Counsel to Healthcare Providers
Counsel to healthcare providers/physician groups in partnership and ACO formations, regulatory compliance, and deal structure.
Representation of Medical Practice in Employment Matters
Representation of a medical practice regarding employment related issues, including the hiring and termination of employees and independent contractors.
Summary Judgment for Hospital Under Title VII and Illinois Law
Successfully defended a hospital/employer in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals where the Court affirmed a summary judgment decision in favor of our client where a former employee claimed discrimination and retaliation under Title VII and Illinois law, and failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Plaintiffs' Awards Exceed Statutory Damage Cap
Represented numerous plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions. The state cap on non-economic damages, which was established to limit the exposure of medical professionals, was averted by proving ordinary negligence, resulting in settlements greatly exceeding the statutory $350,000 cap.
Healthcare Franchisor Mediation
Represented healthcare franchisor in mediation over terms of franchise agreement.
Hospital Not Liable for Discrimination
Successfully represented a hospital in defending a claim of discrimination in Illinois Human Rights Commission resulting in no findings against the firm's client.
Hospital Dismissed from Action
Obtained early dismissal of all claims against a hospital by a physician in a complex contract dispute. The dismissal was affirmed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals after briefing and oral argument.
Hospital Executive Dismissed from Action
Obtained early dismissal of a claim against an individual hospital executive by a physician for tortious interference in prospective economic advantage.
Successful Defense of Trademark Infringement Claims Against Healthcare Companies
Represented healthcare companies in defense of trademark infringement claims brought by public university.
Wage & Hour Class Certification Denied
Successfully represented a hospital and defeated class certification in a wage & hour case. The Federal Court denied class certification following significant discovery, multiple depositions, and extensive briefing.
Patent Action Dismissed in Favor Of Doctors Treating Opioid Patients
Represented a group of doctors that were helping patients overcome their opioid addictions by performing an elaborate and specific treatment method that would eliminate withdrawal symptoms in one day or less. Our clients were sued for patent infringement, facing allegations of direct infringement, contributory infringement, and inducing infringement. We successfully argued to the district court that the case should be dismissed for failure to state a claim under Iqbal and Twombly because the patent was limited to a narrow treatment method. The patentee appealed. In a 2-1 opinion, the CAFC affirmed the dismissal in our clients' favor.
$30MM Credit Raise on Behalf of Healthcare Facility
Representation of regional healthcare facility in securing a $30MM credit raise for a building expansion.
Counsel in Representation Elections
Counseled an extended care facility in successive representation elections against the Laborers Union of North American and the UAW.
Dismissal of Sexual Harassment Claims
Obtained the dismissal of a defendant doctor in a sexual harassment and battery claim brought by a co-worker. The court further awarded summary judgment to the employer/hospital as it could not be liable for the doctor’s alleged sexual harassment based on our prior handling of the internal complaint of harassment and the hospital’s prompt remedial measures (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois).
Sale of Municipally Owned Hospital and Healthcare Operation
Lead counsel for the privatization and sale of a municipally owned hospital and health care operation, including organizing and participating in excess of 40 public town hall meetings, structuring of privatization, preparing documents, and coordinating with municipal bond counsel and investment bankers.
$5MM Jury Verdict for Physician Group
Secured a $5MM jury verdict for a physician group based on a verbal promise concerning a hospital emergency room service contract.