settlement in case with truck company for injuries to motorist who needed no
hospitalization and had medical bills under $6,000.00.
Six years of litigation culminated in
settlement for client-contractor who rebuilt flood-damaged mansion. Our client
got every dime of the insurance proceeds at stake. The homeowner, our opponent,
was represented by a 22-lawyer Chicago firm that is nationally known for
representing "victims" of "toxic mold."
$25,000 settlement for snowboarding
injuries suffered in a header off a rail at local ski hill.
We bested the largest law firm in Oak Brook
when we successfully defended a computer consultant who was sued for violation
of a non-compete agreement, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade
secrets by his former employer, a national consulting company. Their application
for a preliminary injunction was denied after an evidentiary hearing of several
days, which established, among other things, that the "vast sums" allegedly
expended to cultivate the pertinent customer amounted to less than $130.00 for a
few lunches. They appealed. The trial judge was affirmed. The opponent then
threw in the towel and dropped the case.
We won a trial against a large Chicago firm
in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Our client was the trustee of a $40 million
debtor's estate. The defendant-opponent faced a "preference" liability of nearly
$400,000.00 and had only one defense worth talking about, i.e., that the trustee
had blown the statute of limitations. We established at trial that the trustee's
personnel got the suit papers to the courthouse on time, and it was an employee
of the court clerk's office who delayed in processing them.