Category: Construction Defect

Kate Crouch Earns Early Dismissal for Construction Company Client After Alleged Negligent Sidewalk Repair

Jan 23, 2023 Construction Defect
Kate Crouch earned an early dismissal for a construction company after allegedly negligent sidewalk repair.  Through a thorough analysis of the client’s business records and Google image photos, and coupled with a strong affidavit, Plaintiff’s counsel opted not to oppose dismissal of the allegations against our client.  This aggressive posture […]

Dismissal With Prejudice – Plaintiff’s Negligence Theory Barred by the Economic Loss Doctrine

Feb 18, 2022 Construction Defect
Steve Becker recently won a motion to dismiss with prejudice.  This matter stemmed from a property damage case involving a roof collapse at a commercial building, in Chicago.  After an initial dismissal, the Plaintiff re-alleged that our client (a masonry contractor, who allegedly removed some columns that supported the roof […]

Steve Becker wins a Motion to Dismiss in Cook County

Oct 11, 2021 Construction Defect
In this case, the matter stemmed from a property damage case involving a roof collapse at a commercial building in Chicago.  In addition to claiming extensive property damage, the Plaintiff was claiming lost profits, due to an inability to lease the subject building.  The Plaintiff’s complaint contained counts sounding in […]

Chris Pickett Secures Favorable Settlement for HVAC Subcontractor in $1.1 Million Construction Defect Water Infiltration Subrogation Claim

Feb 22, 2021 Construction Defect
Chris Pickett recently obtained a favorable settlement at mediation for an HVAC subcontractor that relocated bathroom exhaust fans to the roof of a high end, lakefront home.  The fans were enclosed on the roof by wooden housings that were not properly sealed at their base and eventually resulted in water […]

Directed Verdict Received on Behalf of our Client in Injury Case

Oct 20, 2019 Construction Defect
Bill Lindsay: We received a directed verdict on behalf of our client United Parcel Service in a case where the plaintiff, a UPS package car driver, was injured at a residence where he was delivering a package. He sued the City of Des Plaines for negligent design, construction, and maintenance of […]