Illinois DUI Lawyers and the Laws They Deal With

The Illinois Vehicle Code makes it a crime for any person to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or anything else that may intoxicate a person. With respect to alcohol, the bright line rule of law is that anyone whose blood alcohol level or breath alcohol level is 0.08 or higher is prohibited from driving. Under […]

What are post nuptial agreements and are they valid?

A postnuptial agreement is basically a prenuptial agreement that a husband and wife prepare and sign after they are married. In my practice, located in Rochester (Auburn Hills), Oakland County, Michigan, I refer to these documents as “mid-marriage agreements” because the couple is actually signing these agreements during the middle of their marriage when they are not ( at least […]

Three true and strange short stories about a sentence, a plea agreement and an execution

Mr. Robert W, described by prosecutors as a “deranged demon” who kidnapped, raped, brutally tortured and nearly murdered a Columbia University journalism graduate student in 2007, was sentenced on July 24, 2008 to 422 years in prison. The award was the maximum allowed under New York law. His victim was not in court at the sentencing. She wrote a letter […]

Coins of the mysterious prophet Elijah

Perhaps no other figure is as ingrained in Western faith and religious tradition as this lone figure. The prophet Elijah appears prominently in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the Talmud, the Mishnah, and the Qur’an. Elijah’s stories appear in the Manual of Discipline in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Featured in multiple Jewish traditions, the Book of Malachi predicts the […]

The new GRE versus the current GRE

The new GRE is coming. Like overbearing in-laws at Christmas, the new GRE is coming, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. The best course of action is to learn all we can about it, so we know what to expect. The following is a brief summary of the differences between the current GRE and the new (revised) […]

The information paradox

The role of information is key to inform people and players how to act during a game. Information informs strategic decisions at many individual, business, community, government and global levels, empowering these actors to act and behave in accordance with the information provided. When one goes for a job interview, they provide information about their background and qualifications as a […]

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation: An Overview of Things to Know

Workers’ compensation was designed to provide medical benefits and wage replacement for those injured while employed. It is also designed to protect workers from diseases developed or contracted due to exposure in the workplace. Each employer is responsible for providing workers’ compensation insurance or for self-insurance. However, certain employees are exempt from this coverage, including: agricultural employees/employers, domestic workers, some […]