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Documents Dispute Not Cut-and-Dried

August 9, 2017 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[August 8, 2017]

The 1st District Appellate Court recently denied insurers the production of documents from their insured relevant to the insurers’ late-notice defense.

A Cautionary Tale: The Fine Line Between Practicing Civility In Law And Giving Up Your Client’s Rights

July 28, 2017 / Writing and Speaking


A recent decision by the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, illustrates the fine line attorneys must walk between showing civility and extending courtesies to opposing counsel on the one hand and unwittingly giving up valuable client rights on the other.

Dept. of Justice Opposes the EEOC in a Gay Discrimination Lawsuit

July 27, 2017 / Writing and Speaking

In Zarda et al. v. Altitude Express d/b/a Skydive Long Island et al., pending in the Second Circuit Appellate Court, the plaintiff filed suit against his former employer, alleging that he was fired due to a customer complaint that he disclosed his sexual orientation.

‘Patent Pending’ Claim Not Enough For Duty

July 26, 2017 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[July 25, 2017]

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that an underlying complaint did not trigger the insurer’s duty to defend a claim based on “personal and advertising injury” coverage,

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