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East Coast CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 2

August 4, 2020 / Uncategorized

Massachusetts Appellate Court Holds Broker On The “Hook” For Spoiled Seafood

WhiteCap International Seafood Exporters, Inc. (“Plaintiff ”) filed suit against insurance broker Eastern Insurance Group, LLC (“Defendant”). The Appeals Court of Massachusetts vacated Defendant’s motion for summary judgment.

SCOTUS Holds Title 7 Protects Gay and Transgender Workers: Justice Neil Gorsuch Stays True To His Word That Words Are Dispositive In Judicial Decisions

July 27, 2020 / Uncategorized

Introduction

There can be no clearer example of the application of the judicial philosophy of “textualism” than the decision authored by Justice Gorsuch in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga, 590 U.S. _ (No.

CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 2

July 22, 2020 / Uncategorized

SCOTUS Holds Title 7 Protects Gay and Transgender Workers: Justice Neil Gorsuch Stays True To His Word That Words Are Dispositive In Judicial Decisions

There can be no clearer example of the application of the judicial philosophy of “textualism” than the decision authored by Justice Gorsuch in Bostock v.

Using The Special Interrogatory In Illinois Civil Jury Trials—A Plan Of Action

April 23, 2020 / Uncategorized

Introduction

The plaintiff ’s bar—especially the plaintiff’s personal injury bar—has been clamoring for years in Illinois to abolish the special interrogatory. Plaintiff’s lawyers don’t like the special interrogatory because it places a much needed check on a jury’s rendition of a general verdict.

Don Sampen Published in the Illinois State Bar Journal April 2019 Edition

April 15, 2019 / Uncategorized

Don Sampen, a partner in our Clausen Miller Appellate Practice Group, has an article in the April 2019 edition of the Illinois State Bar Journal entitled “How to Appeal Final Judgments in Ongoing Litigation”. Don discusses the various ways a judgment can be appealed while other matters remain pending in litigation.

Loss Payee ID’d in Certificate of Insurance Can Continue Claim

April 10, 2019 / Uncategorized

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin April 9, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois recently held that a certificate of insurance issued by an
insurance broker identifying a loss payee for first-party coverage paved the
way for a potential claim against the broker for failing to communicate the
loss payee’s status to the insurer.

Clausen Miller Appellate and Subrogation Groups Team Up for Appellate Victory, Upholding Big Summary Judgment Win

April 8, 2019 / Uncategorized

The Clausen Miller Appellate Practice and Subrogation Groups teamed up for an appellate victory in the Illinois Appellate First District in Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Arcelormittal USA Inc.  As previously reported,

Filed Rate Doctrine No Bar to Rate Claims

March 19, 2019 / Uncategorized

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin March 12, 2019

On certified questions, the 5th District Appellate Court recently held that the filed rate doctrine does not bar claims against an insurance company for deceptive and unfair business practices regarding automobile insurance rates.

Amy Paulus Named Leading Insurance Lawyer in Illinois for 2018

June 19, 2018 / Uncategorized

The Law Bulletin Publishing Company, through its subsidiary Leading Lawyers of Chicago, has named Clausen Miller Shareholder Amy Paulus a 2018 Top Insurance-Related Lawyer in Illinois.

Amy is the Liability Coverage and Reinsurance Practice Group Leader,

California Supreme Court Holds Landowner Not Liable for Obvious Danger it Does Not and Cannot Control

January 29, 2018 / Uncategorized

A landowner’s liability to its invitees hinges on whether or not a duty is imposed by law. But, mere ownership of property does not automatically equate to liability. Rather, in Vasilenko v.

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