Bill Lindsay and Chris Pickett Obtain Summary Judgment in Borrowing Employer Case
Bill Lindsay and Chris Pickett obtained summary judgment for our client by arguing that it qualified as a borrowing employer and was, therefore, immune from tort liability pursuant to the Worker’s Compensation Act. The plaintiff’s decedent, a repairman, was working on an overhead garage door when it unexpectedly opened, striking and killing him. Our client was one of several car dealerships held by a common owner. Although the decedent was hired by another dealership, we argued that our client exerted sufficient control over the decedent’s work to be deemed a borrowing employer. The trial court agreed, and the decision was affirmed on appeal. Prodanic v. Grossprops, et al., Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois Appellate Court, First District.