Illinois Jury Verdicts, Settlements and Court Decisions
 

Timothy West v. Village of Washington Park

East St. Louis, IL: Civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a freedom of information act violation theory.
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   $0 (06-23-2021 - IL)

John Doe v. Cerro Flow Products, LLC

Belleville, IL: Personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered injuries and/or damages as a direct result of being exposed to dioxins and furans released by a secondary copper smelting plant in Sauget, Illinois.

Cerro owned and operated a secondary copper smelting plant in Sauget, IL for more than 50 years. The plaintif... More...
   $72000000 (10-22-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Stuart Nitzkin

Chicago, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud.

From 2011 to 2016, Nitzkin, 45, of Deerfield, Ill., worked as Executive Director of an Illinois-based non-profit organization whose mission was the rehabilitation of physically and psychologically challenged children. During that time, Nitzkin knowingly submitted to the organization invoices and receipts ... More...
   $0 (10-17-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Paula R. Hise

Benton, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud.

Paula R. Hise, 55, of Shawneetown, Illinois, was charged for defrauding her former employer of over
$1,500,000.00. Hise pled guilty on April 19, 2021 to an Indictment charging her with
two counts of wire fraud.

Information introduced in support of the guilty plea and sentence showed that... More...
   $0 (10-17-2021 - IL)

Cadagin v. Johnson & Johnson

Belleville, IL: Personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a product liablity theory claiming to have suffered injuries and/or damages as a direct result of using products containing talcum power sold by Defendant.

Defendant challenged Plaintiff's claims that the talcum power she used traveled and remained latent in the decedent's body for 15 to 20 years.... More...
   $0 (07-30-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Pierre D. Hayes

Chicago, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possession of child pornography.

Pierre D. Hayes, age 32, used a computer to send a video file over the internet. The image in the file depicted a female child under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Monica V. Mallory.

ACT... More...
   $0 (09-29-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Robert Shwan Andrson

Peoria, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with enticing a minor for sex.

Robert Shawn Anderson, 52, of the 300 block of Spruce Street in Paxton, Ill., charged with one count of enticement of a minor.

Over two days of jury trial, the government presented evidence to establish that Anderson arranged to meet an individual he believed to be a 15-year-old minor... More...
   $0 (10-06-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Steven P. Tibbetts

East St. Louis, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with knowingly distributing child pornography.

Steven P. Tibbetts, 62, of Godfrey, Illinois, was indicted for knowingly distributing child
pornography in December 2019. Tibbetts began viewing and distributing child pornography
starting in the 1990s and continued until his arrest in June 2020. Furthermore... More...
   $0 (10-07-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Odonis Parker

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a being a felon in possession of a firearm charge.



Selina Schutt, her three young children, and her boyfriend, Jamayl Wash, were driving into her
apartment complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when shots rang
out. Wash’s Hyundai Sonata was hit with ... More...
   $0 (09-29-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Manuela Chavez

Chicago, IL -Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with
conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin and distribution of heroin chargers.



The evidence at trial principally consisted of testimony from law enforcement officers and the informant Slater,
as well as the recording... More...
   $0 (09-29-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Jesse Ballard

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a felon in possession of a firearm charge.



Ballard pleaded guilty in this case to being a felon in possession of a firearm. This is, of course, a very serious and potentially dangerous crime.
At the first sentencing hearing, on October 22, 2018, the <... More...
   $0 (09-29-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Elston Stevenson

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a one count of possession of a firearm by a felon charge.



On November 22, 2017, mourners gathered at a funeral at
a cemetery in Evergreen Park, Illinois. During the burial, Stevenson drew a revolver and fired one shot into the grave. He
then wave... More...
   $0 (09-29-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Edward Soybel

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with f 12 counts of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act charges.



Industrial-supply company
W.W. Grainger was the victim of a series of cyberattacks
against its computer systems in 2016. Grainger isolated the
source of the intrusions to a si... More...
   $0 (09-29-2021 - IL)

Christopher Harris v. United States of America

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented Petitioner-Appellant with seeking federal habeas corpus relief after two prior cocaine convictions.



