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Judicial Decisions

Teufel v. Northern Trust Company,
887 F.3d 799 (7th Cir. 2018) (ERISA)

Lee v. Chicago Youth Centers,
No. 12 C 9245, 2016 WL 1253592 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 31, 2016) (race discrimination)

McCleary v. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC,
2015 IL App (1st) 141287 (breach of contract, Illinois Wage Act)

FirstMerit Bank, N.A. v. Suburban Auto Rebuilders, Inc.,
2014 IL App (1st) 132748-U (mortgage foreclosure, lien priority)

Matz v. Household International Tax Reduction Investment Plan,
774 F.3d 1141 (7th Cir. 2014) (ERISA class action)

Mann v. Thomas Place, L.P.,
2012 IL App (1st) 110625 (limitations, civil procedure)

Makowski v. SmithAmundsen LLC,
662 F.3d 818 (7th Cir. 2011) (pregnancy discrimination)

Allen v. HSBC - North America (U.S.) Retirement Income Plan,
No. 09 C 5713, 2010 WL 3404966 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 24, 2010) (ERISA, motion in limine, protective order)

ColeMichael Investments, L.L.C. v. Burke,
405 B.R. 626 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2009); 436 B.R. 53 (N.D. Ill. 2010) (bankruptcy, breach of fiduciary duty, dischargeability)

Sheriff v. Bridgford Foods Corp.,
No. 08 C 3570, 2009 WL 2972506 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 9, 2009) (ERISA, claim for benefits)

Suburban Auto Rebuilders, Inc. v. Associated Tile Dealers Warehouse, Inc.,
388 Ill. App. 3d 81 (1st Dist. 2009) (commercial lease, right of first refusal)

Nycomed US Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories,
542 F.3d 1129 (7th Cir. 2008) (Uniform Commercial Code, breach of warranty)

Schafer v. Exelon Corp.,
Nos. 07 C 2316 & 07 C 2318, 2007 WL 4557815 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 21, 2007) (class action, preemption)

Joy v. Hay Group, Inc.,
403 F.3d 875 (7th Cir. 2005) (employment contract)

In re Pelley,
No. 04 B 20047 (Adv. No. 04 A 03473), 2005 WL 1653034 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. July 11, 2005) (bankruptcy, dischargeability, collateral estoppel)

Sartor v. Spherion Corp.,
388 F.3d 275 (7th Cir. 2005) (employment discrimination)

Armstrong v. Bigley,
No. 03 C 8873, 2004 WL 2108653 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 21, 2004) (civil rights, motion to transfer venue)

Strauch v. American College of Surgeons,
No. 02 C 3314, 2004 WL 524442 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 19, 2004), 301 F. Supp. 2d 839 (N.D. Ill. 2004), and 2004 WL 2584794 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 12, 2004) (employment discrimination, ERISA)

Lucketts v. Alpha Construction & Develop.,
No. 00 C 4553, 2001 WL 1286815 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 23, 2001) (contract, consumer fraud)

Matz v. Household International Tax Reduction Investment Plan,
227 F.3d 971 (7th Cir. 2000), certiorari granted and opinion vacated, 533 U.S. 925 (2001), on remand, 265 F.3d 572 (7th Cir. 2001) (ERISA class action)

Travelers Insurance Company of Illinois v. Eljer Manufacturing, Inc.,
307 Ill. App. 3d 872 (1st Dist. 1999) and 197 Ill. 2d 278 (2001) (insurance coverage)

Miller v. William Chevrolet/GEO, Inc.,
326 Ill. App. 3d 642 (1st Dist. 2001) (consumer fraud)

Krok v. Burns & Wilcox, Ltd.,
No. 98 C 5902, 2000 WL 149285 (N.D. Ill. February 8, 2000) (contract, tortious interference with contract, Illinois wage laws)

Riad v. 520 South Michigan Avenue Assoc., Ltd.,
78 F. Supp. 2d 748 (N.D. Ill. 1999) (employment discrimination, race/ethnicity)

Sportmart, Inc. v. Spirit Mfg., Inc.,
No. 97 C 7120, 2000 WL 343467 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 30, 2000) and 1999 WL 350662 (N.D. Ill. May 17, 1999) (breach of contract, warranty)

Dignity Viatical Settlement Partners v. Cedallion Systems, Inc.,
4 F. Supp. 2d 466 (W.D.N.C. 1998) (life insurance, contestability)

Estes v. Scotsman Group, Inc.,
16 F. Supp. 2d 983 (C.D. Ill. 1998) (CERCLA)

Protective Life Insurance Company v. Sullivan,
89 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1996), on question certified to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 425 Mass. 615 (1997) (life insurance, contestability)

Bank of Ravenswood v. Domino’s Pizza, Inc.,
269 Ill. App. 3d 714 (1st Dist. 1995) (contract, civil procedure)

In re Application of Conklin,
47 Ill. Ct. Cl. 427 (Illinois Court of Claims 1995) (line of duty death benefits)

Hamilton v. State of Alabama,
677 So.2d 1254 (Ala. Crim. App. 1995) (post-conviction review of capital murder conviction and death sentence)

Rizzuto v. Rematt,
273 Ill. App. 3d 447, 653 N.E.2d 34 (1st Dist. 1995) (evangelical jurisprudence)

North American Old Roman Catholic Church by Rematt v. Bernadette,
253 Ill. App. 3d 278 (1st Dist. 1992) (church and evangelical jurisprudence)

DeGrand v. Motors Insurance Corporation,
903 F.2d 1100 (7th Cir. 1990), on question certified to the Illinois Supreme Court,
146 Ill. 2d 521 (1992), opinion upon return with certified question answered,
960 F.2d 151 (7th Cir. 1992) (underinsured motorist coverage)

Infinity Broadcasting Corp. of Illinois v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America,
869 F.2d 1073 (7th Cir. 1989) (commercial lease)

Owens v. Midwest Tank & Manufacturing Co.,
192 Ill. App. 3d 1039 (1st Dist. 1989) (product liability, indemnification)

Muskat v. Sternberg,
122 Ill. 2d 41 (1988) (malpractice, civil procedure)

United Cable Television Corp. v. Northwest Illinois Cable Corp.,
162 Ill. App. 3d 411 (3rd Dist. 1987) (arbitration)