Susan N.K. Gummow will be speaking at the Western Loss Spring Seminar on Friday, April 5, 2013 on the following topic: Bankruptcy Law Meets Insurance Law: How Does An Insured’s Bankruptcy Impact A First-Party Policy?
James Glennon and George Pilja Obtain $36 Million Verdict (click here)
FGPPR is pleased to announce that Douglas J. Palandech and Douglas R. Allen co-authored the chapter Claims Arising out of Construction Accidents, which was published in IILCE’s 2013 edition of Construction Dispute Litigation.
Douglas J. Palandech will be speaking at Beazley Insurance Company’s 2013 Expert Retreat in Dana Point, California on current issues of significance to the design professional community.
FGPPR welcomes Susan N. K. Gummow and her bankruptcy practice (click here)
On September 26, 2012, an Illinois federal judge vacated his 2011 ruling holding said an FGPPR client could not fight coverage for a fatal explosion at a crystal manufacturing plant on a fortuity theory. The judge acknowledged that his earlier decision stemmed from incorrectly applying third-party liability coverage law to a first-party property insurance policy and he reinstated the declaratory action seeking a declaration that the manufacturer knew the catastrophe was likely to occur. To learn more click here.
FGPPR is pleased to announce their Chicago attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. For more information
FGPPR opens New York office with Charles J. Rocco as Managing Partner!
FGPPR is proud to announce that Douglas Palandech, founding partner and expert in the field of architectural design liability, will serve as the editor of the IADC Professional Liability Newsletter. This newsletter, which circulates monthly, is a timely and focused update on all issues applicable to design professionals. Congratulations Doug! If you would like more information about this publication or Mr. Palandech’s practice please contact him at 312.863.5045 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that our Mr. Keith Turner, managing attorney of the Los Angeles, California office, has become a member of the Executive Committee of the Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Services of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Turner has been an active arbitrator for that organization for the last twelve years. We congratulate him on his new position. If you would like more information on this Committee or on Mr. Turner’s practice, please contact him at email@example.com or dial him direct at 310.454.6190.
Keith Turner, based in Los Angeles, California, is interviewed on view rights under California law. Keith Turner’s practice focuses on insurance, real estate and entertainment litigation matters. For more information or a presentation on this issue contact Keith at 310.454.6190 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To read the interview, click here.
No cause in fact and borrowed servant doctrine relied on by Northern District to grant summary judgment for FGPPR’s client Ambitech. For more information
Indiana federal judge awards summary judgment to FGPPR client on first party mechanical equipment claim, and bad faith claims.
Mary O’Connor has joined the Professional Liability Committee of the Council on Litigation Management and will be working on the subcommittee for Medical Malpractice.
Douglas Palandech will give a presentation entitled “Risk Management in Green Buildings: Emerging Issues for Design Professionals” at the Beazley Expert Retreat at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island Resort on May 6, 2010.
Congratulations to Kevin J. Price, newly elected Partner of Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC.
Congratulations to Matthew S. Ponzi on receiving the 2010 Super Lawyers designation, as awarded by Law & Politics. This honor is given to only 5% of the total attorneys in each state, based on nomination, evaluation of professional achievements, and selection by a panel of attorneys in the applicable practice area.
Congratulations to Michael M. McColl and George D. Pilja on receiving the 2010 Rising Stars designation, as awarded by Law & Politics for outstanding young lawyers. This honor is given to only 2.5% of the total attorneys in each state, based on nomination and evaluation of professional achievements.
Kevin J. Glenn obtained a directed verdict in favor of a neurosurgeon. The plaintiff in that case underwent an operation in which a cage was placed on the anterior and posterior portions of her spine at L4-L5. During this procedure, her right ureter was obstructed by a surgical clip, and the plaintiff’s allegation was that she has lost her right kidney, and some function of her left kidney, as a result. There are three separate phases to this operation, and in granting a directed verdict in favor of the neurosurgeon, the Court relied on the fact that the neurosurgeon is not trained to use surgical clip appliers, and does not use clip appliers during his phase of the operation.
