Labor and Employment
Stephanie Anderson v. Superior Air-Ground Ambulance
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Favorably settled employment case against ambulance company brought by former employee alleging violation of Title VII and Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act. Plaintiff was terminated for refusing to transport patient to obtain abortion. Case settled for cost of defense while defendant’s summary judgment motion was pending.
Clark v. North Central Management, Inc.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Obtained summary judgment on behalf of hotel owner and manager defendants in Americans with Disabilities Act and ERISA lawsuit. Plaintiff alleged failure to make reasonable employment accommodations, wrongful termination and denial of health insurance coverage on the basis of plaintiff’s infection with the HIV virus.
Greenberg v. Crown Services, Inc.
III. Department of Human Rights. Obtained dismissal of employment discrimination claims based upon religion, gender and age on behalf of temporary staffing agency in administrative proceeding, following submission of position statement in defense of claims and fact finding conference.
Hill v. Norcomm Public Safety Communications, Inc.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Obtained summary judgment for defendant in employment lawsuit. Plaintiff claimed discrimination and retaliation under Title VII and civil conspiracy under Section 1985.
Le v. Interlake Compa Le v. Interlake Companies
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer in ERISA lawsuit in which plaintiff claimed employer breached fiduciary duty in administration of benefits programs.
Macklin v. Grossinger North Autocorp, Inc.
Illinois Department of Human Rights. The complainant charged that he was discharged because of his race. The respondent, though, maintained that he was discharged because of attendance problems. The complainant was unable to prove that the respondent’s explanation was a pretext for race discrimination, resulting in an administrative decision for the respondent-employer.
Mayden v. Superior-Air-Ground Ambulance
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana. Successfully resolved Title VII and Equal Pay Act lawsuit on behalf of defendant in which plaintiff claimed wage discrimination based on sex. Summary judgment granted to defendant on Title VII claims. Equal Pay Act claim tried before a jury, which returned a verdict for the defendant.
Novitsky v. American Consulting Engineers, LLC
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Defended engineering firm in case filed by employer alleging age and religious discrimination. Summary judgment entered in favor of the defendant. Affirmed on appeal.
Ostler v. Oce-USA
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Obtained summary judgment for multinational company in ERISA lawsuit brought by the estate of deceased former employee. Plaintiff sought to recover the value of life insurance benefits provided under company plan. Case was dismissed on appeal without any payment by client.
Illinois Department of Human Rights. Defended restaurant-employer in administrative proceeding against claims based upon physical handicap brought by former restaurant server, resulting in reasonable settlement of claims below amount recommended by judge.
Partipilo v. Grossinger
Circuit Court of Cook County. Defended automobile dealerships in class action suit brought by former sales personnel alleging violations of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Class not certified and plaintiff’s damages capped at several hundred dollars.
Westbrook v. Crown Services
Illinois Department of Human Rights. Obtained dismissal for lack of evidence of claims based upon national origin on behalf of temporary staffing agency in administrative proceeding, where applicant claimed that he was not hired because of his national origin.