Commercial Litigation

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Experience in Commercial Litigation

Action To Recover Profits of Joint Venture

In re Estate of Jacobs, 189 Ill. App. 3d 625, 545 N.E.2d 502 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 1989).

Successfully represented the spouse of the decedent who was a member of a joint venture. Obtained the decedent's share of the joint venture's profits. Prevailed in preserving judgment on appeal.

Alleged Civil Rights Violations by Petroleum Service ProviderSuccessfully defended a petroleum service provider against allegations of Civil Rights violations based upon alleged religious discrimination.

Improper Commercial Property Inspection Against Engineering Consulting Firm

Represented engineering firm in litigation involving professional negligence concerning commercial property inspection for mold and environmental contaminants. Obtained dismissal of plaintiff's claims before discovery based on limitation of liability clause in parties' contract.

Breach of Contract Dispute Between College and Technology Company over Federal Grant ProceedsRepresented college in lawsuit involving dispute over federal grant award of $1 million for implementation of bioinformatics program. Successfully resolved claims involving breach of contract, unjust enrichment and promissory estoppel.

Breach of Contract Action Regarding Medical Billing Practices

Ctr. for Athletic Med., Ltd. v. Indep. Med. Billers of Ill., Inc., 383 Ill. App. 3d 104, 889 N.E.2d 750 (1st Dist. 2008).

Successfully represented medical billing company and obtained summary judgment in multi-million dollar breach of contract case relating to alleged errors in medical billing practices. Prevailed on plaintiff's appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court.

Alleged Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination by Petroleum Service ProviderSuccessfully moved for dismissal on behalf of petroleum service provider against alleging sexual harassment and employment discrimination.

Alleged Failure to Correct Defect in Condo Unit

Successfully defended homeowner association alleged to have breached Illinois Condominium Act for failing to correct construction defects of unit owner.

Union Contract Wage Dispute

Uehlein v. Shwachman, 156 Ill. App. 3d 274, 509 N.E.2d 493 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 1987).

Obtained dismissal of action in favor of condo association in action to recover wages by janitors pursuant to their union contract. Successfully defended dismissal on appeal. 

Architect Malpractice Claims Involving Land Development Project

Obtained summary judgment on negligence claims related to design of residential subdivision in McHenry, Illinois.

Defamation Action Against College and Nursing Faculty InstructorsObtained summary judgment on behalf of college administrators and nursing faculty instructors in defamation suit filed by department chairperson.

Alleged Misappropriation of Charity FundsRepresented non-profit wildlife foundation in lawsuit arising out of an alleged misappropriation of charity funds.