Employer Obligations Under OHSA’s Crystalline Silica Standards

What is Respirable Crystalline Silica? Crystalline silica is a common mineral and fundamental component in materials like granite, sand, stone, concrete and mortar.  It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone. Approximately 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to silica at work.  Silica particles that […]

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United States Supreme Court Revisits Final Judgment Rule

During virtually every legal proceeding, in the back of the mind for every litigant and attorney, there looms a single word that is either loved or hated: appeal. Simply put, an appeal is a review of a lower court’s decision or decisions by appellate judges. However, not every decision warrants an appeal. Without delving into […]

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Sports Betting Coming to Illinois?

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court took arguments in a case that will determine whether New Jersey will be allowed to offer betting on professional and college sports.  One study has predicted that a chain reaction of sports betting legislation will take effect if the Supreme Court rules in New Jersey’s favor.  The study, […]

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Illinois Trying to Bring Back Collaborative Law

Collaborative law, or collaborative practice, is a process of voluntary dispute resolution that allows parties to settle without resorting to litigation.  The practice has been used for about thirty years, and although it is most often used in family law disputes, it can also be helpful with probate issues or small business disputes.  Starting January […]

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