Notable Wins

Dismissal of Lender Liability Action

In 2017, F&S obtained summary judgment in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of a bank on a ten count complaint seeking $10 million.

Dismissal of Breach of Contract Action on Jurisdictional Grounds

In 2017, F&S  obtained dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction on behalf of a hospital in a breach of contract action in federal court seeking in excess of $1.5 million.

Dismissal of Damage to Property Action

In 2016, F&S obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a food importer accused of damaging railroad tracks.

Enforcement of Arbitration Agreement

In 2016, F&S obtained summary judgment in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of a national law firm enforcing its arbitration agreement.

Recovery of lost profits

In 2015, Figliulo & Silverman’s client prevailed in a bench trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County, recovering all lost profits against a former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty.  Pete Silverman represented the client at trial.

Successful Defense of Title VII/retaliation claims

In 2016, Figliulo & Silverman defended a client against sexual harassment/retaliation claims brought by a former employee.  Following a jury trial in Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois , a verdict was rendered in favor of the defendant on the retaliation claims, and $50,000 was awarded to the plaintiff for sexual harassment for pain and suffering on a $7 million claim.  A claim for back pay was denied in its entirety. Pete Silverman and Tom Warman represented the client at trial.

HUD, Joliet settle dispute over low-income housing

An attorney for the city, James R. Figliulo of Figliulo & Silverman P.C., said the settlement was a winning proposition for his client — and others affected by the litigation.

“I think it’s a victory for everybody,” he said. “It’s a victory for the city of Joliet, a victory for the citizens of Joliet and a victory for the residents of Evergreen Terrace.”

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The National Law Journal: Top 100 Verdict 2009

Figliulo & Silverman has been recognized by The National Law Journal and ALM’s VerdictSearch for winning two of the country’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2009.

BP breached contract in sale of chemical plant
Plaintiff Flint Hills Resources LLC pur- chased a chemical plant in Joliet, Il. from defendant BP Amoco Chemical Company for more than $300 million. Flint Hills claimed that BP breached the purchase contract and warranties and committed fraud in connection with the sale.

Jury rejects reliance on zoning restrictions in condemnation case

A Cook County jury awarded $25 million to a Figliulo & Silverman, P.C. client who faced losing her family’s 95-acre golf course to the village of Evergreen Park through eminent domain in 2009.

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