Recent Illinois Appellate Court Opinion Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of General Contractor

The First District Appellate Court recently issued an important ruling pertaining to the liability of a general contractor and subcontractors in construction injury claims. In the case of William LePretre v. Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc., (2017 IL 162320), the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District upheld the circuit court’s granting of a summary judgment motion on behalf of the Defendant, Lend Lease Construction, Inc. (“Lend Lease”). This ruling will likely have an impact on defending construction injury claims in