Process servers have a job that would seem impervious to trouble, but it can be dangerous work, especially when some recipients become hostile, directing their anger toward the process server. When process servers are assaulted, the repercussions often fail to fit the crime. Not only are process servers just trying to do their job, they are also upholding constitutional rights by providing the defendant with due process. If we continue to allow process servers to be assaulted without serious repercussions, we are sending a message that constitutional rights don’t matter, and that is simply not true. Process servers and the important job they do should be legally respected. [Read more…]
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It helps to take a peek at how those businesses that offer 100 percent confidentiality treat such situations.
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Running with Rauner . . .
Sneed is told that Tuesday was a busy day in the governor’s office complex at the state Capitol.
It was being swept for bugs.
Not the type that crawl or scurry in a hurry.
Not knowing a law is not considered a legal defense for not following it. So don’t get caught unawares — new laws will take effect in Illinois in 2015 that could affect the daily life of average Illinoisans. Get up to speed on what new rules you’ll be expected to follow in the new year.
Here are seven of the new laws:
Must be kept behind store counters and out of reach from children.
Vapor refills must come in child-proof packaging.
2. Upped speed limits
The speed limit on the state’s tollways and interstates will increase to 70 mph; 60 mph for semis.
3. Traffic stops
No more ticket quota system for police.
If you get pulled over and are issued a ticket, your driver’s license won’t be held as bond.
4. Pregnancy in the workplace
Employers must provide pregnant workers with reasonable accommodations, or face civil rights violation accusations
5. Homeowner damage disclosure
Home sellers must disclose any door or window damage, including:
6. Beer tax and milk definitions
The beer tax will extend to hard ciders.
Milk definition now includes sheep, water buffalo and other hooved animals.
7. Medical marijuana to treat seizures
Children who suffer from seizures can qualify for cannabidiol (CBD), which is an orally-administered liquid to treat epilepsy (not the leafy stuff).
Check out Reboot Illinois to see 8 more new laws you’re going to want to know about, plus a slideshow from the Senate Democrats explaining each law.