Cook County, Illinois On Tuesday, August 21st, 2023, Meredith Hudgens, Partner based in The Cook Group’s Chicago office, presented an oral argument with a consortium of four defense firms in Cook County, Illinois. The focal point of their legal engagement centered around opposing the Plaintiffs’ Motion, seeking to Terminate,...
While the law in Pennsylvania has been in effect for some time, the endorsement by the Supreme Court will likely continue to make Pennsylvania a hot bed for litigation. The law entitles any plaintiff to sue any registered Pennsylvania company concerning a controversy which has absolutely nothing to do with Pennsylvania whatsoever.
At The Cook Group, we recognize the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in shaping a sustainable and responsible future for our organization, clients, and society at large. We are committed to integrating ESG considerations into our daily operations and decision-making processes. To formalize our...
The Cook Group is honored to share the commendable pro bono work of Brian Wacker and Katherine Klapp with St. Louis Survivors Legal Support, an organization founded by The Honorable (Ret.) Judge Mike Burton. In the realm of Domestic Violence Court, having legal representation plays a pivotal role in achieving positive...
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) recently signed into law comprehensive legal reforms that significantly change the legal landscape in Florida.
With practices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Delaware, The Cook Group has been watching what will happen with the proposed filing deadline change announced by The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in January 2023. The proposed filing deadline adjustment would change from 11:59pm to 5pm. Under the proposed...
Florida Legislature Looking At Sweeping Tort Reform In Spring Session New legislation contained in House Bill 837 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 236, which was introduced at the start of the 2023 Spring Session of the Florida state legislature, offers some sweeping reforms squarely aimed at limiting litigation costs. Key...
ST. LOUIS - FEBRUARY 28, 2023 The Cook Group is pleased to announce the addition of Partner John Beseau to the firm’s St. Louis office. John is a skilled attorney who focuses his practice on construction and commercial litigation, including real estate disputes, in State and Federal Courts. Kerryann Cook, The Cook Group’s...
The USDC Eastern District of Missouri operates a post plea, pre-sentence diversion program known as SAIL (Sentencing Alternatives Improving Lives) for select defendants. The Court recently reached out to The Cook Group in St. Louis for support through our pro-bono program. According to the court, the “Participants are...
The Cook Group’s Hanson Horn and Ryan Sweeney secured a dismissal for their client after full briefing and oral argument before the New York First Department Appellate Division. By way of background, Hanson and Ryan moved for dismissal on behalf of an out of state product manufacturer in the maritime industry based on a lack...
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