Recent Cases

PERSONAL INJURY

  • $2,000,000 to a woman who suffered injuries as a result of a truck accident, and additional compensation to her husband for loss of consortium.
  • $1,495,000 to the family of a woman who died as a result of a truck accident.
  • $450,000 for a woman who suffered pain as a result of a slip-and-fall at a country club.
  • $205,000 for a man who suffered a ruptured MCL as the result of an auto accident.
  • $160,000 for a woman who suffered injuries when she was rear-ended while exiting a ramp off I-55.
  • $140,000 for a woman injured in a nursing home.
  • $100,000 (policy limit) for a man who, in an auto accident, suffered a herniated disk that required surgery.
  • $65,000 for a woman who suffered fractures as a result of an auto accident.
  • $50,800 for a man who suffered scarring and soft tissue injuries in an auto accident.

 

BUSINESS LITIGATION

  • Saved a professional corporation over $2,000,000 demanded in a product liability lawsuit.
  • Saved over $1,000,000 for a trailer leasing company accused of fraud.
  • $570,000 to minority shareholders for their interest in a closely held corporation.
  • Successfully defended corporations sued in federal courts involving multi-million dollar claims.
  • Represented manufacturing, factoring, and real estate entities as plaintiff and defendant in multi-million dollar actions.

COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS

  • $14,000,000 sale of unimproved real property
  • $7,000,000 purchase of real property improved with hotel and hospitality business assets.
  • $6,000,000 purchase of unimproved real property.
  • $3,000,000 sale of corporate assets, real and personal property.
  • $2,500,000 purchase of real property improved with car wash.
  • $2,000,000 purchase of real property improved with tavern and residential apartments, and tavern business personality.
  • $1,300,000 purchase of unimproved real property for commercial development.
  • $1,200,000 purchase of improved real property for commercial development.
  • $1,150,000 sale of local accounting practice to large accounting firm.
  • Multi-million dollar concurrent purchase of unimproved real property and real property improved with auto dealership and automobile inventory and sale of auto dealership real and personal property.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) PRACTICE

In addition to an active trial and appellate practice, Bishop & LaForte, Ltd. has an active ADR practice. Our firm members regularly serve as neutral arbitrators in multi-member arbitration panels–and typically serve as the Chairperson of the panels. In addition, Bishop & LaForte, Ltd. attorneys have engaged in numerous mediations and most recently defended a group of physicians against a million dollar American Arbitration Association claim with an award in its client's favor.