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Published Decisions

Allen v. HSBC - North America (U.S.) Retirement Income Plan,
No. 09 C 5713, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88065 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 24, 2010) (ERISA, motion in limine, protective order)

Altana, Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories,
No. 04 C 4807, 2006 WL 2505822, 61 UCC Rep. Serv. 431 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 29, 2006) (uniform commercial code, breach of warranty)

Armstrong v. Bigley,
No. 03 C 8873, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS (N.D. Ill. Sept. 20, 2004) (civil rights, motion to transfer venue)

Bank of Ravenswood v. Domino’s Pizza, Inc.,
269 Ill. App. 3d 714, 646 N.E.2d 1252 (1st Dist. 1995) (contract, civil procedure)

ColeMichael Investments, L.L.C. v. Burke,
398 B.R. 608 (Bankr. N. D. Ill. 2009); 405 B.R. 626 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2009); and 436 B.R. 53 (N.D. Ill. 2010) (bankruptcy, breach of fiduciary duty, dischargeability)

In re Application of Conklin,
47 Ill. Ct. Cl. 427 (Illinois Court of Claims 1995) (line of duty death benefits)

Daulo v. Commonwealth Edison Company,
938 F. Supp. 1388 (N.D. Ill. 1996) (employment discrimination)

DeGrand v. Motors Insurance Corporation,
903 F.2d 1100 (7th Cir. 1990), on question certified to the Illinois Supreme Court,
146 Ill. 2d 521, 588 N.E.2d 1074 (1992), opinion upon return with certified question answered,
960 F.2d 151 (7th Cir. 1992) (underinsured motorist coverage)

Dignity Viatical Settlement Partners v. Cedallion Systems, Inc.,
4 F. Supp. 2d 466 (W.D.N.C. 1998) (life insurance, contestability)

Estes v. Scotsman Group, Inc.,
16 F. Supp. 2d 983 (C.D. Ill. 1998) (CERCLA)

Flood v. Ty, Inc.,
No. 02 C 9497, 2005 WL 994579 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 5, 2005) (breach of contract)

Gadsby v. Norwalk Furniture Corporation,
71 F.3d 1324 (7th Cir. 1995) (age discrimination)

Hamilton v. State of Alabama,
677 So.2d 1254 (Ala. Crim. App. 1995) (post-conviction review of capital murder conviction and death sentence)

Infinity Broadcasting Corp. of Illinois v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America,
869 F.2d 1073 (7th Cir. 1989) (commercial lease)

Joy v. Hay Group, Inc.,
403 F.3d 875 (7th Cir. 2005) (employment contract)

Krok v. Burns & Wilcox, Ltd.,
No. 98 C 5902, 2000 WL 149285 (N.D. Ill. February 8, 2000) (contract, tortious interference with contract, Illinois wage laws)

Lucketts v. Alpha Construction & Develop.,
2001 WL 1286815 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 23, 2001) (contract, consumer fraud)

Makowski v. SmithAmundsen LLC,
662 F.3d 818 (7th Cir. 2011)

Mann v. Thomas Place, L.P.,
2012 IL App. (1st) 110,62

Matz v. Household International Tax Reduction Investment Plan,
227 F.3d 971 (7th Cir. 2000), certiorari granted and opinion vacated, 121 S. Ct. 2545 (2001), on remand, 265 F.3d 572 (7th Cir. 2001) (ERISA class action)

Matz v. Household International Tax Reduction Investment Plan,
388 F.3d 570 (7th Cir. 2004) (ERISA class action)

Mers v. Marriott International Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan,
137 F.3d 510 (7th Cir. 1998) (ERISA)

Miller v. William Chevrolet/GEO, Inc.,
326 Ill. App. 3d 642, 762 N.E.2d 1 (1st Dist. 2001) (consumer fraud)

Muskat v. Sternberg,
122 Ill. 2d 41, 521 N.E.2d 932 (1988) (malpractice, civil procedure)

North American Old Roman Catholic Church by Rematt v. Bernadette,
253 Ill. App. 3d 278, 627 N.E.2d 1094 (1st Dist. 1992) (church and evangelical jurisprudence)

Owens v. Midwest Tank & Manufacturing Co.,
192 Ill. App. 3d 1039, 549 N.E.2d 774 (1st Dist. 1989) (product liability, indemnification)

In re Pelley,
No. 04 B 20047 (Adv. No. 04 A 03473), 2005 WL 1653034 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. July 11, 2005) (bankruptcy, dischargeability, collateral estoppel)

Protective Life Insurance Company v. Sullivan,
171 F.3d 52 (1st Cir. 1999), on question certified to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 425 Mass. 615, 682 N.E.2d 624 (1996), opinion upon return with certified question answered, 89 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1996) (life insurance, contestability)

Riad v. 520 South Michigan Avenue Assoc., Ltd.,
78 F. Supp. 2d 748 (N.D. Ill. 1999) (employment discrimination)

Rizzuto v. Rematt,
273 Ill. App. 3d 447, 653 N.E.2d 34 (1st Dist. 1995) (evangelical jurisprudence)

Sartor v. Spherion Corp.,
388 F.3d 275 (7th Cir. 2005) (employment discrimination)

Schafer v. Exelon Corp.,
Nos. 07 C 2316 & 07 C 2318, 2007 WL 4557815 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 21, 2007) (class action, preemption)

Sheriff v. Bridgford Foods Corp.,
No. 08 C 3570, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82809 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 9, 2009) (ERISA, claim for benefits)

Matter of Sisson,
668 F. Supp. 1196 (N.D. Ill. 1987) (fire casualty, federal subject matter jurisdiction)

Sportmart, Inc. v. Spirit Mfg., Inc.,
No. 97 C 7120, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5804 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 30, 2000); and 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7556 (N.D. Ill. May 17, 1999) (breach of contract, warranty)

Suburban Auto Rebuilders, Inc. v. Associated Tile Dealers Warehouse, Inc.,
388 Ill. App. 3d 81, 902 N.E.2d 1178 (1st Dist. 2009) (commercial lease, right of first refusal)

Strauch v. American College of Surgeons,
No. 02 C 3314, 2004 WL 524442 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 19, 2004) and 301 F. Supp. 2d 839 (N.D. Ill. 2004) (employment discrimination, ERISA)

Travelers Insurance Company of Illinois v. Eljer Manufacturing, Inc.,
307 Ill. App. 3d 972, 718 N.E.2d 1032 (1st Dist. 1999), and 197 Ill. 2d 278 (2001) (insurance coverage)

United Cable Television Corp. v. Northwest Illinois Cable Corp.,
162 Ill. App. 3d 411, 515 N.E.2d 401 (3rd Dist. 1987) (arbitration)