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National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Services

At Gilfix & La Poll, we take pride in innovating new ways to serve our estate planning clients. We recently published an article in Estate Planning magazine covering two ways in which we build beneficial relationships with our clients that address modern, timely issues. The first is helping clients take advantage of “new economy” services. These are online-based businesses that are exploding... 

Litigation Funding Provides Plaintiffs With The Freedom To Wait For The Highest Possible Settlement

When pursuing money damages in personal injury lawsuits, corporate greed can often prevent a fair settlement from being reached quickly. Insurance companies and deep pocket defendants always have significant economic advantages over injured plaintiffs; they are infamous for delaying proceedings and denying fair resolution. They are not the injured. They are not the one out of work. They can feed their... 

Walgreens sued after teen dies from morphine intoxication

The parents of a teenager filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Walgreens, alleging their son died of morphine intoxication due to medical negligence. Tom Steinbacher Sr. and Christine Steinbacher, as co-administrators of their son’s estate, filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court on April 21. They are seeking a jury trial in addition to damages in excess of $50,000. Among the doctors,... 

DUI/DWI and Immigration

With Thanksgiving approaching, I hope you all stay safe and don’t drink and drive.  But if you are a non immigrant (ie with say a H, E, an L or a TN visa) and you get caught (not convicted, just caught), you may receive a letter in the mail, cancelling your visa. But, you say, you thought that you were presumed innocent until proven guilty in America.  And you are right.  Yet, the Department of... 

How to handle the Department of State

Useful tips 1. Go dressed well for the interview 2. If you get a 221 G –con tact your attorney. Consulate decisions are final, and if you are denied, you will not be able to reenter 3. After you submit your answer for a 221G, please have patience. 4. The posts tell you to wait at least 60 days before inquiring. We actually advise 90 days. The posts are busy, so if you make yourself or your attorney... 

Product Liability Lawsuit Against Helmet Manufacturer After Son’s Brain Injury Death

The mother of a Chicago football player has filed a product liability lawsuit against the maker of a helmet her son had been wearing when he suffered a fatal blow during a game last year. The school district is also a named defendant, accused of negligence resulting in the teen’s wrongful death.  According to The Chicago Tribune, the teen suffered blunt force trauma to his head during a game... 

Housing Assistance for People with Disabilities

Housing Assistance for People with Disabilities Finding affordable housing can be difficult for people with disabilities, who may have special housing needs or limited funds. However, there are a number of resources available to help: Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York The Center for Independence of the Disabled (CID-NY) is a primary resource. In addition to providing individuals with... 

Housing Assistance for People with Disabilities

Finding affordable housing can be difficult for people with disabilities, who may have special housing needs or limited funds. However, there are a number of resources available to help: Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York The Center for Independence of the Disabled (CID-NY) is a primary resource. In addition to providing individuals with referrals and resources related to affordable... 

Twenty Feet of Muck Killed 43

A landslide, in 2014, killed 43 people in rural Oso, northeast of Seattle. A $60 million settlement has been reached in the case. The largest wrongful death lawsuit in history was just about to begin when the logging company agreed to settle for $10 million. The agreement to settle for $10 million came on the heels of an agreement with the state for $50 million. On March 22, 2014, a massive mudslide... 

Litigation Funding is a Godsend When Running Out of Resources in a Pending Lawsuit

Running out of gas can put motorist and their passengers in jeopardy should the vehicle suddenly become immobilized on the roadway; drivers can end up stranded in the middle of a busy highway without the ability to move their vehicle. Being stranded in the middles of the road can result in a serious or fatal multi-car crash. The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that a 26-year-old man was killed... 
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