CMN Wins Verdict for United of Omaha

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CMN attorneys Joseph Jeffery and Stuart Primack won a hard-fought trial on behalf of CMN client United of Omaha on a claim for ERISA plan disability benefits.  The case was tried before Judge Young Kim in the federal court for the Northern District of Illinois in October 2014 and judgment was entered in favor of United of Omaha on January 28, 2015.  Solid defense expert testimony coupled with effective cross-examination of the plaintiff and his expert witnesses carried the day for United of Omaha.  A copy of Judge Kim’s well-reasoned opinion is attached below.

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Sean MacCarthy Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation 2014-Present

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Sean MacCarthy has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation from 2014 to the present. Distinction as a “Leading Lawyer” is the product of a rigorous selection process that focuses on recommendations from peers in the lawyer’s particular practice area followed by extensive discussion with other highly regarded lawyers in the same area of practice. Less than 5% of all lawyers in the State of Illinois are selected for this distinction.

Six CMN Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Leading Lawyers

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Six CMN attorneys were recognized as 2014 Leading Lawyers in Illinois.  Bill Chittenden and Don Murday were named Leading Lawyers in Commercial Litigation and Civil Appellate Law.  David Novotny was named a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Class Action Defense, Insurance, Civil Appellate Law and Insurance/Reinsurance Litigation.  Elizabeth Doolin was named a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Civil Appellate Law and Employment Law: Management.  Joe Hasman was named a leading lawyer in Civil Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, and Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law.  David Schmidt was named a Leading Lawyer in the area of Commercial Litigation.  Distinction as a “Leading Lawyer” is the product of a rigorous selection process that focuses on recommendations from peers in the lawyer’s particular practice area followed by extensive discussion with other highly regarded lawyers in the same area of practice.  Less than 5% of all lawyers in the State of Illinois are selected for this distinction.

Member Michael Galibois appointed as Legislative Liaison for CBA’s Federal Civil Practice Committee

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The Chicago Bar Association’s Federal Civil Practice Committee has appointed Michael Galibois as the Committee’s Legislative Liaison for the 2014-2015 term. In this role, Michael will be responsible for submitting draft legislation proposed by the Committee, identifying pending legislation of interest to the Committee, and preparing the Committee’s official legislative comments.

Part of the Federal Civil Practice Committee’s mission is to improve civil litigation in the federal courts with jurisdiction over Chicago. And the Firm is proud of Michael’s new leadership role in service to Chicago’s legal community.