01 Aug Insight
Today, insurance companies that cover patients' medical bills commonly receive discounts from hospitals and other health care providers. Michael K. Beard, The Impact of Changes in Health Care Provider Reimbursement Systems on the Recovery of Damages for Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Suits. Consequently, the initial hospital bill of a personal injury plaintiff might be notably higher than the amount actually paid by the plaintiff's insurer. Should this benefit be passed on to a negligent defendant, by limiting the plaintiff's recovery to the discounted amount? Or should the plaintiff be able to seek the amount of the initial hospital bill, regardless of the actual costs incurred? In other words, who deserves the windfall?
01 Aug News
Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa Benzon, Thomas Fawkes, Jacob Koering, Hillary Krantz, Raymond Pruchnicki, Joji Takada, and Stephanie Towner have joined the Firm as associates, and Max Gu has joined the firm as a China legal specialist.
15 Jun News
Partner Harley Goldstein was Selected as One of Law Bulletin's "40 Under Forty" Attorneys to Watch in 2005
Harley joins Roger Bickel, John Lee, Todd Ohlms, and Hillard Sterling as F&P attorneys who have been chosen for this honor.
15 Jun News
Partner Robert Karr was appointed by Junichi Seki, Mayor of Osaka, Japan as an Osaka City Revitalization Advisor. In this role, he is responsible for further enhancing economic relations between the City of Osaka and its partners around the world.
15 Jun News
Freeborn & Peters LLP is proud to be a founding sponsor for the Real Estate Center at DePaul University.
27 May News
What started as a $38,000 claim and a request from our client to revive an extremely stale judgment from 1996 has ended with a payment of $248,000 and one very happy client.
26 May News
When a large telecommunication company recently filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, another telecommunication company retained Freeborn & Peters LLP to protect its rights as a “utility” under Section 366 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, as amended by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“BAPCPA”), and as the single largest unsecured creditor of the debtor.
24 May News
The firm had success in a complicated chapter 11 bankruptcy involving a client borrower, which owned a portfolio of real estate, including office buildings, grocery stores and urban entertainment centers located in several states, valued at more than $300 million.
14 Feb News
Freeborn & Peters LLP Adds Partners Aaron Hammer and Robert Karr, as well associate Eric Madiar to the Firm
Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Aaron Hammer and Robert Karr have joined the Firm as partners, and Eric Madiar has joined the Firm as an associate.
07 Feb News
ATA Holdings will shut down Chicago Express on March 28 unless it can strike a deal to sell the 22-year-old operation. Regional Aviation News has learned that ATA last week began soliciting offers even as one potential buyer is waiting in the wings.