Howard Ankin

162 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States

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General Motors Has Set A New Precedence For Auto Recalls This Year

General Motors (GM) has set a new precedence for auto recalls this year, as the first cavalcade of auto recalls quickly turned the safety notices into background noise ignored by many of the effected car owners. GM started the…more
| Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Juveniles Records Expunged

Juveniles are now able to get their records expunged because of the new “Clean Slate” law. The new law will now expunge the arrests records of many teens with minor offenses…more
| Criminal Law

Pradaxa and Actos: Is Non-Preservation of Documents an Emerging Trend?

When a US District Court judge fined Boehringer Ingelheim almost $1 million at the end of last year for failure to preserve documents regarding the blood thinner Pradaxa, the decision served as a precursor to a similar position…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Employee Misclassification Act

The Employee Misclassification Act is a hot button topic at both state and federal levels. The act currently only applies to employers in the construction industry…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Reproductive Medicine

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine In 2010, 61,000 babies were born through assisted reproductive technology; a few State higher courts have addressed what happens to the frozen embryos once a couple…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Family Law

Firearm Concealed Carry Act

On July 9, 2013, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act became state law and Illinois became the 50th state to enact concealed-carry legislation. The Illinois law allows concealed guns on private property and places of work and worship…more
| Education

Give A Big Applause To CVS

CVS Caremark, the country’s largest drugstore chain in overall sales, announced in February that it planned to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 2014. The company estimated that its decision would…more
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Potential Risk In Using Baby Powder

Nothing is more refreshing than a warm shower followed by a little sweet smelling powder. Whether you use a generic baby powder or a name brand perfumed brand, you probably have never considered that you could be putting…more
| Personal Injury

Apps Based Car Services-The Question Is Insurance

The drivers of app based car services are considered to be independent contractors, not employees and not on the clock unless there is a passenger in their car. If you examine the car service model, on paper these drivers aren’t…more
| Personal Injury

War On Potholes

Winter is causing a lot of potholes and problems for drivers in the Chicago metro area. Many auto repair shops and insurance adjusters are experiencing a backlog of work as autos experience flat tires or more expensive repairs…more
| Personal Injury

What Does Product Liability Mean Anyway?

Ralph Nader worked as a lawyer while he researched his 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed. The book focused on the Chevrolet Corvair, but many of the problems he detailed, including the lack of standard seatbelts, metal dashboards…more
| Personal Injury

Do You Have To Shovel Your Sidewalk?

It’s the law in Chicago, and many suburban municipalities, that you must keep sidewalks shoveled. According to Chicago’s code, “Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any building or lot of ground…more
| Personal Injury

IDOT Delayed In Speed Limit Sign Installation

As of January 1, 2014, Illinois drivers can now legally drive up to 70 miles per hour on portions of some highways including I-280, I-74, I-80 and I-88. IDOT has been delayed in the installation of new speed limit signs due to…more
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The Marketplace Fairness Act Would Grant States The Authority Regarding Online Sales Tax

The Marketplace Fairness Act, if passed by House and signed by the President, would grant states the authority to force online and catalog retailers (“remote sellers”), no matter where they are located, to collect sales tax at…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Insurance For High School Sports

“Rocky’s Law,” which was signed on August 4th, by Governor Quinn and takes effect January 1, 2014 is requiring all high schools in Illinois to offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. “Rocky’s Law” was…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education, Insurance
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