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Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act: What Does It Mean to Be “Aggrieved”?

January 29, 2019 / News / Writing and Speaking

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

November 28, 2018 / News / Writing and Speaking


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

November 13, 2018 / News

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

November 8, 2018 / News

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 

Clausen Miller P.C. Expands Its Reach in Florida by Welcoming Orlando Partner Scott Dornstein

October 25, 2018 / News

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

October 11, 2018 / News

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

September 19, 2018 / News / Writing and Speaking

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

September 7, 2018 / News

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

September 6, 2018 / News

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,

  • 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: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    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

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • 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