Howard Ankin

162 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States

  • 312-346-8780
  • 312-346-8781

Ban the Box

Governor Quinn recently signed the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, AKA “Ban the Box,” which prohibits many employers from requiring that applicants list their criminal history on job applications. The law…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Gun Store Law in Chicago

Despite being forced to allow gun sales by a federal judge, the Chicago City Council approved a legislation that would significantly limit locations at which gun stores could be opened. Gun store owners are being made aware…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law

Traffic Ticket Quotas

The policy of assigning quotas for the number of traffic tickets each officer must issue officially ended in Illinois after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation in June. This is good news for some drivers but ending the policy…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Boating Safety Issues

Most people already knows that drinking alcohol and driving a car is a dangerous combination, however, there is less awareness of the same dangers while operating a boat. Mix water, a boat and throw in alcohol and the results…more
| Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Vehicular Homicide

Several states have laws referred to as an assault by auto or vehicular homicide as it is considered in Illinois. As the driver of a truck, there is a lot of responsibility; the greatest concern is safety and keeping fatigued…more
| Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Home Kitchen / Chloe Stirling’s

Twelve-year-old Chloe Stirling’s started a cupcake business, called “Hey Cupcake!” in her parent’s kitchen. On June 10th, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill in her family’s kitchen in downstate Troy, just east of St. Louis MO, that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

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
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