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Nov
7
Washington: Jail Detainee Obtains $1 Million Settlement for Spinal Injury From the Steve Horn’s article in Prison Legal News (PLN) “Bryan Telford, who was held as a pretrial detainee at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle,…
Oct
31
Watchdogs want outside investigation of Chicago psychiatric hospital where troubled teens allegedly were sexually abused From the Christy Gutowski’s article in the Chicago Tribune “Top child welfare watchdogs want outside experts to take…
Oct
31
Chicago Psychiatric Hospital is Under Fire Over Reports Alleging Abuse of Children From the Duaa Elbeib’s article in the ProPublica Illinois “A Chicago psychiatric hospital that treats hundreds of children in state care is under federal a…
Oct
6
King County to pay former inmate $1M for untreated injury From the Associated Press’s article in The Washington Times King County will pay $1 million to an ex-jail inmate who fell while in custody, suffering a spinal injury that went untreated…
Oct
5
King County to pay former jail inmate $1 million for spinal-cord injury that went untreated for 10 days From the Heidi Groover’s article in The Seattle Times King County will pay $1 million to a former jail inmate who fainted and fell while in…
Aug
29
For Immediate Release: August 29, 2018 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Chicago, IL – Following a bench trial, Defendant (pro se) was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file tax returns…
Aug
3
For Immediate Release: August 3, 2018 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Chicago, IL – Following a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of obstruction of justice, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c)(2). The dist…
Jul
3
For Immediate Release: July 3, 2018 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Chicago, IL – Illinois permits a plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit to claim that a defendant’s negligent treatment diminished he…
Jun
13
For Immediate Release: June 13, 2018 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Cincinnati, OH – Today I had the honor and privilege to participate in oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth C…
Jun
5
For Immediate Release: June 5, 2018 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Washington, D.C. – Etihad Airlines, P.J.S.C. (“Etihad Airlines”) is owned 100% by the the Government of Abu Dhabi. “[A] foreign stat…
Apr
12
Lawsuit against Oak Brook schools over geography bee headed to trial From the Justin Kmitch’s article in the Daily Herald Attorneys for an Oak Brook family and a now 11-year-old boy who was accused of planning to cheat during the 2016 National…
Apr
11
Suits filed over alleged student cheating in Oak Brook pending, but some counts dismissed From the Clifford Wards’s article in the Chicago Tribune Two years after an alleged cheating scandal roiled an Oak Brook school, two federal judges have r…
Mar
22
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2018 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Chicago, IL – A federal judge agreed Plaintiffs properly alleged claims for constitutional violations for unlawful seizure (U.S. Const., amend.…
Mar
16
Jury awards $1.2 million to man shot in back by Chicago police during traffic stop From the Steve Schmadeke’s article in the Chicago Tribune A West Side man shot during a 2011 traffic stop as a teen by a Chicago police officer has been awarded…
Mar
15
Jury awards $1.2 million to man shot by Chicago cop From the Mitch Dudek’s article in the Chicago Sun-Times A man who was shot as a teenager by a Chicago Police officer was awarded $1,241,907 Thursday by a Cook County jury. Derquann Wilson was…
Feb
26
For Immediate Release: February 26, 2018 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Cincinnati, OH – Le’Ardrus Burris petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for a rehearing en banc. In his dir…
Feb
13
Judge declares mistrial in lawsuits over 2011 police shooting From the Mitch Dudek’s article in the Chicago Sun-Times A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday evening in the case of a man who sued the city — seeking $5 million — because he was s…
Jan
30
For Immediate Release: January 30, 2018 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Chicago, IL – On January 4, 2011, at approximately 9:30 p.m., then 15-year old Derquann Wilson, who was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle,…
Jan
9
For Immediate Release: January 9, 2018 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Greensboro, NC – A district court of three federal judges (28 U.S.C. § 2284(a)) threw out North Carolina’s congressional map today, dec…
Nov
4
For Immediate Release: November 4, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237, craig@sandberglaw.com Atlanta, GA – According to a report released on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health…
Oct
30
For Immediate Release: October 30, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Washington, D.C. – Today the nation learned (1) Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, has been indicted as…
Oct
11
