Saturday, September 08, 2007

Old Business

White v. Chicago Transit Authority, the subject of the May 23, 2007 post, Reporting about §41 of the Transit Act -- what TV and the courts may have missed, is now reported at 373 Ill.App.3d 507, 869 N.E.2d 287. Timothy M. Gallagher and William E. Hoversen, Jr., represented Geneva White. The CTA was represented in that case by Darka Papushkewych, General Counsel; Ellen L. Partridge, Deputy General Counsel; and Rachel L. Kaplan, Chief Attorney. Gallagher and Hoversen have since advised that a Petition for Leave to Appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court has been filed in this case.

Cordts v. Chicago Tribune, the subject of the December 12, 2006 post, Let's talk about pleadings: Skipping straight to a §2-619 motion may waive a party's right to challenge the sufficiency of a complaint under §2-615, is now reported at 369 Ill.App.3d 601, 860 N.E.2d 444. John F. Winters, Jr. and Ruth M. Degnan of Winters, Enright, Salzetta & O'Brien, L.L.C. represented Michael Cordts. Appellees Chicago Tribune and Medeval Corporation were represented by John W. Powers and Karen M. Osgood of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and J. Laurence Kienlen of the Wheaton firm of Kienlen & Pietsch.

Standard Mutual Ins. Co. v. Marx, the subject of the September 11, 2006 post, Dead storage claim a non-starter in new case -- just like the motorcycle that burned down the storage facility, is now reported at 367 Ill.App.3d 512, 854 N.E.2d 710. John R. Keith, of the Keith Law Office of Springfield, represented Appellant M&S Rentals, Inc. while Robert Marc Chemers and Scott L. Howie of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chtd., represented Appellant Standard Mutual Insurance Company. Mark W. Rigazio of the Rigazio Law Office of Morris, Illinois, represented Appellee John D. Marx.

Pekin Ins. Co. v. Miller, the subject of the September 1, 2006 post, If a tree falls in the insurance policy, will it be covered? is now reported at 367 Ill.App.3d 263, 854 N.E.2d 693. Robert Marc Chemers and Scott L. Howie of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chtd. represented Pekin Insurance Co. Daniel E. Compton, of the Elgin firm of Brittain & Ketcham, P.C. represented the owners of the property on which the trees were wrongfully cut. Clay J. Mitchell, of Wauconda, represented Appellee Ken Miller d/b/a Miller Tree Service.

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. Hooks, the subject of the July 10, 2006 post, It's all relative in new State Farm household exclusion case, is now reported at 366 Ill.App.3d 819, 853 N.E.2d 1. James M. Harman, of Harman, Fedick & O'Connor, Ltd. represented Sharon Connor Hooks. David E. Neumeister and Jennifer L. Medenwald, of Querrey & Harrow, Ltd. represented State Farm.

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