Litigation

Class Action Defense

One of our clients with a top ten Fortune 500 Company once described his job as “overseeing the defense of claims that could potentially put us out of business”. Class action litigation has the potential of doing just that even to the largest and most profitable of companies.

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Commercial Lease Disputes

Resolving issues between landlords and tenants can be a complicated business with a delicate balance. Large investments of time and money have been committed by the landlord and tenant, so innovative thinking and cost-conscious tactics are required to resolve the dispute. The outcome of the dispute can have adverse financial affects that could far outlast the term of the lease. It is critical to obtain legal counsel and representation from a trusted and experienced law firm such as Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner LLP.

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Construction and Mechanic Lien Disputes

Construction disputes are fairly common, and they vary in their nature, size, and complexity. Construction disputes can become very expensive – in terms of finances, personnel, time, and opportunity costs. We will help you analyze and investigate the problem and find efficient and effective solutions to resolve it.

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Consumer Litigation Defense

Businesses operate in an environment increasingly subject to opportunistic plaintiff lawyers seizing on technicalities in state and federal laws designed to provide protection to consumers from various lending and debt collection practices. Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner LLP has defended businesses against consumer claims, negotiated settlements and defeated individual lawsuits and class actions by obtaining dismissals from the courts.

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Contract Disputes

Contracts are not made to be broken, but they often are due to a misunderstanding, a disputed interpretation, poorly written contracts, or a failure to fulfill the terms of the contract. Whether the dispute is in litigation or is still in a mediation, arbitration or negotiation phase, the guidance and protection of an experienced commercial lawyer is critical to safeguarding your best interests and business operations.

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Personal Injury Defense

The attorneys at Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner LLP have a long history of defending insureds and companies in personal injury cases from minor injuries to the catastrophic. Whether the injuries, diseases and/or deaths are caused through industrial accidents, alleged exposure to toxic substances, construction accidents, collisions involving automobiles and/or commercial trucks, alleged product defects, premises liability or some other cause, we have handled them.

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Product Liability Defense

Product liability claims are a great threat to a business’ reputation and its profits. Product liability claims are often complex and requires the highest level of litigation skills, as well as a thorough understanding of the complex science, engineering and medical issues involved in these cases. The attorneys at Clayborne, Sabo & Wagner LLP have represented insureds and self-insured manufacturers, designers, distributors, and retailers in products cases involving injuries and other losses that range from the frivolous to the catastrophic. We have also defended companies in class action lawsuits involving product liability claims.

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Public Entities Litigation

Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner LLP have been representing public entities such as Counties, Cities and Villages, Townships, School Districts and other public entities in litigation for nearly 30 years. Our lawyers understand and have experience in the spectrum of liabilities a public entity may face and are knowledgeable of all applicable immunities and defenses available to the public entity.

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Workers' Compensation

Regardless of the type of business in which you are involved, employers doing business in Illinois and Missouri face the risk of workers' compensation claims. The attorneys at Clayborne, Sabo, and Wagner have over 30 years’ experience handling workers’ compensation claims before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. Our attorneys have developed significant expertise in worker’s compensation litigation, handling cases from the time of the alleged injury through settlement conferences and arbitration to appeals in the Missouri and Illinois circuit and appellate courts.

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