CLG PREVAILS ON MOTION TO DISMISS IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS

| Oct 4, 2019 | Firm News

CLG PREVAILS ON MOTION TO DISMISS IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS

A hearing was held September 5, 2019, in St. Clair County, Illinois on Craney Law Group’s Motion to Dismiss its client – a plumbing subcontractor – based on the economic loss doctrine, also known as the Moorman doctrine, which states that tort claims for purely economic losses – without accompanying claims of personal injury or damage property other than to the product itself – are limited to cases of contract. Thus, as a plumbing subcontractor, the firm’s motion argued that its client cannot be sued in tort or contract by Plaintiff. See Moorman Manufacturing Co. v. National Tank Co., 91 Ill. 2d 69 (1982). Associate, Joshua A. Edelson, appeared and argued for the firm, and Judge Kevin Hoerner presided over the arguments. Ultimately, on September 11, 2019, Judge Hoerner issued a written Order granting Craney Law Group’s Motion to Dismiss with prejudice.