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

Dominion Nutrition v. Defendant Corporate Officer


Defendant Raymond Cesca


Judgment in Favor of Defendant Commercial Client


After a week of trial before Judge Richard Posner, sitting by designation in the Northern District of Illinois, a verdict was returned in favor of the firm’s commercial client represented by DBMS.

This interesting case involved allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, interference with a business relationship, seizure of a corporate opportunity, and breach of contract.

The case had begun as a jury trial and immediately before closing arguments, because of some perceived juror misconduct, the jury was discharged and the case concluded as a bench trial before Judge Posner.

The plaintiff sought $20 million dollars in damages.

In a 24-page written opinion, Judge Posner found that the plaintiff had failed to prove any of the allegations and entered judgment in favor of the defendant on all claims.