On May 29, 2009, attorneys from the Cavanagh Law Group representing the Estate of Dijon Sanders, a 6 year-old boy who was crushed by a garage door on May 9, 2009 on Chicago's south side, inspected the garage door and electric garage door opener involved in the incident. Sears Roebuck & Co./The Chamberlain Group manufactured and sold the electric garage door opener. Cavanagh Law Group had consulting experts present for the inspection. The garage door involved in Dijon Sanders' death was not equipped with InfraRed or motion sensors that would have stopped the door from closing if a person or object was in the door's path. Since the early 1990's the Consumer Products Safety Commission has recommended that garage doors be equipped with InfraRed or motion sensors to prevent automatic garage door opener entrapment incidents which are known and foreseeable dangers of electric garage doors.
On May 5, 2009, Timothy J. Cavanagh and Matthew M. Rundio of Cavanagh Law Group obtained a settlement of $3 million on behalf of their client, Carmen Shafer, for injuries she sustained after receiving an electric shock from the microwave oven in her kitchen.
On May 13, 2009, Timothy J. Cavanagh and Matthew M. Rundio of Cavanagh Law Group filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Dijon Sanders, age 6. Dijon was killed on May 9, 2009, when the garage door at 9228 S. Saginaw Avenue, Chicago, Illinois closed on his body.