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United States Supreme Court finds that FEHBA preempts state anti-subrogation and anti-reimbursement laws

The United States Supreme Court in, Coventry Health Care of Missouri, Inc. v. Nevils,  announced that the Federal Employee Health Benefits Act of 1959, 5 U.S.C. §8902 (FEHBA) preempts any State anti-subrogation or anti-reimbursement law.  Although most Americans do not have health insurance through FEHBA, this decision will inevitably make […]


If I am Unit #1 on the Police Report, Is the Car Accident Automatically My Fault?

Not necessarily. When police in Illinois complete an Illinois Traffic Crash Report to document a car accident, it seems they will generally list the driver they think to be more at fault as the “Unit #1” driver on the police report. But many times the police report doesn’t tell the whole […]


Injuries, insurance and ride-sharing companies

On March 24, 2017, an Uber self-driving SUV was involved in a car accident leaving the Uber vehicle turned on its side. According to police, there was a person behind the wheel of the Uber, but it remains unclear whether that person was in control of the Uber vehicle. According […]


Social Media in Personal Injury Law

Since the birth of Social Media, people have integrated it into their every day lives. From Facebook to Twitter to Snapchat to Instagram, more and more people are sharing intimate details about their every day lives with anyone and everyone who has access to the internet. Social media can become very problematic […]


Know your insurance policy

If an ambulance is responding to an emergency and negligently causes an accident that hurts you, in most instances they are immune and you cannot recover for the damages they cause. According to the Emergency Medical Services Act (210 ILCS 50/3.150), and the Illinois Tort Immunity Act (745 ILCS 10/5-106), […]


Takata, Inc. will allegedly plead guilty to fraud before a federal court in Detroit

The Associated Press reported that airbag manufacturer Takata, Inc. will plead guilty to fraud before a federal court in Detroit.  Takata is alleged to have knowingly supplied airbags to several automobile manufacturers when it knew that their inflators could explode and pose a risk of harm to passengers.  Several deaths […]


Goldstein Bender & Romanoff Announces Move

Goldstein Bender & Romanoff is proud to announce that it is moving office locations. Currently located on the 26th floor of One North LaSalle Street in Chicago, Goldstein, Bender & Romanoff will move to a newly constructed, larger office on the 10th floor. We at Goldstein Bender & Romanoff are […]


Don’t Plan To Settle

One of the largest mistakes attorneys can make when practicing personal injury law is to expect a case to simply settle. Assuming a case will settle has disastrous results. For example, when an attorney thinks a case will settle he/she may not obtain all of the evidence required to win the case […]


Appellate Court Makes Harsh Decision Affecting Uninsured Claims

On August 26, 2016, the First District Appellate Court stunned the Plaintiff’s bar when it determined that Allstate Insurance Company did not have to provide coverage to its insured because he did not provide them with a sworn statement or HIPAA authorizations. Allstate’s insured argued that the American Arbitration Association’s […]