Harris was charged in 2016 with possessing with intent to
distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
See 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (2010). Because of his prio... More...
   $0 (09-29-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. WILLIAM R. HIBLE

United States of America v. MATTHEW A. TURNER

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with asking whether a motion to reconsider a decision under the First Step Act of 2018 suspends the decision’s finality and thus extends the time for appeal.



We have consolidated two appeals that present a common question: whether a motion to
reconsider ... More...
   $0 (09-29-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. William Julius

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with two counts of arson charges.



A federal grand jury charged Julius with two counts of arson for setting fire to a building where his ex-girlfriend was
living, twice in the same night. Julius went to trial on both
counts.
The evidence at trial ... More...
   $0 (09-29-2021 - IL)

State of Illinois v. Tathony M. Brown

Edwardsville, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Tathony M. Brown, age 26, of Brooklyn Park Minnesota with possession of a stolen vehicle.

Defendant claimed that he was jogging along Interstate 255 in the dark during a rainstorm because he was training for a fight.

The police were chasing a 2016 Lincoln MKX went missing from a residence in St. Louis County on A... More...
   $0 (09-28-2021 - IL)

Maricella Carvajal v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Chicago, IL: Insurance law, E.R.I.S.A., lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a breach of insurance contra
ct theory claiming damages in excess of $75,000 as a direct result of the failure of the Defendant to pay Plaintiff’s claim.


This case was initially filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, 2021L2874, and was removed to federal court by the Defendant.... More...
   $0 (08-20-2021 - IL)

Heidi Pierce v. FLSmidth, Inc.

Peoria, IL: Insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a breach of insurance contra
ct theory claiming damages in excess of $75,000 as a direct result of the failure of the Defendant to pay Plaintiff’s claim.

E.R.I.S.A.-Employee Benefits
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   $0 (08-09-2021 - IL)

Chaina Dehart v. Central Mutual Insurance Company

East St. Louis, IL: Insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a breach of insurance contra
ct theory claiming damages in excess of $75,000 as a direct result of the failure of the Defendant to pay Plaintiff’s claim.

This case was initially filed in the Circuit Court, St. Clair County, 21-L-200, and was removed to federal court by the Defendant.
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   $0 (08-04-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Jamar Jarvis

Chicago, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with carjacking and firearm felonies.

Jamar Jarvis, age 21, was charged with carjacking and brandishing a firearm in connection with a carjacking. The firearm charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in federal prison and a maximum of life, while carjacking is punishable by up to 15 years. U.S. District... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Alvin Beasley

Urbana, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony firearm possession.

Alvin Beasley, 36, of Danville, Ill., indicted for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Over two days of testimony, the government presented evidence to establish that Beasley had possessed a firearm on May 23, 2019. Danville police had responded to a shots fired call that day in the... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Timothy P. Mayer

East St. Louis, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with mail fraud.

Timothy P. Mayer, 42, of Waterloo, Ill., was indicted for defrauding his former employer, Jung Truck Service (“Jung
Truck”) of Mascoutah, Ill., out of more than $600,000.

In addition to operating its own trucks and warehouse facilities, Jung Truck also provides
maintenance ser... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - IL)

Kelly Kane v. Steak N' Shake

Chicago, IL: Personal injury premises liability lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant’s employees.

This case was initially filed in the Circuit Court of Will County, 2020L000044, and was removed to federal court by the Defenda... More...
   $1 (08-23-2021 - IL)

Danny Keane v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Chicago, IL: Personal injury premises liability lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant’s employees.

This case was initially filed in the Circuit Court of Will County, 20 L 237, and was removed to federal court by the Defendant.... More...
   $1 (08-20-2021 - IL)

Karla Adams v. Menard, Inc.

Urbana, IL: Personal injury premises liability lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant’s employees.

This case was initially filed in the 21st Judicial Circuit at Kankakee, IL, 17-L-1, and was removed to federal court by the Defe... More...
   $1 (08-06-2021 - IL)

Elizabeth Jackson v. Schnucks Markets, Inc.

East St. Louis, IL: Personal injury premises liability lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant’s employees.

