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What Are Your Rights As A Student When A Teacher or Other Faculty Member Requests To Search Your Personal Belongings?

Recently, I was honored to help teach three Civics classes at a local high school in a discussion of Supreme Court cases addressing how the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution, which guards against unreasonable search and seizures, applies in the school setting.  The case of Safford Unified School District v. Redding 557 U.S. 364 (2009) played …

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Damage Caps Shown To Have No Role in Reducing Doctor’s Malpractice Premiums

Americans for Insurance Reform recently published two studies of the medical malpractice insurance industry. These studies show that malpractice premiums and claims made are at the lowest levels in four decades. The study further shows that legislative enactments such as damage caps have played no role in the drops in premiums and claims.  The periodic premium spikes …

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Mitchell Hoffman and Wolf Has Reached a Confidential Settlement With the Chicago Archdiocese

Mitchell Hoffman and  Wolf Partner, Paul Wolf has reached a confidential settlement with the Chicago Archdiocese in a case involving the failure to properly supervise and remove Father Daniel McCormack when the Archdiocese was aware of Father McCormack’s history of abusing children. A circuit court judge had earlier ruled that the Archdiocese had acted with …

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Trucking Negligence

Most drivers have experienced a “close call” with a large commercial truck on a highway or interstate. The attorneys at Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf have successfully handled numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases against truck drivers and their employers. The investigation of whether negligence by a truck driver or the trucking company was a …

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