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Recent Legal Developments

$4 Million Dollar Award in Medical Malpractice Case

After a total left knee replacement on April 29, 2009, the plaintiff, a 59 year old woman began exhibiting subtle signs of compartment syndrome.  The defendant hospital diagnosed foot drop and potential nerve damage as possible explanation of her symptom complex.  On post-operative day three, the orthopedic nurse documented the plaintiff could no longer wiggleRead More


Robert J. Napleton Named to Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers List for 2014

Illinois Super Lawyers® is a magazine published by attorneys exclusively for attorneys and adheres to an extensive selection process. The only way a lawyer can be listed in Illinois Super Lawyers and Chicago magazines is through this selection process. The Top 100 Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multistage process in which peer nominationsRead More


Partners Named to Top Consumer Group

There are more than 85,000 licensed attorneys in Illinois.  In a recent state-wide survey published in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, partners Nick Motherway and Bob Napleton were named as among the top 100 consumer lawyers in the state.


$1.5 Million Settlement of Truck Driver Crushed by Falling Pallet Racks

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


Robert J. Napleton Named to Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers List for 2013

Illinois Super Lawyers® is a magazine published by attorneys exclusively for attorneys and adheres to an extensive selection process. The only way a lawyer can be listed in Illinois Super Lawyers and Chicago magazines is through this selection process. The Top 100 Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multistage process in which peer nominationsRead More


$1.6 Million Dollar Settlement to Factory Worker

Confidential 3rd Party Defendant operated a large manufacturing facility on the south side of Chicago where it manufactured steel and other metal parts for the automotive industry.  The manufacturing process would create an extensive amount of metal scrap. Confidential 3rd Party Defendant contracted to sell the metal scrap to Confidential Scrap Iron Company, whereby ConfidentialRead More


Nicholas J. Motherway Appointed to the Rules Committee

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 duringRead More