December 31, 2008
ANTHONY GRILLO, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
YEAGER CONSTRUCTION, ))
(Rubina Shakir and Solhail Shakir, a/k/a Sam ) William J. Haddad,
Shakir, ) Jeffrey Lawrence,
) Judges Presiding.
JUSTICE QUINN delivered the opinion of the court:
Plaintiff, Anthony Grillo suffered injuries when he fell from scaffolding while performing
masonry work on the construction of a new house for Sohail (a/k/a Sam) and Rubina Shakir in
Northbrook, Illinois. Plaintiff filed a complaint at law against the Shakirs and defendant, Yeager
Construction, alleging common-law negligence. In his complaint, plaintiff alleged that defendant
was the general contractor of the construction site and that David Yeager was an employee or
agent of defendant. Prior to trial, the circuit court granted summary judgment in favor of the