Insurance Companies poised to fight harder as car crashes are up 47%

Insurance Companies poised to fight harder as car crashes are up 47% In a recent update a large Illinois based insurance company reported that auto claims are up 47% when comparing April through June 2021 vs. April through June 2020. This insurance company publicly said that they plan to raise rates and “counteract rising severity” […]

Peloton Treadmill deemed dangerous to Children

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers about the threat of popular Peloton Tread+ exercise machine following several episodes of small children and a pet being injured under the machines. The Commission has found that the general public health and security requires this note to frighten the populace quickly of their danger. […]

Audi Recalls A3, S3 | Passenger airbags becomes inactive

More than 150,000 Audi brand vehicles from years 2015 through 2020 are being recalled because the passenger-detection system may not always detect a passenger. Why is this important? More than 150,000 Audi A3 and S3 vehicles have been recalled because their passenger-side airbag system could malfunction. The airbag could shut itself off even if a […]

Nissan Sentra Recall for Malfunctioning Brake Lights

Nissan is recalling the 2016 – 2019 Nissan Sentra sedans because the brake lights might not illuminate when the driver presses on the brake pedal. The recall covers more than 845,000 Sentras in both U.S and Canada, with more than 807,000 sold vehicles in the U.S. The stop lamp switch can deteriorate due to silicon […]

Ninth Circuit Affirms Biometric Privacy Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook

This article was first published at JDSUPRA On August 8, the Ninth Circuit issued a highly anticipated decision affirming the district court’s certification of a class of Facebook users who suffered alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). The case—which has been followed closely by the business community and privacy activists—may lead […]

Seizures Reported Amongst Vape and E-Cig Users

In April of 2019, the FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D.,  released a statement on FDA’s ongoing scientific investigation of potential safety issue related to seizures reported following e-cigarette use

Cronauer Law Obtains $300 Thousand for Metra Conductor

A Chicago Rail Yard walkway owned and operated by Metra had deteriorated, exposing uneven surfaces, and making the designated path for safely traversing the railyard, unsafe. Walkways are to be maintained and repaired to avoid creating a tripping hazards, and if hazards are found, employees are encouraged to report the issue so that it can […]

Active Shooter Drills Required in the First 90 Days of a School Year

Public Act 100-996 recently amended the School Safety Drill Act to require all schools in Illinois to conduct at least one (1) annual active shooter or active threat drill, effective January 1, 2019. The drill must occur within 90 days after the first day of each school year. These drills are to be conducted in […]

Nicholas Cronauer to Receive Illinois Top 20 Verdicts in 2017

We are proud to announce that Nicholas Cronauer has received the award of “Top 20 Verdicts in Illinois in 2017.” Top Verdict peer reviews cases across the U.S. to determine lawyers who qualify for this award. In the case CRAVATTA V. METRA, our attorney Nicholas Cronauer has won this case with our colleagues:  Brett A. Emison of […]

C. Nicholas Cronauer Wins $1 Million Judgment for Client

Motorcycle driving on a street

On August 14, 2014, my client was a driving a motorcycle in Kane County. The Defendant was traveling behind my client on a motorcycle, and somehow his front tire made contact with my client’s rear tire, sending my client tumbling down the highway. My client spent several weeks in patient with serious injuries to his back and legs. He […]