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Illinois Supreme Court: Summary Judgment Proper In Bridge Collapse Injury Case
Posted on 23 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Supreme Court on Oct. 18 reinstated a trial court's decision to grant summary judgment to a defendant in a construction accident action, ruling that a general contractor did not have a duty to preserve evidence following... Read More

Illinois Appeals Panel: Man Failed To Show Melted Snow Made Him Fall
Posted on 21 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

OTTAWA, Ill. - An Illinois appellate panel on Aug. 17 affirmed summary judgment for the defendants in a slip-and-fall injury action, concluding that the plaintiff "presented no factual link between the water source and the ice upon which he fell"... Read More

Illinois Appeals Court: Property Owners' Levees Constituted A Nuisance
Posted on 7 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. - The Fifth District Illinois Appellate Court on Dec. 4 overturned judgment for the defendants in an action alleging that the negligent building of levees caused flooding in neighboring areas, holding that the "defendants'... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Accepts Case Involving Evidence Held By Former Attorney
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's top court on Sept. 14 agreed to take up an asbestos case in which the state's appeals court allowed admission of allegedly 20-year-old corporate documents possessed by the company's former attorney, sources told... Read More

Yaz MDL Judge Denies Class Certification For California Women Who Took Drug
Posted on 15 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - The Illinois federal judge overseeing the Yasmin/Yaz/drospirenone multidistrict litigation on March 13 denied a motion to certify a class of California women who were influenced by two television commercials to buy the Yaz oral... Read More

Illinois Appeals Panel: No Evidence Defendants Had Notice Of Wet Floor
Posted on 20 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - The First District Illinois Appellate Court on March 16 affirmed summary judgment for two defendants in a premises liability action, concluding that the plaintiff failed to show that the defendants had constructive notice of a wet substance... Read More

Illinois Appeals Court: Owner Not Responsible For Injuries From Roof Collapse
Posted on 4 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - The First District Illinois Appellate Court on Nov. 30 affirmed summary judgment for a property owner named as the defendant in a premises liability case, concluding that the defendant did not have notice that building materials holding up a... Read More

Federal Judge Refuses To Dismiss Insurers' Suit Seeking Reimbursement Of $12.25 M
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Although a dryer manufacturer's arguments might call for separate trials or severing some claims at some point in time, none requires dismissal of three insurers' complaint seeking reimbursement of $12.25 million they have paid to insureds... Read More

Court Finds Association Can Pursue Mold-Related Claims Against Contractor
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - After finding that a disclaimer of the implied warranty of habitability applied only to an agreement between the seller of condominium units that contained mold growth and the individual unit owners, an Illinois appeals court on June 21 reversed... Read More

Illinois Appeals Panel: Judge Properly Based Damages On Contract Terms
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. - The Fifth District Illinois Appellate Court on April 20 affirmed a trial court decision involving an alleged breach of a construction contract, concluding that the plaintiff was seeking a disproportionate amount of damages compared... Read More

Judge Finds Allegations In Complaints Insufficient For Notice Of Removability
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

BALTIMORE - Three complaints indicating occupation and times and locations of employment fall short of putting a defendant on notice that the actions were removable, which occurred only after the plaintiffs listed specific ships on which they worked,... Read More

Illinois Judge Grants Bill Of Discovery In Fatal Condo Fire Action
Posted on 29 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois judge on Jan. 28 granted a plaintiff's emergency bill of discovery in a wrongful death action filed following a fatal condominium fire, ordering the defendants to preserve 911 tapes and other documents (Patricia Fasula v. Lakefront... Read More

Illinois Top Court Remands Secondhand Exposure Case For Amendment
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Avoiding the issue of whether duty exists to protect household members from asbestos, a divided Illinois Supreme Court on March 22 remanded a woman's action so that she can try to better meet the foreseeability standard ( Cynthia... Read More

8 Pradaxa Lawsuits Filed In Illinois Federal Court Alleging Internal Bleeding
Posted on 14 May 2012 by Mealeys

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A woman who says she was hospitalized for 12 days when the blood thinner drug Pradaxa caused severe gastrointestinal bleeding on May 11 sued manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. in an Illinois federal court, one... Read More

Illinois Appeals Panel: Plaintiffs Lacked Evidence Regarding Icy Mall Sidewalk
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A First District Illinois Appellate Court panel on June 22 upheld summary judgment for the defendants in a premises liability action, agreeing that the plaintiffs failed to show that an unnatural accumulation of ice at a strip mall caused a... Read More

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