Ruberry, Stalmack and Garvey sues Australian blogger on behalf
of Chicago recruiter DHR International. View the article here.
Legal Leaders-Chicago magazine has named Ed Ruberry and John
Stalmack Chicago's top rated Lawyers for 2015 in the area of
Litigation, Business & Commercial, Insurance law and Medical
Ed Ruberry, Sarah Ruberry, John Stalmack, Richard Kuntz, Jim
Berdelle and Steve Apel have all been named as 2015 Leading Lawyers
by Leading Lawyers magazine. Ed Ruberry and John Stalmack
were also honored as Advisory Board Members.
Congratulations to Ed Ruberry and John Stalmack for being named
Illinois Super Lawyers and Craig Hoffman and Alex Ross as Illinois
Rising Stars in 2015 by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine.
Congratulations to Adam Maxwell and Craig Hoffman for being
named as Emerging Lawyers in 2015 by the Law Bulletin.
We are very pleased to report that our client LGIC prevailed in
the New York Appellate Division, which affirmed on October 9, 2014,
our prior win in the trial court allowing us to pursue Interstate
Fire & Cas. Co., on our Amended Complaint to recover from
Interstate its fair share of the defense expenses LGIC incurred
prior to exhaustion of LGIC's and Interstate's limits. We
were also awarded costs. Congratulations to Adam Maxwell and
David Allen for their work on the briefs and to Richard Kuntz who
argued before the Court.
Congratulations to John Stalmack and Ohn Park for their trial
win on October 9, 2014. The case, Basheer Abu Harb vs. American
Service Ins. Co., involved the rescission of an automobile policy
based on the insured's material misrepresentation. The judge
entered judgment in favor of American Service Ins. Co. and held
that the automobile policy was null and void.
John Stalmack has been presented with a Career Achievement Award
at the 2014 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer
Excellence Ceremony, held at the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier.
Congratulations to Ed Ruberry, John Stalmack, Steve Apel and Jim
Berdelle for being named Leading Lawyers in 2014.
John Stalmack recently published "Closing Argument
- Some Topics to Consider" in the January 2014 newsletter of
the Illinois Bar Association's Trial Briefs.
Congratulations to Ed Ruberry and John Stalmack on their recent
features in the Super Lawyers
Magazine, Top Attorneys in Illinois 2014. Additionally,
the publication named Craig Hoffman to the 2014 Illinois Rising
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin recently published an article by
Partner Richard Kuntz. View the article here: "Court Negates
Effect of Injury Exclusion".
Ed Ruberry and John Stalmack have been named as Super Lawyers
for 2013. They were also honored as Advisory Board Members
and given 'Preeminent' AV Ratings for 2013.
Ed Ruberry, John Stalmack, Jim Berdelle and Steve Apel have all
been named as 2013 Leading Lawyers by Leading Lawyer Magazine for
their work in Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law, Commercial
Litigation Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law,
Products Liability Defense Law, Toxic Torts Defense Law, Medical
Malpractice Defense Law, Personal Injury Defense Law: General,
Products Liability Defense Law, and Toxic Torts Defense Law.
John Stalmack and Craig Hoffman were featured in the September
2012 Chicago Hospital News and Healthcare Report. View the
article, "Preparation of a
Physician for a Deposition".
Ed Ruberry was featured on the front page of the Chicago Journal
regarding his representation of a single mother and her autistic
son against the Chicago Board of Education. View the article
Craig Hoffman was recently named one of Law Bulletin's, '40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty
to Watch' From more than 1,250 nominations, Craig was
selected as one of the best young lawyers in Illinois. View
the article here.
Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey was selected as a Top Rated Law
Firm in Illinois and featured in the July 2012 Business Edition of
Leading Lawyers Magazine. As an established firm with
expanding goals, the feature focuses on RSG's spectrum of practice
and continued commitment to client service.
