Front Desk Receptionist – PIA office Murphy & Dunn, P.C., Central Illinois’ largest family law firm, is seeking a full-time Front Desk Receptionist for our Peoria office location.  This fast-paced position requires excellent people skills and multi-line telephone expertise.  Computer competence and the ability to multi-task are required and prior customer service or legal office experience is a plus. View Full Post
Are all of your important passwords written down somewhere? Maybe on a sheet of paper in your desk? If so, it’s probably time to upgrade to a password manager. Barron Henley writes in the March Illinois Bar Journal. “A password manager is a program that can securely store and organize passwords, login credentials, credit card information, bank account information, IDs (driver’s licenses, passports, etc.), and any other piece of information you might need (e.g., your children’s social security numbers, your Delta frequent flyer number, or the license plate number for your car),” Henley writes. View Full Post
In Illinois, incident to resolving a divorce case, all assets and liabilities are required to be identified, valued, and allocated between the parties equitably. Although often resulting in a 50/50 division of marital assets, “equitable” does not necessarily mean “equal.” Prior to either reaching an agreed upon division of assets, or proceeding to trial on the issues of property division, all assets must first be identified and then where possible, valued. View Full Post
This case was based on the distinction between brand name drugs and generics as decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Wyeth v. Levine, 555 U.S. 555 (2009) and PLIVA v. Mensing, 564 U.S. 604 (2011).  The federal district court judge in Chicago, the Northern District of Illinois, dismissed failure-to-warn claims made against Pfizer, the manufacturer of Depo-T, a testosterone therapy that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified as a generic drug. View Full Post