Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

DBMS Wins Appeal in Product Liability Action

07/01/2020 Outcome:

First District Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Plaintiff's Product Liability Claims.

DBMS obtained dismissal of a plaintiff’s product liability claims against a medical device manufacturer.  Plaintiff appealed the circuit court’s dismissal order, and DBMS secured a First District Appellate Court victory ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Railroad Company

10/16/2019 Client:

Defendant Railroad Company

Outcome:

Appellate Court Victory for Defense.

DBMS secured a victory on behalf of a railroad company before the Illinois Appellate Court. Correcting its earlier ruling, the appellate court ruled that the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA), ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Supportive Living Facility

06/24/2019 Client:

Defendant Supportive Living Facility

Outcome:

Appellate court victory..

Karen DeGrand, Michael Borree and Meagan VanderWeele secured a First District appellate victory in which the appellate court ruled that an arbitration agreement entered into by plaintiff’s decedent before she ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Neurosurgeon

06/21/2019 Client:

Defendant Neurosurgeon

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed judgment entered on jury verdict..

The appellate court affirmed judgment on a jury verdict in a medical negligence action handled on appeal by Karen Kies DeGrand, Richard H. Donohue, James D. Sloan and Ashley E. ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Manufacturer

11/09/2018 Client:

Defendant Manufacturer

Outcome:

Judgment for the Defense.

DBMS secured a victory on behalf of a large manufacturer before the Illinois Second District Appellate Court. The Appellate Court affirmed the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in a ...

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Daley v. Teruel

07/02/2018 Client:

Defendant Teruel

Outcome:

Appellate Court Victory.

DBMS secured a victory on behalf of a hospital in a landmark case before the Illinois Appellate Court. The appellate court agreed with DBMS that the federal Patient Safety Act ...

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Plaintiffs v. Defendant Attorney

09/26/2017 Client:

Defendant Attorney

Outcome:

First District Affirmed Circuit Court’s Dismissal.

Karen DeGrand, Daniel Cozzi, Meagan VanderWeele and Laura Ieremia achieved an appellate victory in a legal malpractice case involving the plaintiffs’ lawyer’s misconduct – including falsifying date stamps on court ...

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Matrix Basement Systems Inc. v. Defendants

04/11/2017 Client:

Defendant Law Firm and Attorneys

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed order denying sanctions and attorney fees for firm’s clients.

The appellate court upheld a trial court decision to deny a defendant’s motion for sanctions against plaintiff, its attorneys and their law firm following the voluntary dismissal of an action ...

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Sondergaard v. Defendant Physician

01/09/2017 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed judgment entered on jury verdict.

The appellate court affirmed judgment on a jury verdict in a medical negligence action handled on appeal by Donohue Brown’s Karen DeGrand and Amanda Balen. The defendant orthopedic surgeon had ...

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