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Commercial Litigation

Litigation is the core of what we do at Donohue Brown. But we understand that our commercial clients aren’t in business to engage in litigation. When disputes over business matters arise, our clients know they can rely on our skill and experience to resolve the matter in their best interests. Our clients’ business objectives drive our approach to handling their litigation.

Our lawyers litigate a wide variety of complex commercial disputes for our clients in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels. We routinely handle cases involving breach of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, business torts, purchase and sale of securities, and other matters involving commercial transactions.

We serve clients ranging from large international companies to mid-sized regional firms to small local businesses, as well as entrepreneurs and other individuals. Our clients benefit not only from our successful track record litigating commercial matters but also from efficient, cost-effective service that our small litigation teams offer.

Related cases

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 592 N.W.2d 201 (Wis. 1999)02/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendant Affirmed

F.M. Industries v. Defendant Financial Institution

09/08/2014

Client:

Defendant Multiple Law Firms

Outcome:

Obtained summary judgment

Tompkins v. Defendant Automobile Dealership

Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (Judge Sanjay Tailor)12/02/2011

Client:

Defendant Automobile Dealership

Outcome:

Summary judgment granted in favor of client

Loughery v. Defendant Truck Manufacturer

Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois (Elsner)07/01/2007

Client:

Defendant Truck Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Defendant

Julian Chiola v. Defendant Oil Change Franchise

Circuit Court of Cook County (Judge Varga)12/01/2005

Client:

Defendant Oil Change Franchise

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Schury v. Defendant Housing Authority

Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois12/01/2003

Client:

Defendant Housing Authority

Outcome:

Defense Verdict (Bench Trial)

Willis v. Defendant Floor Covering Distributor

Cook County, Illinois10/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Floor Covering Distributor

Outcome:

$24 million contribution verdict in favor of the firm’s client

Lejman v. Defendant Construction Company

Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois09/01/1995

Client:

Defendant Construction Company

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

American Samoa Government v. Affiliated FM Insurance Company

Superior Court, Los Angeles County09/01/1995

Client:

American Samoa Government

Outcome:

$86.7 million verdict for the American Samoa Government

Bostick, et al v. County of DuPage v. Defendant Construction Company

Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois12/01/1994

Client:

Defendant Construction Company

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Verdict in favor of client in counterclaim against DuPage County

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