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Litigation

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. represents clients in all stages of litigation at the administrative, trial court and appellate levels as well as through various channels of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. HMBR's litigation clients range from businesses, managed care networks, hospitals and health systems, labor unions, lending corporations and municipalities to small physician groups and individuals. HMBR has litigated, arbitrated and mediated a wide range of issues including general business and commercial disputes, antitrust, products liability, health care fraud, labor and employment disputes, director and officer liability, ERISA issues, insurance coverage disputes, trades secrets and restrictive covenants, general contracts claims, white collar crime and class actions.

Business Dispute Litigation

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose has represented businesses and individuals in a wide variety of business disputes including breach of contract, restrictive covenants, interference with economic advantage, confidentiality agreements, trade secrets, shareholder and partnership disputes and business libel. The litigation attorneys at HMBR also have experience in securities and antitrust litigation. HMBR's litigation section has extensive experience in the local chancery courts as well as in federal courts, obtaining injunctive relief or defending clients in injunction and temporary restraining order proceedings.

Health Care Litigation

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose has successfully represented its healthcare clients on antitrust matters, federal and state False Claims Act litigation, Medicare and Medicaid fraud claims, qui tam (whistleblower) actions, reimbursement disputes, managed care disputes, CON proceedings, PRRB and IDPA proceedings, HHS/OIG investigations, federal grand jury investigations, hospital-physician disputes, peer review and medical staff-related litigation, licensing and professional regulation, and guardianship proceedings. In representing the firm's healthcare clients, the attorneys at HMBR have appeared in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, as well in state and federal administrative agencies and in alternative dispute resolution forums.

Labor and Employment Litigation

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose has represented labor organizations, Taft-Hartley trust funds, labor-management committees, businesses and various other related entities with a variety of labor and employment issues. HMBR has represented its labor and employment clients in federal and state courts, arbitrations and mediations and before the NLRB, Illinois Labor Relations Board, EEOC, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Chicago Joint Conference Board, Cook County Human Rights Commission, City of Chicago Human Resources Board, Chicago Police and Fire Pension Boards on matters including unfair labor practices, Davis-Bacon Act disputes, wage claims, breach of contract, wrongful termination, retaliatory discharge, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements, trade secrets, jurisdictional disputes, secondary boycotts, employee benefits issues, drug and alcohol policies, sexual harassment policies, union elections and collective bargaining issues and U.S. Department of Labor audits and investigations.

Products Liability Litigation

HMBR's attorneys have extensive experience with cases involving all types of products and processes including pharmaceutical, medical products and equipment, manufacturing equipment and manufacturing plants. The attorneys at HMBR have particular expertise in complex product cases, class action and multi-district litigation including asbestos litigation.

State and Local Government Litigation

HMBR represents municipalities and other units of local government on a variety of matters including construction disputes, zoning issues, environmental clean-up, Clean Air Act violations, employment matters and insurance coverage disputes. Patrick Deady, one of the partners in the firm, is the Village attorney for the Village of Hillside, Illinois and has handled litigation for a number of other local units of government, including Bloom Township, Bremen Township of Schools and the City of Chicago Heights. The firm has also handled litigation for the City of Calumet, Chicago State University and the Office of the Governor of the State of Illinois.

Construction Law

HMBR handled a variety of construction-related cases which have involved extremely complex issues with multitude parties, scores of construction defects, and contract performance issues. The attorneys at HMBR have handled cases involving mechanics liens, breach of contract and construction defects and personal injury claims on behalf of owners, contractors, subcontractors and architects.

Banking Litigation

HMBR attorneys have successfully represented bank officers and board members in litigation initiated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for breach of fiduciary duty and administration, in inquiries by the FDIC and Office of the Comptroller of Currency regarding loan practices and other regulatory issues. The firm also represents banks and other lending institutions in foreclosure actions and related litigation in the Cook County Circuit Court, federal court and in bankruptcy proceedings.

Regulatory Inquiries and Compliance Audits

HMBR has successfully represented its clients in a wide-range of regulatory matters involving the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Transportation, their respective offices of inspector general and in connection with inquiries conducted by the State of Illinois Offices of the Executive Inspector General and Attorney General.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

A significant part of HMBR's litigation practice is devoted to alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") which includes mediation and arbitration. HMBR has represented clients from a wide range of industries in ADR proceedings involving many different areas of the law, including health care, antitrust, construction, work jurisdiction disputes, labor disputes, securities and other complex commercial matters. The attorneys at HMBR are experienced in the law that governs ADR, including issues such as the arbitrability of such disputes, the scope of discovery, the hearing process itself, applicable evidence rules and the enforceability of arbitral awards.