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At O'Flaherty Law, our Illinois litigation attorneys have a wide range of experience in civil and commercial litigation matters. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal court and regularly handle cases both inside and outside of Illinois. From the beginning of a dispute, we prepare long-term strategies while focusing on achieving a favorable resolution for our clients and their cases as quickly as possible.

At O'Flaherty Law, our Illinois litigation attorneys have a wide range of experience in civil and commercial litigation matters. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal court and regularly handle cases both inside and outside of Illinois. From the beginning of a dispute, we prepare long-term strategies while focusing on achieving a favorable resolution for our clients and their cases as quickly as possible.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

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In this video, our Illinois litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your civil matter.

  • We Are Cost-Conscious And Cost-Effective!  We treat the client's money as if it were our own.  We do not surprise our clients with unexpected bills.  Instead, before accruing any fees we allow you to make an educated decision with respect to the costs of each step in the dispute resolution & litigation process.  We work aggressively but efficiently to minimize the expense of each stage in the process.  
  • We Put Your Interests First!  Many litigation attorneys are content to let cases drag out and "bill the file."  We realize that you are a person, not a file, and we want you to have a lifelong relationship with our firm.  At O'Flaherty Law, our goal is not to make our firm money off of your case, but instead to have you walk away feeling like you got a good resolution at a fair price.  We are prepared to aggressively pursue or defend your case.  However, because 95% of cases settle before trial, we work with an eye toward a favorable settlement at all times.   It is in your best interest to have a speedy and favorable resolution to your case without expending significant attorneys fees, and, because we put your interests first, this is our goal.  
  • We Are Your Aggressive Advocate!  Our team of Illinois civil litigation attorneys has made a name for ourselves representing the "little guy" against powerful corporations.  We have handled class action suits in Federal Court as well as appeals and multi-state litigation.  No case is too big, and we are prepared to take on and defeat powerful adversaries.     

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

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Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

In this episode of Learn About Law we explore the issue of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. We delve into the three factors needed to prove infliction of emotional distress in a civil lawsuit and how damages are awarded in these cases. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4QhGg-zwgUIthoK3EdyjA?sub_confirmation=1 More Learn About Law videos, podcasts, and articles: http://www.learn-about-law.com Schedule a Free Consultation or Learn More about O'Flaherty Law: http://www.oflaherty-law.com Please call us today at (630)324-6666 to schedule a free consultation. Like us on Facebook for weekly videos: https://www.facebook.com/oflahertylaw/ O'Flaherty Law has convenient offices located in Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Tinley Park, St. Charles, and Lake in the Hills, Illinois, serving DuPage County, Will County, Cook County, Lake County and McHenry County. Its attorneys focus on providing quality legal work, above-and-beyond customer service, and affordable rates in the following practice areas: divorce & family law; estate Planning, wills & trusts; probate & estate administration; litigation, civil law & dispute resolution; business representation & corporate law; guardianship, elder law & special needs law; residential & commercial real estate law; immigration; bankruptcy; and DUI law and traffic & criminal defense.

​In order to maintain a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED), you must show:

  1. that the conduct of the defendant was extreme and outrageous;
  2.  that the defendant intended to cause you severe emotional distress or knew that there was a high probability that his conduct would cause such distress; and
  3. That the defendant’s conduct did in fact cause you severe emotional distress.

What qualifies as extreme and outrageous conduct? First, let’s take a closer look at the first element, “extreme and outrageous” conduct.  Conduct is extreme and outrageous if it goes beyond the bounds of decency.  It must be more than mere insults, indignities, or threats. When deciding whether conduct is extreme and outrageous, courts will look at all the facts of the case and make a determination on a case by case basis.

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​In order to maintain a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED), you must show:

  1. that the conduct of the defendant was extreme and outrageous;
  2.  that the defendant intended to cause you severe emotional distress or knew that there was a high probability that his conduct would cause such distress; and
  3. That the defendant’s conduct did in fact cause you severe emotional distress.

What qualifies as extreme and outrageous conduct? First, let’s take a closer look at the first element, “extreme and outrageous” conduct.  Conduct is extreme and outrageous if it goes beyond the bounds of decency.  It must be more than mere insults, indignities, or threats. When deciding whether conduct is extreme and outrageous, courts will look at all the facts of the case and make a determination on a case by case basis.

