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Address: 303 W. Madison Street, Suite 1100, chicago, IL, 60606
Law Firm: Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C.
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|Areas of Practice||General Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage|
|Description||Matt was born in Downers Grove, Illinois and graduated from Loyola University Chicago magna cum laude in 2001. He received his law degree from Saint Louis University in 2004, where he was an editor for the Saint Louis University Law Journal and a recipient of the Academic Excellence Award in Evidence. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and state trial courts. Matt is a member of the Maritime Law Association, Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. Notable Cases: Riduco, SA v. A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, 2009 WL 4680197, 2010 AMC 1 (N.D. Ill. 2009), holding that the Carmack Amendment did not apply to the inland rail segment of an international through shipment of cargo from the United States to Columbia, and granting summary judgment to ocean carrier based on a one-year time bar contained in the ocean carrier’s through bill of lading. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. v. Plano Molding Co., 2008 WL 1883466 (N.D. Ill 2008), holding that an ocean carrier has a cause of action for negligence and breach of contract against a consignee as a ‘merchant’ under the its bill of lading for damage sustained in a train derailment that is caused by improper packing and loading of a container. Publications: ‘The Liability of Dual Capacity Defendants to Maritime Workers for Personal Injury,’ Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 1, First Quarter 2006 ‘A Trap for the Unwary: Two-Year Statute of Limitations for Actions Against Insurance Brokers,’ IDC Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 3, Third Quarter 2008 ‘Defending the Insurance Producer: Duties, Proximate Cause Defenses and Avoiding Punitive Damages,’ IDC Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 4, Fourth Quarter 2008. ‘Applying the Rotterdam Rules: A Comparison of Maritime Case Law under COGSA and the Rotterdam Rules,’ Contributing Author, Maritime Law Association White Paper (2009).|
Over 25 years of extensive experience in the fields of admiralty & maritime law.Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C., was founded in 1997 by shareholders Warren J. Marwedel, Dennis Minichello and Robert L. Reeb, who have practiced together for over 25 years. The attorneys of the Firm have broad experience in general civil and commercial litigation, including in the areas of personal injury defense, admiralty and maritime, transportation and…
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