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 […]

Peter Syregelas Obtains Judgment in Favor of Insurer Client

Aug 30, 2023 Coverage
Peter Syregelas recently obtained judgment in favor of our insurer client in the Southern District of Illinois.  In that case, Peter argued that there was no coverage for a claim of retaliatory discharge and violations of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act under a Commercial Liability Insurance Policy, after […]

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 […]

First District Appellate Court Affirms David Osborne’s Summary Judgment Ruling In Wrongful Death Case

Jul 28, 2023 Appeals
In the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court, David Osborne successfully defended against an appeal taken by Plaintiff after summary judgment was granted in favor of our client in a Cook County wrongful death case.  In the lower court, LPP Partner Howard Trafman successfully argued that the insureds were […]

Peter Syregelas Wins Appeal – Making the Complex Simple

Jul 20, 2023 Appeals
Our client’s insureds sought coverage for a heated and longstanding dispute between a homeowner’s association (“HOA”) and several of its residents.  Peter Syregelas first orchestrated a settlement calling for our insurer client to make a nominal payment in exchange for a release of all claims against it.  After the HOA […]