St. Louis Legal Issues Blog

Understanding the steps for appealing your civil case?

Bringing your dispute to court was probably not your first choice. Whether you were facing a construction dispute, a business matter or any other type of civil claim, you likely devoted considerable time and money to building your case and presenting your side to the judge or jury. If the ruling of the Illinois court […]

Oct 2 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

When kids drink on prom night

You remember it like it was yesterday. Picking out a dress or a tuxedo, maybe having it altered (at the last minute), getting ready and meeting your date. It felt like the most important night of your life, and, at the time, maybe it was. It’s tough to imagine that, for many teens, prom night […]

Sep 5 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

10 interesting facts about slip and fall accidents

Slip and fall accidents are all too common and can lead to minor and devastating injuries, and sometimes, even death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatalities associated with slip and fall accidents differed between men and women, with 5% of falls leading to death for women as compared to 11% for men. Overall, […]

Sep 4 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

My kids should be safe in the back seat, right?

Most parents require their children to sit in the back seat of the family vehicle. Usually, this is because old wisdom says that the back seats are the safest seats in the event of a collision. However, a recent study indicates that this may no longer be true. The study found that those sitting in […]

Aug 1 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

What to do after a breach of contract

As a business owner, when you enter into a contract, you expect the other party to carry their end of the bargain. However, this is not always the case, and the other party may breach the contract. It’s not an uncommon situation, but after it happens, you may be unsure of what options exist to […]

Jul 8 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

Three tips for driving in the rain

Warm weather means the arrival of the rainy season in Illinois. The span from May through August is when most of the state’s rain will fall. Acts of nature like rain, wind and storms also pose potential hazards for all drivers. Heavy rains can cause your vehicle to hydroplane, which occurs when your vehicle loses […]

Jun 13 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

Prisons Must Give Inmates Meat that meets their Religious Dietary Restrictions

The Federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“the Act”) requires prisons to provide their inmates with meat that does not substantially burden their ability to practice religion. In the case of a muslim inmate, serving 225 years for murder, this means providing him with Kosher meat, which he has accepted as an alternative […]

May 17 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

New product-recall app extends the reach of CPSC information

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is now offering a new mobile app that provides a simple way to search for product recalls on a smartphone or other mobile device. The free app is aimed at consumers who want to know if a product they’ve bought, or are thinking of buying, has been the […]

May 15 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

Is it too late to sue for a home construction defect?

Many homeowners fret over flaws they notice in their house such as cracks in the plaster or a little water in the basement. But for some, the nightmare scenario is finding a truly expensive or even dangerous defect in the construction of their home. And some homeowners do face genuine defects noticed as their house […]

Apr 24 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized

Murder Conviction Reversed After Police Officers Resuse to Testify About Torture

The Illinois Appellate Court reversed the Circuit Court a second time, and transferred the case to a new trial judge, after two Chicago police officers refused to testify on whether the Defendant was tortured before his admission that he was present when two murders were committed in 1989. The Defendant was convicted and sentenced to […]

Mar 31 2019      On Behalf of  David M. Duree & Associates, P.C.      Uncategorized