For Immediate Release: October 11, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – The Illinois law firm of Muslin & Sandberg was highlighted in Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s 2017 Settlement Survey as…
Oct
5
For Immediate Release: October 5, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Mt. Vernon, IL – On April 23, 2017, before 2:12 a.m., F-49 presented herself to the emergency department at SSM Health Good Samaritan Ho…
Oct
2
For Immediate Release: October 2, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Elgin, IL – A panel of justices in the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, agreed with Craig M. Sandberg that a Winnebago County…
Sep
29
For Immediate Release: September 29, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – Etihad Airlines, P.J.S.C. (“Etihad Airlines”) is owned 100% by the the Government of Abu Dhabi. “[A] foreign…
Sep
25
For Immediate Release: September 25, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – A panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit agreed with Craig M. Sandberg that two of the speci…
Sep
5
For Immediate Release: September 5, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Rockford, IL – This case involves the shooting death of young black man, in front of 15 or so women and children, inside of a predominant…
Aug
31
Jurisdiction: Superior Court of King County, Seattle, Washington. For Immediate Release: August 31, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Seattle, WA – 37-year old male pre-trial detainee in the King County Cor…
Jul
7
For Immediate Release: July  7, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Washington, D.C. – In February 2015, Defendant was indicted on one count each of wire fraud and money laundering related to off-exchange fo…
Jun
29
County prosecutors can’t form own police units to find drugs, Supreme Court rules From the Elizabeth Donald’s article in Belleville News-Democrat “A ruling issued Thursday by the Illinois Supreme Court puts a permanent quash on the…
Jun
23
For Immediate Release: June 23, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – A unanimous panel of justices in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, agreed with the Chicago-based law firm of M…
Jun
16
This is a guest post from Jeanine Patten-Coble, the founder of Little Pink Houses of Hope, which allows cancer survivors and their families to go on a free vacation retreat at the beach. Her new book, Ridiculously Present, will be published in Novemb…
Jan
9
For Immediate Release: January 9, 2017 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Kingsport, TN – Two 30-year old women filed separate lawsuits against a Kingsport, TN physician for medical malpractice, medical battery,…
Oct
27
For Immediate Release: October 27, 2016 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – Muslin & Sandberg captured a spot in Chicago Lawyer publication’s annual 2016 Settlement Survey. The annual survey…
Oct
7
For Immediate Release: October 7, 2016 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Mt. Vernon, IL – In the evening on Thanksgiving Day (November 27, 2014), M-34 was found unresponsive at his home by a family member and 91…
Sep
1
For Immediate Release: September 1, 2016 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – A fellow attorney recently asked me about a case I was handling in the State of Washington involving the use of Filshie cl…
Aug
18
For Immediate Release: August 18, 2016 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – Following a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of  one count of wire fraud (Count 1), in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343…
Jun
6
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s “Ripple of Hope” speech. The speech was delivered at the University of Cape Town on June 6, 1966, during the height of apartheid. Many historians believe the “Ri…
May
25
For Immediate Release: May 25, 2016 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – In August 2015, this blog included a posting addressing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the context of patient conse…
Apr
14
For Immediate Release: April 14, 2016 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Covington, KY – Craig M. Sandberg (Muslin & Sandberg in Chicago, IL) won reversal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth…
Apr
11
“It was a cold night in Chicago, and the officers wore black masks over their faces. Officer Gildardo Sierra had been on the force for nearly a decade and Officer Raoul Mosqueda for more than four years, but the men had never met before Jan. 6…
Mar
25
For Immediate Release: March 25, 2016 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Rockford, IL – Plaintiffs were awarded $360,000.00 in damages due to the reckless (willful and wanton) infliction of emotional distress by…
Mar
25
From the Rockford Register Star ROCKFORD — After a three-week civil trial, a jury today found that Rockford Police Department officers Stan North and Oda Poole were reckless when they shot and killed Mark Anthony Barmore in a downtown church. The j…
Mar
8
