March 10, 2009
Nos. 1-07-2327 and 1-07-3228 (Consolidated)
JOHN PEDERSON, ))
Appeal from the
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Circuit Court of
v. ) Cook County.
MI-JACK PRODUCTS, INC., ))
Defendant and Third Party )
Plaintiff-Appellee ) No. 01 L 66007
(TEREX-RO, INC., and TEREX, INC., ))
Defendants and Third Party ) Honorable
Defendants-Appellees; ) Diane J. Larsen,
) Deborah M. Dooling,
HENKELS AND McCOY, INC., ) William D. Maddux,
) Arthur J. Janura, Jr.,
Third Party Defendant and ) Judges Presiding.
JUSTICE SOUTH delivered the opinion of the court:
Third-party defendant and intervenor-appellant, Henkels & McCoy, Inc. (Henkels),
appeals from various orders that were entered by the circuit court in plaintiff John Pederson’s
product liability and negligence action.
Pederson, who was a Henkels employee, was injured on March 23, 1999, when a boom jib
from a truck-mounted crane fell on him. On March 23, 2001, two days prior to the expiration of
the two-year statute of limitations, Pederson filed a complaint sounding in negligence and product