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Insurer Wins First Appellate Decision Addressing COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage
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.
Yolanda Wells Promoted To Manager
of Human Resources
Clausen Miller P.C. and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Yolanda Wells has assumed new responsibilities as the Firm’s Manager of Human Resources. Yolanda will plan, lead, and implement the Firm’s HR policies and benefits programs for our staff,
Clausen Miller Partners Educate The Illinois Bar By Authoring Chapters In The Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education Handbook On Chancery And Special Remedies
Clausen Miller Partners Don Sampen, Joseph Ferrini and Ed Kay again have demonstrated their commitment to excellence in the legal profession by authoring two Chapters for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Handbook entitled “Chancery and Special Remedies.”
Ed Kay and Don Sampen authored a chapter on the “Principles of Contempt” fully examining all the substantive and procedural “ins and outs” of civil direct and indirect contempt and criminal direct and indirect contempt and appellate issues regarding these contempt proceedings.
TMI!: HIPAA Informs State Law Negligence Claims
By Paul V. Esposito
Americans value their privacy. They particularly value it regarding medical matters. The reasons are many. A disclosure of private medical information can adversely impact a person’s employment. It can call unwanted attention to a person’s condition.
Florida Legislature Approves Changes To Property Insurance Laws For Admitted And Surplus Lines Insurers
By Charles W. Deutsch
On Friday, April 30, 2021, on the last day of Florida’s annual legislative session, the Florida state legislature passed Senate Bill 76. The bill, which is expected to be signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis,
Subrogation Group Wins Partial Motion For Summary Judgment Applying Retail Price Valuation
CM Partner Robert A. Stern was retained to investigate a water loss at a mall in New Jersey. Our Insured was a retail store. The Insured submitted a claim to CM’s client for the damage to its high-end ceramic dinnerware,
Clausen Miller Attorneys Named 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers And Rising Stars
Clausen Miller is pleased to announce that five attorneys were selected as 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and one attorney was selected as an Illinois Rising Star in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine.
Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice.
Clausen Miller P.C. Names Three New Shareholders and One Attorney to Income Partner
Clausen Miller P.C. elected Thomas D. Jacobson, Anne E. Kevlin, and Scott R. Shinkan to Shareholder.
Thomas “Tommy” Jacobson works in both the Florham Park and New York offices. His practice areas include first-party property,
Illinois Legislature Provides for Prejudgment Interest on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Judgments
On January 13, 2021, Illinois House Bill 3360 passed the Illinois Legislature amending section 2-1303 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure to provide, for the first time in Illinois personal injury litigation, prejudgment interest on personal injury and wrongful death judgments.
Abolition of Illinois Public Duty Immunity Doctrine is Prospective Only
The decision in Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District, 2016 IL 117952 (2016) was another politically charged decision from the Illinois Supreme Court where the four Democratic Justices ruled over three Republican Justices to abolish a long-standing Illinois legal precedent upholding the public duty immunity rule.