Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. v. Sullivan.
On behalf of his bank client (through its fidelity bonding company) suit was brought against individuals who had fraudulently conspired to illegally induce substantial commercial loans from the bank. The trial judge, following a lengthy bench trial, refused to find the existence of the civil conspiracy. On appeal to the Seventh Circuit, Mr. Leydig and Donald Mrozek of Hinshaw & Clubertson, obtained a reversal of the trial court and an order directing the trial judge to enter judgment in favor of the client based upon the evidence already established at the trial. On remand to the trial court, judgment was entered for Mr. Leydig's client in the amount of $1,058,524, plus an additional $947,380 in pre-judgment interest.