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Pretzel & Stouffer Attorneys Obtain Two Summary Judgments in One Day for Insurers

Two motions for summary judgment granted for two clients in two counties on one day.  Donald Eckler, Matthew Ligda, and Jonathan Federman obtained summary judgment for two insurers on a claim of bad faith in one case and an alleged violation of the Consumer Fraud Act in another.

The bad faith case arose out of a dispute over alleged wind damage to a roof of a business. The coverage dispute, which was not subject to the motion, will proceed to trial.

In the Consumer Fraud Act case, the firm’s client was alleged to have acted deceptively in investigating an accident. The investigation resulted in the rescission of the policy of insurance. The court found no deceptive act by the insurer.

For his entire practice, Donald Eckler has represented insurers in all manner of coverage and extra-contractual disputes.

Based upon his understanding of construction techniques and engineering combined with a keen understanding of insurance coverage matters, Matt has developed a specialty in representing insurers in claims related to alleged construction defects and damage to buildings.

Jonathan is a former clerk on the Illinois Supreme Court and his excellent research and writing were key to these victories.

July 2019