July 2010

Q&H Wins Another Case for Chicago Police Department

Congratulations to Stacey Atkins and Larry Kowalczyk on their not guilty verdict obtained on July 12, 2010 on behalf of a City of Chicago police officer and the City of Chicago in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The Plaintiff claimed she was wrongfully detained on a traffic stop without probable cause. She was then detained on a warrant and subsequently released when it was determined the warrant was for another person. Stacey was also previously successful via summary judgment in cutting out myriad civil rights claims against several other officers and the City added by the plaintiff. The entire case is now a "NG." The jury returned its verdict in favor of the officer and the City in twenty minutes.

Q&H Successfully Represents Village of Oak Lawn in Arbitration

Chicago shareholder Paul O'Grady and associate Matt Daley recently proceeded to an interest arbitration for the Village of Oak Lawn following a grievance filed by the Illinois FOP Labor Council regarding health care increases and whether said increases were "substantial" in violation of the Village's collective bargaining agreement. Following the arbitration, Arbitrator Wolff denied the grievance and found in favor of the Village of Oak Lawn.

Rubin Completes Successful Copyright Mediation Between Trophy Manufacturers

In an all day formal mediation session held on July 8, 2010, Len Rubin as Mediator guided the parties to a settlement of a several million dollar lawsuit then pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio alleging multiple instances of copyright infringement. The parties were competing manufacturers of commercial trophies.

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