Our litigators provide sophisticated strategies for complex cases and have a breadth of experience managing disputes over trade secrets, business ownership, contracts, insurance and finance.
HSPRD represented minority and women investors and then the bankruptcy trustee in litigation against directors and officers of the Emerald Casino, a suburban Chicago development that was projected to be the most lucrative casino in Illinois. Our attorneys proved Emerald Casino officials failed to comply with state gambling regulations, which ultimately prompted the Illinois Gaming Board to revoke the casino’s license in 2001. Our victory resulted in a $272 million verdict which was upheld by a federal appeals court in 2017.
HSPRD previously successfully defended a national office-supply retailer against class-action allegations of consumer fraud; that case was resolved before discovery. Our attorneys obtained a share valuation and share buyout at trial for a minority shareholder in a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment. We also obtained a record RICO recovery in a class-action case involving international securities fraud perpetrated by organized crime entities in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas.
Our team has a deep knowledge of Chicago and Illinois courts and has represented clients from numerous fields, including automotive, financial services, insurance, computer distribution, medical, banking, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing and electronics manufacturing.