News & Results

  • Andrew Lesko and Meredith Fileff Named Partners.»
  • Bob Franco and Chris Buenik have been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers and Nick Spear, Meredith Fileff and Andy Lesko have been named Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2019.»
  • Christopher G. Buenik has been added as a named partner and Franco & Moroney LLC will now be known as Franco Moroney Buenik LLC.»
  • Chris Buenik and Nick Spear Win Summary Judgment In Ceiling Collapse Case.»

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Meet the Lawyers

Meet Chris Cano and read about his recent Illinois Supreme Court win.

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Franco Moroney Buenik is a Chicago based law firm with a national reputation for excellence in civil litigation. We are renowned for our zealous advocacy and problem solving ability. We are committed to providing practical legal solutions in a cost-conscious manner. We understand our actions define us and our results speak for themselves.

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Legal Analysis

On July 13, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in Westfield Insurance Company vs. National Decorating Inc., Case No. 16-1439 (7th Cir. 2017) that a general liability insurer had a duty to defend its insured subcontractor, and additional insureds owner and general contractor, against allegations that the subcontractor’s defective work damaged other parts of a new construction building. The Court held that allegations of the subcontractor’s improper application of exterior waterproof coatings, resulting in water incursion throughout the building, constituted property damage as a result of an occurrence, under Illinois law.

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