201710.31
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Partner Anthony Longo Comments on Fishing Expeditions

by: Anthony J. Longo Published in: Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | October 16, 2017 In his latest installment of the “Procedural Thicket” column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Mr. Longo explores the origin of the “fishing expedition” – an oft repeated phrase by civil litigators when objecting to far reaching discovery. He chronicles the usage of…

201709.19
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Brennan Burtker Wins Not Guilty In Orthopedic Malpractice Trial

Brennan Burtker congratulates Mark M. Brennan and Jonathan E. Cavins for their success in obtaining a not guilty verdict in an orthopedic malpractice trial.  The jury verdict was returned in favor of the defense after less than 1 hour of deliberation.  The plaintiff contended that a shoulder hemiarthroplasty performed by the defendant orthopedic surgeon failed…

201708.15
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Brennan Burtker LLC Wins Another Appeal

The firm congratulates Anthony Longo and Sherita Glover on their impressive August 15, 2017 victory in the appellate court. The case involved allegations of assault and battery during an outpatient medical appointment. Plaintiff filed suit against the medical clinic and its employee who allegedly threw the punches. Plaintiff claimed to have achieved service of process…

201708.01
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Brennan Burtker LLC Wins Directed Verdict At Trial

The firm congratulates Robert Burtker and Rachel Stern on winning a directed verdict just prior to closing arguments in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 32 year old patient.  The trial court granted the directed verdict at the close of all evidence, and just prior to the commencement of closing arguments.  Mr….

201705.24
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Brennan Burtker LLC Wins Employment Case in Seventh Circuit

The firm congratulates founders Robert Burtker and Anthony Longo for an impressive win before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. At the district court level, Robert and Anthony filed a motion to dismiss this employment case arguing that the plaintiff’s action was barred by the doctrine of res judicata in light of a prior adjudication…

201705.19
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Brennan Burtker LLC Wins Summary Judgment On Apparent Agency

The firm congratulates Joe Camarra, Anthony Longo, and Blair Kipnis for winning a critical summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Cook County recently. Plaintiff alleged that the firm’s client was vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of its co-defendant Medical Director which allegedly caused the patient’s death by exsanguination. A motion for summary…

201704.07
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Jane A. McAtee to Present at Digestive Disease Week

On May 7, 2017, Jane A. McAtee, Of Counsel at Brennan Burtker LLC, will present at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago, Illinois, the world’s largest gathering of physicians, researchers and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Ms. McAtee was invited by the American Gastroenterology Association Institute Council and will present on “Liability…