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Mary Cannon Veed and Richard Hellerman obtain $760,000 jury verdict in favor of client

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Mary Cannon Veed

Mary Cannon Veed

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Richard K. Hellerman

Richard K. Hellerman

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partners Mary Cannon Veed and Richard Hellerman recently obtained a jury verdict in favor of one of the firm’s clients last week after a three-day trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Our client purchased a prefabricated roof in 2003 in connection with the construction of a stable and arena for horses. After the structure was completed, the roof began to leak, which caused the walls of the structure to rot and required that the entire structure be demolished and rebuilt. Our client sued the manufacturer of the roof for negligent design and breach of express warranty and the seller/contractor for breach of the sales contract and breach of implied warranty for the roof and its work. The defendants contended that the actions of other contractors caused the leaks, and also blamed excess condensation for the water damage. The jury deliberated for under 30 minutes before awarding our client every penny of her construction costs, over $760,000.