Title VII race discrimination claim; age discrimination claim; §1983 retaliation claim from Village police officer that were successfully defended.
Successful defense against claims of false arrest and imprisonment, excessive force, civil conspiracy, and Fourteenth Amendment discrimination.
Disposed of 42 USC §1983 lawsuit against police officer by successfully moving to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim.
Defended a Title VII claim of reverse discrimination involving a white police officer’s termination after failing to pass the police department’s annual firearm qualification test with case being dismissed.
Motion for summary judgment granted in favor of City against allegations that plaintiff was not reappointed to his position due to his political affiliations.
Bartender brought civil rights action against city, police officers, and officials. The court held that Public Safety Director did not cause bartender to be restrained or struck by officer.
City was successful in defending a §1983 claim arising out of its annexation of property and subjecting the property to the City’s zoning and liquor license ordinances.
Defense against Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights claims involving an alleged unlawful arrest. City found not liable.
Achieved mid-trial dismissal as a sanction against plaintiff after he threatened an officer outside of the courtroom.
Successfully defended the Cook County Sheriff against a former police officer who filed a class action, claiming violations of the RICO Act for activities involving political campaigns.