Niro McAndrews’ $54 million trademark verdict over the iconic yellow and black color scheme of the DeWalt line of power tools was recognized among the National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2015. The October 5, 2015 award by a Chicago jury – which represents the largest trademark verdict of the year, the sixth largest trademark verdict of all time in the U.S., and the largest trademark verdict of all time in Illinois -, was logged as #32 on the publication’s prestigious annual ranking. The damages award in favor of the firm’s client Stanley Black & Decker followed the jury’s finding that a competitor infringed upon the unique DeWalt trademark. The firm’s founders, Raymond P. Niro, Jr., and Matthew G. McAndrews, tried the case for the plaintiffs. The case is Black & Decker Corp., et al. v. Positec USA, Inc., et al., 1:11-cv-05426 (N.D. Ill.) (U.S. District Court Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr.).

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