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P&W Defends Client in Legal-Malpractice Trial

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tom Underwood and Mike Sanders tried a two-week legal-malpractice case in the Circuit Court of Cook County. They were able to knock out $32 million of the plaintiff's claims by way of motions in limine and a directed verdict. The jury then returned a compromise verdict on the remaining damages th...

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P&W’s latest victories

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brad Purcell presented at IICLE's 5th annual Worker's Compensation Institute on March 1 on the topic of third-party subrogation strategies at  mediation in multiparty litigation. Aaron LaRue and R.J. VanSwol were selected as Rising Stars in the fields of Civil Litigation Defense and Insuranc...

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Construction Negligence Cases Post-Carney

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court in Carney v. Union Pacific Railroad, 2016 IL 118984, decided a construction negligence case in favor of the defendant owner and provided clear parameters to Section 414 of the Restatement (Second) of Torts. Trial and appellate courts are following suit by grant...

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P&W Win Highlighted in DRI’s The Voice

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Jan 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kingshuk Roy and Aaron LaRue were highlighted in the DRI's The Voice for obtaining a defense verdict in Chicago on behalf of a steel erection subcontractor in a construction negligence case in Ronald Campagna v. Lorig Construction. The case involved a 53-year-old union ironworker who was injured ...

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P&W Obtains Dismissal of Illinois Vehicle Code Claim to Recover Towing and Storage Costs Associated with a Tractor, Trailer and Cargo

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Nov 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kingshuk Roy and Dustin Karrison obtained the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a towing company seeking to recover towing costs from the owner of cargo onboard a tractor that wrecked on an Illinois highway. P&W argued that the plain language of the Illinois Vehicle Code did not include cargo own...

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P&W Obtains a Dismissal in a Wrongful Death Case

Posted by Bradford S. Purcell | Nov 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brad Purcell and Emma Nowacki obtained a dismissal in a negligence and products liability suit based on the statute of limitations.  The plaintiff filed a complaint against multiple defendants after the decedent was run over by a Jeep Grand Cherokee that suddenly reversed and ran over him after h...

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