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June 19, 2017 Jim Coogan

On June 7, 2017, Jim Coogan joined host Ben Jarovsky of The Ben Jarovsky Show on WCPT AM820 Radio in Chicago for an hour of talking the law in the news and taking calls.  This was Jim’s second appearance as a guest on the Show.  Ben and Jim discussed some of the legal aspects and […]

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June 15, 2017 Jim Coogan

..but a right that you’ll be grateful to have if something goes wrong. As you read this, there is a bill that has been presented in the United States House of Representatives.  It’s titled the “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017” (H.R. 1215).  It is a clever name.  Who doesn’t want to protect something […]

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May 23, 2017 Jim Coogan

The United States Supreme Court recently rejected a Kentucky State Court-rule that restricted the ability of a Nursing Homes to assert that a case must go to Arbitration when the care agreement was entered into by a ‘Power of Attorney.’  (Click the link to download the entire U.S. Supreme Court decision). In the Kindred Nursing […]

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May 15, 2017 Jim Coogan

On May 10, 2017, The Ben Jarovsky Show on WCPT AM820 (Chicago) welcomed our very own Jim Coogan on the show as a Guest.  The day’s news focused on the high-profile termination of former FBI Dir. James B. Comey, as the Trump Administration had announced the decision the prior afternoon.  The story continued to develop […]

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April 20, 2017 Jim Coogan

Illinois is located in the geographical middle of the United States.  Because of our access to rivers like the Mississippi, lakes like Lake Michigan, and the intersection of so many well-traveled Interstate Highways and Rail lines, we’re at the center of American commerce.  The convenience and utility of our location and infrastructure is one of […]

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April 12, 2017 Jim Coogan

On Monday, April 10, 2017, our Managing Partner, Jim Coogan, was invited to be a guest on the nationally-syndicated “The Norman Goldman Show.”  Norman Goldman has been hosting his own radio show since 2009, presenting a daily look at “law, civics, and politics.”  It’s a very educational show with an emphasis on how the government […]

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March 14, 2017 Jim Coogan

This is serious business.  The New York Times has published a review this morning of just how dangerous the Class Action Fairness Act of 2017 is. We all know that “trial lawyers” are not always regarded very highly by the average American.  Most folks, if they’ve never had to turn to attorneys or Courts to […]

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October 6, 2016 Jim Coogan

Hurt at work?  Your employer is going to take care of things, right? That clinic they send you to will do the right tests?  They’ll get you the right treatments, right? What about paying the bills while you can’t work? If the doctor wants you to rest, or if you’re too injured to be able […]

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September 29, 2016 Jim Coogan

This is important news.  The AP and other outlets are reporting that the Department of Health & Human Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the Federal Government has issued a new rule that will prohibit pre-dispute Arbitration clauses from Nursing Home contracts.  This means that you or your loved one will not be […]

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August 26, 2016 Jim Coogan

I know, I know.  First of all, no one likes to be sold to.  Second, everyone is skeptical about insurance salesmen (remember “Needlenose” Ned Ryerson?).  Lastly, who wants to get insurance sold to them by an injury lawyer? Amirite?  Oramirite?  Right?  Right? But, please hear me out.  This advice comes from a good place and […]

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