Abruzzo v City of Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois Case No. 09 L 1262 (2012)
Case alleged Paramedics for the City of Park Ridge failed to assess or transport a 15 year old child to the hospital following his father’s 911 call requesting help for his unresponsive son. A unanimous jury found that the Paramedics acted willfully and wantonly on failing to assess and evaluate the child in violation of their own policies and procedures and in failing to transport the child to the hospital. After a 3 week trial, the Jury awarded $5,100,000.00 to our client. This case was also successfully defended in the Illinois Court of Appeals (2013) IL App (1st) 122360.
Higgins v. Pacific Bearing Co., US Dist. Ct. N.D.Ill. Case Number 10 C 50011 (2012)
Case alleged that our client was sexually harassed by her apparent supervisor at her work. Client’s working conditions became so intolerable that she was forced to quit her job. The Jury awarded $250,000.00 in compensatory and punitive damages to our client. Attorneys’ fees and cost were also awarded.
Foss v. Board of Education of Byron Community Unit School Dist. No. 226, Ogle County, Illinois Case No. 11 L 12 (2013)
Case alleged that our client refused to participate in what he considered illegal activity by other employees of the school district. When he reported this activity to his supervisor, the school board and the police, he was taken off of the work schedule and his hours were reduced. Shortly thereafter, he was terminated from his job with the school district. The Jury found for our client and awarded $58,218 in back pay (which was doubled per statute), $155,376 for lost future earnings, $16,995 for lost benefits, and $50,000 for emotional distress. Attorneys’ fees and costs were also awarded.
Chuipek v. Smart Motion Robotics and Scott Gilmore, Kane County, Illinois Case
No. 11 L 371 (2014)
Case alleged that our client requested accommodations for his documented Crohn’s Disease. The Employer refused to allow Client’s requests. Client also complained to the Employer that he was uncomfortable with the Employer making racially and sexually insensitive jokes and comments about other employees. Client was discharged from his position with Employer when he refused to sign an employment agreement that effectively gave Client no salary. The Jury awarded $475,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to our client. Attorneys’ fees and cost were also awarded.