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Litchfield Cavo Obtains Summary Judgment in Indiana Asbestos Matter

Associate Phil Litchfield successfully argued a motion for summary judgment for his client in an asbestos case pending in Marion County, Indiana. The decision was notable because of Indiana’s very strict summary judgment standard, which requires a defendant to “affirmatively negate the plaintiff’s claims.” We argued that because Plaintiff could not definitely offer evidence that… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo’s summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Cook County in a legal malpractice matter

On November 29, 2017, Chicago Partner Paul A. Ruscheinski obtained summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Cook County in a legal malpractice matter.  The plaintiff sued his former attorney, alleging that in addition to defending against criminal charges from a confrontation with the Chicago Police Department, the attorney was also hired to file a… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo’s Chicago office won summary judgment

Peter Kim, a partner in Litchfield Cavo’s Chicago office won summary judgment on behalf of the firm’s clients, an optometry clinic and the physician owner, in a wage and hours case.  Plaintiff, a former employee, alleged that the clinic shortchanged him his overtime pay by failing to properly calculate his overtime rate of pay. Plaintiff… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo’s West Virginia office won summary judgment

Phil Fraley, a partner in Litchfield Cavo’s West Virginia office won summary judgment on behalf of the firms’ clients who were alleged to have failed to report a sexual relationship between a juvenile client and his Child Protective Services (CPS) case worker. The Plaintiff alleged the client and her employer had reason to believe that… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Partner Peter C. Kim to Speak at the 2017 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention

Chicago Partner Peter C. Kim has been invited to speak at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s 2017 Annual Convention held in Washington, D.C. this November 2-5. NAPABA is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and 81 national,… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Attorney Jonathan Barrish to Speak at National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference

Chicago Partner Jonathan Barrish has been invited to speak at the 26th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference, held in Las Vegas this December 6-8 and chaired by Risk and Insurance® Magazine Senior Editor Roberto Ceniceros . The largest conference of its kind in the nation, the NWCDC is attended by a wide variety… Read More »

New Litchfield Cavo Offices in Fort Worth and New Orleans

Litchfield Cavo is pleased to announce that we have opened two new offices this week, one in Fort Worth, Texas, and the other in New Orleans, Louisiana. This brings the Firm’s total number of offices to twenty-one, located across eighteen states, as we continue to broaden our nationwide service base for our clients. The New… Read More »

Houston Office Temporary Relocation

On Wednesday, September 13, members of Litchfield Cavo’s Houston office will move into a temporary office space while the recovery from Hurricane Harvey is ongoing.  Our interim address will be is 5100 Westheimer, 2nd floor, Houston, TX 77056. Our Chicago office will continue to forward and facilitate phone calls with Houston attorneys until the transition… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Obtains Dismissal of Claim Against Contractor in Construction Defect Matter

A West Virginia Court applied the WV Statute of Repose this week and dismissed a claim against a contractor in a construction defect case.   Phil Fraley of Litchfield Cavo’s West Virginia office brought a motion to dismiss in the Pocahontas County Circuit Court on behalf of Building Services d/b/a Kent’s Insulating in response to a… Read More »

Houston Office Temporarily Closed Due to Hurricane Harvey

Because of Hurricane Harvey, Litchfield Cavo’s Houston office is temporarily closed. If you need to contact the Houston office and have difficulty, please contact Jean Wierzbinski at (312) 781-6632 and she will assist you.