The KarDASHian’s Arson Fire Nightmare

Arson fires are not limited to ‘burn out’ areas of a city. Now, an arson fire was attempted at the Kardashian’s store in Los Angeles, California. DASH is a high end target sure to create a media circus. There is little doubt the insurance company will pay to fix the damage in short order. Insurance

Drugged Driving and DUIs

In June, I blogged about the increased penalties on drunk drivers in Illinois.  Anyone driving drunk who causes an injury in an accident will have their license summarily suspended.  Continuing this trend of harsher penalties, the Illinois Supreme Court Upheld the felony conviction of a driver found to be under the influence of drugs and

“IL – Legal” Helpers Debt Resoultion, LLC.

This weeks blog is a public service announcement to anyone who was duped into hiring Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC. Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, recently reached a $2.1 Million settlement with Legal helpers, according to the Chicago Tribune. The suit alleged that Legal Helpers was not actually providing legal help, but rather using lawyers

Amanda Bynes’ Traffic School

Actress Amanda Bynes has been given enough moving violations in the past month to keep almost every police officer, lawyer and judge in L.A. busy for weeks. Remember her? Cute, funny, little girl from All That? In less than a month she has created at least three examples of alleged poor driving behavior. Traffic school

Kim Kardashian’s Flour Power

This Friday, the Kardashians will be in town opening yet another store bearing their ubiquitous names, faces and products. If you are thinking about dropping by to bomb them with flour or other food items, you may want to think twice, and not just because you will be muscled to the floor and taken away

Traffic Stops & Bobby Brown Pops

Did you know that the small sleepy suburb of Oak Park, Illinois recently instituted a “zero tolerance for traffic violations” policy? A tiny infraction can now generate the big pain of fines, traffic court appearances and dreaded points on the license which can lead to increased insurance rates. Ouch! But getting a ticket for a

Hit & Run and Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is in the news again and has provided yet another teaching opportunity for the masses by her “bad behavior.”  This time, she is involved in an alleged hit and run accident.  The story is that she “bumped” a hookah lounge manager’s knee with her Porsche and then left the scene without talking to

What’s Next for Dr. Conrad Murray?

I recently blogged that Dr. Conrad Murray had to fight the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the event he had medical malpractice insurance.  In spite to the guilty verdict that would likely void coverage (assuming he was insured) it is still likely that he will still face civil suit from the Jackson Clan.  I will

Dr. Conrad Murray and Medical Malpractice Insurance?

If you’re wondering why Dr. Conrad Murray is fighting so hard in the criminal trial, think Medical Malpractice insurance coverage. Assuming he has it and assuming the Jackson Clan is gearing up for a medical malpractice suit, in most cases, a criminal conviction will void the policy. In short, Dr. Murray has no choice but

Six Tips to Stop Cyberbullying!

While anyone can be a victim of Cyberbullying, it is usually students that are affected by it. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has put together a list of things you can do to stop the scourge of Cyberbullying. I have abbreviated it below: 1. Print out all instances of Cyberbullying; 2. Keep the electronic evidence.

Where’s My Money II. Get Paid Faster!

Last year I blogged about a common question asked after suit is filed: When can I expect to recover on my personal injury or insurance claim or “Where’s My Money?” There are a number of factors that play into the answer, but if a case does not settle before suit is filed and remains contested,

After Life Insurance Assurance

Here is a surprise you do not want while you are going through the pain of your loved one’s death: Your claim for life insurance has been denied because of an issue with the application completed years before. Most frequently the issue is with a disclosure about your loved one’s health. For example, the insured