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Attorney Mitchell Stewart Lipkin Achieves Highest Possible AV Preeminent Rating

Chicago, IL August 19, 2019 - Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney Mitchell Stewart Lipkin maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethi

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Can I Be Compensated for My Soft Tissue Injury?

Soft tissue injuries most commonly refer to injuries of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, while the different types of soft tissue injuries are classified as sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis.

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Comparative Negligence: Chicago Police Officer Runs Over Woman

A woman lies unconscious in a Chicago alley at night time. A Chicago Police Department car driven by an on-duty officer came along in the alley, and ran her over. She suffered numerous fractures. Does Illinois Statute Protect
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Jury Award Damages Subject to Wide Discretion

A woman in her 40s was struck in the leg by a 2 wheel hand truck. Woman was eventually diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a condition marked by severe, unrelenting pain. The jury returned a verdict of $10 million. In a post-trial motion, Defendant asked the Court to reduce the award.
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Slip and Fall Injury at Chicago Lollapalooza Festival Subject to Open and Obvious Doctrine

In this case an attendee of Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival slipped and fell on a rainy afternoon while exiting the concert, sustaining serious injuries. The plaintiff alleged that the festival sponsor negligently failed to abide by its responsibilities in many ways: failure to have sufficient lighting around exits, failure to place mats over slippery areas, failure to manage the crowd, failure to provide safe means of exiting the Park, and/or failure to cancel the festival. Let's examine this:
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Non Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Several different and separate categories of damages are available in personal injury cases, assuming proof is forthcoming for each category.

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