FILED: October 26, 2006
IRENE E. SIMICH, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellant, ) Cook County.
v. ) No. 02 L 16432
EDGEWATER BEACH APARTMENTS )
CORPORATION, an Illinois Corporation, ) Honorable
SUDLER AND COMPANY, and KENNETH ) Ralph Reyna
ORTIZ, ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the court:
On June 16, 2002, plaintiff, Irene C. Simich, suffered multiple injuries after tripping over
a pneumatic hose and falling near the garage entrance of her residence at the Edgewater Beach
Apartments, 5555 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois. Plaintiff filed a complaint sounding
in negligence against defendants Edgewater Beach Apartments Corporation (Edgewater), the
property owner, Sudler and Company (Sudler), the property management company, and
defendant Kenneth Ortiz, property manager for Sudler. On January 27, 2005, the jury returned a
verdict in favor of defendants.
Plaintiff timely filed a posttrial motion and now appeals the verdict with respect to