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Illinois Legislature Provides for Prejudgment Interest on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Judgments

January 28, 2021 / News

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

December 1, 2020 / News

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.

Appellate Practice Group Welcomes Seasoned Trial and Appellate Litigator William Leathem

November 2, 2020 / News

William W. Leathem, a seasoned litigator with both law firm and inhouse experience, has practiced in federal courts throughout the country. He has drafted dozens of briefs in the Illinois Appellate Court, the various Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal,

Clausen Miller Partners Jacob Zissu and Serena Skala Obtain S.D.N.Y. Trial Decision in Favor of Underwriter, Dismissing Multi-Million Dollar Breach of Contract Action

October 30, 2020 / News

In one of the first few trials to proceed remotely in the Southern District of New York during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clausen Miller partners Jacob Zissu and Serena Skala recently obtained a trial decision in favor of an underwriting managing general agent,

Clausen Miller Recognized as One of the Top Law Firms for Women in Equity Partnerships

October 21, 2020 / News

Clausen Miller not only “talks the talk” it “walks the walk” in promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion.  The firm was recently recognized in Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report as among the top 10 nationally for women in equity partnerships. 

Allocation of Fault/Settling Tortfeasors: Upset by the Offset? California’s Second Appellate District Clarifies Jury Awards Involving Parties Who Previously Settled in Good Faith

September 9, 2020 / News / Writing and Speaking

In Shuler, et al. v. Capital Agricultural Property Services, Inc., et al. (2020) 49
Cal.App.5th 62, the Second Appellate District Court of California revisited California law on joint and several liability, and the proper allocation of jury verdict awards involving previously settled joint tortfeasors who settled in good faith pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure § 877.6.

Dennis Fitzpatrick Elected to the American College of Coverage Counsel

August 31, 2020 / News

Clausen Miller P.C. is proud to announce that its President, Dennis D. Fitzpatrick, was elected to The American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC). Established in 2012, the ACCC is the preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian lawyers who represent the interests of insurers and policyholders.

Clausen Miller Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch Lists for 2021

August 20, 2020 / News

Clausen Miller is proud to announce Amy R. Paulus, Sava Alexander Vojcanin and Edward M. Kay have been named to the Best Lawyers in America ranking, and Marisa G. Michaelsen has been named to the Ones to Watch list for 2021.

Appellate Practice Group Chair Melinda Kollross Secures Win in Idaho Supreme Court

April 22, 2020 / News

CM Appellate Practice Group chair Melinda S. Kollross was retained by one of our premier insurance clients to defend plaintiff’s appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court seeking a narrow construction of the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Law as affording immunity in linear fashion covering only the direct employer and statutory employer of the injured worker.

“Disinterested” Appraiser Question Certified to Florida Supreme Court

April 20, 2020 / News

On April 15, 2020, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal certified to Florida’s Supreme Court the following question deemed to be of great public importance[1]:


  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

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    Chicago, Illinois 60603

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