Judgment on the Pleadings – No Duty To Defend Or Indemnify Townhome Owner or Developer Against Construction Defect Claims

Feb 23, 2022 Construction Defect
Peter Syregelas recently obtained judgment on the pleadings in a significant decision related to a declaratory judgment action involving a construction defect suit against a developer/general contractor that sought coverage under a commercial general liability policy issued by our client insurer. The policy was issued to SZG Prairie LLC (“SZG”), […]

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 […]