We are proud to announce that Ed Ruberry and John Stalmack were
featured in the 2012 edition of Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers. The
magazine highlights their accomplishments in the areas of business
& commercial litigation, insurance law, and medical
Ed Ruberry and John Stalmack were both named again as Super Lawyers for
2012. Ed Ruberry was also recognized on "The Annual List for
2012" as a Top Attorney in Illinois for Business Litigation.
John Stalmack was also recognized on "The Annual List for 2012" as
a Top Attorney in Illinois for Civil Litigation Defense.
John Stalmack authored an article published in the March 2012
edition of the Illinois State Bar Association's Trial Briefs
Magazine entitled "Partial
Use of Depositions: Illinois Supreme Court Rule
212(c)". The article discusses how deposition testimony
may be used at trial and how omitted statements that may "explain
or modify" the admitted testimony, should be considered.
The August 2011 issue of Chicago Hospital News published an
article by John Stalmack and Craig Hoffman entitled "Impeachment of Plaintiff's
Expert". The article explains how expert reports may be
used against an expert as a prior inconsistent statement for
Voice of the Defense Bar recognized Ed Ruberry on March 2, 2011
for a significant ruling from the Supreme Court of New York,
finding that the insurance policy issued by his client, Lincoln
General Insurance Co., was excess to two other insurers with
respect to nearly $5 million in defense costs incurred by an
additional insured under all three policies. The decision stemmed
from a lawsuit initiated by a property owner who sought coverage
for claims resulting from a 2008 crane collapse in New York
On June 29, 2011, The Voice of the Defense Bar again recognized
Ed Ruberry when he obtained a unanimous decision from the New York
Appelate Division affirming the landmark ruling that held the
policy limits settlement between his client, Lincoln General
Insurance Company, and third-party plaintiffs extinguished his
client's duty to defend its named insured and additional
In March 2011, RSG attorney Ellen Jenkins co-authored an article
IRMI summarizing D&O securities litigation trends.
The article discusses, among other topics: the increased
frequency of securities class actions, particularly securities
class actions arising from merger and acquisition (M&A)
transactions; the average securities class action settlement;
federal regulators' stepped-up enforcement activities; and foreign
involvement in securities class actions.
In the January 2011 issue of Chicago Lawyer, Ed Ruberry was
recognized as being a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, a
unique distinction that places him among the Top Lawyers in
Illinois. A lawyer cannot buy the distinction of being a Leading
Lawyer. This distinction is only earned by being among those
lawyers who were most often recommended by their peers in statewide
surveys. Respondents also could not recommend themselves or lawyers
at their law firm to obtain this recognition.
In November 2010, John Stalmack won a trial victory in federal
court involving a commercial breach of contract action against
Internap Network Services Corp., an Atlanta-based corporation. At
the end of trial, John asked the jury to award his client the full
amount of commissions that Internap Network Services failed to pay
the plaintiff for her work on three of the largest accounts closed.
The jury convened for less than an hour and returned a verdict in
favor of John's client and awarded significantly more than what was
John Stalmack was recognized in the November 2010 publication of The Voice, after
obtaining a defense verdict in a benzene products liability case,
Hornback v. River Valley Coatings, Inc. The plaintiff alleged
that as a result of her husband's work in the painting department
for 40 years he contracted Leukemia, which ultimately led to his
death. The claims against our client, River Valley, were based on
allegations that the paints and solvents manufactured and
distributed by River Valley contained benzene, a known carcinogen.
After a two week trial, the jury returned a jury verdict on behalf
of defendant River Valley. This is the first verdict of its
kind in Illinois, where a jury found in favor of a
manufacturer/distributor in a benzene related wrongful death
Ed Ruberry was recognized in the May 2010
publication of The Voice for a landmark ruling he obtained from
the Supreme Court of New York, New York County. The court found
that a policy limits settlement by his client, Lincoln General
Insurance Company, extinguished his client's duty to defend its
named insured and additional insureds. The court's decision was the
result of Lincoln General's efforts to intervene and settle one of
the numerous claims from a fatal crane collapse in New York