Representative Experience Archive
Moses Suarez and Suzannah Overholt won a motion to dismiss in a qui tam case alleging False Claims Act Violations in Federal Court. They defended a pharmacy chain and a long-term care facilities operator in Illinois facing allegations that they failed to follow certain state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Won Summary Judgment in Favor of a Health Care Provider After the Plaintiff Alleged FLSA and ERISA Retaliation Claims
SmithAmundsen was granted summary judgment in favor of a health care provider after the plaintiff, a former employee, alleged FLSA and ERISA retaliation claims. The plaintiff claimed that her employer reassigned her territory, refused her a new uniform and terminated her employment in retaliation for being a named plaintiff in two different class actions years prior.
- Secured a Victory for Multiple Chicago Area Road Contractors Pursuant to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act
SmithAmundsen secured a victory for multiple Chicago area road contractors pursuant to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act. We assisted our client in securing a new labor classification and rates that preserve their competitiveness.
SmithAmundsen represents a newly formed solo physician dermatology practice. The client’s medical practice includes clinic visits as well as surgical procedures at hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. We advised the practice on various aspects of its startup operations including regulatory compliance, privacy policies, personnel policies, and contracting issues.
SmithAmundsen defeated a laborer local union in its organizing efforts directed at a nursing home facility whereby the election was held by mail-in ballot during the COVID-19 pandemic. We worked carefully through the delivery of key messaging and educational materials to inform the voting unit on the “good, bad and ugly” of becoming part of the union.
- Obtained an Arbitration Award Denying a Former Sales Person's Claim of $500,000 in Unpaid Commissions and Interest
SmithAmundsen obtained an arbitration award denying a former sales person's claim of $500,000 in unpaid commissions and interest against a national medical product distributor. It was ultimately determined that the employer owed her $0 following a multiple day arbitration proceeding.
SmithAmundsen served as counsel to an HVAC company in resolving its employment tax liability, which included the defense of the trust fund penalty that is regularly asserted by the IRS against controlling officers.
- Represents Commercial Auto Carrier of a Rideshare Company Providing Coverage Advice for Claims of Rideshare Drivers, Passengers and Third-Parties Seeking Liability
SmithAmundsen represents the commercial auto carrier of a rideshare company that operates in Illinois and regularly provides coverage advice for claims of rideshare drivers, passengers, and third-parties seeking liability, property damage, and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
SmithAmundsen defended a national medical device company in a consumer class action. The team had victories on consecutive motions to dismiss, which sharply narrowed the claims at issue under the Wisconsin Consumer Act and reduced the potential scope of the putative class.
SmithAmundsen successfully obtained multiple dismissals in favor of an insurance company client against claims brought by underlying plaintiffs as purported direct beneficiary or third-party beneficiary under a policy of insurance issued to an alleged tortfeasor, including a claim for an alleged violation of Section 155 of the Illinois Insurance Code.