City successfully defended against multi-million dollar wrongful death suit brought alleging improper maintenance and failure to install proper warning barriers at train station property wherein decedent was killed by a drunk driver who crashed into the ticket building. Appellate Court affirmed the City’s motion for summary judgment.
Successfully defended the county electoral board’s decision to overrule the voter’s objections to party committee’s nomination and candidacy for office of State Senator.
Lake County Coroner candidate thrown off the ballot after it was determined he was ineligible due to “party switching” for the same position during the election cycle; decision upheld by Appellate Court.
Perhaps the last of the election recount cases involving punch card voting. Represented an unsuccessful mayoral candidate in a landmark election case overturning the election results after the election, and seating the unsuccessful mayor in office after votes were subtracted from the successful candidate for fraudulent conduct involving absentee ballots.
Wrongful death suit brought against City and officers alleging officers acted willfully and wantonly when using deadly force against an armed individual. Appellate Court upheld Circuit Court’s granting of defendants’ motion for summary judgment, agreeing with arguments that deadly force was used in self-defense of the officers and in defense of others.
Appellate Court held that finding of guilty did not constitute “conviction” of incumbent as such term is used in State Constitution and statutes relating to ouster.
Landmark election case where the city’s electoral board’s decision to sustain objections to candidates’ nomination papers for failure to give statutory notice was upheld.
Landmark “rule of three” case wherein police officer sought review of decision by civil service commission and police chief after police officer was passed over for promotion to corporal. The Appellate Court held that: (1) officer had no protected property right to promotion to corporal, and (2) commission and police chief did not violate statute…
Defended a challenge to compel the certification of candidates after the city clerk, pursuant to her apparent conformity authority, denied certification because the candidates’ statements of economic interests were not filed in the same calendar year as their nominating petitions, as required by the Election Code.
Successful challenge to sufficiency of public question referendum involving the issuance of bonds wherein the binding requirement of petitions was upheld.