Horwitz WIns Highest Verdict in Illinois History and 2nd Highest Verdict in U.S. History

Largest Personal Injury Jury Verdict in Illinois History Personal Injury Attorneys Win For Ironworker Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates, Ltd. (after five years of fighting AIG insurance and the “defense lawyer of the year”) obtained what was the largest personal injury individual jury verdict in Illinois history; $64 million dollars. Only one jury verdict for an individual…

Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates Proudly Announces 3 New Partners

Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates – New Partners Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer Michael T. Wierzbicki Mike Wierzbicki is an aggressive trial lawyer who is passionate about helping people who have been seriously injured. Although fair and just out-of-court settlements have many merits, Mike is especially interested in – and successful at prevailing in – complex litigation involving difficult-to-prove…

Horwitz Attorney Marc Perper Wins Supreme Court Victory for Illinois Labor

Injured Worker Rightfully Paid After fighting the employer and their insurance carrier at every level, Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has won a solid victory for working people throughout the State of Illinois. The employer, Interstate Scaffolding, fired the injured worker, Jeff Urban, and then refused to pay benefits, claiming that Mr. Urban had been fired “for…

Workers’ Compensation “Reform”

Workers’ Compensation in Jeopardy Workers’ Compensation law is under attack. False claims of “rampant fraud” are being used as a Trojan Horse to sneak in “reforms” that would eliminate significant workers’ rights. It is essential that we join together to fight for and protect the Workers’ Compensation Act. Illinois workers fought long and hard for…

Fraud Puts Union Pension Funds at Risk

Union Pension Funds and Fraud Corporate Misconduct and Fraud Union pension funds have continued to suffer unnecessary losses due to corporate fraud and mismanagement. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), whose job it is to monitor publicly traded companies and, when necessary, prosecute actions for fraud, has proven less than effective at being able to…

Delay, Deny, Dispute… and Then Blame the Trial Lawyers

Insurance Company Pay Out Problems Hurricane Katrina Three years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, reports still swirl about homeowners across the region with viable claims for destroyed homes battling denied insurance payments based on fraudulent tactics of delay, deny and dispute. Yes, we all watch the reports with a sense of irritated, albeit…

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Announces Recipients of Amicus Volunteer Award

The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award for 2011. These individuals are recognized for their dedicated volunteer service and professional efforts on behalf of the ITLA Amicus Curiae Committee in preparing legal briefs before the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts during the…

The Yamaha (Rollover) Rhino: UTV or DTV (Death Trap Vehicle)

Yamaha Rhino (Rollover) Dangers Most people see the popular and sporty Yamaha Rhino, a UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) with its supped up bucket seats, a steering wheel instead of handlebars and sturdy roll cage, and instantly get visions of off-road family fun. But for hundreds of individuals and families across the country, the Rhino is…