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Johnson & Bell Scores Big Win in Federal Court for Table Saw Manufacturers

Table saw manufacturers, Ryobi Technologies, Inc., One World Technologies, Inc. and Techtronic Industries North America, Inc. secured a not guilty verdict in a major products liability case in Duluth, MN.  In this case, the plaintiff alleged that the table saw manufactured by defendants was defective and unreasonably dangerous for not incorporating a user friendly, modular blade   Continue Reading »

Ava L. Caffarini

Ava L. Caffarini focuses her practice in toxic tort, with a concentration in asbestos litigation. She holds a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. While in law school, Ms. Caffarini participated in the Review of Intellectual Property Law, where her   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Ruling Grants General Contractors and Construction Managers New Protection in Section 414 Actions

In a favorable ruling for general contractors and construction managers operating in Illinois, the First District Appellate Court issued a recent opinion that limits the application of contract language. The ruling will enable general contractors and construction managers to remove themselves as defendants in personal injury actions where they don’t control means and methods of   Continue Reading »

Michael J. Lizzadro

Michael J. Lizzadro concentrates his practice on employment and commercial litigation and construction law. A graduate of DePaul University College of Law, Mr. Lizzadro graduated from Purdue University in 2004 with a B.S. with distinction. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Lizzadro has defended discrimination cases   Continue Reading »

Timothy R. Couture

Timothy R. Couture is a veteran litigator, focusing on construction law and product liability defense cases in which he has successfully represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors and product manufacturers. Cases have involved extensive property damage, serious injury and death.  Mr. Couture has also defended clients in a variety of legal contexts including toxic torts, transportation   Continue Reading »

Joseph B. Carini, III

Joseph B. Carini, III, is co-chair of the Construction group, focusing on construction litigation, defending owners, project managers, general contractors and subcontractors in litigation involving personal injury accidents and construction-defect and design disputes. A seasoned litigator, Mr. Carini has defended clients in varied and numerous wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases based on theories of general   Continue Reading »

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