News & Results

  • Bob Franco and Chris Buenik have been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers and Nick Spear, Rachel Bassett, 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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