Recent Highland Oil Spill Could Have Long Lasting Impact

We all know that oil spills are messy and dangerous.  Certainly the now infamous 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico taught us that.  But now we are seeing how devastating these oil spills can be in our own backyard.  Over the past weekend in Highland, Illinois, an oil spill occurred causing real…

What is a Dram Shop Claim?

Dram shop laws hold bars, restaurants, and sometimes even party hosts responsible for the sale or gift of alcohol to someone who becomes intoxicated and subsequently causes some type of harm, damage, injury, or even death.  Dram shop claims arise in a variety of situations.  For example, let’s assume that Mr. Smith has to much to…

US Women Win the World Cup and more Taxes

Last night the United States Women’s National Soccer Team made all of America proud and won their third World Cup (this makes the United States the only team to have won three World Cups).  First, congratulations are in order.  Second, celebrations should be had.  Third, the members of the championship team may want to contact…

St. Louis Area Fourth of July Celebrations

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate with family, friends, food, and fireworks.  As most of you know, fireworks are outlawed in much of the St. Louis Metro Area, so we would suggest taking your family and friends and heading to one of our regions amazing local firework shows.  See below for a…

Can your Facebook post be used against you in Court?

Your social media posts can and will be used against you in a court of law.  More and more, social media posts play a role in divorce litigation, criminal cases, and even personal injury claims.  Lawyers and law enforcement agencies often obtain important information by checking the photos and postings on a person’s social media…