Mary C. O’Connor obtained a verdict in favor of a defendant physician. The case involved a 42 year old patient who presented to the emergency room at Little Company of Mary Hospital in a severe diabetic emergency, with a blood sugar of over 2000. The defendant was the on-call internist who was assigned to the patient when he was admitted, and the plaintiff alleged that the doctor’s orders for potassium and for fluid resuscitation were deficient. The patient died approximately 8 hours after he arrived at the hospital, and his family alleged that his death was due to malpractice on the part of the internist. The jury returned its verdict in favor of the physician in under an hour.
James B. Glennon and George D. Pilja defeated an appeal to the Appellate Court for the Fourth District of Illinois of a denial of a Motion to Stay Arbitration, in a matter of first impression in the State of Illinois. Jim and George successfully argued that a subrogated insurer has standing to compel a party to an agreement with its insured to arbitrate a dispute pursuant to an arbitration clause contained in the agreement, even though the insurer was not itself a party to the agreement.
Douglas J. Palandech gave a presentation on March 16, 2010, entitiled " The Implied Warranty of Habitibility in Illinois" to the Illinois Society of Construction Attorneys, a pre-eminent bar association dedicated to all construction-related issues.
Michael L. Foran and James B. Glennon served as session speakers at the New York Business Interruption & Mining Conference on May 28, 2009, co-sponsored by FGPP.
Kevin J. Price and George D. Pilja gave an electronic discovery presentation at the NASP Annual Conference in Hollywood, Florida on November 4, 2008, entitled “Dotting and Crossing Your Es: E-Discovery and Subrogation.”
Douglas J. Palandech, Robert T. Boylan, and Ashley W. Brandt were broadcast on a webinar on April 25, 2008, presented by MG Welbel & Associates, on the topic "Innovation or Irritation; a Comparison of the AIA B101 and Consensus Docs 240 Contracts".
Thomas B. Orlando served as a session speaker at the 2008 PLRB/LIRB Claims Conference in Boston, Massachusetts from April 13-16, 2008, on the topic "Business Interruption: Extended Time Element Coverage.”
Douglas J. Palandech served as a panelist at the Law Bulletin's Litigation Skills Seminar on March 13, 2008, and discussed the topic "Effectively Managing Discovery and Evidence Depositions."
Douglas J. Palandech and Robert T. Boylan led a discussion at the American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter offices on February 14, 2008, addressing the competing forms of commercial construction as it relates to the design professional's engagement. The Associated General Contractors of America recently issued its ConsensusDOCS, which consist of over 70 documents providing various contract forms of agreement. The program compared and contrasted the AGC forms with the AIA forms of agreement for architectural services.
Thomas B. Orlando served as a session speaker at the 2007 PLRB/LIRB Claims Conference held in Orlando, Florida from March 18-21, 2007, on the topic "Contingent Business Interruption and Extra Expense in the Aftermath of Recent Catastrophes.”
Michael L. Foran spoke on “Thorny Issues in Commercial Property Coverages” at the September 2006 PLRB Regional Adjusters’ Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Thomas B. Orlando served as a session speaker at the 2006 PLRB/LIRB Claims Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee from April 2-5, 2006, on the topic "Business Interruption in a Post – 9-11 World.”
Mary C. O’Connor was the keynote speaker at an Illinois Provider’s Trust seminar on September 28, 2005 in Springfield, Illinois, on the topic "Medical Error Disclosure – Threading the Eye of the Needle."
James B. Glennon gave a presentation on International Subrogation for the North Central Region of the National Association of Subrogation Professional’s Illinois Chapter meeting in Chicago on April 29, 2005.
Mary C. O’Connor presented “Defending your Deposition – What Every Doctor Should Know” at the National Convention of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Orlando, Florida in March 2005.
Thomas B. Orlando served as a session speaker at the 2005 PLRB/LIRB Claims Conference held in San Antonio, Texas. Tom discussed legal issues which relate to the adjustment of insurance claims for losses to condominium structures, common elements and individual units.
To obtain more information about any of these items, please contact the appropriate attorney. You can obtain contact information, including a direct e-mail link, from the “Our Attorneys” link to the left.