Representative Experience Archive
In a federal jury trial, SmithAmundsen defended two police officers accused of false arrest. The plaintiff, who had been arrested for possessing a large quantity of illegal drugs, claimed that the substance was innocent and that there was no probable cause for his arrest. The jury found in favor of the officers.
- Obtained Summary Judgement on Behalf of a Library district After an Employee Alleged Wrongful Termination
John Hayes obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a library district after an employee alleged wrongful termination and harassment based on a slew of protected classes under Title VII.
- Obtained a Summary Judgment Dismissal in Favor of High Profile Clients Accused of Tortiously Causing a New Business to Suffer $25M in Alleged "Lost Profits" and an Additional $75M in Other Damages
SmithAmundsen obtained a summary judgment dismissal in favor of high profile clients accused of tortiously causing a new business to suffer $25M in alleged "lost profits" and an additional $75M in other damages by navigating and advancing arguments pursuant to Illinois' New Business Rule.
Matthew Kees represented a home building contractor in a contractual dispute involving allegations of a breach of contract, breach of warranty and theft by contractor, among other claims. A favorable verdict was received after numerous witnesses and hundreds of exhibits were presented.
- Successfully Defended Truck Owners Who Leased Their Truck to a Driver Who Was Then Involved in an Accident
SmithAmundsen successfully defended truck owners who leased their truck to a driver who was then involved in an accident.
Successfully defended a retailer whose employee allegedly molested a customer’s child. Allegations included failure to do a proper background check on the offending employee. Summary Judgment was obtained on behalf the retailer.
Justin Welply won a bench trial enforcing a settlement and non-competition agreement after the competitor and former employee violated a past settlement agreement.
SmithAmundsen defended a medical device manufacturer in federal court against a wrongful death and products liability case brought by the estate of an 83-year-old woman who died from severe COPD. After discovery proved that it was physically impossible for the device to have caused the decedent’s injuries the way she claimed and none of her doctors blamed the device for her death, we negotiated a settlement at a pre-trial hearing for less than 5% of the plaintiff’s settlement demand.
- Manages and Protects the Worldwide Trademark Portfolio of a European Medical Products Manufacturing Company
SmithAmundsen manages and protects the worldwide trademark portfolio of a European medical products manufacturing company and handles the legal issues, including agreement work and corporate registration of the client’s United States subsidiary.
- Defended a Client After the Plaintiff Alleged that our Client Induced Other Defendants to Commit Breach of an Alleged Fiduciary Duty
SmithAmundsen defended a client after the plaintiff alleged that our client induced other defendants to commit breach of an alleged fiduciary duty by diverting the plaintiff’s business to our client in exchange for financial gain and demanded a mid-seven figure number.