassion for those in need of food and shelter during the coronavirus pandemic. Attorneys have joined together to help feed families in need through Clifford Law Offices’ Food and Shelter Project and donated thousands of dollars to send catered meals from local restaurants to homeless shelters throughout the city. Sarah F. King, Erin E. Clifford and Keith A. Hebeisen, partners at Clifford Law Offices, are spearheading…

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    Posted on May 22, 2020 To

    Richard Burke Evaluation of COVID 19 Business Interruption Claims

    In this video, Richard Burke, partner at Clifford Law Offices, talks about the initial evaluation of business interruption claims. Click below to watch the video. When considering if a client has a business loss insurance claim, an attorney needs to: Have the client inform the insurance company that they have been affected by COVID-19 and they are intending to make a claim. The attorney should obtain the policy and review it. The attorney needs to…

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    Posted on May 21, 2020 To

    How Our Lawyers Connect with Clients During COVID-19

    Sarah King, partner at Clifford Law Offices, led a session for the Illinois State Bar Association sharing tips that our personal injury attorneys follow on staying connected during COVID-19. Click below to watch the video. Sarah’s Six Tips for Lawyers to Stay Connected with Clients During COVID 19 are: Make contact with each of your clients. While this might feel overwhelming, she suggests making a list then scheduling check-ins daily. Always see how they are…

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    Erin Clifford Leads Wellness Webinar for NWSBA on May 21st, 2020

    Erin Clifford, partner at Clifford Law Offices and wellness coach, will be leading a session for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA) on May 21, 2020 12pm – 1:15pm on Boosting Wellness and Managing Stress During Quarantine. The event, complimentary to NWSBA members, is part of a series organized to help members deal with the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Erin will be educating attendees on wellness points including: Creating a daily schedule to…

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