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Steve Becker Secures Dismissal of Towing Company in St. Clair County Case Involving a Section 1983 Claim

Jun 13, 2023 Defense
In a St. Clair County case involving a Section 1983 claim, Steven Becker secured the dismissal of a towing company who was accused of having seized the Plaintiff’s car and property, in violation of his constitutional rights. We made numerous arguments, including that our client could not be liable under Section 1983 because […]

Chris Pickett and Brendan Ross Achieve Favorable Settlement in Cook County Wrongful Death Case

Feb 22, 2021 Defense
Our client, a towing company, struck a pedestrian who was crossing a road at night.  The pedestrian passed away as a result of his injuries.   The entire incident was captured on surveillance video and was detrimental to our defenses.  Plaintiff—the decedent’s son—made an early $1M policy-limit demand. Despite the grim […]

Favorable Settlement Reached in Admitted Negligence School Bus Accident Case

Jul 20, 2016 Defense
Bill Lindsay: We limited a jury verdict to under $500,000 in an admitted negligence case where the plaintiff, a school girl, suffered severe facial disfigurement and other injuries when struck as she crossed in front of a school bus with lights flashing. The plaintiff was represented by one of the […]

Howard Trafman Obtains a Not Liable Defense Verdict for Audio/Visual Company in Stage-Hand Injury Case

May 12, 2016 Defense
Howard Trafman obtained a not liable defense verdict in a case where Plaintiff, a stage-hand, was working at an event (President Barack Obama’s birthday) at the Aragon Ballroom and claimed to sustain a torn hip labrum which required surgery and a herniated disc which required surgery.  Plaintiff claimed she was […]