Category: Defense

Kate Crouch Wins Summary Judgment in Strip Mall Slip and Fall

Aug 07, 2023 Defense
Kate Crouch recently obtained summary judgment in Cook County on behalf of a property owner and property manager in a case stemming from an alleged slip and fall in a strip mall parking lot.  Plaintiff alleged that the parking lot was negligently maintained and exhibited cracking and other defects.  Plaintiff […]

Peter Syregelas and Haley Loutfy Obtain Favorable Result After Insurer Wrongfully Denied Additional Insured Coverage

Jun 14, 2023 Additional Insured
In a risk-shifting case for a firm insurer client, Peter Syregelas and Haley Loutfy obtained a favorable settlement after a separate carrier, which insured the subcontractor of our client’s named insured, wrongfully denied additional insured coverage. Upon receipt of the matter, our firm implored the denying insurer to recognize its duty to defend as […]

Steve Becker Secures Dismissal of Towing Company in St. Clair County Case Involving a Section 1983 Claim

Jun 13, 2023 Defense
In a St. Clair County case involving a Section 1983 claim, Steven Becker secured the dismissal of a towing company who was accused of having seized the Plaintiff’s car and property, in violation of his constitutional rights. We made numerous arguments, including that our client could not be liable under Section 1983 because […]

Steve Becker Secures Dismissal of General Contractor in Cook County Construction Case

Jun 03, 2023 Construction Injury
In a Cook County construction case, Steven Becker recently secured the dismissal, with prejudice, of the general contractor on the subject project. The Plaintiff, our client’s superintendent, alleged that he tripped and fell due to some construction materials that were left on the jobsite by the electrical contractor. The Plaintiff sued the […]

Howard Trafman Secures Favorable Settlement in Alleged Toxic Exposure Case

Apr 08, 2023 Defense
Howard Trafman negotiated a favorable settlement this month on behalf of a flood mitigation company that was alleged to have exposed a plaintiff working at a local Chicago hospital to toxic chemicals/fumes.  The exposure allegedly led to permanent damage to the plaintiff’s vocal chords, a deterioration of the quality of her […]