A team from our Chicago and Richmond offices, led by Denean Sturino, just won summary judgment for a car dealer in Cook County Circuit Court.  This allowed us to remove to federal court claims against the designer and manufacturer of the product in question.  This move was fiercely resisted by the plaintiffs’ lawyers, who were desperate to stay in Cook County and go to trial before a Cook County jury.  We were happy to face either jury in either forum, but, as plaintiffs’ counsel knew, federal court is harder on weak claims.  This was a good win for a good client.