Date Filed: March 4, 2008
ANDREW JONES, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
DHR CAMBRIDGE HOMES, INC., )
) No. 00 L 06717
Defendant-Appellant and )
Third-Party Plaintiff- )
) Ralph Reyna,
(Residential Carpentry, Inc., ) Judge Presiding.
Third-Party Defendant- )
JUSTICE HALL delivered the opinion of the court:
The plaintiff, Andrew Jones, filed a complaint against the
defendant, DHR Cambridge Homes, Inc. (Cambridge), seeking damages
for personal injuries he sustained while working on a
construction site. Cambridge filed a third-party complaint
against the plaintiff's employer, Residential Carpentry, Inc.
(RCI), seeking contribution pursuant to the Joint Tortfeasor
Contribution Act (740 ILCS 100/1 et seq. (2000)). Prior to
sending the case to the jury, the trial court granted RCI's
motion for a directed verdict on Cambridge's contribution claim.
The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff.
Cambridge appeals raising the following issues: (1) whether
the trial court erred in granting RCI's motion for a directed
verdict; (2) whether the trial court erred in failing to include