From the Rockford Register Star ROCKFORD — A long-awaited civil trial in the August 2009 officer-involved shooting death of Mark Anthony Barmore opened with a contentious and emotional day of testimony… Barmore, 23, was shot and killed Aug.…
Nov
12
For Immediate Release: November 12, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – F-52 was awarded $200,000.00 in damages due to the medical malpractice committed  by Dr. M. Vincent Makhlouf. The verdict…
Oct
16
For Immediate Release: October 16, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – M-51 was awarded $750,000.00 in damages due to his employer’s failure to provide him with a reasonably safe place in…
Oct
16
From The Independent Etihad, the flag airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been accused by a British former pilot of spiriting one of his colleagues out of America in breach of his bail conditions following an alleged drunken rampage in a Chicago…
Oct
7
For Immediate Release: October 7, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Waltham, MA – A Middlesex County Superior Court judge agreed with Craig M. Sandberg that all claims filed against his client, a Waltham-base…
Oct
5
From the Courthouse News Service CHICAGO (CN) – Etihad Airways spirited one of its pilots out of the United States so that he would not face charges for a drunken attack, the co-worker he injured says in Federal Court. Martyn Baylay, a resident…
Sep
30
For Immediate Release: September 30, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – A panel of justices in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, agreed with Craig M. Sandberg that the circuit cou…
Sep
11
For Immediate Release: September 11, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Washington, D.C. – Defendant was convicted in March 2013 for possession of a firearm by a felon and under the Armed Career Criminal Act…
Aug
21
For Immediate Release: August 21, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – In recent years, trial courts across the country have been asked to clarify whether, under both state and federal law, Eng…
Jul
16
For Immediate Release: July 16, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Freehold, NJ – A Superior Court judge, following a thorough voir dire examination requested by the defendants’ counsel and, thereafter,…
Jun
26
For Immediate Release: June 26, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Springfield, IL – The appellate court found the circuit court’s sua sponte citizen’s arrest instruction (Illinois Pattern Instructions (I…
Jun
1
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Springfield, IL – On remand following reversal of her convictions disorderly conduct (People v. Brown, 2013 IL App (2d) 111228), on May 30, 3…
Mar
27
For Immediate Release: March 27, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – Following a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of making a false claims for a federal tax refund for tax years 2005 throu…
Mar
5
For Immediate Release: March 5, 2015 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – Defendant was charged with three counts of aggravated battery for a single act in violation of 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05(d)(8) (a…
Oct
31
For Immediate Release:October 31, 2014 The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Craig M. Sandberg of the law firm Muslin & Sandberg has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an honor given to only a select grou…
Oct
28
For Immediate Release: October 28, 2014 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – Ski Enterprise Corporation of Wisconsin, Inc. (“Ski Enterprise”) is a Wisconsin corporation that operates Devil…
Oct
21
For Immediate Release: October 21, 2014 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Cincinnati, Ohio – Following a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled su…
Sep
30
For Immediate Release: September 30, 2014 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – In this case of first impression in the Circuit, Defendant contends that Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1962) applies to…
Sep
3
From the Chicago Tribune CHICAGO (Reuters) – The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating some shootings in Chicago in which police were involved and in which a gun belonging to the person shot was not recovered, according to an attorney w…
Sep
2
From the Chicago Sun-Times An attorney who specializes in representing cops in court has warned the president of the Fraternal Order of Police about a federal investigation into shootings by Chicago Police officers. Daniel Herbert, a former Chicago P…
Jul
21
For Immediate Release: July 21, 2014 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com St. Louis, MO – The district court granted a Certificate of Appealability (“COA”) related to Petitioner’s §2254 petition…
Jul
17
For Immediate Release: July 17, 2014 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Cincinnati, Ohio – Following a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute less than 500 grams of cocaine and less tha…
Jul
14
For Immediate Release: July 14, 2014 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Ottawa, IL – A panel of justices in the Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, agreed with the Chicago-based law firm of Muslin & San…
