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Chicago Partner Andrew G. Witik Publishes Article on Anti-Indemnity Legislation

Chicago Partner Andrew G. Witik published the lead article, “Anti-Indemnity Legislation Is a Growing Trend in Western States,” in the March 23 Defects and Disputes newsletter of Advise and Consult Inc, a nationwide company of construction expert witnesses located in 15 different states across the United States. In the article, Andrew discusses the significance of… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Expands to Arizona

Litchfield Cavo LLP is expanding its practice in the west and southwest regions of the United States, recently opening its newest office in Phoenix, Arizona on April 2, 2018. Litchfield Cavo began as a small trial practice in 1998. The Firm now boasts more than 275 experienced attorneys in 22 offices providing insurance and business… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Attorneys Carrie A. Durkin and Peter C. Kim to Speak at 2018 ISEPS/COS Annual Meeting: Frontiers and Controversies in Ophthalmology

Chicago Partners Carrie A. Durkin and Peter C. Kim have been invited to speak at the 14th annual joint conference of the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and the Chicago Ophthalmological Society held in Chicago on March 23, 2018. For 14 years, these two premier professional societies have sponsored …

Litchfield Cavo Obtains Summary Judgment for Homeowner’s Association in Premises Liability Case

Chicago associate Beth Alberico successfully argued a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a homeowners’ association in a premises liability case filed in Cook County. The plaintiff sued the property owner after he slipped and fell on ice…

Litchfield Cavo Obtains Defense Verdict for Suffolk County Client in Personal Injury Case

On January 11, 2018, New York Partner Michael Dvorkin obtained a defense verdict in New York Supreme Court, Suffolk County. The case was an action to recover for personal injuries allegedly sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff alleged severe and permanent injuries, including multiple fractures requiring hospitalizations, extended rehabilitation and surgery, and demanded $1… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Wisconsin Office Wins Motion To Dismiss Bad Faith Counterclaim

John Pollock, a partner in Litchfield Cavo’s Wisconsin office, won a motion to dismiss a counterclaim for bad faith in an insurance coverage matter. The insureds argued an insurance company’s alleged failure to “split the file” gave rise to claims for bad faith, notwithstanding the company’s acceptance of the insured’s tender of defense.

Florida Supreme Court Issues Important Ruling on Chapter 558 Claims

A recent ruling by the Florida Supreme Court that a Chapter 558 notice may be deemed a form of “alternative dispute resolution,” and therefore be considered a suit, has significant implications for CGL carriers. Litchfield Cavo partners Jennifer Marino (Tampa) and John Catizone (Fort Lauderdale) explain the ruling and its ramifications here.

Litchfield Cavo Obtains Defense Verdict in Baltimore Brain Injury Matter

Chicago Partner Thomas Crawford recently obtained a not guilty verdict in Baltimore City Circuit Court, Maryland for the firm’s client, Carp-Seca Corporation. Plaintiff suffered serious injuries as a result of an automobile accident when their vehicle struck a pole gate that had swung into the street and into oncoming traffic. The gate was allegedly part… Read More »

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 »