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Ronald Hanna’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • People v. Kucavik

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Outcome:
    Reversed on appeal in client's favor.
    Description:
    304 Ill.Dec. 913 (3rd Dist. 2006). Appeal from DUI conviction where trial court refused to instruct jury as to affirmative defense of necessity where evidence showed that defendant only drove short distance to move car to safety after ex-boyfriend left her stranded in the middle of the road.
  • Miller v. Hill

    Practice Area:
    Land Use & Zoning
    Date:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Outcome:
    Affirmed in client's favor.
    Description:
    271 Ill.Dec. 600 (3rd Dist. 2003). Appeal from zoning board decision and concurrent chancery action for injunctive relief and nuisance action regarding firearm range.
  • People v. Belknap

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Outcome:
    Reversed in favor of client.
    Description:
    335 Ill.Dec. 420 (3rd Dist. 2009). Murder conviction reversed on appeal due to procedural error in jury selection. Trial court's failure to ask each potential juror during voir dire whether juror understood and accepted the principles governing the presumption of innocence and the State's burden to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt constituted plain error.
  • Washington Dist. 50 Schools v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Com'n

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Outcome:
    Affirmed in favor of client.
    Description:
    394 Ill.App.3d 1087 (3rd Dist. 2009). The Appellate Court, as matter of apparent first impression, held that the time for which claimant was retained to work defined her “employment” with employer for purposes of workers' compensation statute providing that the third method for calculating an average weekly wage applies when the “employment” prior to the injury extends over a period of less than 52 weeks.
  • Mingus v. Board of Trustees of the Police Pension Fund of Peoria

    Practice Area:
    Administrative Law
    Date:
    Dec 09, 2011
    Outcome:
    Reversed in favor of client.
    Description:
    356 Ill.Dec. 650 (3rd Dist. 2011). Plaintiff, a Peoria police officer who was injured on duty while trying to push a motorist's stuck vehicle out of the snow, applied for a line-of-duty disability pension. After a hearing, the Board of Trustees of the Police Pension Fund of Peoria found that Mingus's injury was not a result of the performance of an act of duty and awarded Mingus a nonduty disability pension instead. The trial court affirmed the Board's ruling upon administrative review. Mingus appealed, arguing that the Board erred in finding that his injury was not incurred in the performance of an act of duty and in denying his request for a line-of-duty disability pension on that basis. The appellate court reversed the trial court's ruling, set aside the Board's ruling, and remanded this case with directions to the Board to award Mingus a line of duty disability pension.
  • US v. Darren Steel

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 08, 2009
    Outcome:
    Prison sentence reduced by 8 years on remand.
    Description:
    99 CR 397; 7th Circuit Case No. 08-2615. Appeal in the 7th Circuit remanded to district court where defendant's sentence for drug conspiracy was reduced from 324 months to 228 months.
  • Christianson v. Henry Holt and Company, LLC

    Practice Area:
    Privacy
    Date:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Outcome:
    Defendant's Motion to Dismiss denied in favor of client.
    Description:
    New York Times best selling book used client's photograph for cover without her consent. Lawsuit was claim for invasion of Christianson's right to privacy and brought a claim under the Illinois Right of Publicity Act (“IRPA”). 765 ILCS 1075. The lawsuit sought damages for appropriation of another's name or likeness where the defendants have used plaintiff's image for commercial purposes and benefit without her consent.”