Category Archives: General Law

Hire the law firm other lawyers trust.

In the last two months the Law Office of Keith Short has been hired to represent lawyers in two separate matters.  Both lawyers are excellent litigators and very seasoned attorneys…and both lawyers wanted a tenacious trial team to represent them, … Continue reading

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You’re Killing your Case: How FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, etc are destroying lawsuits.

Recently defendants in some litigation have filed “Duty to Preserve Plaintiff’s Social Media” demands. These are requirements that plaintiff’s maintain their social media pages or not erase or delete information. The defense lawyers are doing this because even smart, honest … Continue reading

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Illinois Court of Claims Award Received 4 Years after Trial

The Law Office of Keith Short recently received an award from the Illinois Court of Claims. The claim was originally tried by Lance Mallon. Mr. Mallon then died and we took over the case on review. It took 4 years … Continue reading

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Winning Your Case or Settling Your Claim Come Down to a Little TLC

Every case has complications. Every client has a unique story. Every car accident case involves physics, applied forces and issues of fault. Medical malpractice cases are so difficult that the doctors win 90% of the time. But for the client, … Continue reading

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The Myth That Trial Lawyers File Frivolous Lawsuits

Powerful self interest groups promote the myth of “frivolous” lawsuits to discourage individuals from exercising their rights to seek justice when one is injured due to negligence. In reality, the justice system has plenty of policies in place to keep … Continue reading

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The Legal System Ranks near the Bottom of Business Concerns

Insurance companies and large corporations have spent years purposefully spreading lies to present our court system in a negative light. They have done this in the hopes of discouraging individuals, who have been injured due to another’s negligence, from seeking … Continue reading

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Business in Illinois

“Insurance companies and huge corporations attempt to paint the civil justice system in Illinois in an unflattering light, making false claims that lawsuits keep business away from Illinois. The reality is, “the cost and frequency of lawsuits/threatened lawsuits” was ranked … Continue reading

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Insurance Talking Points

“Insurance Industry requests “Tort Reform” when it Reaps Billions in Profits, Denies & Delays Justice to Those Wrongly Injured or Killed” https://www.iltla.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Insurance-talking-points_UPDATED_FINAL_082613.pd

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Frivolous Defenses in Lawsuits: Defending the Indefensible

“Rather than accepting responsibility for their wrongful conduct and fairly compensating injured people or their families, insurance companies, corporations and other wrongdoers frequently deny timely justice to those injured or killed due to negligence by stalling and wrongfully delaying settlements … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Coffee Case – Myth v. Fact

The media frequently distorts facts in an effort to discredit our judicial system. High profile legal cases, such as the McDonald’s coffee case, are prime examples of how the media will omit facts in an effort to increase readership and … Continue reading

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