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Feb 5, 2018

Illinois Court Finds In Favor Of General Contractor In Worker Death Case, Following Section 414 Of The Restatement

By: Werner Sabo A recent Illinois decision found in favor of a general contractor where the estate of a deceased construction worker alleged that the general contractor had breached a duty toward the worker and failed to prevent the worker’s death. In Meza v. F.H. Paschen, 2017 IL App (1st) […]

Sep 22, 2017

Which Documents Can An Illinois Architect Sign And Seal?

By: Jim Zahn The answer to the above question is found in the following two complex statutes governing the practice of architecture in Illinois.  They are as follows: The Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, 225 Illinois Compiled Statutes, 305/1 – 305/40, Inclusive (Current through Public Act 96-060), commonly referred to […]

Sep 15, 2017

Supreme Court Clarifies Restatement Second 414 Retained Control Claims From Vicarious Liability Claims

By: Geoff Bryce Patrick Joseph Carney v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, 2016 Ill. 118984, 77 N.E. 3rd 1 (2017) has flown under the radar.  This case significantly clarifies what most additional insured endorsements will cover in a work site accident case.  Most additional insured endorsements cover various liability claims but not […]

Jul 10, 2017

The Difference Between Architect-led & Contractor-led Design-build

By: Jim Zahn, Of Counsel Architects and Contractors are becoming increasingly interested in providing design-build services to their clients. The design-build process of project delivery differs significantly from the design, bid, build process previously used for many decades, and still commonly used today that has been used for many decades. […]

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