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$2 Million Verdict in Lake County, Indiana, for a Slip and Fall Case Against Restaurant

Robert Montgomery, a Chicago lawyer, along with Clifford Law Offices of Chicago as co-counsel, obtained a $2 million verdict for a man who fell and tore his rotator cuff four years ago at a Schereville, Indiana restaurant. Following a three-day trial, the five-woman-one-man jury decided late yesterday (Aug. 24, 2016) the severe injuries were worth $2 million less 30 percent for the comparative fault on...
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Some 80 Percent of Public Pools Test Positive for Health or Safety Violation

A surprising one out of every eight public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds test positive for at least one health or safety violation, according to data released by "Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report." The data was collected in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from five states that have the greatest number of these facilities: Florida, Arizona, New York, California and Texas....
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More than One in Three Nursing Homes Receive Relatively Low Overall Ratings on Nursing Home Care

More than one third of the nation's 15,500 nursing homes received relatively low ratings of one or two stars under the federal government's recently revamped five-star Quality Rating System, according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This number accounts for some 39 percent of all nursing home residents. The rating system is overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and...
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Premises Liability: Definition

Premises Liability: Liability of landowners or those who are responsible for maintaining the property for activities or conditions occurring on the land.
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Safety Advocate Takes on Guardrail Industry

Industry insider and safety advocate Joshua Harman talks with Bloomberg's Patrick Lee about a design flaw that causes highway guardrails to become deadly spears on impact. To view the video on dangerous guardrails, click here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/b/91f9f0f1-0eeb-4ea1-b0e9-454e04a95cd4 The ABC7 Investigative Team headed by reporter Chuck Goudie reported on Channel 7 in Chicago yesterday about a device that is supposed to protect drivers who hit guardrails head-on,...
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