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The Pleading Phase of Illinois Litigation and Motions to Dismiss

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Illinois litigation attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains Motions to Dismiss in Illinois civil cases.

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In this article, our Illinois civil litigation lawyers explain the pleading phase of Illinois litiigation and motions to dismiss. 

The phases in a litigation case include:

  1. The Pleading Phase;
  2. The Written Discovery Phase;
  3. The Oral Discovery Phase;
  4. Pre-Trial Motions and Settlement Efforts; 
  5. Trial; and
  6. Appeals.   

The first phase of a litigation case is called the "pleading phase."  To initiate a lawsuit, the Plaintiff files a Complaint with the appropriate court.  The Complaint specifies in numbered paragraphs with factual allegations the Plaintiff is making against the defendant, which would entitle the plaintiff to judgment from the court. The Complaint also requests the specific monetary or injunctive relief that the Plaintiff is seeking. If the complaint fails to state a cause of action, or if there are affirmative facts that defeat the complaint, the complaint may be dismissed through a motion to dismiss. If the Defendant chooses not to file a motion to dismiss, he or she must file an answer to the Complaint, in which the defendant admits or denies the Complaint's allegations.

Click here to read an article by our Illinois litigation lawyers about Motions to Dismiss in Civil Litigation. 

The Written Discovery Phase Of Litigation in Illinois

Our Illinois litigation attorneys discuss what happens when an Answer to the Complaint has been filed, the pleading phase of litigation is complete and the Written Discovery phase begins.  Each side will issue three types of written discovery requests to the other:

  • Interrogatories
  • Requests for Production of Documents
  • Requests for Admission of Facts

The purpose of these written discovery requests is to narrow issues that must be argued at trial, prepare both sides to depose witnesses, and enlighten each side regarding the facts and arguments at the other side's disposal.

Read the entire article by our Illinois civil litigation lawyers explaining written discovery in Illinois

Illinois litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the written discovery phase of litigation.

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Our Illinois litigation attorneys discuss what happens when an Answer to the Complaint has been filed, the pleading phase of litigation is complete and the Written Discovery phase begins.  Each side will issue three types of written discovery requests to the other:

  • Interrogatories
  • Requests for Production of Documents
  • Requests for Admission of Facts

The purpose of these written discovery requests is to narrow issues that must be argued at trial, prepare both sides to depose witnesses, and enlighten each side regarding the facts and arguments at the other side's disposal.

Read the entire article by our Illinois civil litigation lawyers explaining written discovery in Illinois

Points At Which an Illinois Civil Litigation Case is Likely to Settle

Illinois litigation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains Motions for Summary Judgment in Illinois civil litigation.

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In this article, our Illinois civil litigation attorneys explain inflection points at which Illinois civil cases are likely to settle. Because the overwhelming majority of civil suits settle, our Illinois litigation attorneys work with a focus toward obtaining a favorable settlement for you as early in the case as possible.  This allows both sides to spend less in attorneys fees, making it easier to reach a more favorable settlement for both parties.  Below are the typical inflection points in a litigation case when settlement is particularly likely:

  1. Demand Letter:
  2. Complaint & Summons: 
  3. After Depositions Have Been Conducted:
  4. Pre-Trial Settlement Conference or Mediation:

Because many cases settle eventually, our Illinois litigation attorneys focus on achieving a favorable settlement as early in the process as possible.  This gives you more money and allows you to continue with your life.  We practice nearly all areas of law, so our focus is not on making as much money as we can on your litigation case, but rather on having you walk away happy and gaining a client for life.  

If settlement is not possible, we often seek to win the case without a trial via a Motion for Summary Jugment. You can read an article by our Illinois litigation lawyers explaining Motions for Summary Judgment here.

Our Illinois Litigation Lawyers are Happy To Meet With You in DuPage County, Will County, McHenry County, Kane County, Kendall County, Grundy County, Kankakee County, Dekalb County, LaSalle County, at our offices in Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Lake in the Hills, Tinley Park, St. Charles or Any Other Location Convenient To You.

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