May 12, 2013 | Michael Rosenblat

Websites lawyers love (and you will too) – ABA Journal

The always crowd-pleasing session “60 Sites in 60 Minutes” closed the ABA Techshow Saturday as speakers Britt Lorish, Eric Mazzone, Lincoln Mead and Mark Rosch shared their top websites for lawyers. A few of our favorite sites include: • Viivo and Sookasa: If you share and store documents in the cloud-based storage system Dropbox, then […]

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May 11, 2013 | Michael Rosenblat

Drug dog sniff outside home is search, SCOTUS says; Scalia opinion relies on curtilage concept – ABA Journal

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police conducted a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment when they used a police dog to sniff for drugs on the porch of a home. Conservative Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas joined with three of the court’s liberals to form a majority. The case is […]

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February 7, 2013 | Michael Rosenblat

Floyd Landis vs Lance Armstrong False Claims Case

The False Claims Act case against Lance Armstrong is the focus of an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin with numerous quotes from Chicago False Claims Act attorney Michael C. Rosenblat.

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January 15, 2013 | Michael Rosenblat

Lance Armstrong sued under False Claims Act

According to an article in today’s WSJ Floyd Landis filed a suit against Armstrong alleging he violated the FCA by defrauding the US Postal Service

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January 8, 2013 | Michael Rosenblat

$2.4 million settlement against Stericycle, Inc

For Immediate Release: January 8, 2013 Qui Tam False Claims Act Lawsuit filed by Jennifer Perez On January 8, 2013, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a $2.4 million settlement against Stericycle, Inc., one of the largest medical waste disposal companies in the United States, for overcharging nearly 1,000 New York government entities. The lawsuit […]

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December 11, 2012 | Michael Rosenblat

Court Declares Illinois Gun Laws Unconstitutional

Court Declares Illinois Gun Laws Unconstitutional Today the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the Illinois law prohibiting a person from carrying a loaded concealed gun unconstitutional. Moore v. Madigan, 12-1269. The Court after going through an historical review and a look at the U.S. Supreme Court cases of District of Columbia v. Heller, […]

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October 23, 2012 | Michael Rosenblat

97% of Federal and 94% of State Convictions are Guilty Pleas

Ninety-seven percent of federal convictions and ninety-four percent of state convictions are the result of guilty pleas. With that in mind, the Supreme Court has expended a defendant’s right to counsel to plea-bargaining having determined that negotiating a deal with the government is a critical stage in representing a client.  Poor advice on the law […]

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October 18, 2012 | Michael Rosenblat

Shoplifting not a Burglary

Many of the State’s Attorneys have been adding burglary charges a Class 2 felony, punishable by 3-7 years, to every misdemeanor retail theft by charging that these shoplifters were entering or remaining in the store to commit a theft and were thus committing a burglary. Fortunately, the Appellate Court applies some common sense which will […]

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June 20, 2012 | Michael Rosenblat

Is the Right to Confrontation being Eroded?

There has been a lot of consternation over the US Supreme Court’s opinion in Williams v. Illinois, No. 10-8505, June 18, 2012, from defense attorneys; however, the decision actually seems to be pretty limited.  The ISP expert testified that a DNA profile produced by Cellmark matched defendant’s, but Williams had the opportunity to confront her […]

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June 14, 2012 | Michael Rosenblat

Divorce Attorney Will Testify in Peterson Trial

Divorce Attorney Will Testify in Peterson Trial.

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