Chris Pickett, Peter Syregelas and Phil Brandt obtain a Stipulated Judgment of Rescission on a Property Coverage Policy Issue

Jan 11, 2023 Coverage
LPP attorneys Chris Pickett, Peter Syregelas, and Phil Brandt recently obtained a stipulated judgment of rescission on a property coverage policy issued by our client to the recent purchaser of a building on Chicago’s southside. Following the issuance of the policy, the building’s roof collapsed, and the entire building was […]

Challenges In Cook County With Pursuing Rule 187 Motions to Transfer Pursuant to the Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens

Jan 10, 2023 General
There are several challenges defense attorney’s face when pursuing a Forum Non Conveniens Motion, particularly in Cook County. When ruling on a motion to transfer pursuant to Forum Non Conveniens, a Court balances several public interest and private interest factors.  It is ultimately the Defendant’s burden to show that Plaintiff’s […]

Peter Syregelas Secures Settlement at Mediation for Policyholder Client

Dec 20, 2022 Coverage
Peter Syregelas: Secured settlement at mediation for policyholder client, by securing contributions from two insurers toward settlement with a former employee for alleged allegations of negligent hiring/retention of person who allegedly sexually assaulted the plaintiff. December 2022.

Peter Syregelas Litigates Declaratory Judgment Suit for BIPA Case

Dec 20, 2022 BIPA
Peter Syregelas: Litigated declaratory judgment suit against for an underlying biometric protection act case. Negotiated settlement for CGL and UMB insurer after insured self-funded 800K settlement with class in addition to incurring 200K in defense fees. Insured got less than a 10% recovery from insurer. December 2022.