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

DiGuilio v. Defendant Manufacturer

03/12/2009 Client:

Defendant Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary judgment in favor of defendant affirmed.

Plaintiff filed a strict liability and negligence complaint against the defendant manufacturer for workplace injuries allegedly sustained while plaintiff was using a printing press. The defendant moved for summary judgment ...

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Mikolajczyk v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

02/01/2009 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Jury verdict for Plaintiff remanded, new trial ordered.

The Illinois Supreme Court issued a decision that establishes the necessity of instructing the jury on the elements of the “risk-utility” test relevant to the defense of a product’s design. ...

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Favia v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

03/31/2008 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Verdict Affirmed in favor of Defendant.

DBMS represented the defendant automobile manufacturer in the trial, in which plaintiffs claimed one severe injury and multiple deaths after their rented minivan experienced an early morning rollover on Interstate ...

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Brady v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

02/28/2008 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

Thomas Brady, 57, was a right front passenger in a rental car driven by co-worker, Mark Sears. They were stopped at a red light when a second vehicle rear-ended their ...

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Oelke v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

11/01/2006 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

The plaintiff was traveling southbound on Route 51 in central Wisconsin in his vehicle, at which time he was allegedly exposed to an unreasonably dangerous level of carbon monoxide. The ...

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Christopolous v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

10/01/2006 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Directed Verdict.

The plaintiff was traveling northbound on I-94 when a wheel separated from his vehicle, bounced over the concrete median and crashed through the plaintiff’s windshield. The plaintiff suffered two broken ...

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Francois K. v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

05/01/2006 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

An 18-year-old driver was killed, and her 19-year-old female passenger was seriously injured when they were involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 55 in Grundy County, Illinois. Plaintiffs ...

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Las v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer et al.

10/01/2005 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict.

The plaintiff was injured when a squad car driven by a police officer struck her vehicle. The police officer claimed that the brakes in the squad car failed just prior ...

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