Howard Trafman Obtains a Not Liable Defense Verdict for Audio/Visual Company in Stage-Hand Injury Case

May 12, 2016 Defense
Howard Trafman obtained a not liable defense verdict in a case where Plaintiff, a stage-hand, was working at an event (President Barack Obama’s birthday) at the Aragon Ballroom and claimed to sustain a torn hip labrum which required surgery and a herniated disc which required surgery.  Plaintiff claimed she was […]

Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment – Condo Association Does Not Have Standing To Recover For Unit Owners’ Personal Property

May 04, 2016 Appeals
Attorney David Osborne won an appeal affirming summary judgment that Westfield did not owe a duty to defend or indemnify a condominium developer against a construction defect lawsuit, notwithstanding allegations of damage to the unit owners’ personal property. The 933 Van Buren Condo Association filed a construction defect lawsuit and […]

William Lindsay Negotiates “High-Low Settlement” in Three Car Accident Case

Apr 15, 2016 Auto
Bill Lindsay: We negotiated a unique “High-Low Settlement” with the plaintiff in a three car, rear-end accident. Apportionment of liability against the client at trial was greater than the “High” end of settlement. The non-settling co-defendant was forced to absorb the difference. Hager v. Shulda, Circuit Court of Lake County.

Summary Judgment – No Duty To Defend Claim For Negligent Supervision Resulting In Sexual Abuse

Feb 01, 2016 Coverage
Attorney Joe Postel won summary judgment after the court declared his client did not owe a duty to defend or indemnify its named insured against a claim that her negligent supervision of her husband resulted in the sexual abuse of their step-great granddaughter. Our client, Metropolitan Casualty Ins. Co. (“Met”), […]