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Power of Attorney Breach – Time-Barred Claims

Michael Coyle, Jacqueline Coyle, Jon Coyle, and Amanda Coyle are the children of Hubert Coyle, who died in 2007. After Hubert died, the Siblings sued Amanda, alleging that she had, between 1996 and 2007, engaged in identified wrongful acts that reduced the value of Hubert’s estate, and, thereby, reduced the shares of the estate bequeathed to the Siblings in Hubert’s will.

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Conspiracy – Referral Kickbacks

On March 25, 2015, after a seven‐week trial, a jury convicted Edward Novak and Clarence Nagelvoort of knowingly and willfully causing Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, to offer and pay kickbacks to physicians in return for patient referrals, in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1320a–7b(b)(2)(A)(Anti‐Kickback Statute), and conspiracy to do so in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.

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Attorneys Fees

Kenneth Baker and several of his family members sued the City of Chicago, eight named police officers, a number of unknown officers, as well as two private citizens and the company employing them, alleging civil rights violations and state law tort claims.

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Plea Withdrawal – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Eugene B. Santiago appeals from an order denying his motion pursuant to WIS. STAT. 974.06 (2015-16) to withdraw his plea on the ground that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel when trial counsel failed to alert the circuit court to the fact that Santiago had been charged under the law as it existed at that time and not when he committed the offense four years earlier.

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