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For-Profit Vocational Schools
Successfully prosecuted numerous mass and class action claims against for-profit vocational schools, resulting in substantial settlements for hundreds of student clients.
Enforcement of Judgments
Successfully uncovered complex fraud involving defendant in federal post-judgment proceedings that attempted to conceal millions of dollars in assets through fraudulent transfer of a land trust and establishing fraudulent companies in family members' names.
Successfully prosecuted and settled on favorable terms unlicensed City of Chicago HVAC contractor who allegedly defrauded client with an expensive bill of repair for substandard services.
Successfully defended countersuit by commercial tenant for alleged damages relating to enforcement of distress for rent warrant.
Property and casualty claims
Successfully settled hundreds of claims my personal injury and property damage claimants, and litigated statutory insurance claims.
Obtained settlement on favorable terms for PhD student client, who was wrongfully denied continuation into doctoral thesis portion of degree program after successful completion of rigorous oral examinations. Client previously earned two Master's degree prior to entry into this highly competitive program of study, and it was shown that impermissible non-academic reasons factored into the school's dismissal of client.
Successfully negotiated million dollar contract dispute between computer maintenance support provider and Storage Tek (STK). Storage Tek, a large player in the silo storageand tape backup and field, was later acquired by Sun Microsystems, Inc. which was later acquired by Oracle.
Developed employee agreements for software programmers.
Successfully briefed position for State Farm insured barring opponent’s rejection of arbitration award. (Hartford v. Nyc and Sobotka 1-01-3135, (1st Dist 2002).
Obtained Appellate court mandate reversing trial court's dismissal of Chicago transit Authority (CTA) claim, which the trial court based on the failure to include the treating physician's name in statutory notice to CTA, rather than merely disclosing treatment of injury to Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. (1st Dist 2002)