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Springfield, IL 62701

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Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60607

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Case Name: Tremayne Smith v. Ferrellgas Partners L.P.

Knell O’Connor Danielewicz is proud to announce a unanimous jury verdict in our favor!

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Case Name: Dustin Stone v. MiTek Industries, Inc., v. Central Illinois Truss, Inc.

Plaintiff Dustin Stone sustained a traumatic amputation of his right leg after being trapped in a roof truss press machine manufactured and designed by MiTek Industries, Inc. Dustin Stone filed a one count products liability complaint against MiTek.

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Case Name: Pamela Guinn v. Inland Commercial Property Management, Inc.

Plaintiff alleged that she sustained severe personal injuries after she stepped up on to an elevated sidewalk. The sidewalk in question was in the process of being repaired, and a guard rail had not yet been installed at the time of the Plaintiff’s injuries. Plaintiff alleged that the defendants should have installed a temporary fencing to prevent her from attempting to climb the elevated sidewalk.

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John Doe v. ACME Children’s Home (names redacted)

Plaintiff alleges that he was sexually molested by an employee while residing at the ACME Children’s Home from age 13 to age 16. Plaintiff alleged that the ACME Children’s Home was negligent in its supervision of its employee. Defendants denied that the sexual abuse occurred and argued that the plaintiff did not file his lawsuit until age 22, well beyond the two-year statute of limitations. Plaintiff responded that the memory of the abuse was repressed until he had an opportunity to review his counseling records. However, the defendants called a priest, social worker and doctor to the stand who all testified that the plaintiff told them about the abuse while the statute of limitations was running. Plaintiff himself admitted on the stand he did briefly remember the abuse from time to time but then would quickly put it out of his memory.

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Harry Childress v. Paulson-Hemley Partnership

Plaintiff, a bus driver, slipped and fell on ice on the sidewalk outside a building owned by defendant on Downer Place in downtown Aurora. Plaintiff suffered a subdural hematoma which required the drilling of two burr holes in his skull to relive pressure, a permanent decrease in his IQ and loss of memory and cognitive functioning ($24,000 in medical and $4,000 in lost wages).

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Royce Braden v. Cerro Copper Products Co., Van Pak Corp., Walters Metal Fabrication, Inc. and Van Pak Corp. v. J.F. Electric, Inc.

Cerro Copper retained Van Pak Corp. to install two conveyors in its plaint in Sauget, IL. Van Pak subcontracted with Walters Metal to erect the conveyors and J.F. Electric to wire them. Plaintiff was J.F. Electric’s project manager. On July 7, 1997, he climbed onto a completed conveyor and then stepped 45 inches out onto a conveyor under construction, causing it to collapse. Plaintiff fell six feet and suffered a massive tear of his rotator cuff requiring surgery ($17,355 in medical and $12,400 in lost wages (2 months)).

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