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An Illinois appellate court recently upheld a lower court’s decision ordering a nursing home to produce a report and witness statements concerning a resident’s fall.  The court’s decision in Lindsey v. Butterfield Health Care II, Inc., et al. is the first by an Illinois appellate court interpreting the Long-Term Care Quality Assurance Act, 745 ILCS 55/1, et seq. (“Quality Assurance Act”).

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Anthony Sam was a presenter for the St. John Baptist de La Salle Scholarship Program on January 29 at Lewis University. The presentation was entitled “Flying Beyond Lewis University, Alumni Perspective.”  Each year, Lewis University awards at least one St. John Baptist de La Salle Scholarship, a full-tuition award, to an incoming freshman student who demonstrates excellence in the areas of academics, leadership, and community involvement. All students are selected based on their high school grade point average, ACT/SAT score, and a personal interview.

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Daniel Cray authored a sub-chapter entitled, “Motion for Change of Venue” within the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Defense Counsel Training Manual, Third Edition 2016.

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We are pleased to announce the elevation of Jeanne Zeiger to senior counsel.  She has more than 25 years of experience handling insurance coverage litigation and appeals in federal and state courts.  We congratulate Jeanne on excellent work and exceptional client service.

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On January 25, Anthony Sam provided a lecture on Closing Arguments to law students in a Trial Advocacy Course at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The presentation focused on effectively arguing inferences from physical and testimonial evidence and how to use themes to persuade jurors.

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We are pleased to announce the elevation to partnership of Adam Carter, Aimee Lipkis, Kelly McHale and Scott Pfeiffer.  We congratulate each of them for the manner in which they have distinguished themselves in service of our clients and the community.

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On January 20, 2017 Anthony Sam was a guest judge for the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition Team from The John Marshall Law School. The National Trial Competition was established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students’ advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar.

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Dan CrayJim HorstmanMike HuberSteve HeilRodney VanAusdal and Ben Beringer have been selected by Law & Politics (Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine) as 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers.