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Affirmance in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals by Robert Chemers

Robert Chemers obtained an affirmance in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals of a summary judgment he obtained for an insurer sued in Wisconsin under the direct action statute which insurer did not issue a policy of insurance to anyone in Wisconsin and did not issue a policy of insurance to anyone in Illinois who committed …

January 2022

Not guilty verdict for orthopedic surgeon – John Smith and Michael Barry

John Smith and Michael Barry obtained a not guilty verdict for their orthopedic surgeon client following a 7 day jury trial in Cook County.  The case involved an alleged failed hip resurfacing procedure in a young woman, which required conversion to a total hip arthroplasty.  The plaintiff claimed that the resurfacing procedure was contraindicated based …

December 2021

Appellate Victory for Landowners in Eminent Domain Lawsuit

Jim Sipchen, John Scheid, and Scott Howie obtained an appellate victory for landowners whose 70-acre farm was the subject of eminent domain proceedings filed in DuPage County, Illinois.  The Illinois Appellate Court’s decision upheld a traverse and motion to dismiss a local municipality’s lawsuit that sought to condemn a private driveway that the landowners had …

October 2021

Professional Liability Defense Victory: Dismissal of Claims Against Insurance Broker After Insurer Denied COVID-19 Business Loss Claim

Matthew J. Egan and Quinn P. Donnelly were successful in the Circuit Court of Cook County in obtaining the dismissal with prejudice of a business owner’s claim that the firm’s client, an insurance broker, negligently failed to procure insurance coverage for the substantial losses the business sustained after it was forced to close in March 2020 in accordance …

October 2021