APPELLATE DECISIONS
    Ridenour v. Carl Sandburg Village No. 7 Condominium Assín.
    In 2010, the appellate court affirmed partial summary judgment for our client condominium owners in a dispute regarding the assessment of the cost to replace limited common elements.

    Lawlor v. North American Corp.
    On September 18, 2009, a jury issued a verdict in the amount of $1.8 million in favor of our client on her claim that her former employer invaded her privacy by using pretexting, or false pretenses, to obtain her private phone records to investigate her activities. The verdict included $65,000 in compensatory damages and $1.75 million in punitive damages. On March 24, 2011, the appellate court affirmed the juryís verdict and reinstated the punitive damages award, which the trial court had reduced in a post-trial ruling. The appellate court also reversed the trial courtís finding that the client had breached any fiduciary duty and vacated the trial courtís award of $78,781 in compensatory damages and $551,467 in punitive damages to the employer, holding that that award was against the manifest weight of the evidence.

    Freeman v. Williamson, 383 Ill. App. 3d 983, 890 N.E.2d 1127 (1st Dist. 2008)
    The Illinois appellate court affirmed judgment on the pleadings in favor of the firmís clients in a declaratory judgment action. The clients were former investors in a limited partnership investment fund who had filed a declaratory judgment action seeking determination as to their liability for overpayments made to them by the fund. The liquidating trustee of the fund filed counterclaims seeking repayment of hundreds of thousands of dollars of past distributions. The appellate court affirmed the trial courtís ruling that the partnership agreement and the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act barred the trusteeís claims.
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