Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment Obtained by Gary T. Jansen in Wrongful Death Case

Mr. Jansen represents a manlift service company in a wrongful death case arising out of a fall from a manlift at Midwest Generation. The trial court granted summary judgment for Mr. Jansen's client. The trial court denied plaintiff's Motion to Reconsider, and affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Mr. Jansen's client. The trial court ruled that plaintiff had failed to raise a question of fact regarding the proximate cause of the decedent's accident. Plaintiff appealed. The Illinois Appellate Court for the Third District recently affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment.