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Pretzel & Stouffer partners Matthew Egan and Brendan Nelligan prevailed in the Illinois Supreme Court on behalf of the firm’s clients, an attorney and his employer, a union, in a legal malpractice case arising from the attorney’s representation of a police officer in a grievance arbitration proceeding at which the plaintiff, a union member, challenged …

March 2021

Federal Court Victory for Attorney

Pretzel & Stouffer partners Matthew J. Egan and Brendan Nelligan recently prevailed in federal court on behalf of the firm’s client, an attorney, who had been appointed by a state circuit court judge to serve as the child’s representative in a contentious domestic relations case to which the plaintiff was a party. The plaintiff, who was also the petitioner …

March 2021

Reversal Obtained in Appellate Court on Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

Pretzel & Stouffer partners Robert Chemers  and Scott Howie recently obtained a judgment from the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, reversing the ruling of the trial court, on our client nursing home’s motion to compel arbitration against a plaintiff resident. The trial court denied the motion to compel arbitration, and the Appellate Court reversed and remanded …

March 2021

Brian Sundheim & Kelly Kono obtained summary judgment for their client, a psychiatrist, in a case pending in Winnebago County

Pretzel & Stouffer partners Brian Sundheim and Kelly Kono obtained summary judgment for their client, a psychiatrist, in a case pending in Winnebago County. The pleadings alleged violations of the Illinois Mental Health and Disabilities Code and “false imprisonment”, for “involuntary” hospitalization of a patient who had been brought by Rockford paramedics to OSF Saint Anthony’s Hospital after being …

January 2021