Summary Judgment for National Retailer and Commercial Property Owner Upheld by Illinois Appeals Court

LGLJ attorneys John Langhenry, Andrew Stuart and Sean Rohan obtained a victory on behalf of their clients in a personal injury case filed by an elderly plaintiff against a national retailer and local property owner. Plaintiff alleged that she fell and broke both knees as a result of ice and snow outside the store and claimed both the retailer and the property manager were liable for her fall. In the trial court, LGLJ moved for summary judgment – and won – after successfully striking the affidavit and “voodoo-measurements” offered by plaintiff’s engineering expert. The plaintiff claimed error and appealed, but the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First Judicial District disagreed and affirmed summary judgment in favor of the firm’s clients.