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

Brian H. Sanchez, Partner, Wins Summary Judgment in Coverage Action Arising Out of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On August 22, 2019, Brian H. Sanchez obtained summary judgment in favor of an insurer that had issued a commercial general liability policy to a demolition subcontractor. The dispute arose out of a construction accident on December 26, 2013, which resulted in the death of one demolition subcontractor employee and injuries to another employee. The … Continue reading Brian H. Sanchez, Partner, Wins Summary Judgment in Coverage Action Arising Out of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Manny Sanchez Serves as Special Rapporteur at United Nations Hispanic Leadership Summit

Monday, December 10, 2018 was a historic day at the United Nations, as Manny Sanchez joined an esteemed panel of Latino Leaders at the United Nations inaugural Hispanic Leadership Summit to advocate for empowerment through the registration and unification of all Hispanics eligible to vote. The extraordinary gathering of leaders from business, media, politics and … Continue reading Manny Sanchez Serves as Special Rapporteur at United Nations Hispanic Leadership Summit

Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Secures Defense Victory for Cook County Health and Hospital System

Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP won a complete defense victory for the Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) in a retaliatory discharge and whistleblower case. Leading the defense in Mohammad Vaseemuddin, M.D. v. Cook County, Cook County Health and Hospital System, were attorneys, Manuel Sanchez and Heather D. Erickson. The plaintiff, formerly employed by … Continue reading Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Secures Defense Victory for Cook County Health and Hospital System

Brian H. Sanchez, Partner, Wins Third District Appellate Court Decision

On September 6, 2018, Brian H. Sanchez won a decision in the Third District Appellate Court, which affirmed summary judgment granted in favor of an insurer in a property loss claim. The plaintiff had sustained damage to its premises when an underground water line was damaged and caused water to flow into the premises. The … Continue reading Brian H. Sanchez, Partner, Wins Third District Appellate Court Decision

Partners John Huntley, John Piegore and Brian Sanchez Win First District Court of Appeals Decision

John Huntley, John Piegore and Brian Sanchez recently won a decision in the First District Court of Appeals that changes the law in Illinois as it applies to contribution actions against employers. To determine each defendant’s pro rata share of the common liability, the jury must be allowed to apportion fault to each party that … Continue reading Partners John Huntley, John Piegore and Brian Sanchez Win First District Court of Appeals Decision