Illinois Dead Man’s Act

The Illinois Dead Man’s Act strongly constricts the ability of a Plaintiff to present evidence in cases in which the Defendant is deceased. As with any good rule based in old English common law, it comes with its own lyrical phrase: since a decedent’s lips are sealed by death, a...

Product Recalls

Many firms litigate but few actually litigate a product liability matter to completion. This is why we work with clients to bundle these matters to increase the settlement value and decrease operational costs. Therefore, we would like to remind you of the following CPSC recalls...

Preserving the Scene

Preserving the scene is just one part of our Early Involvement Strategy and one of the most important factors in building a good case. Capturing relevant photographs throughout the investigation process along with taking witness statements and properly securing the scene will put you in the best position to preserve...

SR-22 Endorsements

Automobile insurance policies always list an automobile and a person. They also always contain a section that defines who is an insured under the policy. Policies always have a clause that defines others operating the auto with permission as insureds too. Therefore, in that instance the insurance coverage follows the...

A Second Chance at Subrogation Recovery

Dealing with Civil Rule 41(A)(1)(a) Voluntary Dismissal and the Ohio Savings Statute 2305.19 can be tricky. You need counsel who understands these statutes to determine how it may affect your file. After all, you may get a second chance at subrogation recovery.

Defendant Failed to Yield the Right-of-Way

We proved the defendant failed to establish any issue of material fact and violated the law for failing to yield the right-of-way. The Court concluded the defendant’s failure to yield was the proximate cause of the damages to the insured. As a result, our client was awarded $25,000.