Legal Pads and Spit Up Rags: A New Mom on Making it Work

February 08, 2013

Balancing and juggling.  A working mom’s life often sounds like a circus performance.  The words carry with them an insidious threat.  Let your guard down for a moment and the whole thing may fall apart.  I’ve been back in the[...]

Hall of Shame: Chinese Chicken Jerky Dog Treats and the FDA

January 31, 2013

For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has been investigating a possible contamination in chicken jerky dog treats. The investigation began in 2007 (on the heels of the massive recall of melamine-tainted pet food in the U.S. and[...]

Innovator Liability Opens Doors to Recovery for Generic Drug Consumers

January 28, 2013

After the U.S. Supreme Court decided PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing in 2011, generic drug users were left searching for possible avenues of legal recovery after incurring injury.  The Mensing decision, which held that state law failure-to-warn claims cannot be brought[...]

Ending the Judicial Vacancy Crisis

January 08, 2013

Chief Justice Roberts recently issued his annual year-end report on the federal judiciary.[1]  After focusing in large part on the “aggressive” cost-containment measures that the Judicial Branch has implemented in response to the country’s fiscal dilemmas—in FY 2012, the Judiciary[...]

The Republican State of Mind: It Only Matters If It Happens to Me

January 04, 2013

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk suffered a stroke about a year ago.  He is only 53 years old, was an active member of the Navy Reserves and worked out regularly, so it was, to say the least, a surprise.  After a[...]

Wexler Wallace Volunteers at the Albany Park Community Center

December 11, 2012

This past Wednesday, Wexler Wallace shut its office for the morning to participate in its annual volunteer day. Staff at the Albany Park Community Center (“APCC”) welcomed the group with open arms and put it to work at one of[...]