On January 17, 2010, Terrence Leigh and his wife were attending a dog training course at a PetSmart store when a four-foot-wide wooden sign spontaneously fell off the wall and struck Mr. Leigh in the head. Mr. Leigh suffered a concussion and a cervical compression injury, which resulted in two weeks of amnesia, chronic neck pain, and impaired memory and concentration. After significant fact and expert discovery, it was ultimately determined that the sign had been negligently installed due to improper placement of fixation devices and improper use of adhesive. Following a lengthy settlement conference, the case settled for half-a-million dollars.
Tim Cavanagh has been named to the Irish Legal 100 by the Irish Voice Newspaper for the fourth consecutive year. This elite list is comprised of accomplished lawyers of Irish descent from all across America. To read the full 2013 Irish Legal 100 publication, visit http://irishlegal.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx.
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Benjeman Nichols coached a panel of practicing civil and criminal attorneys in jury selection strategies. This course was offered as part of the CBA Jury Selection Law & Technique Training Program. The event was hosted by the Honorable Judge Thomas More Donnelly.
On July 17, 2013, Tim Cavanagh, founding partner at Cavanagh Law Group, will present a speech for the Louisiana Association for Justice's "Handling and Winning a Railroad Case: Evidentiary Tips of Practice" Webinar. The webinar will host a variety of top trial lawyers in the country and will be streaming live on the Louisiana Association for Justice's website. Cavanagh will discuss the discovery and litigation strategies necessary to handle and win challenging railroad cases, all of which were used in his record setting $55 million verdict in Velarde v. Illinois Central Railroad Company. To connect to this Webinar, click here.
On June 7, 2013, Matt Rundio was named to The National Trial Lawyers: 40 Under 40. The award recognizes Matt as one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in Illinois. Matt joins Tim Cavanagh and Stacey Cavanagh as honorees. For more information on The National Trial Lawyers, please follow the link below:http://www.thenationaltriallawyers.org/
On June 7, 2013, on the fifth day of trial, Matt Rundio, partner at Cavanagh Law Group, obtained a $775,000.00 settlement on behalf of Leo W. Mach who developed a Stage IV bedsore while being treated at Rockford Memorial Hospital.The bedsore required three surgical procedures, including a major skin and muscle flap surgery. On the fourth day of trial, Rundio cross examined one of Mach's nurses and forced her to admit that she failed to properly monitor the bedsore. The next morning and just before closing arguments were set to begin, Rockford Memorial Hospital quadrupled their settlement offer and the case resolved.
On April 30, 2013, the Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune released a special publication featuring Chicago's leading lawyers. Cavanagh Law Group was chosen as one of the featured firms and received special recognition as the publication's cover story.
On April 22, 2013, Benjeman Nichols, an attorney at Cavanagh Law Group, obtained a $280,000 verdict on behalf of Richard and Kimberly Girden.
Cavanagh Law Group client, Kathy Kuk, was recently quoted in a Chicago Tribune article urging Metra officials to install a safety system that railroad experts say could potentially prevent injuries and save lives.
Benjeman L. Nichols, an attorney at Cavanagh Law Group, was a featured speaker at the Chicago Bar Association's Tort Litigation Committee meeting on April 10, 2013.