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Driver Lacked ‘Reasonable Belief’ He Was Entitled To Drive With Conditional License

May 3, 2022 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 3, 2022

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that a “reasonable belief” exclusion in an automobile liability policy barred coverage for a 16-year-old driver involved in an accident while driving in violation of the conditions set forth in his conditional driver’s license.

Massachusetts and Iowa: First State High Courts To Rule That There Is No Property Insurance Coverage For Business Interruption Pandemic Related Losses

April 25, 2022 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Melinda S. Kollross

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Iowa Supreme Court have issued opinions a day apart becoming the first state high courts to rule that insureds are not owed coverage under their property policies for pandemic related business interruption losses because no physical loss or damage occurred by virtue of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Illinois Appellate Court, Second District Rules For Insurer In Covid-19 Business Interruption Case – Joins Unanimous Appellate Precedent Nationwide Finding No Coverage For Covid-19 BI Claims

March 17, 2022 / News

Sweet Berry Café, Inc. v. Society Insurance, Inc., 2022 IL App (2d) 210088


¶ 1 In this insurance coverage case, plaintiff, Sweet Berry Café, Inc. (Café), sought a declaration that its commercial property insurance policy with defendant,

CLAUSEN COVERAGE CARES: Team CCC Runs for a Great Cause!

March 16, 2022 / Events / News

On February 27, 2022, Clausen’s Liability Coverage Group kicked off its Clausen Coverage Cares initiative by supporting the No Frills Fun Run in Elmhurst, Illinois. The No Frills run is a grass roots charity ( which raises money for local families to assist with healthcare costs or other extenuating circumstances.

Clausen Miller Welcomes Illinois Appellate Court Candidate Honorable Debra Walker On International Women’s Day

March 9, 2022 / News

On March 8, 2022—International Women’s Day—Clausen Miller proudly hosted its former partner and 14-year Cook County Circuit Court Judge Debra Walker for a luncheon meet and greet. After a glowing introduction from Clausen Miller President Dennis Fitzpatrick and Appellate Practice Group Chair Melinda Kollross,

CM Appellate Practice Group Chair Melinda Kollross To Discuss U.S. Supreme Court Practice At DuPage County Bar Association 2022 Mega Meeting

March 1, 2022 / Events / News / Writing and Speaking

Shareholder Melinda Kollross, Chair of Clausen Miller’s Appellate Group, is one of three panelists presenting at the upcoming 2022 DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) CBA Mega Meeting on Friday, March 4, 2022 (via Zoom). She is part of a distinguished panel addressing written advocacy before the United States Supreme Court. 

Clausen Miller Congratulates Its 2022 Super Lawyers

February 17, 2022 / News

Clausen Miller is pleased to announce the following attorneys as Illinois Super Lawyers/Rising Stars in their designated practices:

Super Lawyer Appellate – 2022

  • Melinda S.

Carl M. Perri Named Managing Partner Of Clausen Miller’s New York And New Jersey Offices

February 9, 2022 / News

Clausen Miller P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Carl M. Perri has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices, and will oversee the Firm’s day-to-day operations at these offices.

Announcing “Clausen Coverage Cares”

February 3, 2022 / News

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead

Who says Liability Insurance Coverage attorneys are all opinions and no action? 

Rob Stern Appointed Vice President On The Board Of Directors Of The National Association Of Subrogation Professionals

November 9, 2021 / News

Clausen Miller P.C. is pleased to announce that Robert Stern, Chair of the firm’s Subrogation Department, has been selected by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) to serve as Vice President on the Board’s Executive Committee.  

  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman