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East Coast CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2021 Volume 2

August 24, 2021 / CM Reports

Tolled Versus Suspended, The Second Department Interprets Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order Extending Legal Deadlines

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a number of Executive Orders that had a wide ranging effect on the legal system and certainly on the society at large.

Skin In The Game: Insurers’ Standing To Seek Subrogation For Attorneys’ Malpractice In Defending Insureds

July 20, 2021 / CM Reports

by Anne E. Kevlin and Paul V. Esposito

It’s stating the obvious, but we live in a litigious society. Truth be told, there is probably a lawsuit or two we’d all like to file.

Forum Non Conveniens—Persistence Conquers Plaintiff’s Forum Shopping

July 20, 2021 / CM Reports

by Scott R. Shinkan and Alexander J. Brinson 

Introduction

A motion based on forum non conveniens is a great tool that allows a court to dismiss or transfer a case to a forum better suited to hear the case.

Extrinsic Evidence Properly Considered In Coverage Denial For Sexual Molestation

July 20, 2021 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

by Don R. Sampen 

The evidence on which an insurer may rely in making a decision whether to defend an insured constitutes a frequent issue in liability coverage matters.  Some jurisdictions subscribe to the “eight corners” rule,

Illinois Supreme Court Decides “Unanswered Question” Under The Illinois Contribution Act

July 20, 2021 / CM Reports

by Melinda S. Kollross

In Volume 3 of our 2020 CM Report, we reported on an order issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Roberts v.

United States Supreme Court Holds That Prevailing Defendants On Appeal Are Entitled To The Full Amount Of Premium Supersedeas Bond Costs From A Losing Plaintiff

July 20, 2021 / CM Reports

by Melinda S. Kollross

In City of San Antonio, Texas v. Hotels.com, L.P., No. 20-334 (U.S. 5-27-21), the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling crucial and beneficial to defendants seeking to stay a money judgment in federal court pending appeal.

More Tales From The Minefield—Or Why Appellate Counsel Is A Must During Litigation

July 20, 2021 / CM Reports

by Melinda S. Kollross

In this quarter’s Sidebar, we report on two recent federal appellate decisions illustrating the wisdom of employing trained appellate practitioners.

Rexing Quality Eggs v. Rembrandt Enterprises,

CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2021 Volume 2

July 15, 2021 / CM Reports

More Tales From The Minefield—Or Why Appellate Counsel Is A Must During Litigation

In this quarter’s Sidebar, we report on two recent federal appellate decisions illustrating the wisdom of employing trained appellate practitioners.

Insurer Wins First Appellate Decision Addressing COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage

July 13, 2021 / CM Reports / News

By Melinda S. Kollross

In the first appellate decision nationwide addressing business interruption coverage for COVID-19 pandemic related losses, the Eighth Circuit ruled for the insurer, holding that Cincinnati Insurance Company does not have to pay an Iowa dental clinic for losses due to government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions. 

Alert On Illinois Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Actions: Prejudgment Interest On Those Judgments Is Effective On July 1, 2021.

By Melinda S. Kollross and Amy R. Paulus

We had earlier reported on efforts by the Illinois legislature to assess prejudgment interest on personal injury and wrongful death judgments. That legislation stalled, but a compromise bill was passed and signed into law on May 28,

  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

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  • New York

    New York 10005

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    New York, New York 10005

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  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

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    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

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  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

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    Wisconsin 54914

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    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

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  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

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  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

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    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

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