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Security Deposit Issues Rental Agreement

New ordinance outlines security deposit issues while moving into or out of a rental in Cook County

By Michael DeSantis In recent blogs, we have discussed the newly enacted Cook County Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance. This time, we will focus on Section 42-811, which discusses security deposits. First, a landlord may not demand or receive a security deposit in excess of 1 1/2 months’ rent. The ordinance specifically states that you

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Personal Injury Lost Wages

Personal injury plaintiffs could seek additional claims for lost wages for yourself and a caregiver

By Aaron Novasic Any injury you sustain as a result of an accident, that is no fault of your own, entitles you to recover medical expenses as well as past pain and suffering, future medical expenses, and permanency, which are injuries that have long-lasting effects. Plaintiffs in such personal injury cases, who are expecting compensation

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Taxotere cases

Taxotere cases wind their way through court as victims grapple with permanent hair loss

By Magdalena F. Gonzalez Taxotere (of the average Taxotere case. So far, the bellwether trials in the Taxotere litigation have not gone particularly well for the plaintiffs, as they have exposed evidentiary weaknesses and issues with proving causation. Nevertheless, thousands of plaintiffs are prepared to proceed with a trial eventually. Plaintiffs’ attorneys across the country

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power of attorney

Designating powers of attorney for health care and finances are vital now more than ever

By Ann M. Fischer It is more important than ever to have powers of attorney (POA) in place for your finances and for your health care. There are many cases where people find themselves suffering financial consequences because they did not prepare a POA before an event occurred that rendered them incapable of handling their

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repairs neglected by landlord

Repairs neglected by landlord? Tenant has rights under new Cook County apartment ordinance

By Michael DeSantis A newly enacted Cook County residential tenant-and-landlord ordinance includes Section 42-806, which focuses on various tenants’ rights that you should know. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to pass the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (No. 20-3562), which went into effect on June 1 and has been the topic of our

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cook county landlord tenant rights

New Cook County ordinance on landlord-tenant rights defines issues related to utilities, rent payments and move-in fees

By Michael DeSantis A newly enacted Cook County residential tenant-and-landlord ordinance includes Section 42-805, which focuses on various tenants’ rights that you should know. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to pass the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (No. 20-3562), which goes into effect in June and has been the topic of our blogs

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Rental Agreements Chicago

Rental agreements now have more restrictions in new Cook County ordinance

By Michael DeSantis Landlords should be aware of Section 42-804 of a new Cook County ordinance that deals with requirements for rental agreements. These rental agreements will have more restrictions and need to follow certain requirements as laid out in this new ordinance. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to pass the Residential

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Exclusions for Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance

Here’s how some exclusions may apply to new Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance

By Michael DeSantis On Jan.  28, the Cook County commissioners voted unanimously to pass the new Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (No. 20-3562), which goes into effect in June. This ordinance applies to residential tenancies across Cook County with limited exclusions. We will go through the ordinance in a series of blogs, with this one tackling

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Employer-Covid-19-vaccinations

Employers should exercise reason when considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for employees

By Thomas Haught Can an employer require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine?  Ask 10 experts and get 10 different responses.  Before push comes to shove, the reasonable approach is for employers to simply encourage vaccination.  Allow employees to get vaccinated on work time, without docking pay.  Allow an employee a day off if they

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remote legal hearings

Remote hearings, one year later: Will they become the norm?

By Aaron Novasic When COVID-19 began to wreak havoc on our society last year, it also closed down the justice system as well. But the court system could not remain closed forever, especially as thousands of cases — affecting thousands of lives, communities and businesses — were winding their way through local, state and federal

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us immigration 2021

Those denied U.S. entry may now be able to come after immigration ban revoked

By Ann Fischer Families with loved ones or companies seeking workers from overseas now could have new opportunities to enter the United States. On Jan. 20, a new Presidential Executive Order was entered by the Biden Administration that revokes Executive Orders and Proclamations from the previous administration and allows the entry of more foreign nationals

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