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Whitlock-Glave Obtains Summary Judgement in Subcontractor Case

Holly Whitlock-Glave

Holly Whitlock-Glave recently obtained a summary judgment in a Cook County case involving an electrical subcontractor. Toward the end of the project, one of the drywall subcontractor’s employees tripped and fell over construction debris. Some of the debris contained unidentified tubes, plywood, and cords, and the drywaller sued the subcontractor as well as the mechanical and general subcontractors. Witnesses called by Whitlock-Glave testified that none of the tubes, plywood, or cords were electrical, relieving the subcontractor of its responsibility. Despite a late-appearing plaintiff’s witness, who claimed the unidentified tubes were “most definitely” electrical tubes, Whitlock-Glave was able to establish a solid argument that the witness’ information was merely speculative and not admissible at trial. The Court agreed and granted the summary judgement.

Whitlock-Glave, an associate in the firm’s Crystal Lake office, focuses her practice on the defense of complex, multi-party commercial construction litigation. She is Chair of the Construction Law Committee of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC), is a member of the Joint Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association and IDC for mock civil trials, and has trained counsel for Bringing the Courtroom to the Classroom for the Illinois Judges Association.