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

F.M. Industries v. Defendant Financial Institution

09/08/2014 Client:

Defendant Multiple Law Firms

Outcome:

Obtained summary judgment.

DBMS successfully defended multiple law firms against plaintiff’s lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion dollars in damages based on copyright infringement, breach of contract and legal malpractice claims. Obtained summary ...

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Tompkins v. Defendant Automobile Dealership

12/02/2011 Client:

Defendant Automobile Dealership

Outcome:

Summary judgment granted in favor of client.

On December 2, 2011, DBMS obtained summary judgment on all counts in favor of the firm’s client, an automobile dealership, in an action alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud ...

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Loughery v. Defendant Truck Manufacturer

07/01/2007 Client:

Defendant Truck Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Defendant.

The plaintiff claimed breach of an employment contract and a right of first refusal to purchase a leading truck manufacturer’s dealership should the dealership ever be sold to a third-party. ...

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Dominion Nutrition v. Defendant Corporation

12/01/2006 Client:

Defendant Corporation

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

J. Kent Mathewson represented the defendant against allegations of unfair competition in the food industry.  The matter began as a jury trial before Judge Richard Posner, sitting by designation in ...

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Julian Chiola v. Defendant Oil Change Franchise

12/01/2005 Client:

Defendant Oil Change Franchise

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

On December 16, 2005, DBMS received a defense verdict for the firm’s client, an oil change franchise, in Cook County, Illinois. On July 25, 2000, plaintiff was working as a ...

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BASF v. The Old World Trading Company

07/01/2004 Client:

BASF

Outcome:

Verdict for the Plaintiff.

DBMS represented the plaintiff in a claim for damages for violations of the Lanham Act and for breach of contract.  The case was tried as a bench trial before Judge ...

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Schury v. Defendant Housing Authority

12/01/2003 Client:

Defendant Housing Authority

Outcome:

Defense Verdict (Bench Trial).

Plaintiff was working inside a high voltage vault on the defendant housing authority’s property. Plaintiff claimed that a rat inside the vault caused an arc flashover that resulted in an ...

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Willis v. Defendant Floor Covering Distributor

10/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Floor Covering Distributor

Outcome:

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

This case arose from the much-publicized 1996 accident on Interstate 94 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that took the lives of six children of the Reverend Duane Scott Willis and his wife ...

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