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2015 Tech Week Chicago

  2015 Techweek Chicago | June 22nd-28th Merchandise Mart 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654  The Law Office of Eugene K Hollander is proud to announce that it will be a City Partner of the 2015 Techweek Chicago Expo. Come join us for seven days of more than 200 tech industry speakers and more than 2,800 participating companies from around the Chicago area and the world in a celebration of everything tech. Techweek Chicago does an amazing job of not only highlighting and featuring established brands, products, and services, but the Techweek Expo at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL also realizes people attending want to see and learn all about the new up and coming startups with tons of potential. Check out the highlights from Techweek Chicago 2014

Family of Teen Awarded $6 Million in Wrongful Death Case

On July 28, 2008, 17 year old Amanda Kordich was struck and killed by drunken driver Wesley Hanson in an automobile accident in Rockford.  Hanson did not have insurance at the time of the accident.  He was sentenced to nine years in prison in the criminal case.  On Monday, April 16, 2012, in the wrongful death lawsuit, a circuit court judge entered a $6,050,000 judgment in favor of Kordich's family and against Hanson.  Following the accident, Hanson refused to have his blood drawn.  The prosecutors obtained a court order, and the driver's blood alcohol level at the time was .157.  Under Illinois law, a driver is considered intoxicated at .08 or above.  It is unlikely that the Kordich family will be able to recover much if any of the judgment against Hanson.  If the family wishes to garnish his wages, they will have to wait until Hanson is released from prison - he will have to serve at least 85% of the sentence.

Boy Scout Victims Sue Over Sexual Abuse

Four Oregon men who claim that they were sexually abused by their scoutmaster in the 1970s have sued the Boy Scouts of America. The victims filed their lawsuits in Portland, and allege the national organization is guilty of negligence and fraud in that the Boy Scouts knew that the scoutmaster, Steven Terry Hill, was accused of molesting three other boys, yet placed him in charge oftheir troop. Hill was convicted od sodomy in an unrelated case in 1991 in a sexual abuse case involving a 17 year old boy. Last year, the Boy Scouts was rocked by a $20 million jury verdict from a sexual assault case in the 1980s. This case has strong parallels to the sex abuse scandals involving various archdiocese across the country.