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October 3, 2017 @ 4:59 PM

Firm attorney Steven Pollack co-wrote Assessment of Lethal Chemical and Conventional Munitions in the Nation's Waters that was a report commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control from a panel of independent subject matter experts on underwater munitions. Pollack was asked to co-write the report with James Barton, a panel member and well known munitions expert, having served as a Navy underwater explosive ordnance disposal technician for over a decade. Pollack has been challenging Department of Defense's environmental inaction at its former sites in Illinois since 1997.

The report was recently cited in an article published on Truthout website:

Government Won't Remove Thousands of Tons of Potentially Toxic Chemical Weapons ............

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March 30, 2017 @ 12:46 AM

Cooke v. Jackson National Life Insurance Company, 15-CV-817 (NDIL, March 20, 2017)


The life insurance company denied the claim after insured missed his premium payment on his term life insurance policy, and the initial 31 day grace period expired without payment. In Illinois, life insurance policies must contain a provision allowing a 30 day or one month grace period within which to make up a missed payment. If the insured dies within the grace period then the policy remains in effect and the benefits are owed, but the overdue premium is deducted from the insurance benefits.


Here, 18 days into the grace period the insurer changed the premium due from a monthly premium to a quarterly premium as allowed under the policy. We ...

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October 11, 2012 @ 7:19 PM

Losing a home and all of your belongings to a fire is a tragic experience. It is one that is likely to live with you for the rest of your life – an experience you will never forget. After this sort of tragedy strikes, the last thing you should have to deal with is an insurance company that denies your claim. Unfortunately, many people have to face this problem, and, because they do not know their rights, they wind up simply accepting the denial and trying to move on with their life.

A fire claims Chicago attorneycan help you understand your rights, when dealing with a denied claim. Your attorney will help you fight the insurance company to seek fair compensation. You need that money to rebuild your home and your life. Your ...

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October 9, 2012 @ 7:17 PM

When your home is lost to a fire, you must file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible. The reason why time is of the essence is because there is a good chance that your insurance company will deny all or part of your claim. You need to address the claim process as soon as possible, so that when it is denied, you can immediately seek legal help. When dealing with a fire claim Chicago, you need experienced legal help to ensure that you receive your rightful compensation.

It isn't necessarily that insurance companies are bad companies. It is more that they have their own best interests in mind, rather than yours. When your claim is denied, you need an attorney on your side who has only your best interests in mind. Your ...

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October 4, 2012 @ 6:04 PM

Suffering a house fire in Illinois can be a devastating experience. The loss of your belongings and the damage to your home can be overwhelming. As you deal with the myriad of emotions surrounding the situation, you must also deal with your insurance company – and this is not always a pleasant experience. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. Their primary concern is protecting their bottom line. Chances are high that part, if not all, of your claim will be denied. This is when you need to enlist the help of an attorney specializing in fire claims in Illinois.

Your attorney will handle the claim process for you. He or she will work diligently to ensure that your claim is approved. Without an attorney on your ...

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October 2, 2012 @ 6:02 PM

When you are struggling with the aftermath of a house fire, the last thing you want to worry about is having your insurance claim denied. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that your claim will be denied, either partially or in full. Your insurance company will come up with a variety of reasons for the denial – your premium was late, the damage is not as extensive as you claim, repairs can be made instead of replacement and so on. Before you know it, you could be left with no compensation for your losses – leaving you with no financial means to recover from the fire.

Fortunately, an insurance claim in Chicagodoes not have to be this difficult – as long as you hire a skilled attorney. When you hire an attorney to handle...

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September 27, 2012 @ 7:08 PM

If you have suffered a house fire and are preparing to file your claim with the insurance company, it is essential that you seek expert opinions when needed. Insurance companies have only one thing in mind – their bottom line. Yes, you paid your premium and they will provide you with some sort of compensation. However, chances are high that they will try to repair as many items as possible instead of replacing them. This is when expert opinions come in handy.

Imagine that your home is still standing after a fire. The floors are smoke-damaged and soaked with water – but they still appear to be structurally sound. Your insurance company may decide that sanding and sealing the floors is the best option, rather than ripping them ...

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September 25, 2012 @ 7:07 PM

The last thing you want to deal with after a house fire is a denied insurance claim. You have already been victimized by the fire – everything you own and everything you worked so hard to obtain is gone. You made your monthly insurance payments and now, you expect to have your losses covered. Then, you receive a notice of denial. You feel frustrated, confused, and you are probably at your wits’ end. What can you do? You are only one person. How can you possibly fight the insurance company?

The answer lies with an attorney specializing in denied insurance claims. If you are dealing with an insurance claim denied Illinoissituation, you need the expert advice of an attorney. You are right – you are only one person. You do ...

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September 20, 2012 @ 7:06 PM

Losing your home and all of your belongings to a fire is a traumatic experience. It is emotionally and physically draining, and has lasting effects. One minute, you seem to have everything – the next, you are left with nothing. When you are faced with an insurance company that does not want to honor your policy, it can be just as devastating. To lose everything you own, to file your claim as instructed and to have your claim denied – it is simply adding insult to injury. If you are in the midst of an insurance claim Illinois, you need the experience and legal expertise of an insurance claims attorney.

The fire was out of your control – it was a disaster and there was nothing you could do but watch it burn. By hiring an ...

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September 18, 2012 @ 7:03 PM

When you need to hire an attorney, there are several things you should keep in mind. There are many insurance lawyers Illinoisavailable – but they are not all equal. Choose your attorney with care because he or she will be your best chance at getting your insurance claim honored.

·         Choose an attorney that has experience.If you choose an attorney that is cheaper but less experienced, you may not get all the money you deserve from your insurance claim. You need an experienced attorney - one that understands the law, the insurance claim process, and has a successful history with other clients.

·         Choose an attorney that ......

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