Lori Ecker is proud of her success representing employees in a wide range of employment-related disputes.
Some recent successes include:
September 2014. Binding settlement agreement reached: Mary Pat McCullough v. Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge 7, No. 12 C 9359, a case alleging sexual harassment and retaliation under both federal and state law.
March 2006. Binding Settlement reached: George S. Lowman v. Sara Lee Corporation, No. 05 C 5958, a case alleging age discrimination.
July 2004. Case settled: Cheri Kushner v. Kogen-Zivin-Friedman Development, Inc., No. 04 C 1282, a case alleging sexual harassment, assault and retaliation.
January 2001. Resolved by mutual agreement: Theodore D. Woytowicz v. Beckman Coulter, Inc., No. 99 C 8379, a case alleging age and disability discrimination and state law wage claims.
"Ex-Teacher Wins Lawsuit on Age Bias," Chicago Tribune, January 25, 2000. Ms. Ecker and attorney Richard J. Gonzalez won a jury verdict in favor of Anthony McCoy in his age discrimination case against the Board of Education of Glenbard School District 87. The Honorable James R. Holderman presided over the jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, which began on January 18, 2000. After less than one hour of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict for Mr. McCoy, found that the discrimination was willful, and awarded Mr. McCoy $171,671. The judge had taken under advisement Mr. McCoy's motion for liquidated damages and front pay and counsels' petition for attorneys' fees when the case settled.
Reported cases include: Oblix v. Winiecki, No. 02 C 6878, 2003 WL 1964193, 2003 WL 21544030 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24 and Jul 3, 2003); Lynn v. Acme Metals, Inc., No.94 C 5633, 1995 WL 472747, 1995 WL 370230 (ND. Ill. Aug. 8, 1995 and June 20, 1995) Dillard and Precoat Metal, Ch. No. 1990CF3737, 1994 WL 880297 (III. HRC Dec. 23, 1994) Bristow v. Drake Street Inc., 41 E3d 345 (7th Cir. 1994); Vajda v. Arthur Andersen & Co., 253 III. App.3d 345 (1st Dist. 1993).