Apr
14
For Immediate Release: April 14, 2014 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Ottawa, IL – A heated legal fight over the sentencing provision of Section 5(g) of the Cannabis Control Act (720 ILCS 550/1, et seq.) which ma…
Dec
20
From DNAinfo Chicago BRONZEVILLE — Tiffany Magby can’t help it — she doesn’t trust Chicago police. “If I was stranded somewhere in the middle of the night and a police car showed up I wouldn’t get in,” she said. And…
Oct
17
For Immediate Release: October 17, 2013 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Kansas City, MO – This is an appeal by Petitioner from the district court’s Judgment and Order dated October 26, 2012, denying a Petition…
Apr
3
For Immediate Release: April 3, 2013 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com St. Louis, MO – On April  3, 2013, an administrative panel of the Court of Appeals, upon consideration of the record, granted a certificate…
Feb
9
Unarmed man was killed by police officer in 2011 From the Chicago Tribune In the latest hit to Chicago taxpayers for police misconduct, the city is expected to pay $4.1 million to the family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a patrol officer.…
Jan
18
For Immediate Release: January 18, 2013 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – Today, Gov. Pat Quinn signed Public Act 97-1145 into Illinois law. The amendatory act caps attorneys’ fees in medical m…
Nov
12
Says 2 incidents were mistakes From the Chicago Tribune After incidents in which phone conversations with Chicago Tribune reporters were recorded without their consent by City Hall officials, a city attorney has insisted that there is no widespread…
Feb
16
From the Chicago Tribune A federal judge Thursday ordered that Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy answer questions as part of a federal lawsuit over a fatal shooting last summer by a police officer. Last October the Tribune wrote about the…
Oct
22
From the Chicago Tribune In the video, Flint Farmer was lying on the grass between the curb and the sidewalk. It was shortly before 2 a.m. on a June morning in the West Englewood neighborhood, and Farmer had been shot by a Chicago police officer. The…
Oct
18
From the Chicago Tribune (Attorney Craig Sandberg quoted in previous articles regarding this case) A judge Tuesday acquitted a CTA bus driver of lying when he claimed he was beaten by an off-duty Chicago police officer after a traffic dispute two y…
Oct
18
From the Chicago Sun-Times (Attorney Craig Sandberg quoted in previous articles regarding this case) A former CTA bus driver was acquitted Tuesday on charges that he lied about being beaten up by an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant. But although 43…
Oct
3
For Immediate Release: October 3, 2011 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Washington, D.C. – Defendant challenges the ability of the district court to use acquitted conduct at sentencing arguing that the use of…
Mar
4
For Immediate Release: March 3, 2011 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, Illinois – Following a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of conspiracy to commit various offenses against the United States i…
Jan
12
For Immediate Release: January 12, 2011 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – A panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit agreed with Craig M. Sandberg that the district cou…
Sep
13
For Immediate Release: September 13, 2010 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com  Chicago, IL – In this case of first impression in the Circuit, Sherry DeTata challenges whether the district court erred in dismissing…
Dec
3
A cabbie waits for the police department to police one of its own. From Chicagoreader.com Karl Clermont is certain an off-duty police officer pulled a gun on him. What he doesn’t understand is why it’s taking so long for investigators to…
Nov
8
From the Chicago Tribune A CTA bus operator who alleged that he was beaten by an off-duty Chicago police officer was charged Saturday with making a false report and obstructing justice. But the lawyer for driver Ricardo Mendoza ripped the charges aft…
Sep
25
From the Chicago Tribune Video footage released Thursday shows an off-duty Chicago police officer charging onto a CTA bus to confront the driver, but it was unclear if the officer threw any punches as alleged in the driver’s lawsuit. The foot…
Jun
29
For Immediate Release: June 29, 2009 Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, craig@muslin-sandberg.com Chicago, IL – A unanimous panel of justices in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, agreed with the Chicago-based law firm of M…
May
19
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Craig M. Sandberg of Chicago Illinois has been certified as a member. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in t…
Oct
8
For Immediate Release: October 8, 2007  Chicago, IL – Muslin & Sandberg is pleased to announce that Craig M. Sandberg has been named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” for 2007 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publi…

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