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

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 Neurosurgeon

Client:

Defendant Neurosurgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for Defense.

Mark M. Burden and David K. Duffey successfully defended a neurosurgeon at trial against allegations of negligence for improperly recommending and improperly performing an extensive neurosurgical procedure. Plaintiffs alleged that ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Corporate Attorney and Defendant Law Firm

Client:

Defendant Corporate Attorney and Defendant Law Firm

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defendants .

DBMS successfully defended a corporate attorney and his law firm in a bench trial accused of failing to include a restrictive covenant within the plaintiff’s employee’s contract and failing to ...

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Plaintiff v. Architect

Client:

Defendant Architect

In a one-week jury trial involving alleged breach of contract where a real estate developer sought $3.1 million from an architectural firm, DBMS attorneys obtained a defense verdict. The trial ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Railroad Company

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 Family Medicine Physician

Client:

Defendant Family Medicine Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for Defense.

Mark M. Burden and Laura Coffey Ieremia successfully defended a family medicine physician at trial against allegations of negligence for failing to timely diagnose prostate cancer. Asserting wrongful death and ...

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Plaintiff v. Defendant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Client:

Defendant Defendant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS successfully defended a cardiothoracic surgeon in a case involving a claim of medical malpractice for an alleged failure to properly perform a single coronary artery bypass graft procedure. In ...

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Takata Airbag Mass Litigation

to present Client:

Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

Outcome:

Ongoing litigation representing major automotive manufacturer.

DBMS presently represents a major automotive manufacturer in ongoing multi-district litigation involving the Takata airbag recalls affecting millions of vehicles. ...

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