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Municipal Liability Representative Cases

  • Argued an Americans with Disabilities Act case involving the alleged discrimination of an employee due to alcoholism before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals after having obtained summary judgment in the federal district court.
  • Won summary judgment and subsequent appeal in matter where plaintiffs alleged various city officials conspired to deprive plaintiffs of their property by filing and litigating frivolous demolition lawsuits. Plaintiffs sought more than $1 million in compensation.
  • Represented a city's rights in complex mechanics' lien litigation arising out of a developer’s breach of redevelopment agreement and the city's resulting rights of reversion under the agreement.
  • Successfully defended a class action lawsuit involving thousands of class plaintiffs challenging a city’s loitering law, settling the matter for less than one percent of plaintiff's demand prior to pretrial.
  • Obtained dismissal of a city, with prejudice, against an employee claim seeking payment of accumulated sick time, vacation time and monies owed under the Pension Code and Public Employee Disability Act.  
  • Successfully defended city matter brought by the Attorney General’s office alleging various violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act on city-owned property.
  • Represented city interests before the Illinois Commerce Commission in a matter involving various public improvement projects.
  • Obtained dismissal, with prejudice, of police defendants and other city employees in a case arising out of the warrantless search and seizure of plaintiffs' home.
  • Obtained dismissal, with prejudice, in a case arising out of the alleged failure to provide adequate police protection and services.
  • Successfully defended race and age discrimination matters before Illinois Department of Human Rights and Human Rights Commission.
  • Successfully negotiated a settlement of an alleged improper bid award arising from a municipal waste water treatment project.

Johnson and Bell

Johnson and Bell