Jan 11, 2016

Kotecki Cap Waivers In Construction Contracts

By: Mollie O’Brien, Associate Under the Kotecki case, employers are generally not liable to a general contractor sued by its employee in contribution for amounts exceeding workers’ compensation benefits. In the context of actions associated with injuries sustained by employees, employers ultimately should revisit their contracts to determine whether this […]

Dec 21, 2015

Bryce Downey & Lenkov Recipient of 2015 Builders Association’s Corporate Citizenship Award

Bryce Downey & Lenkov received the 2015 Builders Association’s Corporate Citizenship Award and was honored at the Annual Builders Connect Conference on 12/10/15. The award is given to a company for its philanthropic contributions and strong commitment to public services. Among our efforts to give back, we have participated in several […]

Dec 14, 2015

Contractor Compliance With Specifications As A Defense To Breach Of Contract Claims

By: Juan Anderson, Income Member “We followed the plans and specifications provided by the owner and the deck collapsed. Why are we being sued?” – General Contractor In a typical breach of contract claim against the general contractor by the owner, the general contractor has a defense to the owner’s […]

Dec 14, 2015

Commercial Borrowers In Illinois Must Be Aware Of The Broad Scope Of The Illinois Credit Agreements Act

By: Jim McConkey, Of Counsel Construction and other commercial borrowers in Illinois are well advised to take note of the Illinois Credit Agreements Act (ICAA) in their dealings with lenders. Simply put, unless a credit agreement between a bank and a commercial borrower is in writing and otherwise meets the […]

Dec 5, 2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson And Professor William Yeomans On Laquan McDonald Video, Professor Alan Dershowitz, Palatine Transgender Case, Paul Walker Lawsuit

Rich and Jason cover the continuing aftermath of the release of the Laquan McDonald video and its impact on Chicago with Rainbow PUSH Coalition Founder and President Rev. Jesse Jackson and Washington College of Law Professor William Yeomans. They then welcome Alan Dershowitz to discuss his new book “Abraham: The […]

Nov 23, 2015

Storrs Downey Receives Premier 100 Designation From American Academy Of Trial Attorneys

The American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA) has recently recognized Storrs Downey as one of 100 premier trial attorneys in the state of Illinois. This is a distinction reserved for attorneys who have established themselves through their professionalism and excellence in service. Membership into AATA’s Premier 100 requires the satisfaction […]

Nov 20, 2015

Developers Beware: Marketing & Sales Material Must Contain Accurate Statements Under The Chicago Municipal Code

By: Tina Paries, Income Member The Illinois Supreme Court held that a condominium association has pled sufficient facts to proceed with its construction defect claims against a developer and those who initially occupied the board of directors of the association. The two primary issues in the case were: Could false […]

Nov 19, 2015

Additional Insured Coverage

By: Jeanne Hoffmann, Income Member The issue of additional insured coverage comes up in nearly every case involving claims of property damage or bodily injury occurring in construction settings. Typically, it involves a general contractor or higher-tier subcontractor’s claim for additional insured coverage under its subcontractor’s insurance policy. Most insurance […]

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