On October 26, 2011, Tim Cavanagh and Matt Rundio received Trial Lawyer Excellence awards from the Jury Verdict Report for gaining the highest reported tracked vehicle verdict. The awards, presented by Editor John Kirkton at the Jury Verdict Reporter's annual ceremony at the University Club of Chicago, recognize Tim and Matt for their record $55 million jury verdict in Velarde v. Canadian National Railroad Company. Congratulations to Tim, Matt and the other 32 lawyers who were honored for their achievements.
On November 7, 2011, Tim Cavanagh filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of Terri Cenar. On November 4, 2011 at 1:40 p.m., Terri was riding her bicycle southbound on LaSalle Street when a semi-trailer truck attempted to make a right turn onto Chicago Avenue and struck and ran over Terri. Witnesses have stated that Terri had the right of way. Terri was immediately transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Loyola University Medical Center. The lawsuit names both the truck driver, Anthony Hudson, and his employer, Doka USA, Ltd., as defendants.