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Jamie Filipovic and Julie Pearce Win Summary Judgment on Federal Employment Discrimination Claim

Jamie Filipovic and Julie Pearce recently secured a major summary judgment victory for our client, a large Chicago area property management company, in an employment discrimination claim. The individual union employee Plaintiff sued his employer in federal court for national origin and disability discrimination after he was terminated. Filipovic and Pearce successfully argued to the […]

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Appellate Court Affirms Receivership Proceedings

James O’Hagan and Kevin Rasp successfully defended a receiver on appeal when the creditor bank challenged the receiver’s conduct and the chancery court’s oversight of the receivership proceedings. The bank also sued the receiver in a separate action. After winning on appeal, O’Hagan and Rasp used this resolution to reach a favorable settlement of the […]

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O’Hagan LLC named as Patron of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. (BWLA)

O’Hagan LLC has once again committed to support diversity throughout the legal profession. We would like to congratulate BWLA on its continued support of minority leadership and advocacy in the legal community. On April 22, 2013, the firm’s partnership with BWLA will be noted at its annual spring fundraiser featuring Mayor Cory Booker. We look […]

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CARPLS Adds New Associate Board Member

Kevin C. Rasp joined the associate board of CARPLS, which is a local non-profit organization that provides pro bono and low-cost legal advice through its hotline and four court-based help desks. CARPLS serves more clients than any other legal assistance organization in Cook County, counseling thousands of clients each year. It celebrates its twentieth anniversary […]

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James P. Balog presents “Taking a Plaintiff Deposition” to O’Hagan LLC attorneys during Brown Bag Seminar

On January 30, 2013 James P. Balog presented the seminar “Taking a Plaintiff Deposition” to O’Hagan LLC attorneys at the Chicago office location. Over the course of an hour, Mr. Balog presented educational materials to other O’Hagan LLC attorneys on the preparation for and taking of a Plaintiff’s deposition. Mr. Balog discussed documents which should […]

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Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal

Mr. Meyer defended a lawyer against a complaint alleging malicious prosecution, stemming from the lawyer’s representation of a client in a series of employment-related disputes. The Cook County trial court dismissed the malicious prosecution claim in May 2011. On December 14, 2012, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the dismissal. The Appellate Court’s opinion can be read […]

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Congratulations to Heather L. Keil on a Defense Verdict

On October 17, 2012, Heather L. Keil received an Outstanding Defense Verdict award from the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter. While working at the Chicago Park District, Heather Keil was part of the trial team that received a defense verdict in Presley v. Chicago Park District, a case where Plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell on ice, […]

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“TIC’s, REIT’s, BDC’s and the New JOBS Act: Does it Change Anything?”

While in New York, Kevin O’Hagan and Joseph Vaughan (Philadelphia) presented “TIC’s, REITS and BDC’s, Does the JOBS Act Change Anything?”. With private placement TIC’s and REIT’s creating a wave of investor litigation, are broker dealers simply moving to the sale of BDC’s as an alternative, higher-yield investment strategy? If so, does the new Jumpstart […]

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Kristine Phillips presents at the 7th Annual – National Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit

On October 2, 2012, Kristine Phillips, along with a distinguished panel, presented for the second time at the National Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit. Among directors and representatives from the EEOC and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities, Kristine Phillips presented to the conference “How to Guide a Claim Through the EEOC & […]

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DRI Professional Liability Seminar – December 6 & 7, 2012 – New York, NY

One of our partners, Mr. Meyer, has the honor of serving as the Chair of DRI’s Professional Liability Committee. On December 6 and 7,  2012, the Committee will be presenting its Annual Seminar at the Sheraton New York. This seminar is dedicated to addressing the educational needs of attorneys and insurers who protect the interests of […]

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