Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act: What Does It Mean to Be “Aggrieved”?
by Clausen Miller’s Data Privacy and Security Practice Group
On January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court decided in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., 2019 IL 123186 (Ill.
“No-Recoupment” Default Rule in Restatement of the Law: Liability Insurance Cited by Illinois Court in Support of Ruling Dismissing Insurer Recoupment Claim
In Gilbane, Inc. v. Liberty Ins. Underwriters, Inc., (case no. 2016‑CH‑15163) a Cook County, Illinois court dismissed an insurer’s claim for recoupment of a $7.5 million settlement payment from its policyholder based on the equitable theory of unjust enrichment.
No Coverage For Fraudulent Wine Purchases Under “Private Collections” Policy
Earlier this year, we wrote about a California Appellate Court case holding that an unsuspecting wine collector who purchased millions of dollars’ worth of counterfeit wine from a “villainous wine dealer” sustained a financial loss,
Clausen Miller’s Appellate Practice Group Nationally and Regionally Ranked By U.S. News and World Report
Clausen Miller is pleased to announce that its Appellate Practice Group has once again been ranked both nationally and regionally (Chicago) in U.S. News and World Reports 2019 “Best Law Firms.” (See https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/clausen-miller-pc/overview/39045).
Clausen Miller P.C. Expands Its Reach in Florida by Welcoming Orlando Partner Scott Dornstein
Clausen Miller is proud to announce that Scott Dornstein has joined the Firm’s Florida office as a Partner. Scott is located in Orlando and enhances the Firm’s ability to cover the central and mid-coastal regions of Florida.
Kristin Esposito and Valeri Nowik Save Insurer Significant Dollars in Cook County Jury Trial
CM attorneys Kristen Esposito and Valeri Nowik recently tried a rear end accident case before a Cook County jury. The insurer offered $50,000 to settle the case. The Plaintiff rejected the offer and demanded $140,000.
Restatement of Law of Liability Insurance: The Plain-Meaning Rule
By: Amy R. Paulus and Henry T.M. LeFevre-Snee
The American Law Institute’s (“ALI”) draft Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance’s (“Restatement”) use of “custom, practice and usage” evidence to determine the plain meaning of unambiguous terms does not find support in a majority of states,
Swinehart, Ferrini, Aimonette, and Wysocki Score Recent Victory
September 19, 2018 / News
In a case recently handled by Clausen Miller attorneys Jim Swinehart, Joe Ferrini, Greg Aimonette, and Ken Wysocki, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a significant decision relating to jurisdiction and international arbitration. The Eleventh Circuit held:
One — A District Court has federal subject matter jurisdiction,
George Flynn and Edward Hynes Snatch Victory From the Jaws of a Failed Settlement
Judge Matthew Kennelly, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, granted summary judgment for the defense in a legal malpractice action defended by George K. Flynn and Edward W. Hynes of Clausen Miller.
Clausen Miller Partners Courtney Murphy, Jacob Zissu and Eric Krejci Obtain Jury Verdict in Favor of Insurer, Dismissing Multi-Million Dollar First Party Property Damage Claim
Clausen Miller partners Courtney Murphy, Jacob Zissu and Eric Krejci recently obtained a jury verdict in favor of a major property insurer, dismissing an insured’s multi-million dollar first party property claim stemming from water loss and damage sustained to its vacant building located in Detroit,