A settlement in the amount of $1,500,000 was reached on behalf of the widow of a truck driver who was crushed to death by falling pallet racks. On January 23, 2009, Michael Shaw, 54, died when several hundred pounds of metal he hauled to a construction site fell on him, killing him instantly. … Read More
Recent Legal Developments
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The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Nicholas J. Motherway to another three year term as a member of the Rules Committee. The Rules Committee develops and evaluates proposed changes in Supreme Court rules of procedure and discovery and makes recommendations that a proposed rule be adopted or rejected. “It has been a great honor to have served on the Rules Committee during… Read More
The Illinois Trial Lawyer Association has awarded it’s prestigious Leonard Ring Lifetime Achievement Award to Nicholas J. Motherway. The award was presented at ITLA’s annual banquet on June 8, 2012. The award is given to recognize members who have dedicated their professional life to upholding the goals of ITLA in representing injured tort victims. “It… Read More
A Cook County jury awarded $1,985,000.00 to a man who suffered a low back injury as a result of a work injury. The gross award was reduced by 20% to account for the jury’s finding of plaintiff’s contributory negligence. On September 29, 2004, Teodoro Ramirez, 39, suffered the injury that rendered him unable to… Read More
On April 27, 2012, Robert J. Napleton spoke at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar in Oak Brook Hills on Ethics and Professionalism, “Petitioning for Enhanced Attorney’s Fees in Medical Malpractice Cases”.
Dan Madigan was recently re-elected to the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association for an additional three years. The ISBA Assembly is the policy making body of the Association.