Judge: Donald J. O’Brien, Jr.
Court: Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
Outcome: $70,000 award (against $1,000,000 demand to jury).
Synopsis: Defended national trucking company and its driver of a semi-tractor and double-tandem trailer, while being pulled over by state trooper, for claim arising out of vehicle collision with motorist and child passenger in vehicle on Kennedy Expressway, Chicago, Illinois. Motorist sustained herniated-disc injury; permanence and surgical issues raised and lost wages. Emotional distress claimed by child. Eight day jury trial.