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May 4, 2021

Congratulations to Sahrish Moyeed on her 3 Year Anniversary

Lipe Lyons is proud to celebrate Sahrish Moyeed’s three year anniversary with the firm. Ms. Moyeed is a litigation associate of Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd. who focuses her practice on the defense of premise liability, construction liability, transportation liability, and product liability claims. Ms. Moyeed has extensive experience litigating cases up to trial and she has also worked on a number of trials,  including some where she served as second-chair trial counsel. Ms. Moyeed is also involved in the firm’s appellate practice and has obtained favorable rulings for matters on appeal.  Just a few of Ms. Moyeed’s many successes in the past year are highlighted below:

In a legal malpractice claim against an attorney and his firm, Ms. Moyeed successfully obtained dismissal with prejudice on the initial motion to dismiss and on the plaintiff’s motion to reconsider.

  • Successfully settled a construction liability case for a nominal amount on behalf of an engineering firm, involving a motor cyclist who was injured while riding through the streets of Chicago.
  • In an employment discrimination matter before the IDHR, Ms. Moyeed represented a supermarket and participated in mediation to settle the case and avoid costs of litigation.
  • In a subrogation action involving products liability claims, Ms. Moyeed successfully negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of the product manufacturer.
  • Ms. Moyeed was a member of the trial team for a multi-million dollar case involving a multi-vehicle accident and a wrongful death suit in a foreign jurisdiction.
 
For more information about Ms. Moyeed’s practice and her exceptional results, please see her bio under the Attorneys section of our website.

April 29, 2021

Pipovic v. Retail Properties of America, Inc., et al.

Thomas Pontikis and Alejandra Barcenas obtained summary judgments for commercial property owner and commercial landlord in a premises liability lawsuit filed by a plaintiff who claimed she incurred nearly $220,000 in special damages after she slipped and fell in a multi-level parking garage parking. The plaintiff alleged a construction defect allowed water to leak into the interior levels of the parking garage and freeze, resulting in plaintiff slipping and injuring herself. Prior to the filing of summary judgment motions, plaintiff issued a global settlement demand for $1,400,000 in addition to a full waiver of the worker’s compensation lien. The trial court granted summary judgment to both of Lipe Lyons’ clients in the case, dismissing with prejudice not only plaintiff’s causes of actions against the two entities but also all counterclaims filed against them by co-defendants. The trial court agreed that Lipe Lyons’ clients did not retain control over any activity on the premises and, thus, owed no duty of care to the plaintiff.