Q&H Wins Summary Judgment In Federal Trucking Fraud Case

Q&H Wins Summary Judgment In Federal Trucking Fraud Case

 
Terrence Guolee    

Congratulations to Querrey & Harrow shareholders Terrence Guolee and Larry Kowalczyk on their April 19, 2018 receipt of an order granting summary judgment on liability from the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. 

In the case, Q&H alleged on behalf of its client, a nationwide insurer of interstate trucking carriers, that the defendant insurance broker forged monthly mileage reports reflecting lower mileage totals than reported by the insured trucking carriers in order to report lower insurance premiums.

After several years of litigation, depositions and forensic review and analysis of hundreds of thousands of pages of material, Q&H moved for summary judgment on behalf of its client, the plaintiff in the case. While awards of summary judgment to plaintiffs are rare, the court granted summary judgment on counts alleging breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, negligent supervision, accounting and fraud.

The matter now moves to the damages phase of the case where Querrey & Harrow's client will be seeking several million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages and reimbursement of attorney fees and costs against the offending broker.

Terrence and Larry were assisted in briefing by shareholder Jason Callicoat and associate Brett Thomaston.

Congrats to all!

  
 
Larry Kowalczyk  
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QH80-LARGEQuerrey & Harrow has long been known as a top-quality litigation firm. During many of the past 30 years, we have ranked at or near the top of all Illinois firms for the number of cases taken to trial, and our success rate has been outstanding.

The following list of litigation successes includes only the most recent and biggest successes our attorneys have achieved:

** Prior results reported in this website do not guarantee similar outcomes. **

Litigation 

April 2018 - Q&H Wins Summary Judgment In Federal Trucking Insurance Fraud Case


March 2018 - Q&H Wins Major Victory in Wrongful Conviction Case Defense 


December 2017 - Q&H Prevails in Appellate Court. $14 Million Verdict Against Client Overruled


July 2017 - Guolee Obtains Dismissal of Construction Management Services Contractor


July 2017 - Guolee and Schwartz Obtain Dismissal of Medical Imaging Center

 

October 2016 - Q&H's Callicoat Prevails in Condominium Flood Litigation

October 2016 - Chris Johnston Wins Not-Liable Verdict in Rear-End Accident Defense

September 2016 - Guolee and Schwartz Obtain Dismissal of Consolidated Wrongful Death Auto Claims

June 2016 - Burke and Callicoat Apply Judicial Estoppel and Defeat Federal Court Warehouse/Trucking Claim

May 2016 - Guolee Assists Major Financial Institution in Wrongful Death Case

March 2015 - Guolee Wins Appeal in Illinois Second District - Talking on Cellphone a "Self-Created Distraction"

December 2014 - Guolee and Callicoat Obtain Summary Judgment For Furniture Installer

June 2014 - Lemley and Rettberg Win First Amendment Retaliation Appeal

January 2014 - Motion to Dismiss Interlocutory Appeal for Lack of Jurisdiction Granted

January 2014 - Successful Forum Non Conveniens Motion Dismisses All Illinois Claims against Two Georgia Defendants

Case Successes - January 2012

Christopher Keleher Wins in Sixth Circuit on Appointment in Criminal Appeal
Rettburg and Lemley Obtain Dismissal of Municipal Federal Class Action Claim
De Angelis Wins in Second District Appellate Court

Case Successes - November/December 2011

Sharifi and Guolee Win in Federal Court Civil Rights Trial
Lemley Wins in Seventh Circuit

Case Successes - October 2011

Rochelle Wins "Not Liable" Verdict For Chicago Police Department

Case Successes - September 2011

Keleher Wins In Seventh Circuit as Appointed Appellate Counsel

Case Successes - July 2011

Q&H Wins Federal Case Where Client Municipality Sued By Hells Angels
Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of $80 Million Putative Class Action
Guolee Assists Skokie Park District on Use Agreement With The Talking Farm

Case Successes - May 2011

Halstead Wins Bench Trial in Title Insurance Case
Guolee Obtains Dismissal of Class Action Statutory Damage Claims
Madormo Obtains Not Guilty For Client in Binding Arbitration

Case Successes - April 2011

Q&H Obtains Summary Judgment in Premises Case
Q&H Obtains Dismissal of Dram Shop Claim

Case Successes - March 2011

Querrey &Harrow Obtain Dismissal On Behalf of Police Officer Who Pepper Sprayed An Intoxicated Judge
Querrey & Harrow Obtain Important Victory For Taxpayers In Seventh Circuit Antitrust Decision
Burden Obtains Summary Judgment for Homeowners Association Hat Trick of Success in Joliet Office

Case Successes - January 2011

Halstead Obtains Judgment On Disbursement Claim
Johnston Obtains Excellent Settlement On Severe Medical Claim

Case Successes - December 2010

Rettberg and Callicoat Defeat First Amendment Political Retaliation Claim
De Angelis Obtains Summary Judgment For Homeowners Association
Q&H Wins Dismissal Of Civil Rights and Wrongful Death Claims Arising in Municipal Jail
Guolee Successfully Defends Village Before IDHR

Case Successes - November 2010

Q&H Successfully Defends Municipality's Issuance of Liquor License

Case Successes - October 2010

Q&H Obtains Dismissal of Landlords' Suit Against Village

Case Successes - September 2010

Guolee Obtains Dismissal in Two Serious Claims
Q&H Defeats Another Police Excessive Force Claim at Trial

Case Successes - August 2010

Q&H Defeats Section 1983 and Title VII Employment Claims

Case Successes - July 2010

Q&H Wins Another Case for Chicago Police Department
Rubin Completes Successful Copyright Mediation Between Trophy Manufacturers

Case Successes - June 2010

Q&H Suburban Office Attorneys Complete Not Guilty "Hat Trick"
Q&H Successful in Coverage Fight Involving Religious Order

Case Successes - May 2010

Q&H Obtains Dismissal of Civil Rights Claims Against Three Officers Following From Fight and Arrest at Chicago White Sox Game
Q&H Wins Two Civil Rights Cases in Seventh Circuit

Case Successes - April 2010

Guolee Defeats FLSA Class Action Claim

Case Successes - March 2010

Q&H Defeats Federal Civil Rights Claim

Case Successes - February 2010

Q&H Obtains Not Guilty Verdict in Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Case. $16 Million Jury Demand Averted.

Case Successes - January 2010

Q&H Obtains Dismissal in Construction Case
Q&H Municipal Practice Group Defeats Civil Rights Claim Brought By Police Officer
Q&H Wins Lawsuit Following Parking Spot Altercation
Q&H Prevails in Longstanding Insurance Coverage Dispute

 

 

 

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