Pat Wielinski Continues to Advocate for the Construction Industry

Pat Wielinski recently filed an amici curiae brief on behalf of Associated General Contractors of America, National Association of Home Builders, American Subcontractors Association, and six of their local chapters in Case No. 129087; Acuity v. M/I Homes of Chicago, LLC, in the Supreme Court of Illinois. The brief was filed in support of M/I Homes of Chicago, a homebuilder, and addressed a longstanding issue as to insurance coverage for the construction industry in Illinois, that is, whether only damage to property separate from the project can constitute a covered occurrence under commercial general liability (“CGL”) policies issued to developers and contractors. The brief argued that nothing in the standard policy or common sense prevents a contractor from obtaining coverage for unexpected and unintended property damage to non-defective work on the project or work performed by the insured’s subcontractors. Pat co-authored the brief with Clifford Shapiro of Chicago.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pat at A copy of the brief can be found here.

Patrick J. Wielinski

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