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Carrier has to prove arson in a civil case.

Back to work after a lonnnnnnng Holiday break….. Going to trial soon against a large national carrier for failing to pay on a fire claim.  The facts are pretty straightforward – my client[the insured] owned a rental property on the south side.  He purchased insurance for the building.  Not long thereafter, the building burned to the ground.… Read More
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"SPECIAL" DAMAGES NOT REQUIRED IN ILLINOIS MALICIOUS PROSECUTION CASE BASED UPON ARREST

Hopefully in the process of settling a malicious prosecution case against a large Chicago area security company and a national consumer goods store. The defendants had my client arrested and prosecuted for various misdemeanor criminal charges after a minor incident in a store. My client was found Not Guilty on all charges. I filed a malicious prosecution case… Read More
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NEGLIGENT HIRING IN ILLINOIS

Recently retained by a woman to investigate her allegations that she was sexually abused while a patient at a local health care facility. It is not unusual in these cases that the corporate defendant moves to dismiss, arguing the any improper conduct on the parts of its employee was “beyond the scope” of the employee’s specific duties. [In fa… Read More
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ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT ALLOWS INJURED PARTIES TO RECOVER FULL REASONABLE VALUE OF MEDICAL EXPENSES

The Illinois Supreme Court recently clarified exactly what injured parties may claim as medical expenses in injury cases. The opinion, Wills v. Foster, was issued on June 19, 2008. The underlying facts are pretty straightforward. The plaintiff, Sheila Wills was injured in an automobile collision. She sued the defendant, Inman E. Foster. Ms. Wills had medical b… Read More
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