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On June 1, 2018, Aimee K. Lipkis was appointed to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Board.  Her appointment represents a partnership with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Rauner Administration.

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Cray Huber is a Corporate INTL Global Awards Winner for 2018 as a Catastrophic Loss Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Illinois.

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Aimee Lipkis has been appointed as a Member of the Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Section Council for 2018-2019.

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On February 12, 2018, Dan Cray presented at the IADC Mid-Year Meeting in La Quinta, CA on the topic of “Exit Strategies – Succession Planning with a Purpose.”

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On January 16, 2018, Dan Cray was a general session panelist at The Gavel National Conference II in Boca Raton, FL and presented on the topic of “The Anatomy of a Successful Mediation.”

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In December 2017, the appellate department successfully argued in the First District Appellate Court that the trial court abused its discretion in granting the plaintiff’s motion for a new trial, thus reinstating a trial victory for a Cray Huber client.  In Perez v. Athletico of Oak Park, et al., the appellate court first granted the petition for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 306, and then opined in a Rule 23 Order that the trial court abused its discretion when it granted the plaintiff’s motion for a new trial because the expert testimony conflicted and it was the province of the jury to resolve any conflicts.  According to the appellate court, it was entirely reasonable that the jury found that the plaintiff simply did not meet its burden to prove the elements of medical negligence.