Pat Hess settles medical office building fire claim
Pat Hess recently obtained a $2.22 million recovery in a fire loss at a medical office building in Indio, California. Electrical cables in the office building short-circuited nine years after they were installed, starting a fire that destroyed medical imaging equipment and displaced businesses. On behalf of the property insurer, Pat successfully pursued a claim against an electrician that had serviced the system.
Dale Weigand wins judgment
Dale Weigand recently won judgment in the amount of $884,000 in a Missouri Federal Case involving an improperly serviced fire suppression system. This system froze, broke and flooded the building after the sprinkler company failed to drain the low point drains or to inform the owner that while making repairs, it accidently discharge the system while restoring it into service. Then after coming out to repair the frozen and broken lines it restored the system to service knowing that two low point drains in the dry system were still frozen. After these repairs a second failure happened the following day.
Peter J. Hood to present at The PLRB Claims Conference in Boston from March 17 – 20, 2013
Nielsen, Zehe & Antas is pleased to announce that Peter J. Hood will be presenting at the PLRB Claims Conference in Boston on the topic of "Leases And Your Loss". The session will address the many intricacies of how leases affect loss adjustment, coverage and subrogation. We believe you will find this session informative and hope you can work in into your schedule. If you will not attend, but would like copies of the presentation and handouts, please advise us.
New additions to the firm
Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C. is pleased to welcome Paul Kerpan to the firm in the as Of Counsel and Jake Cilek and Jordan Klein as Associates. All three will be practicing in the Subrogation Group. Also joining the firm are LAA Rosio Lopez and Paralegal Margaret Dixon.
Congratulations to Jordan Klein on his graduation from DePaul Law School. Jordan passed the Bar and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar on November 1st, 2012.
Presentations and Publications
Nielsen, Zehe & Antas is pleased to announce that many of our attorneys have recently given presentations or been published. If you are interested in learning more about any of the topics listed below, please contact the attorney.
Kevin Phillips and Matthew McLean:
FDA Regulations and the Reportable Food Industry for #PL Americas for Fall 2012.
Craig Antas and Andrew Berry:
Contractual Bars to Subrogation
Defending Civil Rights Litigation Resulting from Criminal Defendants Exonerated by DNA
Navigating the Foreclosure Process and Condo Assessment Collection
The Enforceability of Statutory Damage Limitations for 3PL Americas Magazine.
Kevin Phillips and Eric Meyers:
Packing on the Pounds: Warehouse Liability for Overweight Loads for 3PL America Magazine.
Hess wins in the Court of Appeals of Georgia.
In a subrogation action arising from damage to personal property suffered by
a holdover tenant in Georgia. The trial court awarded summary judgment to the landlord based on a waiver of subrogation in
the expired lease. Partner Patrick Hess appealed that ruling and obtained a reversal. The Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled
that the waiver of subrogation did not continue to apply after the expired lease because it was not a term, like rent, that
was necessary for the landlord/tenant relationship to continue.
Marc Katalinic obtains $1.175 million settlement from a product manufacturer
Marc Katalinic recently obtained a settlement from a product manufacturer on behalf of The Hartford for $1.175 million on a
subrogation claim for fire damage to the warehouse and business operated by its insured in suburban Chicago. The case was
filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and, after extensive discovery and motion practice,
was approaching trial when the case settled at a pre-trial conference conducted by the trial judge.
Matthew McLean obtains 100% recovery in New York fidelity claim
Mr. McLean successfully recouped more than $179,000 from the former treasurer of a New York homeowner's
association who was indicted on charges of grand larceny for embezzling and misappropriating nearly
$180,000 in funds belonging to the association between December 2007 and April 2008.
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