This case was initially filed in the Madison County, 18-L-1638, and was removed to federal court by the Defendant.... More...
   $1 (08-26-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Jared Sapp

East St. Louis, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with manufacturing counterfeit money.

Counterfeit bills manufactured by Jared Sapp, 29, were recovered in Madison, St. Clair, and Effingham counties, and as far away as Colorado. Sapp’s counterfeiting dates back to at least 2016. A number of businesses in Effingham, Illinois reported in 2017 and 2018 that they ha... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Wayne H. Kruger

Springfield, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bank fraud.

Wayne H. Kruger, 73, of Litchfield, Illinois, was charged for defrauding several banks in Central Illinois.

Kruger pleaded guilty to three counts of bank fraud on February 22, 2021. According to court documents, Kruger admitted that beginning in December 2010 and continuing through about May 2... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Michael C. Pearson

Chicago, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with carjacking and firearm felony.

Michael C. Pearson, age 19, forcibly took a 2006 Buick Lucerne from two victims in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. During the carjacking, Pearson fired a pistol in the direction of a passenger of the vehicle.

“Carjackers have terrorized the city of Chicago and its surrou... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Paris Steele

Chicago, IL: Shotgun and other firearm felonies criminal defense lawyer represented Paris Steele, who illegally sold five firearms in Chicago in 2016 and 2017 to an individual who, unbeknownst to Steele, was cooperating with law enforcement. The firearms included two shotguns, two handguns, and a rifle. The serial number on one of the handguns had been obliterated to prevent tracing by law enfo... More...   $0 (09-07-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Forest “Woody” Norville

Rock Island, IL: Possession with intent to deliver metha criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Forest “Woody” Norville, 47, who on March 31, 2021, was found guilty of possession with intent to deliver at least 50 grams of methamphetamine.

The evidence at trial and during his recent sentencing hearing showed that while conducting a traffic stop on April 17, 2019, Galesburg ... More...
   $0 (09-06-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Kory R. Schulein

East St. Louis, IL: Downloading and sharing child pornography on the dark web criminal defense lawyer represented Kory R. Schulein, 37, of Sparta, Illinois, who first came to the attention to law enforcement in 2018
during an FBI investigation of child pornography on the dark web. Agents were able to track his
internet protocol address and executed a federal search warrant ... More...
   $0 (09-06-2021 - IL)

State of Illinois v. Marek Josko

Waukegan, IL: Reckless homicide criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Marek Josko, age 67, was charged for causing an auto accident that resulted in the death of Dennis Bourassa, who was killed on December 9, 1995.

Josko fled to Poland where he remained until extradited.

Josko's blood alcohol level was 0.19 at the time of the accident.... More...
   $0 (09-03-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Kory R. Schulein

East St. Louis, IL: Knowingly receiving child sexual abuse material over the Internet criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kory R. Schulein, age 37.

Defendant of Sparta, pleaded guilty to knowingly receiving child pornography over the internet. Schulein first came to the attention to law enforcement in 2018 during an FBI investigation of child pornography on the dark web. Agents... More...
   $0 (09-02-2021 - IL)

Tyrome Merriweather v. Matthew Beane, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, d/b/a Wabtec, and Hart Leasing, Inc.

Personal injury truck wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant.
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   $1 (07-08-2021 - IL)

Gerald Pates and Patricia Pates v. Lloyd J. Powers and L.J. Transfer, Inc.

East St. Louis, IL: Personal injury truck wreck lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant. ... More...   $0 (07-29-2021 - IL)

Lavell Drisdell and Chanel Lewis v. Andreas Sturzebecher and Penner International, Inc.

Urbana, IL: Personal injury truck wreck lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant.

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   $1 (07-13-2021 - IL)

Alvin Hodge v. Craig Charles Emerson and TLM Express, LLC

Chicago, IL: Personal injury truck wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant.
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   $1 (07-07-2021 - IL)

Rosa Patino v. Lyft, Inc.

Chicago, IL: Personal injury car wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued defendant on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant.
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   $1 (07-20-2021 - IL)

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