Alexander Beehler and Daniel Maher Secure Voluntary Dismissal in Personal Jurisdiction Dispute, Avoiding 6-Figure Claim for Michigan Client

Foran Glennon attorneys Alexander Beehler and Daniel Maher successfully obtained a dismissal for their commercial client in Illinois court after contesting personal jurisdiction. Their early efforts resulted in the plaintiff, a financing company, voluntarily dismissing the lawsuit.

The client, an owner of a small manufacturing business near Detroit, was faced with a substantial six-figure damages claim related to a machinery loan dispute. Alex and Dan, retained amidst a pending default motion against the out-of-state client, quickly avoided a default judgment while challenging the jurisdiction of the Illinois court.

After a thorough evaluation of the jurisdictional motion’s strength, the plaintiff chose to voluntarily dismiss the case rather than engage in costly discovery and briefing. This strategic move secured a favorable outcome for Foran Glennon’s client at the earliest possible stage of the filed lawsuit.

Alex concentrates his practice in medical negligence, product liability and other civil actions. He uses strong legal writing skills, coupled with trial and appellate experience, to craft solutions that work for the benefit of his clients.

Dan concentrates his practice in general litigation with a focus on medical malpractice defense. He has significant experience in drafting motions, settlement agreements and responses to written discovery.

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