3Edward F. RuberryChicago(312) email@example.com@ruberry-law.comRuberry Stalmack & Garvey LLCwww.ruberry-law.comwww.ruberry-law.comruberryed.jpg Class Action/Mass Tort Defense LawCommercial LitigationInsurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance LawProducts Liability Defense LawToxic Torts Defense Law|
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|Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law|
|Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law|
|Products Liability Defense Law|
|Toxic Torts Defense Law|
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| County: Cook|
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In the complex commercial litigation area, Mr. Ruberry has substantial experience in the trial of major lawsuits. He has represented clients in some of the largest commercial lawsuits throughout the country. These cases include: the Corrugated Container antitrust litigation; the Uranium Cartel antitrust litigation; the Folding Carton antitrust litigation; the Fine Paper antitrust litigation; and the Liquid Gas antitrust litigation. He has tried price-fixing cases, including the six-month trial of the Corrugated Container antitrust litigation in Houston, Texas. He also has tried cases involving rule of reason and group boycotts. In addition, he represented the officers and directors of Continental Bank in the Continental Bank securities litigation, which involved the demise of Penn Square Bank.
Mr. Ruberry also is active in toxic tort litigation and has served as lead counsel for joint defense groups in numerous multi-district lawsuits. He has also litigated complex insurance coverage disputes on a nationwide basis. These lawsuits have addressed a broad range of issues relating to professional liability, public entity and general liability policies.
Notable Cases and Results:
For more than 30 years, Mr. Ruberry has litigated complex commercial and insurance matters. He has also tried large complex cases involving environmental, insurance coverage, trade secrets and nuclear power plants in Houston, Texas, Palestine, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Decatur, Alabama, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jacksonville, Florida, Denver, Colorado, New York, New York, and Chicago.
For example, he tried the second longest trial in the history of Cook County. In ISLIC v. Sargent & Lundy, he tried coverage cases involving nuclear power plants located in Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois. He was on trial for 161 days over a five-year time frame.
He also handled the trial of a class action environmental suit in Louisiana on behalf of the city of New Orleans.
He was one of the lead lawyers in the lawsuits regarding the tobacco companies and the manufacturers of breast implants. He also was one of the lead lawyers for the insurance industry in the Attorney Generals' tobacco litigation.
Mr. Ruberry has an expertise in insurance coverage analysis. He has evaluated lawsuits and claims relating to environmental problems, patent infringement, sexual discrimination, architects and engineers, legal malpractice, municipalities, advertising, and a multitude of additional areas involving public entity and professional liability.
Loyola University School of Law,J.D.
Law School Honors/Involvement:
Editor, Loyola University Law Journal
Coe College, B.A.
Law clerk to the Honorable Daniel P. Ward, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Visiting professor, Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law
Published Legal Writing:
The Defense of Lead Poisoning Claims
Comment, "Fuentes, the Fourteenth Amendment Held to Require Notice to Hearing Prior to Any Repossession of Consumer Property by Means of State Action," 3 Loyola University Law Journal, 451
Speaker, Synopsis of an antitrust case for combined Illinois and Chicago Bar Association
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