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We have all had that dreadful experience of living in an apartment that turned out to be way worse than anticipated. You thought you had the perfect apartment until you start experiencing issues. Issues with safety, health, and quality of the use and enjoyment of the unit are some examples where Tenants often find that their “perfect” apartment is riddled with issues and concerns. However, once...
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As technology continues to revolutionize the world around us, we must be cognizant of the new risks that are inevitably involved. This is especially true with autonomous vehicles. Autonomous vehicles have been gaining popularity with the thought that fully autonomous vehicles will help reduce the rate of accidents, particularly those involving human error. However, there are still many unanswer...
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Internet services such as Google Street View (“Street View”) and Google Maps offer litigants a new realm of discovery resources that did not exist before. These images enable a party to compare images of a location that may have been taken years apart from each other. Although there is some guidance as to the admissibility of these Street View images, uncertainty still exists as to the situatio...
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            Amusement parks are popular summer activity, especially for families and kids. Although amusement parks are relatively safe, injuries still occur frequently. To protect themselves, amusement parks and other facilities will often require the guest to complete a waiver of liability before participating in the activity. If the participant is a minor, the amusement park or facility may ...
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Social media plays a prominent role in the daily lives of millions of people, whether it is to receive a news update, to stay in touch with friends and family, or to gain social recognition. Social media enables a wealth of information to become disposable almost instantaneously. For lawyers, the pervasive nature of social media potentially makes it a goldmine to obtain evidence. However, the q...
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Estate planning involves making plans for how to manage and administer a person’s assets after their death. These assets can include land, tangible property, intellectual property, stock ownerships, etc. Nowadays, a person’s assets may include ownership of any cryptocurrencies, and attorneys should take note of this recent development when creating a plan for a client’s estate.

In the last few ...
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On January 22, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) held in a 5-4 decision that statutes of limitations for state law claims joined in a federal lawsuit are tolled until 30 days after a federal court dismisses the claims. This decision applies to state law claims brought in federal court under the Supplemental Jurisdiction statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1367, which enables federal cour...
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Illinois’ own Abraham Lincoln is one of our nation’s most revered  presidents. However, before he made his legendary mark as leader of the  United States, he was establishing himself as a well-respected attorney  and experienced much success in his legal career. His influence lives on this day, specifically at the Sherwood Law Group. Lincoln’s influence is apparent in many facets of litigation ...
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Chicago is widely known for its many bars and prominent nightlife culture. Unfortunately, not everybody acts responsibly during a night out at the bars. Innocent people might be adversely affected by the actions of an intoxicated person. Whether it is drunk driving, bar fights, or property destruction, the Dram Shop Act allows those injured by an intoxicated person to bring claims against any e...
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Many Illinois residents rely on common carriers for every day, local transportation. A “common carrier” transports goods or people for any person or company. Examples of common carriers include, but are not limited to: public transportation systems, such as the CTA; disability services, such as PACE vehicles; ambulances; railroads; airlines; and taxi cabs. Common carriers have the highest duty o...
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