Volkswagen (VW) Potential Class Action?

On September 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued what is called a “notice of violation” or “NOV” of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. This NOV (fully found here) alleges that: four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents EPA…

Chicago Personal Injury & Bankruptcy Law — A Brief Introduction to the Intersection between Personal Injury and Bankruptcy

One of the most discouraging things to encounter in personal injury law is where you endure a lengthy litigation process and even obtain a successful verdict at trial, only for the defendant to turn around and declare bankruptcy in an attempt to discharge your judgment and force you to walk away with nothing. In situations…

Chicago Trial Attorney: Business Litigation: Commercial Litigation Issues — Fraud and Heightened Pleading Requirements

As we’ve previously discussed, fraud is one of the most contentious causes of action that arises in business litigation. What many aggrieved parties don’t understand when they first seek out an attorney is that it is so difficult to even plead a proper complaint for fraud that a good deal of cases never even make…