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  • Medical malpractice suits not rising

     
    Listen to health officials and you'll believe that tort reform -- essentially, limits on individuals' right to sue when they're allegedly harmed receiving care -- is necessary to stem the rising cost of health care. While it is true that health care costs...
  • Lehigh nail salon among businesses, professionals sanctioned by state licensing boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (June 3) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against businesses and professionals in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where...
  • No, 12-year-old evildoers aren't 'adults'

     
    Friday's print column, expanding on a recent blog post Almost as shocking as the accusation that two 12-year-old girls from near Milwaukee stabbed a friend nearly to death Saturday was the news that authorities are charging the girls as adults.......
  • Tidbits and bets from Vegas: Daly is a big loser, but those who go with Pacers could win big

     
    Haven't received a report from RJ Bell of Pregame.com in a while. He always has interesting stuff on what's going on at the sports books in Las Vegas. I am personally hoping sports betting will be legalized in New Jersey and believe that will create a...
  • Should we send Amanda Knox back to face prison in Italy?

     
    Story: An Italian appeals court has upheld a guilty verdict against a former American university student convicted of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. The court imposed a 28 1/2 year sentence on Amanda Knox (above, Reuters photo).......
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Michalowski v. Rutherford et. al, plain text version

     
    (Skip ahead to No. 35 for the sex-related allegations) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION EDMUND MICHALOWSKI (Plaintiff) v. (DAN RUTHERFORD, individually, and KYLE HAM, individually ( Defendants. )...
  • Today's spit-take

     
    How big a jerk is Michael Jordan? The near pathological competitiveness and narcissism of the greatest basketball player of all time is fairly well known, but for all the joy he gave us in winning six NBA championships with the......
  • Convicted felons -- when and where they can run for office

     
    My Wednesday column deals with the efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to block former Ald. Ike Carothers -- who pleaded guilty to political corruption in 2010 and was sentenced to 28 months in......
  • The Illinois Supreme Court on convicted felons -- when and where they can run for office

     
    Highlights from two key rulings: Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District. COLES v. RYAN (1980) On March 26, 1976, plaintiff Donald R. Coles was convicted of extortion in violation of 18 U.S.C. s 1951 in the United States District Court......
  • Doctors, nurses, pharmacist reprimanded by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in December) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's...
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....