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R. Tamara De Silva

R. De Silva’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Giacchino v. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Medical Disciplinary Board

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Outcome:
    open
    Description:
    Case seeks to overturn the revocation of a medical license and restoration of a doctor's right to provide care to his patients; patients whose lives have been adversely affected by the ravages of unmitigated pain. This case is important to rights of 4,000 physicians in the United States many of whom are being targeted for prosecution by the DEA simply because they treat chronic pain which affects over 116 million Americans.
  • Satkar v. Cook County Board of Review, et. al

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Outcome:
    pending
    Description:
    Business owners in Schaumburg who claim to have been had been deprived of a fair assessment of their property taxes could state a claim under the Federal Civil Rights Statute, and would therefore not be forced to seek justice in state court. Case gives hope to those who believe that decisions made by the Cook County Board of Review (and Boards of Review in other counties, for that matter) are made in an arbitrary manner, and lack fundamental justice. According to the Plaintiff's Amended Complaint, "Despite the lack of any evidence suggesting that the 2007 and 2008 assessments were overly high, the Board arbitrarily rescinded the reduction in property taxes that it itself granted close to one year prior, affecting the 2008 and 2009 appraisals of the Hotel, stating simply, "we can do anything we want." The Board's Commissioners, according to Plaintiff's Amended Complaint, are powerful members of the Cook County Democratic Party and exert political influence over the state's judiciary. "Joe Berrios, who was on the Board of Review when the decisions affecting my clients were made, is vice-chairman of the Cook County Democrat Party's judicial slating Committee. Larry Rogers is president of the Cook County Bar Association. Allowing this case to proceed in Federal Court provides insulation from the political realities of Cook County. That's exactly what the Klu Klux Klan Act, the Federal Civil Rights statute, intended to accomplish." Said lead attorney, R. Tamara de Silva.
  • Capra v. Cook County Board of Review

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Jun 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    Motion to Dismiss granted
    Description:
    laintiff Louis Capra has filed suit against the Cook Country Board of Review (the "Board"), three commissioners of the Board, ("Rodgers", "Berrios" and "Houlihan"), the Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Board ("Guetzow") and two first assistant commissioner employees of the Board ("Sullivan" and "Jaconetty"), collectively, the "Board defendants" and together with the Board, the "Defendants"). The purpose of the Board is to hear appeals of property tax valuations made by the Cook County Assessor. Plaintiff claims that the Board defendants revoked his property tax reduction without providing him due process and in violation of a number of constitutional provisions.
  • Tannenbaum Chabad House v. Northwestern University

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Sep 14, 2012
    Outcome:
    pending
    Description:
    Chabad House was unlawfully banned from Northwestern University for pretextual reasons-solely because Northwestern is discriminating against Chabad and the Jewish faith.
  • Dani v. Fox News

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Outcome:
    pending
    Description:
    Appeal from district court judgment against Plaintiffs/Appellants based upon un-Constitutionality of the Illinois Citizens Participation Act