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July 29, 2022

Hurley McKenna & Mertz: 2022 Success Story – $6M Settlement in an Alabama Truck Collision Case

Hurley McKenna & Mertz (HMM) is proud to announce that partner Michael T. Mertz has achieved a $6,000,000 settlement for a 55-year-old Chicago man injured in a head-on collision with a truck in 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama. The Collision On February 4,...

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April 11, 2022

Hurley McKenna & Mertz: 2022 Success Story – $5,412,500 Verdict in Assault Case

Hurley McKenna & Mertz: 2022 Success Story – $5,412,500 Verdict in Assault Case Hurley McKenna & Mertz (HMM) is proud to announce that partners Michael T. Mertz and Christopher Cortese have won a Cook County Circuit Court jury verdict of...

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April 7, 2022

Wrongful Birth Lawyer: Common Cases

Wrongful Birth Lawyer: Common Cases Many factors that occur during childbirth can lead families to retain a wrongful birth lawyer. In some circumstances, families are told there is a medical complication with their child—but unfortunately, they are not told how...

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February 25, 2022

Common Birth Injuries—And What To Do About Them

Did you know that approximately seven out of 1,000 infants suffer a birth injury? And those are only the numbers we know of immediately following birth, considering some children are diagnosed later in life. Birth injuries can lead to long-term...

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February 11, 2022

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Spearheads Negotiations Resulting in BSA’s Revised and Improved Plan of Reorganization

Christopher Hurley and Evan Smola of Chicago’s Hurley McKenna & Mertz, working in conjunction with the Tort Claimants’ Committee (“TCC”) in the Boy Scouts of America’s bankruptcy proceeding, has negotiated important modifications to the BSA’s plan of reorganization that will...

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December 29, 2021

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Michael Mertz as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois

The National Trial Lawyers and Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. are pleased to announce that Michael Mertz has been selected for inclusion into the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois.  Only a select group of...

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November 13, 2020

Boy Scout Abuse Victims Reach an Estimated 40,000+, With Claims Deadline Days Away

Some of the largest, well-known sexual abuse settlements hail from the Catholic Church, which compensated an estimated 5,700+ victims to date, resulting in $1.1 billion in six years. These numbers might seem surprising. But what’s even more startling is the...

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October 2, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Camden and the Diocese of Rockville Centre Have Filed for Bankruptcy Because of Sexual Abuse by Priests

On October 1, 2020, the Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey filed a Petition for Bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Hours earlier, on...

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