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FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Litigators Matthew O’Hara and Jeffrey Rossman Named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew J. O’Hara and Jeffrey A. Rossman, Partners in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, have been named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars for providing superior client service in the area of litigation.

Chicago sues electric truck maker Motiv, says $1.3M electric garbage truck has been a lemon

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 20, 2019

Less than five years since trumpeting its purchase of “North America’s first all-electric” garbage truck, the city of Chicago has taken that truck’s manufacturer to court, alleging the truck has been a lemon.

Irish bank can't be sued in U.S. court over loans made in Chicago Spire negotiations

By Dan Churney | Mar 19, 2019

A federal judge on March 14 ruled an Irish national bank cannot be sued by a development company for allegedly sabotaging the Chicago Spire skyscraper project by selling off the company's loans.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Welcomes Employment Partner Erin McAdams

By Press release submission | Mar 18, 2019

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Erin E. McAdams has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group, focusing on employment litigation and counseling.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Eight Freeborn Attorneys Recognized Among Top Illinois Real Estate, Construction & Environmental ‘Leading Lawyers’

By Press release submission | Feb 26, 2019

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that eight of its attorneys have been recognized by Law Bulletin Media’s Leading Lawyers as among the Top 10 or Top 100 Illinois attorneys in select practice areas in the January 2019 Illinois Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition.

Freeborn Growth Fuels Major Trial Successes for Clients in 2018, Further Establishes Firm as Litigation Powerhouse®

By Press release submission | Feb 14, 2019

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that it heads into 2019 continuing to expand its brand as a Litigation Powerhouse® with major trial victories and growth in litigation capabilities and geographical reach during the past year that rival many Am Law 100 firms in the nation.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Welcomes Partner Michael D. Whitty, Expands Trusts and Estates, Family Office Practices

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Trusts and Estates and Family Office practices with the addition of Michael D. Whitty as a Partner.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Elects Joseph L. Fogel as Co-Managing Partner

By Press release submission | Jan 22, 2019

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected Joseph L. Fogel as its new Co-Managing Partner, effective.

Appeals panel: Retired CTA bus driver can continue lawsuit over retirement health care deductions

By Dan Churney | Dec 26, 2018

An Illinois appeals court has refueled a retired Chicago bus driver’s suit against the Chicago Transit Authority’s retirement and health care plans, saying a Cook County judge was wrong to rule the retiree’s benefits were determined by a union contract that took effect the day after the man retired.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Included in Vault’s 2019 Top 150 Under 150

By Press release submission | Dec 26, 2018

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is listed in Vault’s 2019 Top 150 Under 150.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Highly Ranked Nationally and in Chicago, Richmond and Tampa By 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been highly ranked nationally in six practice areas in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms."

Judge backs recused judge's decision to OK loan officers' wage class action vs American Bank & Trust

By Cook County Record | Sep 10, 2018

A federal judge has confirmed another recused judge's decision earlier this spring to refuse to end a class action brought by a group of bank loan officers, who accused their employer, American Bank and Trust, of shorting them wages and commissions.

Bandas firm offers to be barred from practicing law in IL to end Edelson suit over 'serial objectors'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 5, 2018

A Texas-based law firm accused of improperly using proxy Illinois attorneys to covertly manage lawsuits in Illinois intended to allegedly essentially extort payments from other lawyers trying to close out class action settlements, has agreed to accept a court order barring them from practicing law in Illinois.

Pharma defendants seek to kick suburbs' opioid suits to federal court; Say center on federal drug control questions

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 23, 2018

Saying the lawsuit raises legal questions that shouldn't be dealt with in state court, one of the country’s largest pharmaceutical distributors – and one that stands as a defendant in many of the lawsuits now pending in courts across the country over the so-called opioid epidemic – has asked a federal judge to prevent a group of Chicago suburban communities from suing an array of drug manufacturers and distributors in Cook County Circuit Court.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Seventeen Freeborn Partners named 2019 ‘Best Lawyers’

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Freeborn & Peters issued the following announcement on Aug. 15.The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 17 Freeborn Partners in its 2019 edition.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Secures Significant Patent Case Victory for National Retail Brand

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that it secured a significant victory on Aug. 9 for a nationally recognized retailer in a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the company in federal district court.

Jury deals $315M verdict to casino tech maker who said rival used patent litigation to stifle competition

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 7, 2018

A group of casino technology manufacturers have hit a legal jackpot, as a Chicago federal jury has dealt them a verdict potentially worth more than $300 million, amid their ongoing antitrust battle against a rival manufacturer accused of misusing patents to stifle competition.

Judge: Edelson can try to bar Bandas 'pro objectors' from practicing, collecting fees in IL

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 25, 2018

A little over five months since denying one of Chicago’s leading class action plaintiffs’ firms the chance to pursue racketeering charges against another group of lawyers accused of acting as “professional objectors” to extort payments, a Chicago federal judge said she will allow the Edelson P.C. firm to move ahead with one final remaining element of their lawsuit – an attempt to secure a court order restricting the ability of those lawyers to practice law in Illinois, and so limit their ability to collect on a $225,000 payday from Edelson.

Judge again tosses Napleton Auto Group's RICO claims vs Fiat Chrysler over dealer incentive plan

By Scott Holland | Jul 13, 2018

A federal judge in Chicago has curbed racketeering claims brought by the Napleton car dealership group, as the judge said the dealers still hadn’t presented enough evidence to back its claims accusing Fiat Chrysler of using a sales program to lean on dealers who refused to go along with an alleged scheme to falsify sales figures.

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