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Defense Win for Public Entity Client Facing Class-Action Lawsuit

  Pretzel & Stouffer shareholders, Jim Sipchen, John Scheid, and Tom Draths, successfully defended their public entity client against an attempted class-action lawsuit alleging violations of the Equal Protection Clause of United States Constitution. Both the trial court and the appellate court embraced Jim’s, John’s, and Tom’s argument that the lead plaintiff lacked standing to …

January 2020

Court Grants Summary Judgment for Pretzel Client Over No Duty to Defend or Indemnify

  Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys, Rich Burgland, Robert Chemers, and Paula Villela, obtained a summary judgment for their insurer client that it had no duty to defend or indemnify the insured for various motions for sanctions and attorneys’ fees and the resultant judgment against the insured for more than $1.1 million in fees, costs and …

January 2020

John Scheid and Ryan Shupe Help Not-For-Profit Healthcare Client Obtain Secured Financing

  Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys, John Scheid and Ryan Shupe, recently assisted a not-for-profit corporate client in the healthcare industry to obtain more than $20 million in secured financing for its acquisition of several subsidiary businesses. This financing deal involved in-depth analysis, drafting, and negotiation of numerous loan, security, and guaranty agreements and other supporting …

January 2020

Appellate Court Victory – Case of First Impression

In a case of first impression in Illinois, partners Matthew J. Egan and Brendan J. Nelligan secured a victory in the Appellate Court for a labor union and a union attorney who were sued in the Circuit Court of Cook County by the plaintiff, a union member, based on legal representation the attorney provided the …

November 2019