201906.26
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Brennan Burtker Challenges Abuse of Voluntary Dismissal Statute

In Illinois, plaintiffs have an unfettered right to voluntarily dismiss a claim and refile it within one year. But plaintiffs only get to do that once. As such, plaintiffs are reluctant to use their voluntary dismissal unless absolutely necessary. To preserve their right to the voluntary dismissal, many plaintiffs will resort to what our firm…

201906.10
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Supreme Court Leaves Voluntary Undertaking Doctrine Alone

In a memorable case, Brennan Burtker has prevailed before the Supreme Court of Illinois. After successfully representing a local hospital against allegations of failure to timely bury a stillborn fetus, the plaintiff sought review from the state’s highest court. In her petition, the plaintiff asked the court to expand the voluntary undertaking doctrine to compensate…

201905.30
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Supreme Court Grants Brennan Burtker Extraordinary Relief

In a matter of first impression, Brennan Burtker has formally challenged the Cook County practice of permitting plaintiffs to amend medical records petitions into medical malpractice lawsuits. After making the unsuccessful challenge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, the law firm’s appellate department filed a petition for leave to appeal in the Appellate Court….

201904.15
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New Associate Benjamin J. Levinsky

Brennan Burtker is pleased to announce the hire of new Associate Attorney, Benjamin J. Levinsky. Mr. Levinsky is the ninth associate attorney to have joined Brennan Burtker LLC since its inception in July, 2015. To read more about Benjamin Levinsky, click here.

201810.22
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Brennan Burtker asks Supreme Court to end long standing Cook County practice

In October, Brennan Burtker attorneys Anthony Longo and Blair Kipnis filed a Petition for Leave to Appeal in the Supreme Court of Illinois challenging a long-standing practice in Cook County that deprives defendants of their constitutional right to service of summons in medical malpractice actions.  Under Illinois law, prospective medical malpractice plaintiffs are entitled to…

201810.15
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Brennan Burtker Hires New Associate Teresa Dettloff

Brennan Burtker is pleased to announce the hire of new Associate Attorney, Teresa Dettloff. Ms. Dettloff is the eighth associate attorney to have joined Brennan Burtker LLC since its inception in July, 2015. To read more about Teresa Dettloff, click here.

201810.03
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Brennan Burtker Wins Summary Judgment for Hospital in Premises Liability Case

Brennan Burtker congratulates Jonathan E. Cavins in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of one of the firm’s institutional clients, a prominent local children’s hospital, in a premise liability action. The Plaintiff was an elderly woman who alleged that she sustained severe injuries when she slipped and fell on water while walking through a covered walkway within…

201805.30
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Brennan Burtker Wins Appeal in Fetal Burial Case

The firm congratulates partner Anthony Longo and associates Ken Hoffmann and James Kearney for an impressive appellate victory. The case involved allegations that the defendant hospital failed to timely bury plaintiff’s stillborn fetus. Plaintiff alleged, the hospital was negligent when it kept the fetus pooled with other remains in a hospital cooler for twelve months. Plaintiff alleged…

201801.20
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Brennan Burtker Congratulates Its Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2018

Brennan Burtker is proud to announce that Mark M. Brennan and Robert S. Burtker have been named Super Lawyers in 2018 by Thomson Reuters, and Anthony Longo, Jonathan Cavins and Blair Kipnis have been named  Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” in 2018 .  Only 5% of lawyers receive the distinction of “Super Lawyer” in Illinois.