Marler Clark: 26 Years of E. coli Lawsuits and Advocacy

E. coli are bacteria that can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that E. coli causes 2,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year. Ten percent of E. coli victims develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can cause kidney failure, damage to the central nervous system, and ultimately death. The Marler Clark E. coli lawyers have unmatched experience representing victims of E. coli and HUS. We have represented hundreds of victims of E. coli outbreaks traced to foods such as hamburgers, spinach, raw milk, water, and food served at restaurants. The Marler Clark E. coli lawyers are the only lawyers in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on plaintiff foodborne illness litigation. E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits AFG / Supervalu E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits – Minnesota (2000) AgVenture Farms Petting Zoo E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Lawsuits – Florida (2005) Ambassel Ethiopian….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Dividing Property and Debt in an Illinois Divorce

One of the most difficult issues that all couples have to face when they get a divorce is determining how they will divide the marital property. Most people think that property division only pertains to assets such as the family home, vehicles, cash and other household items, but all of a couple’s property needs to be divided during a divorce — including assets and debts that are not necessarily tangible. Property division tends to become more difficult the longer a couple has been married because couples that have been together for many years have typically accumulated more together. Marital and Non-marital Property Before you go to court, you must first determine which property is actually subject to division. In Illinois, all marital property is subject to division and non-marital property is not. Marital property is any property or debt that was acquired by either spouse after the marriage. All other property is considered to be non-marital property. Factors Used….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Medicare’s fiscal outlook deteriorates as 2026 funding cliff looms

Heads Up! – in a follow up to my posting on April 22, 2019 – How Old Will You Be When Social Security’s Funds Run Out? – moving on to Medicare – the news is likewise bleak via WaPo: “Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is set to run out of money by 2026, as lower tax revenue and higher payments to medical providers have helped weaken the long-term fiscal outlook of the health care program for America’s senior citizens, the Trump administration said on Monday. Medicare’s costs overall are expected to continue rising sharply over the next several decades, from about 3.7 percent of the total U.S. economy to 5.9 percent, putting a strain on the federal budget that lawmakers must act to avoid, according to a report produced by the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees…” 2019 Medicare Trustees Report 2019 Expanded and Supplementary Tables and Figures.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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How to Get a Library of Congress Reader’s Card

Bookriot: “…The process is actually pretty easy and, once you have it, you can access reading rooms and materials at the Library of Congress beyond what’s available to the public online. The Library of Congress website gives a decent rundown of how to go about it, but sometimes instructions from the eyes of the customer can be helpful. So, how do you get a Library of Congress Reader’s Card? First things first—you need to get yourself to the Library of Congress. Located in Washington, D.C., the Jefferson Building is directly across from the Capitol Building, so you can feasibly make a day of it. The best way to get to the area is by Metro….”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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California Inverse Condemnation And Wildfires: The Comic

Thanks to Professor Michael Wara's Twitter feed, here is what might possibly be the first and only example of a comic strip devoted to inverse condemnation. Yes, it is on an advocacy site (the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245), and it doesn't really go into the details of the doctrine, but come on, what did you expect? Just sit back and enjoy... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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