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Mike Huber was selected among America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in High Stakes Business Litigation matters.

To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration. Thereafter, candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Advanced Data Analytics based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant Business Litigation case results, representative Bet-the-Company matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state.

Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators®. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of Business Litigators in the community.

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Zach Shook attended the Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company Defense Panel Seminar and Golf Outing in Chaska, Minnesota on August 5 & 6, 2019.  Cray Huber was a sponsor of the event.

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Cray Huber participated in the Communities That Care “Back-to-School” program.  This program provides new backpacks and school supplies to low income students grade 1-8 who, with encouragement and inspiration, have the opportunity to start and stay in school.

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Maura Yusof joins the newly established Cannabis Committee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), which aims to promote education on claims and litigation management relative to all aspects of the cannabis industry.

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Aimee Lipkis gave the PICA risk management lecture “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice” at the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting (The National), Salt Lake City, UT, July 13, 2019.

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Maura Yusof has been appointed to serve as a Hearing Officer for the City of Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commission (BACP), which hears a variety of business licensing matters.

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Jeff Siderius was recently successful in obtaining summary judgment against the City of Chicago in Cook County Circuit Court, Chancery Division in an insurance coverage dispute.  The court ruled in favor of our insurance company client, finding it was not required to defend or indemnify the City as an additional insured.  The case involved two serious truck-pedestrian accidents in which trucks were driven by the City’s weed-cutting subcontractor; one of the accidents resulted in the death of a seven year old girl.  The court agreed with our argument that the policy’s described business limitation endorsement unambiguously applied to both the City and its weed-cutting subcontractor, based on admissions obtained in discovery.  The City and its subcontractor elected not to appeal.

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Aimee Lipkis has been appointed to serve a second term on the ISBA Tort Law Section Council from 2019-2020.

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Dan Cray, Mike Huber and Steve Heil have been named as Leading Lawyers for 2019 by Leading Lawyers magazine pursuant to the recommendation of their peers and approval by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

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Zachary Shook has been selected by Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as a 2019 Rising Star.

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Dan CrayMike HuberSteve HeilRodney VanAusdal and Ben Beringer have been selected by Law & Politics (Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine) as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers.

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Aimee Lipkis has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in Leading Lawyers magazine in 2019 for the third year in a row, pursuant to her nomination by peer Leading Lawyers in Illinois.  The designation of Emerging Lawyer cannot be bought and is reserved only for attorneys fewer than 40 years of age and accounts for fewer than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.

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Cray Huber is a Corporate INTL Global Awards Winner for 2019 as a Catastrophic Loss Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Illinois.