The Second District Appellate Court affirmed dismissal of landowners’ claims for being barred by the statute of limitations. See Super Mix of Wis., Inc. v. Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, LLC, 2020 IL App (2d) 190034. An energy company, represented by Spesia & Taylor, was sued by landowners after the company refused to move and reroute its pipeline located in an easement on the properties at issue. The energy company’s easement had ... Read More
What Limitation Period Applies to a Potential Claim and When Does the Clock Start Ticking?
By: John M. Spesia So, you think that your client might have a claim that could be brought in court, now where do you start? Given that the law places time limitations on your client’s claim, one of the first questions that must be asked is “is the claim timely?” Answering this question will involve analyzing the applicable “statute of limitations” and the date on which the claim “accrued” – i.e. the date when the clock began to run. The ... Read More
Spesia & Taylor Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict in Multi-Million Dollar Case
Attorneys Jeff Taylor and Michael Stiff successfully defended (not guilty in a lengthy bench trial) a claim on a personal guarantee valued in excess of $2,000,000.00 and alleged breach of fiduciary duty in a complex case which involved defenses of estoppel, accord and satisfaction, breach of contract, constructive trust, unclean hands, equitable apportionment and interpretation of a Marital Settlement Agreement. The attorneys were able to ... Read More
Spesia & Taylor Attorneys Achieve Exceptional Result in Complex Litigation Dispute
Attorneys Jeff Taylor and Michael Stiff were able to settle a federal declaratory judgment case by securing enough money from the plaintiff insurer and another non-party to enable the defendant in a significant personal injury action to settle rather than continuing without insurance coverage and significant personal financial exposure for defense costs and possible indemnity. ... Read More