Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence 2014

 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence 2014

More than 250 trial attorneys and judges were in attendance as the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Publishing Company, hosted its 2014 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards Ceremony and Reception on Oct. 16.

 Editor’s Choice

Rear End - Intoxicated motorist killed in highway crash with semi-truck
Oct. 1, 2007, Maria Abeja was southbound on Interstate 55 around 4:45 a.m. when she drove into crash barrels at the LaGrange Road exit and slid into the right lane in front of a JB Hunt truck. The tractor-trailer truck then rear-ended F-47 Abeja's vehicle, causing her ... see more...

Medical Malpractice - Nursing Home Failed To Prevent Falls and Fractures
In 2006, Ida Mae Brown was admitted to deft Kenwood Healthcare Center, located at 6125 S. Kenwood Ave., Chicago. She was at risk for falls and suffered falls on Jan. 28, 2007, Oct. 6, 2008, and Nov. 17, 2008. Pltf asserted deft nursing home failed to properly assess her risk for falls and failed ... see more...

 Making the Case

Intoxicated Plaintiffs
$143,000 Verdict (Cook County):  Plaintiff pedestrian was crossing Archer Avenue southbound near Menard when he was hit by defendant’s eastbound vehicle, suffering fractures to an arm and ... see more...

Nursing Home Falls
$325,000 Settlement:  M-47, a resident of defendant long-term care mental health facility, sustained multiple fractures and a closed head injury (which caused his death three days later) when he fell from the facility’s ... see more...

 Weekly Grid
 Would You Believe?

Grief and Sorrow: Next of kin damages
The January 2013 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal includes “Pursuing Claims for Grief Under the Wrongful Death Act,” an excellent article written by attorneys Elizabeth Felt Wakeman and Gregory J. Barry of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle (Crystal Lake). As the article notes, prior to revision of the Wrongful Death Act effective May 31, 2007, longstanding ... see more...

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