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

Wilkins v. Defendant Ambulance Driver and Ambulance Service

06/20/2013 Client:

Defendant Ambulance Driver and Ambulance Service

Outcome:

Supreme Court reinstated order granting summary judgment to the defendants after reversal by the appellate court..

A motorist collided with an ambulance transporting a patient on a non-emergency basis from a hospital to a nursing home. Sustaining severe head trauma in the collision, the motorist sued ...

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Show v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

09/19/2011 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Affirmed judgment in favor of the firm's client.

The plaintiffs were the driver and passenger in a vehicle that was in a “T-bone” intersection collision with another vehicle, causing the plaintiff’s vehicle to roll over. Plaintiffs contended that ...

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Smith v. Defendant Driver and Corporate Employer

06/28/2011 Client:

Defendant Driver and Corporate Employer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Verdict Affirmed on Appeal.

On June 28, 2011, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, affirmed the judgment entered on May 7, 2010, in favor of Donohue Brown’s corporate construction client and the company’s driver. ...

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Uldrych v. Defendant Surgeon and Hospital

01/21/2011 Client:

Defendant Surgeon

Outcome:

Affirmed judgment in favor of surgeon and against hospital on implied indemnity cross claim.

In a medical negligence case, DBMS attorneys successfully defended their client, a surgeon, from the co-defendant hospital’s belated attempt to recover the amount the hospital paid to settle the case ...

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Iaccino v. Defendant Obstetrician et al.

12/20/2010 Client:

Defendant Obstetrician

Outcome:

Not guilty verdict in first trial and affirmed judgment on jury verdict on appeal.

In this medical negligence case, the mother and father of a child filed a lawsuit against two obstetricians, among others, who assisted with the child’s delivery. The plaintiffs claimed that ...

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Steinhoff v. Defendant Snow Vehicle Manufacturer

08/04/2009 Client:

Defendant Snow Vehicle Manufacturer

Outcome:

Reversed in favor of defendant.

In February 2006, plaintiff, a Michigan resident, was allegedly rendered a quadriplegic while operating a snow-grooming tractor in Michigan. Plaintiff filed suit against the Oregon manufacturer of the tractor in ...

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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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