Defamation Claim Directed Verdict

Following a two week jury trial in Will County, Judge James Garrison directed a verdict in favor of our client, James Clarage, on a defamation per se claim brought against him by an attorney in Ottawa, Illinois. The case was tried by Rich Sikes and Tony Carballo with assistance from Cathy Miller, Maryjo Pope, Alan Bartlett, Terri Davila, Dawne Donaldson, Kellie Paige, Patty Ballantyne and Mary-Claire Ross. During the trial, the plaintiff was demanding over $1 million to settle the case.