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Complex Commercial Torts 




​We regularly litigate business tort issues involving allegations of fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfers, shareholder oppression, and civil conspiracy.

These cases often raise complex legal issues of contractual interpretation, and we are experienced in evaluating the evidence, available remedies, and damages. Sawin Law also has the investigation and trial skills necessary to resolve these business tort matters successfully.

​For example, following a three week trial in 2011 in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, the court entered a total judgment in excess of $1,000,000 in favor of our client, a Chicago-based technology company. The court agreed with our client's allegations, and found that the company's former top executives had conspired with each other and the company's Italian joint venture partner to usurp the company's business opportunities.

Sawin Law handles many of these plaintiff's business tort cases on a contingent fee basis, depending upon the specific facts and circumstances of the case. Call us today for a free consultation.
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Advanced Bionics HiRes 90K Cochlear Implant Lawsuits


​​If you or a loved one received an Advanced Bionics HiRes 90K cochlear implant that has failed or is failing, you may want to consider your potential legal claims. In April 2013, a federal jury in Kentucky awarded 7.25 million to a child that suffered injuries and damages as a result of a failed 
Advanced Bionics HiRes 90K cochlear implant. Call us today at 800-881-3145 to discuss.

We understand the law, science, and medicine involved in these cochlear implant claims, and and believe that Advanced Bionics should be held accountable for any harm for which it is legally responsible and that HiRes 90K implant recipients that have experienced performance degradation or failures should be fairly compensated for their legally recoverable damages. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means that if there is no recovery, there are no fees or costs.

​In addition, if you are the parent or guardian of a child that received a Advanced Bionics HiRes 90K cochlear implant that has either failed or is not functioning as you believe it was intended to function, please contact Sawin Law for a free no-obligation consultation concerning your child’s potential legal claims—even if Advanced Bionics has already paid a “settlement” to you and/or your child, or had you sign a “release” of your child’s claims. Your child may have additional legal rights available.

Sawin Law also accept legal referrals of these claims from other attorneys, and work together with local attorneys in all jurisdictions where we are not generally admitted to practice law. ​Our representation would be on a contingent fee basis, which means that there are no legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you.

For a free no-obligation consultation, please call us at 800-881-3145, or fill out our short online contact form, and we will contact you to answer your questions.

First Party Insurance Claims & Litigation

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​When a substantial property loss occurs, many insurance policyholders-- both individuals and businesses-- make the critical mistake of trusting their insurance company to conduct a prompt, unbiased, and thorough investigation of the claim. Unfortunately, that's often not what actually happens.

Insurance companies hold almost advantage over their policyholders once a loss occurs. They are well-funded, well-organized, and in the business of investigating claims. For the policyholder, however, this is likely the only large insurance claim they will ever have. As such, the average policyholder does not understand the claim process generally, much less their specific duties after the loss.

Policyholders often feel justifiably overwhelmed by the claim process, and unwittingly either do something or fail to timely do something that results in the claim being denied, often for reasons that have nothing to do with the merits of the claim itself.

Additionally, without knowledge of how insurance policies are interpreted, policyholders may feel helpless when presented with an insurance company's claim settlement offer, and as a result recover far less than the policy actually provides.

Insurance companies employ many lawyers, so the average policyholder is at a distinct disadvantage during the claim process if they don't have experienced legal help as well. We have extensive experience in representing policyholders in connection with insurance claims, both during the claim itself, as well through litigation against the insurance company concerning their claim decision.

If you have a substantial property loss, please give us a call to discuss your circumstances. It is often much more cost-effective to obtain a limited amount of legal assistance early in the claim, than it is to need substantial legal services after the claim decision is made. We work on first party insurance matters on both an hourly fee and contingent fee basis, depending on the specific facts of the case.
 

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Cochlear Nucleus 5

Cochlear Implant Lawsuits



​​Sawin Law currently represents people across the United States that have experienced a failed or failing Cochlear Nucleus 5 cochlear implant. No law firm in the U.S. has filed as many product liability lawsuits against Cochlear Limited and Cochlear Americas related to their now recalled Nucleus 5 model cochlear implant as Sawin Law and Morgan’s Law Firm have filed together.

​We believe that this puts us in the position of understanding these hearing loss claims and knowing the medicine, science, and parties that are part of this litigation. We believe that Cochlear Limited and its U.S. subsidiary, Cochlear Americas, should be held accountable for any harm for which they are legally responsible, and that Nucleus 5 cochlear implant recipients should be fairly compensated for their legally recoverable damages.

Many people have suffered from temporary or permanent hearing loss. Others have had to deal with unpaid medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a loss of their quality of life. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means that if there is no recovery, there are no fees or costs.
 We are here to help you and your loved ones with these Cochlear Nucleus 5 cochlear implant issues.

​If you or a loved one received a Cochlear Nucleus 5 cochlear implant that has either failed or is not functioning as you believe it was intended to function, please contact Sawin Law for a free no-obligation consultation to confidentially discuss your potential legal claims.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child that received a Cochlear Nucleus 5 cochlear implant that has either failed or is not functioning as you believe it was intended to function, please contact Sawin Law for a free no-obligation consultation concerning your child’s potential legal claims—even if Cochlear has already paid a “settlement” to you and/or your child, or had you sign a “release” of your child’s claims. Your child may have additional legal rights available.

Sawin Law
also accept legal referrals of these claims from other attorneys, and work together with local attorneys in all jurisdictions where we are not generally admitted to practice law.

​Our representation would be on a contingent fee basis, which means that there are no legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you. For a free no-obligation consultation, please call us at 1-800-881-3145, or fill out our short online contact form, and we will contact you to answer your questions.

For a summary of some of the issues that Sawin Law has seen in these lawsuits against Cochlear and Cochlear Americas, please see our colleague Scott Morgan's article for the American Association of Justice, here.


To see Sawin Law's most recent complaint filed in a U.S. District Court against Cochlear Limited and Cochlear Americas, click here.