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

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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Epstein v. Defendant Attorney

12/14/2016 Client:

Defendant Attorney

Outcome:

Seventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of claim.

Karen Kies DeGrand and Norman Barry successfully defended a client on appeal in the Seventh Circuit. The firm’s client, a divorce attorney, was sued with his client in federal court ...

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Williams v. Defendant Physician and Professional Corporation

12/07/2016 Client:

Defendant Physician and Professional Corporation

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed judgment entered on jury verdict.

Dick Donohue, Karen Kies DeGrand and Meagan VanderWeele convinced the appellate court to affirm a judgment entered on a jury verdict in a wrongful pregnancy action. The court rejected plaintiffs’ ...

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Whiting v. Defendant Healthcare Services Company

10/12/2016 Client:

Defendant Healthcare Services Company

Outcome:

Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment order entered in favor of firm’s client.

Karen Kies DeGrand and Don Brown successfully defended a client on appeal in the Seventh Circuit. An inmate in an Illinois prison who became ill during his incarceration sued the ...

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Weston v. Hospital and Physician

06/06/2016 Client:

Defendant Hospital and Physician

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed order entering summary judgment for firm’s clients.

With the defendants represented by Donohue Brown’s Karen DeGrand, Stetson Atwood and Laura Testa, the appellate court affirmed the trial court’s order granting summary judgment to the firm’s clients in ...

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