Thomas C. Hardy is a member of the firm’s Managed Care Team within its Complex Litigation Group. He has extensive experience in managed care litigation, including complex, high-stakes litigation involving ERISA, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Act, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid, insurance bad faith, state statutory claims, pricing disputes and other issues.
Thomas also has extensive experience litigating creditor’s rights cases in both state and federal courts. He has assisted clients in a range of complex litigation matters, including:
- Medical provider suits against insurance payers involving thousands of individual benefits claims
- Member suits against insurance payers under ERISA and state law
- Commercial mortgage foreclosures
- Multi-plaintiff securities fraud litigation
- Representation of secured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings
In addition, Thomas has a commitment to pro bono work. He has worked on Criminal Justice Act appeals to the Seventh Circuit, National Immigrant Justice Clinic asylum cases, and on matters before the Chicago Commission on Human Rights.
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2007, J.D.
- Washington University, 1997, B.A.
Professional Admissions & Qualifications : Illinois
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals – Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court – Central District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Central District of Illinois
Professional Affiliations :
- Member, Chicago Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Successfully defended appeal $17 million guaranty judgment before the Seventh Circuit. Inland Mortgage Capital Corporation v. Chivas Retail Partners, LLC, 740 F.3d 1146 (7th Cir. 2014)
- Successfully defended appeal of summary judgment on Interest Act claims involving calculation of interest on 365/360 basis. Hubbard St. Lofts, LLC v. Inland Bank and Trust, 2011 IL App. (1st) 102640
- Obtained dismissal of several commercial borrowers’ Chapter 11 cases as bad faith filings
- Foreclosed $10 million mortgages on eight commercial offices/shopping centers
- Foreclosed $3 million mortgages on portfolio of nine multifamily properties.
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