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Hal Morris, Jenifer Caracciolo and Julie Meyer secure win for municipal client

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Hal R. Morris

Hal R. Morris

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Jenifer H. Caracciolo

Jenifer H. Caracciolo

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Julie A. Meyer

Julie A. Meyer

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partners Hal R. Morris and Jenifer H. Caracciolo and Chicago Associate Julie A. Meyer secured an important win for one of the firm’s municipal clients. In the case, plaintiff sued our client (village) and one of its police officers for personal injuries allegedly sustained in an automobile accident between a marked squad car and plaintiff. After oral argument, the trial court agreed with our firm’s position and dismissed all claims of negligence with prejudice.

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Hal R. Morris receives teaching award from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Hal R. Morris

Hal R. Morris

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Hal R. Morris was awarded an excellence in teaching award from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he has been on the adjunct faculty as a full adjunct professor of law for twenty years.

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New victory for Hal R. Morris, Jenifer H. Caracciolo and Julie A. Meyer for municipal client

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Hal R. Morris

Hal R. Morris

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Jenifer H. Caracciolo

Jenifer H. Caracciolo

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Julie A. Meyer

Julie A. Meyer

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partners Hal R. Morris (pictured far left) and Jenifer H. Caracciolo (pictured center) and Chicago Associate Julie A. Meyer (pictured near left) secured an important victory for one of the firm’s municipal clients. The firm represented an Illinois municipality and one of its police officers. In the case, it was alleged that five minor, handicapped girls were allowed to be repeatedly assaulted and raped because of a failure of school officials to take any action to prevent the illegal activity and the failure of our clients (and of others) to inform the school of the perpetrator’s arrest by another municipality. Previously in the case, the firm was successful in having all claims against our clients dismissed on the basis of tort immunity. However, the plaintiffs sought were given leave to amend, after judgment, to name the client’s police officer as an agent of the school district, although he was an on-duty police officer at the time. The firm’s Municipal Group successfully argued that the prior dismissal, which they defended on appeal before the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts, barred the newly asserted claims based on the alleged capacity as an agent of the school district. In addition, the judge agreed that even if not barred, the claims could not proceed as a police officer cannot serve two different principals while on duty.

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