Successfully managed several complex commercial cases for a national oil refiner involving trademark infringement; commingling of motor fuel; termination under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act; de-branding gasoline stations; and collection of millions of dollars in unpaid invoices, unamortized incentive funds and unamortized volume incentives from the franchisee.
Structured complex work-out agreement between national oil refiner and franchisee to avoid claims of fraud and discrimination, including successful negotiation of continuing relationship between the parties.
Member of trial team in month-long trial in California defending a major oil company from allegations of fraud and misrepresentation in its model contract used throughout the United States with ancillary cases in Missouri and Ohio.
Primary role in handling product quality claims for major oil company, including enforcing its Product Quality Assurance program with retailers and wholesalers and negotiating settlements.
Defense of Illinois hospital in claim of untimely delivery of distressed baby, resulting in cerebral palsy and other brain injuries.
Defense of Illinois hospital in untimely delivery of baby in the face of placental abruption, resulting in kidney failure and transplant.
Defense of Illinois hospital in claim of early discharge of patient after receiving multiple hypotensive medications, resulting in stroke.
Defense of physician in emergency room setting involving care and treatment allegedly resulting in a urethral tear.
Defense of Illinois hospital in wrongful death claim arising out of care and treatment in the emergency room.
Defense of neonatologist for alleged failure to properly resuscitate newborn delivered at 28 weeks of gestation.
Defense of local small businesses in employment discrimination claims and lawsuits, including handling cases based on age, sex, gender, and retaliation.
Successfully negotiated settlement in wrongful termination case based on gender discrimination and pregnancy.