Caroleann Gallagher attends ITLA Women’s Lobbying Day, State Capitol, Springfield

ITLA launches women’s caucus to foster leaders Photo provided by Rebecca E. Neubauer The newly formed women’s caucus of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association at the state Capitol in Springfield last month. Front and center is caucus chair Margaret P. Battersby Black, partner at Levin & Perconti; to her left, caucus co-vice chair Sarah F. [...]

Workplace Safety & Union Advocacy

 We're all about Safety here at Dwyer & Coogan Which is why we support the rights of workers to unionize their workplaces, because it gives them the opportunity to bargain for safety rules and enforcement.  Recently, the City of Lincolnshire chose to pass a law to restrict the rights of workers to unionize.  They were [...]

Radio Replay–Jim Coogan Legal Analyst (2.15.18)

NURSING ABUSE - PROBABLE CAUSE - CHARLOTTESVILLE Jim Coogan Legal Analyst on The Ben Joravsky Show - February 15, 2018 Ben Joravsky--asking the tough questions in studio (February 15, 2018) Jim Coogan made his monthly appearance as the Legal Analyst on The Ben Joravsky Show (@bennyjshow on Twitter) on WCPT 820 AM Radio, Chicago last [...]

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Nursing Dangers

What images come to mind when you hear the words "nursing home"? Nursing Homes--For many, the image will be of a gentle environment--soft sunlight coming through bright windows, shining on clean floors and furniture with smiling elderly residents.  Others may conjure images of hospital beds and long hallways bustling with nurses and food carts.  The [...]

What the Heck is a TNC? (Ride Share Tips for 2018)

As 2017 rolled along, we were bombarded by reminders that the economy and transportation are continuously changing.  We heard about "the Gig Economy."  We heard about new types of "e-Commerce."  And there were many, many new developments in the world of "the Ride Share Economy."  Technology will always continue to shape how humans get to [...]

Corporations Make Mistakes

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE OUTLINES THE RISKS OF CORPORATE RECKLESSNESS IN WORST CORPORATE CONDUCT OF 2017 REPORT Wells Fargo Among the Worst Corporate Actors in 2017. CORPORATE BENEFITS It is a very common discussion in the news these days: how much is too much regulation?  Americans generally favor risk, rugged individualism, personal responsibility, [...]