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
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The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling pertaining to construction and premises claims. In the case of Patrick Joseph Carney v. Union Pacific Railroad Company (2016 IL 118984), the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the circuit court’s granting of a summary judgment motion on behalf of the Defendant, Union Pacific Railroad Company (“Union Pacific”). This ruling will likely have an important impact on advising construction companies and defending construction accident claims in Illinois. The facts are simple: in Carney v.