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Cook County judge asked to nix deal to ease path forward for fellow judge's $2M fee request in 18-year-old lawsuit
One Cook County judge sits in the position to potentially award another Cook County judge millions of dollars in attorney fees for the other judge’s prior legal work on an 18-year-old case. Now, a group of business partners have asked the judge to reject a deal they say would allow attorneys suing them to sidestep a court order giving the partners access to the information they need to challenge the other judge’s windfall fee request.
LOCKE LORD LLP: ACI’s 31st National Forum on Consumer Finance, Class Actions and Government Enforcement
Ryan Holz is speaking at ACI’s 31st National Forum on Consumer Finance, Class Actions and Government Enforcement conference in Chicago on July 23-24, 2019.
LOCKE LORD LLP: Chicago Partner Carolyn Blessing Featured on Joffrey Ballet Website as Co-Chair of its Generation J Leadership Council
Carolyn Blessing, a Chicago Partner in Locke Lord’s IP Pharmaceutical Practice Group, is featured on the Joffrey Ballet’s Generation J website as Co-Chair of its Generation J Leadership Council.
Lawsuit: Cook judge's ex-law partner conspired with daughter, others to quietly sustain stake in 17-year-old case
Peter Carey, former law partner of Cook County Circuit Judge Patrick Sherlock, is being sued, accused of conspiring with his daughter and others to convert two years of legal work into a multi-million-dollar payday on the other side of a court fight among former real estate business partners that has stretched over nearly two decades.
Too close? Cook County judge asks millions in fees for prior legal work; Defendants: Judge's colleagues can't rule
Current Cook County Judge Patrick Sherlock stands poised to receive millions of dollars in fees for his work on a lawsuit nearly two decades ago. But the business partners who would pay those fees have asked a different Cook County judge to send the case and the fee request to a court outside Cook County, asserting all Cook County judges are too close to Sherlock to rule in the case.
Steve Whitmer, a member of Locke Lord’s Executive Committee and Chair of the Firm’s Chicago Litigation Department, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).
LOCKE LORD LLP: Locke Lord Re-Elects Chair, Vice Chairs; New Co-Chair of Board of Directors; Several New Members to Executive Committee and Board
Locke Lord’s Executive Committee has re-elected David Taylor (Houston) as Chair of the Firm and Jennifer Kenedy (Chicago), Bill Swanstrom (Houston) and Thomas Yoxall(Dallas) as Vice Chairs of its Executive Committee.
Judge's rejection of lawsuit vs collector over $0 interest, fees line item closes 'fertile ground' for litigation
A Chicago federal judge has found a man can't sue a debt collector for including a line item in a debt collection notice claiming $0 in interests and fees.
LOCKE LORD LLP: Locke Lord Chicago Partner Carolyn Blessing This Year’s Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Leadership Award Recipient
Carolyn Blessing, a Partner in Locke Lord’s Chicago office, has been selected to receive the 2018 Leadership Award from the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law for her efforts in the advancement of women lawyers and support of women’s initiatives in law firms.
A man sentenced in an alleged fraudulent insurance billing scheme has sued the law firm that represented him, claiming his lawyers breached their standard of care.