PEDESTRIAN–FATHER KILLED WHILE HOLDING YOUNG SON’S HAND Kowalski v. Kiest (Illinois) Obtained not guilty verdict in wrongful death case where a father was killed by defendant’s truck while holding his son’s hand and crossing rural highway.
COVERAGE LAW–UNLICENSED DRIVER/JOINT OWNER NOT COVERED BY COMPANY POLICY Century National Insurance Company v. Tracy, et al. (Illinois Appellate Court, lst District) In a case of first impression, changed substantive law for unlicensed policyholders in Illinois. A policyholder in a first party case has no coverage if he was not licensed to drive the insured’s
WORK INJURY–IRONWORKER SLIPPED AND FELL AT CONSTRUCTION SITE HERNIATES DISC Obszanski v. Foster Wheeler Constructors, Inc. (Illinois) Jury awarded $55,872.00 to plaintiff ironworker, who made settlement demand of $125,000.00 and who asked jury for verdict of $273,000.00.