Terrible Chicago Work Comp Firm Puts Wrong Body Part On Settlement Contracts

There’s one firm in Chicago who handles workers’ compensation claims head and shoulders worse than everyone else.  I say this because at least once a week I get a call about them from existing clients.  It’s almost always the same story: “My lawyer keeps switching”; “They never call me back”; “They promised me my case was worth $100,000 when I signed up and now they want me to settle for $15,000”. View Full Post
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Raw Milk Still Looking for Wins As Legislative Season Nears End

By | Food Safety News | March 23, 2017
Legislatures in almost a dozen states this year are considering whether to permit sales in one form or another of raw milk, which public health officials say is dangerous because it has not been pasteurized to remove harmful pathogens. But as many of those sessions wind down, it doesn’t look like there will be many raw milk bill signings this spring. View Full Post
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USDA Beefs Up Scrutiny of Brazilian Beef Amid Bribery Scandal

By | Food Safety News | March 23, 2017
brazilfederalpolice_406x250None of the slaughter or processing facilities targeted by the Federal Police in Brazil have shipped meat products to the United States, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Nevertheless, FSIS immediately instituted additional pathogen testing of all shipments of raw and ready-to-eat beef products from Brazil once it heard a scandal was brewing. View Full Post
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Sustainable Organics Group Urges Support for Soil-free Growing

By | Food Safety News | March 23, 2017
In advance of the National Organics Standards Board meeting in April, the board’s Crops Subcommittee shared a draft proposal calling for the end of organic certification for hydroponic and aquaponic growers. This proposal, if enacted, will have far reaching and damaging effects on hundreds of producers, thousands of retailers and wholesalers and millions of consumers by significantly reducing the supply of organic produce in the United States. View Full Post
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BOEM Announces Proposal to Sell 73 Million Acres of Gulf of Mexico Leases

By | Louisiana Law Blog | March 22, 2017
GOM By Tod J. Everage With less than one week on the job, newly-confirmed Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke announced that BOEM will offer 73,000,000 acres of lease space located in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration. Proposed Lease Sale 249 is currently scheduled for August 16, 2017, and will include all unleased areas of federal waters in the GOM. View Full Post
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SEC Changes the Regulatory Landscape of Intrastate and Regional Securities Offerings – Rule 147 Amendments Become Effective April 20, 2017

By | Louisiana Law Blog | March 22, 2017
SEC By David P. Hamm, Jr. On October 26, 2016, the SEC adopted final rules that (1) modernize Rule 147, (2) create a new Rule 147A, (3) amend Rule 504, and (4) repeal Rule 505 (collectively, the “Amendments”). The adopting release can be found here. View Full Post
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