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“Sexting”! What Is All This “Sexting” About Anyway?
Terry Dodds

The Illinois Legislature is considering making “SEXTING” a crime. What is it “SEXTING” you ask?

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Saying Goodbye to One of My Mentors
Terry Dodds

Had to say goodbye to one of my mentors today. He was not only a mentor, but a friend, someone who took me under his wing, and someone who was later able to refer to me as colleague in his profession; thanks partially to his guidance.

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Taking Defendant’s Corvette for Driving While Suspended an Overreach?
Terry Dodds

Alright, I had to blog about this one. It just didn’t sit well at all with me, mainly because it seemed like a complete overreach by governmental authorities.

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Illinois Eavesdropping Law Was Basically Declared Unconstitutional
Terry Dodds

As some of you may be aware, this past week, the 7th Circuit of the U.S. Appellate Court more or less declared that the Illinois Eavesdropping Law was Unconstitutional in its present form. As an Illinois Attorney, the decision came as no shock to me at all.

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Employer Discontinued Worker's Compensation After Termination
Terry Dodds

During oral arguments held at its March 2009 docket, the Illinois Supreme Court was asked to decide whether or not an Illinois employer, with an employee with a workers’ compensation claim, who is entitled to Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits pursuant to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act...

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Receive a Ticket in Illinois for No Insurance? Why Should You Hire an Illinois Lawyer?
Terry Dodds

Recently, a friend received a ticket while driving in Illinois for not having sufficient proof of insurance, or what is often also referred to as a ticket for no valid insurance or a no insurance ticket.

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New Law Would Make Supervision Unavailable for Those Caught Speeding Over 40 Mph
Terry Dodds

Joe Mahr, wrote in an interesting article today in the Chicago Tribune (i) that some Cook, Dupage, and Lake County judges are under close scrutiny following an investigation by the newspaper for handing out what it believes are excessive amounts of supervision for Illinois drivers caught speeding in excess of 40 MPH over the speed limit.

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Punitive Damages in Wrongful Death and Survival Cases
Terry Dodds

Some of my friends and visitors may have noticed that it has been quite some time since I last blogged, and it is something that I have been meaning to do.

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Supreme Court of Illinois Weighs in On Bars with BYOB Policies and Its Common Law Liability
Terry Dodds

Did you know that pursuant to the Illinois Dramshop Act that each bar, liquor store, or liquor establishment who contributed to the intoxication of someone who later causes personal injury to another might be liable to reimburse the injured party or their loved ones for losses they may have incurred?

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People v. Patel – One Must Have Knowledge of Presence of Controlled Substance
Terry Dodds

In the practice of law you occasionally run across an appellate opinion that jumps right off the pages at you, because when you’re done reading it, you say to yourself, “you know, I was right about that.”

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