Kate Crouch Obtains Favorable Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Award

Jul 09, 2024 Auto
In our firm’s first foray into Cook County’s mandatory arbitration program for Law Division cases, partner Kate Crouch obtained a defense verdict in favor of our client.  The case at bar involved an accident between a cyclist and a driver who left work to pick up refreshments for herself and […]

Joe Postel and Brendan Ross Engineer Four Settlements in Construction Defect Matters – in One Day!

Jul 08, 2024 Construction Defect
Joe Postel and Brendan Ross, with the help of their insurer client, engineered a settlement of four related lawsuits simultaneously in federal court in Indianapolis.  Two construction defect suits were filed in Indiana state court against a builder insured by LPP’s client, each involving a different house and a different […]

Kate Crouch and Steve Schuetz Earn Dismissal with Prejudice in a Catastrophic Workplace Injury Case

Jul 05, 2024 Defense
Persistence pays, and making counsel keep their promises does, too.  Partner Kate Crouch and senior counsel Steve Schuetz recently secured dismissal with prejudice of a Cook County action alleging negligence against a mechanical contractor following a degloving incident at Plaintiff’s workplace.  LPP conducted a quick but thorough investigation of the […]

Peter Syregelas Secures Summary Judgment in BIPA Matter After Court Reconsideration

Jul 03, 2024 BIPA
Peter Syregelas recently obtained a summary judgment on behalf of the firm’s liability carrier client finding no duty to defend or indemnify a company accused of violating Illinois’s Biometric Information Protection Act (BIPA) when it required its employees to use a hand-scanning device to clock in and out of work. […]

LPP Secures Defense-Friendly Verdict in Cook County Construction Injury Case

Mar 28, 2024 Construction Injury
Congratulations are in order for the trial team of Howard Trafman and Steve Schuetz, who recently earned a highly defense-friendly verdict in Cook County on a difficult construction site injury case involving a career-ending injury to a young tradesman.  A lower verdict than the defense’s last offer always counts as […]