Wrongful death suit brought against City and officers alleging officers acted willfully and wantonly when using deadly force against an armed individual. Appellate Court upheld Circuit Court’s granting of defendants’ motion for summary judgment, agreeing with arguments that deadly force was used in self-defense of the officers and in defense of others.
Lake County Coroner candidate thrown off the ballot after it was determined he was ineligible due to “party switching” for the same position during the election cycle; decision upheld by Appellate Court.
City successfully defended against multi-million dollar wrongful death suit brought alleging improper maintenance and failure to install proper warning barriers at train station property wherein decedent was killed by a drunk driver who crashed into the ticket building. Appellate Court affirmed the City’s motion for summary judgment.
Board of Trustees of the Riverdale Police Pension Fund v. Village of Riverdale, 2014 IL App (1st) 130416
Landmark case wherein the Village Police Pension Fund brought declaratory judgment action against the Village, alleging the Village breached statutory funding obligations. Appellate Court granted the Village’s motion for summary judgment on major issue in case.
King’s Health Spa v. Village of Downers Grove, 2014 IL App (2d) 130825, 381 Ill. Dec. 858 (2nd Dist. 2014)
First Illinois decision upholding revocation of massage parlor licenses based on a single act of on-premises prostitution.
Successful defense of administrative review complaint alleging Fire and Police Commission improperly suspended Plaintiff for misplacing police equipment against departmental rules.
Court upheld a jury trial verdict in favor of School District 229, finding that a pre-existing heart condition, not the actions of School District personnel, caused the death of a high school student and the School District used ordinary care under the circumstances. Court also determined the jury instructions given were proper.
Successfully defended the county electoral board’s decision to overrule the voter’s objections to party committee’s nomination and candidacy for office of State Senator.
Cook County Republican Party ex rel. Skoien v. State Bd. of Elections et al., 396 Ill.App.3d 509 (2009)
Successful defense of allegations of violations of the Election Code which prohibit the appropriation of public funds for political or campaign purposes, and requires local political committee to file reports of campaign contributions.
Landmark election case where the city’s electoral board’s decision to sustain objections to candidates’ nomination papers for failure to give statutory notice was upheld.