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Timothy S Tomasik Lawyer

Timothy S Tomasik

Malpractice, Personal Injury, Accident & Injury, Construction, Products Liability

I have been practicing law for 24 years now and I am one of the founding members of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC. During this time, I have distinguish... (more)

Robert J. Winston

Construction, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability
Status:  In Good Standing           

Curt N. Rodin

Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Labor Law, Construction, Workers' Compensation
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Bruce M. Kohen

Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Construction, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury
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Bridget A. Liccardi

Products Liability, Construction, Premises Liability, Car Accident, Wrongful Death
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Philip Harnett Corboy

Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Construction, Professional Malpractice, Employment
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David Wise

Medical Malpractice, Transportation & Shipping, Government Agencies, Construction, Personal Injury
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Michael Ryan Radak

Alcoholic Beverages, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Employment, Insurance
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Stephanie L. Matthews

Arbitration, Corporate, Business Organization, Construction, Contract
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Kathy Byrne

Construction, Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Consumer Protection
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LEGAL TERMS

QUITCLAIM DEED

A deed that transfers whatever ownership interest the transferor has in a particular property. The deed does not guarantee anything about what is being transfer... (more...)
A deed that transfers whatever ownership interest the transferor has in a particular property. The deed does not guarantee anything about what is being transferred, however. For example, a divorcing husband may quitclaim his interest in certain real estate to his ex-wife, officially giving up any legal interest in the property. Compare grant deed.

SHORT SALE (OF HOUSE)

A sale of a house in which the proceeds fall short of what the owner still owes on the mortgage. Many lenders will agree to accept the proceeds of a short sale ... (more...)
A sale of a house in which the proceeds fall short of what the owner still owes on the mortgage. Many lenders will agree to accept the proceeds of a short sale and forgive the rest of what is owed on the mortgage when the owner cannot make the mortgage payments. By accepting a short sale, the lender can avoid a lengthy and costly foreclosure, and the owner is able to pay off the loan for less than what he owes. See also deed in lieu (or foreclosure).

UNCLEAN HANDS

A legal doctrine that prevents a plaintiff who has acted unethically in relation to a lawsuit from winning the suit or from recovering as much money as she woul... (more...)
A legal doctrine that prevents a plaintiff who has acted unethically in relation to a lawsuit from winning the suit or from recovering as much money as she would have if she had behaved honorably. For example, if a contractor is suing a homeowner to recover the price of work he did on the home, his failure to perform the work as specified would leave him with unclean hands.

INVEST

(1) To formally grant power or authority to someone. For example, when the President of the United States is inaugurated, he is invested with all the powers of ... (more...)
(1) To formally grant power or authority to someone. For example, when the President of the United States is inaugurated, he is invested with all the powers of that office. (2) To contribute money to a business venture, or to buy property or securities, with the intention and expectation of making a profit.

HOMESTEAD

(1) The house in which a family lives, plus any adjoining land and other buildings on that land. (2) Real estate which is not subject to the claims of creditors... (more...)
(1) The house in which a family lives, plus any adjoining land and other buildings on that land. (2) Real estate which is not subject to the claims of creditors as long as it is occupied as a home by the head of the household. After the head of the family dies, homestead laws often allow the surviving spouse or minor children to live on the property for as long as they choose. (3) Land acquired out of the public lands of the United States. The term 'homesteaders' refers to people who got their land by settling it and making it productive, rather than purchasing it outright.

SEIZURE

The taking of physical evidence or property by law enforcement officials. This runs the gamut from taking blood for a drug test to impounding a car used in a ro... (more...)
The taking of physical evidence or property by law enforcement officials. This runs the gamut from taking blood for a drug test to impounding a car used in a robbery. The police must generally obtain a search warrant, or court order, before they can seize personal property.

FRIENDLY SUIT

A lawsuit brought by two parties, not as adversaries, but as collaborators in order to resolve a legal question that affects them both. For example, two compani... (more...)
A lawsuit brought by two parties, not as adversaries, but as collaborators in order to resolve a legal question that affects them both. For example, two companies might bring a friendly suit to court in order to clarify a legal interpretation of a contract between them.

PRECEDENT

A legal principle or rule created by one or more decisions of a state or federal appellate court. These rules provide a point of reference or authority for judg... (more...)
A legal principle or rule created by one or more decisions of a state or federal appellate court. These rules provide a point of reference or authority for judges deciding similar issues in later cases. Lower courts must apply these rules when faced with similar legal issues. For example, if the Montana Supreme Court decides that a certain type of employment contract overly restricts the right of the employee to quit and get another job, all other Montana courts must apply this same rule.

MARITAL DEDUCTION

A deduction allowed by the federal estate tax laws for all property passed to a surviving spouse who is a U.S. citizen. This deduction (which really functions a... (more...)
A deduction allowed by the federal estate tax laws for all property passed to a surviving spouse who is a U.S. citizen. This deduction (which really functions as an exemption) allows anyone, even a billionaire, to pass his or her entire estate to a surviving spouse without any tax at all.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

CORDECK SALES v. CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS

CORDECK SALES, INC., Plaintiff, v. CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS, INC., et al., Defendants. (ALL Masonry Construction Company, Inc., Just Rite Acoustics, Inc., Reinke Gypsum Supply Co., Stair One, Inc., AMEC Construction Management, Inc., and Inland Electric Corporation, ...

Cinkus v. Village of Stickney

... The controlling principles are familiar. The primary rule of statutory construction is to ascertain and give effect to the intention of the legislature. ... 34, 606 NE2d 1111 (1992). When the statutory language is clear, no resort is necessary to other tools of construction. ...

Solon v. Midwest Medical Records Ass'n

... 474, 898 NE2d 207. MMRA sought review of the statutory construction question in this court. ... 505, 879 NE2d 893 (2007). The certified question here is one of statutory construction, well established to constitute a question of law subject to de novo review. People ex rel. ...