Brian H. Sanchez Wins Fifth District Appellate Court Decision

On November 9, 2022, Brian H. Sanchez won a decision in the Fifth District Appellate Court, which affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action for legal malpractice. Plaintiffs had filed suit against their former lawyers alleging claims for constructive fraud and negligence arising out of Defendants’ representation of Plaintiffs in toxic tort litigation against … Continue reading Brian H. Sanchez Wins Fifth District Appellate Court Decision

APPELLATE VICTORY FOR HOTEL ENTITIES IN PREMISES LIABILITY CASE

John Huntley and Kelly Cronin obtained an appellate victory for two of their clients, a landowner and a management company, whose hotel was the subject of a slip-and-fall lawsuit filed in Cook County, Illinois. The Cook County trial court granted our clients’ Motion for Summary Judgment and dismissed the case in its entirety. Plaintiff subsequently … Continue reading APPELLATE VICTORY FOR HOTEL ENTITIES IN PREMISES LIABILITY CASE

SANCHEZ DANIELS & HOFFMAN LLP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT IS NOW PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES IN THE AREAS OF DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW

Attorney Cathleen A. Bloedorn has re-joined SD&H to lead our new Divorce and Family Law practice. Cathy is passionate about this new practice area and is committed to providing our clients important legal advice and services in an ongoing, and cost-manageable way. Legal services include the following areas: Divorce Post-Divorce Modification Custody and Visitation

Favorable Result for Client in Lengthy Asbestos Trial

On December 14, 2021, a Cook County jury rendered a verdict in favor of our client following a 6-week trial. The estate of deceased plaintiff was represented by Tom Hart of South Carolina and Bob Clifford’s office of Chicago in the extended asbestos trial in Cook County, IL. In closing argument plaintiff’s counsel recommended an … Continue reading Favorable Result for Client in Lengthy Asbestos Trial

Partner Brad Alexander Secures a Verdict in Favor of Defendant in Will County

On September 23, 2021, a Will County jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant, following a two-day jury trial before Judge Susan O’Leary. The plaintiff introduced $74K in medical specials (arthroscopic shoulder surgery) and made a demand for the $100K policy limit, which was withdrawn before trial. The insurance company made no offer … Continue reading Partner Brad Alexander Secures a Verdict in Favor of Defendant in Will County

Brian H. Sanchez Appointed to City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals

Mayor Lori Lightfoot appointed Brian H. Sanchez to the City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals. The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews land use issues that pertain to the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, including proposed variations from the zoning code, special uses that require review to determine compatibility with adjacent properties, and appeals of decisions made … Continue reading Brian H. Sanchez Appointed to City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals

SDH Client Found Not Liable in Major Asbestos Trial

On February 28, 2020, a Cook County jury returned a verdict in favor of our client, a major vehicle manufacturer, after a two-week trial in a case involving alleged exposure to asbestos. Plaintiff, a 47-year-old, was a professional mechanic from 1992-2000. The plaintiffs’ attorneys asked the jury for a verdict in excess of $45 million. … Continue reading SDH Client Found Not Liable in Major Asbestos Trial

Former SD&H Partner, Franklin U. Valderrama Nominated to Federal Bench

President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Franklin U. Valderrama to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Franklin Valderrama currently serves as an Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Judge Valderrama serves on the Illinois Supreme Court Rule Committee and the Supreme Court Committee on … Continue reading Former SD&H Partner, Franklin U. Valderrama Nominated to Federal Bench

Attorney Heather D. Erickson Published in DRI’s Life, Health and Disability Newsletter Volume 30, Issue 4

Heather D. Erickson authored “Marijuana—Is It Material? Rescission of Life Insurance Policies Based on Material Misrepresentations in the Age of Legalized Marijuana,” which was published in the December 2019 issue of the DRI’s Life, Health and Disability Newsletter. The article analyzes current laws surrounding legalized marijuana and the impact on application for and rescission of … Continue reading Attorney Heather D. Erickson Published in DRI’s Life, Health and Disability Newsletter Volume 30, Issue 4