Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence 2015

Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence 2015

More than 250 trial attorneys and Illinois judges were in attendance on the evening of October 21st as the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Publishing Company, hosted its annual reception and awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence in elegant Winter Garden atop the Harold Washington Library. Thirty-five professionals from both sides of the trial bar received individual Trial Lawyer Excellence awards in one of fifteen 2015 categories.

 Editor’s Choice

Street Hazard - Postal Worker Blames Sinkhole For Disabling Knee Injury
March 11, 2008, pltf M-33 mail carrier was pushing a mail cart while crossing the street at the intersection of Altgeld and Kimball in the Logan Square neighborhood. While he was walking in the marked pedestrian crosswalk, his right foot landed in a sinkhole, which was about the size ... see more...

Property Damage - Flood Damage After Suburb's Stormwater
July 23, 2011, pltfs sustained significant flood damage to their four Des Plaines office buildings near O'Hare Airport during a severe rain storm. The buildings were subject to a 1990 Easement & Stormwater Management Agreement with the City of Des Plaines, which allowed the... see more... 

 Making the Case

Street Hazard Related Falls
$210,924 Verdict:  F-86 sustained a broken elbow and facial injuries when she tripped/fell due to wires that protruded from a deteriorated ADA safety tile in the sidewalk at the corner of 57th and Kenwood (Chicago). Independent testimony... see more... 

Property Damage Trials
$205,000 Verdict (Cook County):  Plaintiffs’ brownstone building in Lincoln Park suffered settlement damage due to excavation being performed at the adjacent property by defendant subcontractor. Plaintiffs claimed the Chicago Excavation Ordinance... see more...

 Weekly Grid
 Would You Believe?

Does Plaintiff's Obesity Impact P.I. Trial Outcomes?
According to the Center for Disease Control, 34.9% of adult Americans-roughly 79 million people-are considered to be obese. For Illinoisans, the estimates of obesity range from 25-30% of adults. Given these statistics, there is a pretty fair chance that, sooner or later, every attorney... see more... 

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