CITY OF COUNTRYSIDE AND CYP PREVAIL IN SEVEN YEAR PENSION SPIKE LITIGATION February 2019
After seven years of litigation our client, the City of Countryside, has successfully put an end to an illegal police pension spike, saving Countryside taxpayers many millions of dollars. The Illinois Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the trial court and appellate court rulings in Countryside’s favor, and yesterday the trial Judge, Neil Cohen, issued an Order officially closing the case. Judge Cohen introduced our partner, Kathryn Thomas, to the entire courtroom and said that she obtained one of only two Summary Judgment rulings he issued in 2018. He said that Kathryn "just did everything right."
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Larry Chilton to Present at HarrisMartin Conference September 2017
Larry Chilton, Managing Partner of Chilton Yambert Porter LLP, will present “Be Careful What You Wish For: The Practical Implications of a Successful Personal Jurisdiction Challenge” at the HarrisMartin’s Benzene Litigation Conference. The event, to be held at Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston, South Carolina, features educational sessions and a networking cocktail reception.
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Cellar Advisors LLP v. Sataria Acquisition LLC April 2017
Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, has recognized Chilton Yambert Porter LLP as a winner of one of the Top 100 Verdicts in Illinois for 2016.
The case, Cellar Advisors LLP v. Sataria Acquisition LLC d/b/a Flagship Logistics Group was tried before Judge James B. Zagel in the Northern District Court of Illinois. Jon Yambert and Joe Vallort represented Cellar Advisors, a wine consultant which provided wine collection consulting services.
The dispute began when the insured, Cellar Advisors (“CA”) agreed to arrange the relocation of a wine collection owned by a wealthy couple from several locations to one home in Florida. CA contacted Sataria 3 PL (“Sataria”) to arrange the shipment of the wine.
CA contends Sataria was told, or should have known, that the wine needed to be transported in a temperature-controlled manner. The wine was not and three truckloads of wine were damaged due to high heat when they were shipped unrefrigerated over the Fourth of July weekend. Plaintiff asked for $538,000.00 in damages.
Sataria contends that it was never told to transport the wine in a refrigerated trailer and also raised affirmative defenses of estoppel and failure to mitigate damages as well as a counterclaim for $9,810.00 in unpaid invoices.
The jury found in favor of CA and awarded the full amount requested.
Counsel for Cellar Advisors LLP were partners Jon Yambert and Joe Vallort.
Jon Yambert selected as one of the Nation's Top Lawyers April 2017
Leading Lawyers has awarded Jon Yambert with the award of being in the Nation's Top Lawyers, based upon a survey of their peers.
Joseph R. Vallort selected as one of the Nation's Top Lawyers April 2017
Leading Lawyers has awarded Joseph R. Vallort with the award of being in the Nation's Top Lawyers, based upon a survey of their peers.
Larry J Chilton selected as one of the Nation's Top Lawyers April 2017
Leading Lawyers has awarded Larry J. Chilton with the award of being in the Nation's Top Lawyers, based upon a survey of their peers. He is also an Advisory Board member to Leading Lawyers.
Judge orders end to police pension-padding tactic used by suburban officers March 2017
On March 28, 2017, Chancery Division Judge Neil H. Cohen granted summary judgment for the City of Countryside ("City") against the Countryside Police Pension Board of Trustees ("Pension Board") and various Individual Defendant retirees ("Individual Defendants") in a case involving fifteen years of improper pension spike payments made to retiring police officers... (click to read more)
Bradley L. Brejcha, Bradley A. Bertkau, and William F. Moore have each been designated an Illinois "Rising Star" which is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement.
Larry J. Chilton, Jon Yambert, Steven B. Novy and Steven Canty have each been designated an Illinois "Super Lawyer" which is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement.
Larry J. Chilton, Jon Yambert, Bill Porter, Sharon M. Peart, Daniel T. Crowe, Robert J. Metts, Steven B. Novy, Todd B. Tarter, and Joseph R. Vallort have each been designated a "Leading Lawyer" by the Leading Lawyer's Network, which is based upon a survey of lawyers.
Bradley L. Brejcha, Bradley A. Bertkau, Laura P. Gordon, William F. Moore, and Richard M. Tomich have each been designated an "Emerging Lawyer" by the Leading Lawyer's Network, which is based upon a survey of lawyers.
Modern Counsel Magazine spoke with Partner Brad Brejcha regarding what it takes to get ahead.