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

Pedestrian - Punitive Damages Against Cab Company for Negligent Entrustment
October 17, 2011, pltf was walking to work when defts' taxicab stuck her in a crosswalk at the intersection of Oak Park Ave. and Windsor Ave. in Berwyn. Pltf F-60, a psychiatric nurse, sustained rotator cuff tendinopathy and glenoid labral tear/shredding in her... see more...

Medical Malpractice - Failure to Prevent Suicide Attempt in Psych Unit
Pltf M-55 tax attorney attempted to commit suicide by taking an overdose of prescription medication at home on August 3, 2007. After ingesting 50 to 100 pills, he called 911 and was transported to the emergengy room at ... see more...

 Making the Case

Negligent Entrustment
$275,585 Verdict (Cook County):  Plaintiff hailed a taxi driven by a man named Kingsley, who was operating the cab without a driver’s license or a City of Chicago chauffeur’s license, but with the consent of the... see more... 

Attempted Suicide
$1,425,000 Settlement:  F-32 psychiatric patient attempted suicide by drug overdose after she was refused further treatment by defendant-her doctor of six years-because her account balance was... see more... 

 Weekly Grid
 Would You Believe?

Natural Accumulation Rule: Ice, Snow, Water
The June 2015 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal includes an article prepared by attorneys Jason Schutte and Eric Waldman that discusses the Natural Accumulation Rule and its exceptions, and includes a useful decision graphic that can assist readers in making an initial determination of whether a... see more...

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