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ABOTA Introduces Guide For Conducting Jury Trials During Covid-19 Pandemic

"The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has published a comprehensive guide to conducting civil jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The white paper, 'Guidance for Conducting Civil Jury Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic,' is a legal resource to address the process of reopening courts and the many issues faced by the courts, the legal community, jurors and the public," explains a recent news release from ABOTA.

ABOTA Names Pfaff member of National Covid Task Force

Bruce Pfaff has been named to be one of ten members of a national task force created by the American Board of Trial Advocates to help courts and litigants adapt to the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and public health requirements. The task force is addressing how civil cases can be prepared and tried in an era of physical distancing. ABOTA is a national organization of plaintiffs and defense civil trial lawyers whose paramount goals are to preserve the civil jury trial system and to enhance professionalism and civility. Bruce was President of the Illinois Chapter of ABOTA twenty years ago and is currently a national board representative. 

2020 Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. Trial Lawyer Scholarships Awarded

Each year, two students from University of California, Hastings College of the Law are named recipients of the Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. Trial Lawyer Scholarship. Bruce Pfaff is a 1979 graduate and founded the scholarship to encourage students who are interested in civil trial practice.

Our Firm Continues to Operate Full Time

We accept our responsibility to practice safety above all else so we are working from home unless a specific, safe event requires our personal presence. Our case files are all electronic and firm members have full access to all our files while we are out of the office. If you would like us to call, please either leave a message or e mail us. For general inquiries, please write [email protected]. To reach any individual at the firm, our naming convention is first initial last name @pgptrials.com. We don't plan to miss a beat while the virus affects normal life.

Recent Study Ties Marijuana Legalization to Car Accidents and Injuries

A recent study in the BMJ Open found that car accidents increased 10% in Colorado after legalization of marijuana. Cannabis was legalized for medical use in Colorado in 2000 and for recreational use in 2012. For more please, read:

SCOTUS May Weigh in on Where to Sue for Car Defects

Bruce Pfaff recently contributed to an article in Bloomberg Law in regards to two Ford Motor, Co. cases with the intent of narrowing where the automaker can be sued. Ford contends that they should not be sued in a state where the car had not been sold. Ford is attempting to have SCOTUS take up the case.

Moraine Valley Community College Riley Spreadbury Scholarships Awarded By Bruce and Deborah Pfaff

On Friday, Bruce and Deborah Pfaff awarded six students at Moraine Valley Community College Riley Spreadbury Scholarships. The scholarships are in honor of Bruce's former client, a young woman who has achieved many great things after much adversity. Riley was valedictorian at Moraine Valley in 2016 and appreciates all the school did for her.

Bruce R. Pfaff of Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. Served as Tournament Chairman for Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club for the 117th Western Amateur Championship

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Lawsuit Filed After Tragic Collision With Tanker Trailer

Pfaff, Gill and Ports recently filed suit on behalf of the surviving husband and children of Corina Miller. Corina was a 41-year-old woman who lived in Wyoming, Illinois. She died on July 11, 2017 when the Jeep vehicle she was driving on a country road struck and went under a tanker trailer that was being backed across the road into a farmer's driveway. The trailer had no side underride guards and was not conspicuous on a dark road with no artificial lighting. Her Jeep did not have any forward collision warning or braking systems. The suit names the farmer, the trucker and his employer, as well as the manufacturer of the 2014 Jeep Patriot and the tanker trailer. It is pending in Peoria County, IL. For more about this case, read our current lawsuit filed in Peoria County.

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