Bill Lindsay and Chris Pickett Obtain Summary Judgment in Borrowing Employer Case

Jun 15, 2015 Defense
Bill Lindsay and Chris Pickett obtained summary judgment for our client by arguing that it qualified as a borrowing employer and was, therefore, immune from tort liability pursuant to the Worker’s Compensation Act. The plaintiff’s decedent, a repairman, was working on an overhead garage door when it unexpectedly opened, striking […]

Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal in Slip & Fall Case

May 20, 2015 Appeals
Bill Lindsay: We obtained summary judgment in a trip/fall case where the plaintiff was employed by a tenant of an industrial property, and tripped on a defective stairway landing at the edge of a loading dock. Our client was the tenant on an adjoining property. We contended that the defective stairway […]

Summary Judgment Obtained & Affirmed on Appeal in Fire Protection Case

Feb 20, 2015 Construction Defect
Bill Lindsay: Our client, a general contractor, was sued for wrongful death and survival following an industrial accident where the contractor had renovated a plastics factory, and allegedly failed to provide sufficient fire protection. The plaintiff’s decedent, a woman in her mid-forties with three children, burned to death when she dropped […]

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects “Partial Rescission” Rule Based On “Innocent Insured” Doctrine, Adopting Position Urged By LPP As Counsel For Amicus Curiae Property Casualty Insurers Association Of America

Feb 20, 2015 General
On February 20, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court held that there is no public policy in Illinois prohibiting the rescission of an insurance policy as to insureds who were ignorant of misrepresentations made on the application. Illinois State Bar Ass’n Mut. Ins. Co. v. Law Office of Tuzzolino and Terpinas, 2015 […]