following cases represent the trial experience of James A.
Trials & Arbitrations
TRIALS & ARBITRATIONS
breach of engagement contract and fee collection arbitration on behalf of
major law firm against its former corporate client in 3-day AAA
arbitration. Succeeded in obtaining and collecting $4,000,000-plus
Defendant Scott Ward where, after a two-day evidentiary hearing before Judge
Amy J. St. Eve, a temporary restraining order was successfully dissolved and
Plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction regarding his client’s
employment agreement and non-competition/non-solicit clauses was defeated.
(N.D. Ill. 2011, J. St. Eve).
Represented plaintiffs Jerald
and Meryl Goldfarb as second chair in insurance coverage action against One Beacon Insurance
Group, resulting in $395,000 verdict for plaintiffs after a five-day jury trial before Judge
Barbara McDonald (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL) (2011)
in successful prosecution of a
breach of contract case before Judge Bill Taylor. Defendants
were Sentinel Investment Group, Inc.; Sentinel Financial Services, Inc.; Sentinel Management
International, Inc.; Fountainhead Investments, Inc.; EB Trust 2005; and Eric A. Bloom Living Trust
(Circuit Court of Cook County, IL) (2010)
Voutiritsas and North Star Trust Company in a legal malpractice action against
James M. Bolz and McCuaig, Haeger, Bolz & McCarty LLC during a five-day jury trial before
Judge Allen Goldberg (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL) (2010)