Top 50 Settlements in Illinois in 2020

Top 50 Settlements in Illinois in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 settlements obtained in Illinois in the year 2020. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please submit it to us today.

1
Amount:$750,000,000.00
Attorneys:James B. Zouras, Ryan F. Stephan, Teresa M. Becvar of Stephan Zouras L.L.P.
Case:Fries v. Residential Home Health, LLC, et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
2
Amount:$36,000,000.00
Attorneys:Stuart Cochran, Bruce Steckler of Gresham Cochran PLLC; Matt Armstrong of Armstrong Law Firm LLC; David C. Nelson of Nelson & Nelson; Scott Bursor of Bursor & Fisher P.A.
Case:Hansen-Mitchell, et al. v. Welspun USA, Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Consumer Fraud, False Advertising, Unfair Business Practices, Intentional Tort
3
Amount:$9,550,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin P. Durkin, Tracy A. Brammeier of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Wilder v. Chicago Fly House
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Negligent Tort, Paralysis Injury
4
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas M. Werman, Maureen A. Salas, Sarah J. Arendt of Werman Salas P.C.; Michael A. Josephson, Lindsay R. Itkin of Josephson Dunlap; Richard J. Burch of Bruckner Burch P.L.L.C.
Case:Blackburn v. Allied Power Services, LLC
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
5
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:James C. Pullos of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Payne v. Cook County
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort
6
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:James C. Pullos, Shannon M. McNulty of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Plaintiff v. Residential Care
Type:Business Liability, Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Negligent Tort
7
Amount:$3,242,400.00
Attorneys:Douglas M. Werman, Maureen A. Salas, Zachary C. Flowerree, Sarah J. Arendt of Werman Salas P.C
Case:Jones v. CBC Restaurant Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Invasion of Privacy, Labor & Employment, Negligent Tort
8
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen D. Phillips, Elise A. Waisbren of Phillips Law Offices
Case:Smith v. University of Chicago Hospital
Type:Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
9
Amount:$2,375,000.00
Attorneys:Susan A. Capra, Kimberly M. Halvorsen of Clifford Law Offices P.C.
Case:Estate of Hartman v. Riverside Health System, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
10
Amount:$2,300,000.00
Attorneys:Jack J. Casciato of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Murphy v. LTI Trucking, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
11
Amount:$1,850,000.00
Attorneys:Susan A. Capra, Joseph L. Rourke, Keith A. Hebeisen of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Czerski, et al. v. Gottllieb Memorial Hospital
Type:Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
12
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas M. Werman, Maureen A. Salas of Werman Salas P.C.
Case:Diebold v. Paylocity Corp.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
13
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Jack J. Casciato of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Tokarz v. J.B. Hunt Transport
Type:Business Liability, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
14
Amount:$1,450,000.00
Attorneys:Sean P. Driscoll of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Rivard v. Zientarski
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
15
Amount:$1,260,000.00
Attorneys:James C. Pullos of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Disabled Adult v. Residential Care
Type:Assault & Battery, Business Liability, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
16
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:John J. Perconti, Michael F. Bonamarte, Cari F. Silverman of Levin & Perconti
Case:Estate of Wynkoop v. USA
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
17
Amount:$950,000.00
Attorneys:Sarah F. King of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Patient v. Heathcare Provider
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$725,000.00
Attorneys:Susan J. Schwartz of Corboy & Demetrio P.C.
Case:Estate of Gramer v. Advocate Sherman Hospital, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
19
Amount:$703,500.00
Attorneys:Brian M. Wendler, Angie M. Zinzilieta of Wendler & Zinzilieta, PC
Case:Orr v. ABF Freight System, Inc., et al.
Type:Business Liability, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$675,000.00
Attorneys:Justin M. Swartz of Outten & Golden L.L.P.
Case:Rivett v. Chicago Bread, L.L.C.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
21
Amount:$650,500.00
Attorneys:Richard F. Burke, Jr. of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Borsch v. Renier
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
22
Amount:$620,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Zemans of The Law Offices of Daniel Zemans L.L.C.
Case:Leisner, et al. v. Chop Hospitality LLC, et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
23
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Richard F. Burke, Jr. of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Cheynet v. Chicago Athletic Clubs, LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Negligent Tort
24
Amount:$568,500.00
Attorneys:Sharon Gustafson, James Lee, Gwendolyn Young Reams, Gregory M. Gochanour, Ann M. Henry, Ethan Cohen of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Personnel Staffing Group L.L.C., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
25
Amount:$515,000.00
Attorneys:Jack J. Casciato of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Kaufmann v. Elmhurst Park District, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
26
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Mark E. McNabola, David C. McCracken of McNabola Law Group, P.C.
Case:P.T., Pro Ami v. Farooqui, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
27
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth A. Thompson of Arnstein & Lehr L.L.P.; Brian D. Spitz, Christopher Wido of The Spitz Law Firm L.L.C.
Case:Pfefferkorn, et al. v. PrimeSource Health Group, LLC, et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
28
Amount:$375,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin P. Durkin and Tracy A. Brammeier of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Lilley v. Country Mutual
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
29
Amount:$365,000.00
Attorneys:Glen J. Dunn Jr. of Glenn J. Dunn & Associates Ltd; Jeffrey Grant Brown of Jeffrey Grant Brown P.C.
Case:Seidler, et al. v. United Maintenance Co., Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
30
Amount:$302,000.00
Attorneys:John D. Risvold of The Collins Law Firm P.C.
Case:Auto Driver v. Auto Driver, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort
31 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Richard F. Burke, Jr. of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Eckhardt v. TyloHelo, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
31 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Karen I. Engelhardt, Sara S. Schumann, Ryan M. Thoma of Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy P.C.; Alejandro Caffarelli, Lorrie T. Peeters of Caffarelli & Associates Ltd.
Case:Gossett, et al. v. Treasure Island Foods, Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
31 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Robert P. Walsh of Clifford Law Offices
Case:DeBonville v. Gotlund
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
32
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:James C. Pullos of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Flood v. Smith
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
33
Amount:$225,000.00
Attorneys:James C. Pullos of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Engel v. 806 Arlington LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
34
Amount:$190,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas M. Werman, Maureen A. Salas, Sarah J. Arendt, Zachary C. Flowerree of Werman Salas P.C.
Case:Marsh v. United Motors Ltd.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
35
Amount:$165,779.00
Attorneys:Glen J. Dunn Jr. of Glenn J. Dunn & Associates Ltd; Jeffrey Grant Brown of Jeffrey Grant Brown, P.C.
Case:Marquez v. RCKC Corp., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
36 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Steven J. Malman of Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates PC
Case:Estate of Eisenman v. Petersen Health Operations
Type:Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Fall, Failure to Supervise, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Failure to Protect, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
36 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Brian Custy of Custy Law Firm, LLC
Case:75-Year-Old Female v. Super Market Operator
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
37
Amount:$125,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas A. Doyle of Wexler Wallace L.L.P.; Matthew Turner, Rod M. Johnston of Sommers Schwartz P.C.
Case:Garcia, et al. v. IDAVM Group Enterprises, Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
38
Amount:$115,000.00
Attorneys:Brian Custy of Custy Law Firm, LLC
Case:57-Year-Old Female v. Auto Driver
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
39
Amount:$108,434.00
Attorneys:John W. Billhorn of Billhorn Law Firm
Case:Reyes v. Paul F. Pedersen Co., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
40
Amount:$100,000.00
Attorneys:Bradley M. Cosgrove, Charles R. Haskins of Clifford Law Offices
Case:Conn v. Quinones
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
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Note: Settlements below $100,000 have not been included to the list.

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