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Firm Successes

Often in employment-related disputes, the best outcome is an amicable resolution that compensates our clients and avoids the risk of litigation. We are proud of our record of successfully negotiating hundreds of settlements to our clients’ satisfaction and recovering tens of millions of dollars for them. When litigation is unavoidable, however, we take an aggressive yet principled approach. Listed below are some of our successes in litigation.

In Reynolds v. I-CAR, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4686 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 22, 2009), we won an issue of first impression in the Northern District of Illinois regarding an employee’s eligibility for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

In October 2015, we won a jury trial in Illinois state court involving claims of retaliatory discharge and breach of contract.

In a case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, we won a jury trial in March 2015 with a final judgment for an employee of over $341,000, including a six figure punitive damage award, in an FMLA, FLSA and retaliatory discharge case.

In Woods v. Von Maur, Inc.2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81082 (N.D. Ill. June 7, 2012), we successfully tried a retaliation case in federal court and won a jury verdict in favor of an employee.

In Wilton v. Amedisys, Inc., Case No. 14 C 7896 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 6, 2016), we successfully defeated an employer’s motion for summary judgment in an ADA and retaliation case.   

In McKelvey v. Austin Bank of Chicago, Case No. 13 C 1959 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 30, 2014), we successfully defeated an employer’s motion for summary judgment in a race discrimination / disability discrimination / FMLA case.

In Alagna v. Vision Salon Resource, Inc., Case No. 2012 L 12860 (Jan. 16, 2014), we successfully defeated an employer’s motion to dismiss a retaliatory discharge / wage claim case in Illinois state court.

In a case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois we successfully defeated an employer’s motion for summary judgment based on the theory of successor liability in an FMLA / wage and hour / retaliatory discharge case

In Barker v. Atlantic Pacific Lines2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114578 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 14, 2013), we successfully defeated an employer’s motion to dismiss a retaliatory discharge / wage case.

In Dauska v. Green Bay Packaging Inc., 291 F.R.D. 251 (E.D. Wis. 2013), we successfully brought a motion to compel discovery against an employer.

In F. CAS Partners, LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25777 (N.D. Ill. March 15, 2010), we successfully defeated an employer’s motion to dismiss a retaliatory discharge / whistleblowing case.

In Mendez v. Christopher Michaels Fine Carpets and Floors, Case No. 09 C 1576 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 14, 2009), we won a motion for conditional class certification and judicial notice in a wage and hour case.

In Corbett v. Cytyc Corp., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91146 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 7, 2008), we successfully defeated an employer’s motion for summary judgment in a sex discrimination and retaliation case.

In Puglisi v. Centerpoint Properties, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10465 (Feb. 13, 2008), we won a motion to exclude evidence at trial in a sexual harassment and retaliation case.

In Allen v. Orleans Electric Construction, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13028 (E.D. La. Feb. 21, 2008), we successfully defeated an employer’s motion to dismiss a racial harassment case.

In Ergo v. International Merchant Services, Inc.,519 F. Supp. 2d 765 (N.D. Ill. 2007), we won summary judgment in favor of a group of employees in a wage and hour case.

In Schmidt, et al. v. Chicago Teachers Union, Consolidated Case No. 04 L 12595, we won summary judgment in favor of a group of employees in a breach of contract case.

In Cain v. Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Co., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4373 (N.D. Ind. Jan. 19, 2006), we successfully defeated an employer’s motion for summary judgment in a race discrimination and retaliation case.