Robert Franco and Chris Cano recently prevailed in an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association on a property damage claim brought by a general contractor against a subcontractor. The claim arose out of defective plumbing work performed by the subcontractor on a construction project in the City of Chicago. [...]
Franco Moroney Buenik has named Andrew Patton as partner. Andrew concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and tort defense, with an emphasis on construction litigation, including breach of contract, mechanics liens, construction defect, and personal injury; transportation litigation, including trucking and railroads; catastrophic injury defense; professional liability; and insurance [...]
Managing Partner Christopher Buenik Wins Judgment for Client in Construction Negligence/Premises Liability Lawsuit
In a personal injury lawsuit allegedly involving permanent disability, the plaintiff filed counts of construction negligence, premises liability, and ordinary negligence against a construction subcontractor. The accident allegedly occurred when her motor vehicle struck the rear of a parked truck outside of a construction zone. Initially, the court granted [...]
Franco Moroney Buenik attorneys and staff participated in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on September 20, 2012. Step Out is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. The event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $150,000,000 in the [...]
In Lederer v. Executive Construction, Inc., the plaintiff, a drywall taper, filed suit under a construction negligence theory against the general contractor, Executive Construction, Inc., alleging that he was injured when he tripped and fell while walking on stilts. The plaintiff allegedly sustained permanent injuries. Franco Moroney Buenik, on behalf [...]
The plaintiff filed suit alleging he was permanently injured when a semi tractor-trailer pulling a 180 foot base section of a wind turbine struck his vehicle. The tractor trailer had two pilot vehicles, one in the front and rear. The rear pilot operated a remote control manufactured by Skidmore [...]
The Illinois Supreme Court denied the plaintiff's petition for leave to appeal thereby affirming the Appellate Court decision affirming summary judgment in favor of Harris Industries, Inc. holding that a company which performs safety inspections for the employer of an injured worker is immune from civil liability under Section [...]
John Moroney has completed the 2012 Handbook for Defending Illinois Construction Injury Lawsuits. This is a Franco Moroney Buenik publication that is provided free to clients and friends of the firm each year. Please contact John Moroney if you would like to receive a copy.
John Moroney and Farishta Baha have authored Chapter 11, entitled "Negligence", in the Illinois Construction Law Manual, Illinois Practice Series, Vol. 24, 2012 Edition.
On August 24, 2012, Robert Franco presented as a panelist at the American College of Transportation Attorneys' 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago. ACTA is a non-profit association consisting of a select group of experienced transportation defense lawyers who have joined together to serve as a confidential, reliable and supplemental legal resource [...]