MRV’s litigation services do not stop at the trial level. MRV has a number of appellate attorneys who are licensed to practice before the Illinois appellate courts, the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. These attorneys have been representing clients in state and federal appellate court cases for decades, and have obtained a number of precedent-setting victories for clients on appeal. While many of the clients MRV represents on appeal are clients that MRV also represented in the trial court, many others are referred to MRV by trial attorneys outside the firm who do not themselves specialize in appellate litigation.
In the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, successfully defended a general contractor retained to construct a building in a railroad switchyard against a claim of negligence brought by a subcontractor’s employee who was injured when struck by a train traveling through the yard.
In the Illinois Supreme Court, successfully defended the distributor of a chemical paint stripper against claims that the label on the can containing the paint stripper did not provide adequate instructions for its use.
In the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, successfully defended a company that had performed conversion work on a van against a claim that the company had negligently installed the rear seats of the van.
In the Illinois Appellate Court, successfully defended the owner of an oil storage tank against a claim of negligence brought by an individual who was injured while cleaning the tank.
In the Illinois Appellate Court, successfully defended the manufacturer of a gun cabinet against a claim that the manufacturer was legally responsible for the death by suicide of a person who stole a gun out of the cabinet by breaking the lock thereon.
In the Illinois Appellate Court, successfully defended members of a non-profit voluntary unincorporated association against a claim that their membership in the association made them liable for allegedly defamatory statements made by other members of the association.
In the Illinois Appellate Court, successfully defended an attorney against a claim that his failure to include the proper date of an accident in a notice the attorney served on the Chicago Transit Authority on behalf of an injured client constituted legal malpractice.