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Jonathan Vegosen

Jonathan Vegosen’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Rice v. Nova Biomedical Corp.

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jan 05, 1995
    Outcome:
    Judgment for client affirmed
    Description:
    The Firm represented a client who sued his former employer and his former supervisor claiming retaliatory discharge, intentional interference with advantageous business relations, and defamation. The employee recovered both his actual damages and punitive damages at trial. The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the judgment for our client on appeal and ordered defendants to show cause why they should not be sanctioned.
  • Chrissafis v. Continental Airlines, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Apr 01, 1997
    Outcome:
    Nearly a $500,000 judgment for our client
    Description:
    This case presented the novel issue in the Seventh Circuit of whether a passenger can bring a claim for false arrest and imprisonment against an airline or whether the claim is preempted by the Federal Airline Deregulation Act. While recognizing that courts in other jurisdictions have come to divergent conclusions on the issue, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (with jurisdiction over the nation’s busiest airport) held that our client’s claim was not preempted. Our client, who had been arrested at the behest of the airline, went on to win nearly $500,000 in compensatory and punitive damages after the subsequent jury trial.
  • Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 v. Chicago Sun-Times, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jun 25, 1991
    Outcome:
    Appeal dismissed; sanctions awarded
    Description:
    In these consolidated appeals, the Firm successfully represented the Chicago Sun-Times in defending against a Union’s appeal challenging an arbitration award. The Court of Appeals held, among other things, that the Sun-Times was entitled to sanctions.
  • Blanco Oso Intern. Trading Co. v. Southern Scrap Material Co., Ltd.

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Apr 25, 1990
    Outcome:
    Claim Dismissed
    Description:
    This suit was brought against a Louisiana client arising out of its contract to buy scrap metal located in the Virgin Islands from an Illinois company. We nevertheless obtained dismissal of the claim on the grounds that our client did not “transact business” in Illinois within meaning of Illinois long-arm statute.
  • Zenith Controls, Inc. v. Automatic Switch Co.

    Practice Area:
    Patent Infringement
    Date:
    Dec 05, 1986
    Outcome:
    Client prevailed; Competitor's patent invalidated
    Description:
    In this case, the Firm’s client had been threatened with a patent infringement suit by a much larger competitor in the industry. The Firm filed a declaratory judgment action against the competitor seeking, among other things, to have its patent covering an arrangement of electrical switches used in industrial and commercial distribution systems to be invalid and unenforceable. The District Court granted our client’s motion for summary judgment that portions of the competitor’s patent invalid for obviousness.
  • Boden Products, Inc. v. Doric Foods Corp.,

    Practice Area:
    Trademark Infringement
    Date:
    Jun 09, 1982
    Outcome:
    Successfully defended client
    Description:
    The Firm’s client, Doric Foods, owned the federally registered trademark for Florida Citrus Punch. The Firm successfully defended Doric in this lawsuit brought by a competitor alleging that the mark was generic and invalid.