Defend national car rental company in action by former vendor
seeking over $1 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages and
attorneys’ fees, arising from claims for defamation per se and violations of
the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act and the Illinois Unfair and Deceptive Trade
Practices Act. Following extensive motion practice, obtain dismissal of
defamation claim and secured favorable settlement prior to discovery through
Secured favorable high six-figure settlement in complex breach of
contract and business tort dispute on behalf of minority vendor against public
corporation following extensive mediation proceedings.
Obtained over $300,000 pre-hearing settlement of breach of
contract, negligence and unjust enrichment claim arising from substantial
property damage requiring environmental remediation following dispositive
motions and mediation.
Represent government entity in declaratory judgment and unjust
enrichment action against large public company seeking over $2,000,000 in
Obtained dismissal of complaint against utility company alleging
fraud, violations of consumer fraud act, and breach of contract.
Represent shareholder and former
director in breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and indemnification actions.
Develop and draft successful appellate briefs to uphold summary judgment in
favor of the former director on breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims
seeking over $50 million in damages.
Prosecute indemnification action on
behalf of prevailing former director; successfully obtain summary judgment and
secured order awarding over $1.3 million in fees and expenses, including
attorneys’ fees incurred in prosecuting the indemnification action.
Represent shareholder of closely held
real estate development corporation in action seeking involuntary
dissolution. Successfully oppose motions
to dismiss and for summary judgment; on the eve of trial, successfully achieved
involuntary dissolution via court-ordered auction between the two shareholders,
in which the client received over $15 million for his interests.
Defend commercial real estate development company in
action brought by competitor challenging negotiations with potential tenants
and seeking over $60 million; secure dismissal of tortious interference with contract
claim as time barred.