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Major Breakthrough: Forced Arbitration in Nursing Homes Will Be a Thing of the Past

Posted on: October 10th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
For many years, nursing homes and long-term care facilities have used “pre-dispute” arbitration as the main way to keep any issues with their facilities and residents out of court.  Come November, that practice will no longer be commonplace and any nursing home or long-term care facility that receives federal funding won’t be able to use this tactic. Forced arbitration clauses have been hiding in the fine print of many agreements for a long time and almost never benefit the person sig ... Read More

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC Reach $30 Million Dollar Settlement

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC Reach $30 Million Dollar Settlement with Mark J. Holterman, MD and a Major Chicago Area Teaching Hospital for a Boy Left Permanently Disabled and Brain Injured as a Result of 25 Experimental Surgeries The Lawsuit Ranks as the Fourth Largest Medical Malpractice Suit for a Minor in the State of Illinois CHICAGO, IL – (February 19, 2016) The medical malpractice attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announced a settleme ... Read More

Romanucci & Blandin Named an Elite Firm in Illinois for Medical Malpractice Work

Posted on: February 8th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
A study shared in Crain’s Chicago Business last week examined the large number of law firms handling medical malpractice cases in the state of Illinois between 2000 and 2010. Of those 1,317 firms, only 22 were ranked as tier one and elite in terms of their percentage wins and recovery amounts. Romanucci & Blandin is pleased to be recognized amongst the 1st tier elite firms for handling medical malpractice cases, ranking number 20 out of 1,317. The independent scientific empirical study ... Read More

African American Alderman Seek McCarthy Ouster

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
Nearly one month to the day following a landmark agreement between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) regarding monitoring how officers go about conducting street stops, 15 of the 18 African-American aldermen loudly expressed their disappointment in Superintendent Garry McCarthy citing he had failed to address violence in their wards and to increase diversity in the upper ranks of the department. In a strong, unified voice, the alder ... Read More

The Chicago Police Department and the “YouTube Effect”

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
As Chicago’s murder rate continues to rise, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is laying blame on what he sees as the alarming effects of high-profile protests against police brutality and officers’ fear of cell phone videos of their actions going viral.  Coined the “YouTube Effect,” Chicago radio station WBBM reported that Emanuel said police were afraid of being recorded and were therefore unable to perform their duties out of fear that they could be the next name in the news broadcasts.  He add ... Read More

“America Tonight” on Al Jazeera America Reports on Sex Crimes in Sports

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
More than 50 million kids in America are involved in youth sports.  However, we have seen far too often the relationship between coaches and players exploited. Al Jazeera America aired a report on Sex Crimes in Sports and Broken Trust on “America Tonight.” Romanucci & Blandin filed a complaint in 2013 against Concordia University and its former baseball coach, Spiro Lempesis. The lawsuit alleges the coach coerced a former University student to perform sexual acts more than a dozen times ... Read More

Justinian Society of Lawyers’ annual Children’s Endowment Fund Dinner

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
Romanucci & Blandin LLC partner Antonio M. Romanucci addresses the audience at the Justinian Society of Lawyers’ annual Children’s Endowment Fund dinner March 19 at Maggiano’s. Romanucci is a past president of the group. ... Read More

Inmate killed in Cook County Jail should never have been locked up there

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
The cover story of today’s Chicago Tribune shares the heart wrenching story of Tony Purnell, an inmate at the Cook County Jail who was tragically killed by another inmate last July. Both Purnell and the man accused of killing him suffered from mental illness – an issue which plagues the County Jail. Sheriff Tom Dart, whose office runs the jail, has even dubbed the facility, which has approximately 8,500 inmates at any given time, as the largest mental health facility in the country. Roman ... Read More

Attorney of the Month Antonio M. “Tony” Romanucci A Practice of Causes

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
By Lesley Boyd   Ghandi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Antonio M. “Tony” Romanucci, principal and partner at Romanucci and Blandin, LLC exemplifies this philosophy through his dedication to improving lives whether it is through advocacy in the courtroom or his numerous philanthropic contributions. The son of parents born and raised in Italy, Romanucci credits his parents as inspiration to become an attorney. Because he was unable to get a college de ... Read More

Romanucci & Blandin File Civil Lawsuit on Behalf of Rickey Williams Against City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department Commander Glenn Evans

Posted on: December 5th, 2014 by Romanucci & Blandin
Private citizen, Rickey Williams, filed a federal lawsuit in early September against the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Commander Glenn Evans, alleging use of unreasonable and excessive force and malicious prosecution on the evening of Jan. 30, 2013. Williams claims Evans and other CPD officers chased him into an abandoned house in Chicago where Evans inserted his police-issued firearm deep into Williams’ mouth and placed a Taser at his groin, and verbally threatening to kill him on the spot. ... Read More

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