Howard Ankin

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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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

New Illinois Driving Laws

Illinois drivers can rest a little easier after Governor Quinn signed two new laws on Monday August 5th 2013. The first being “Kelsey’s Law” that targets drivers under the legal driving age and the second being “Patricia’s Law”…more

| Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Illinois Changes Election-Voting Laws

There is no excuse not to be registered voter. The State of Illinois has just made it easier for residents to register to vote. In July, Governor Quinn approved the Omnibus Elections Bill which makes Illinois the 18th state to…more

| Elections & Politics

Blue Cart Recycling Program

This summer Chicago expanded its blue cart recycling program to an additional 61,000 households…more

| Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential

Medical Discrimination And The Law

Imagine that you have just found out that you have a serious illness; there are a number of thoughts running through your mind. One of them is “What about work?”…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Dog Days Of Summer Responsible Dog Owner

You have probably seen the Montrose Dog Beach on Lake Michigan where canines and their human companions can romp in the sand and splash in the water…more

| Personal Injury

Attractive Nuisance On Your Property

We so often hear people talk about an attractive nuisance when referring to items in yards such as a swimming pool, but what does that mean?…more

| Personal Injury

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