Showing all results for category “Writing and Speaking”

If At First You Don’t Succeed: Wisconsin Supreme Court Approves Caps In Med Mal Cases

August 1, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

Life is about many things, and one of the most important is perseverance. Walt Disney went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. He passed on a cartoonist named Charles Schultz, who eventually did alright drawing a group of kids and a dog named Snoopy.

No Estoppel Without Prejudice to the Insured

July 10, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 

July 10, 2018

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that the Illinois Insurance Guarantee Fund was not estopped to assert a coverage defense under the policy of the insurer whose obligations it had assumed,

Esposito Writes on Pharmacists’ Duties

June 27, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

Not Just Bottle-Fillers: Pharmacists’ New Duty to Protect Patient’s Health Care Coverage

Progress does not come cheap, a fact no more evident than in the field of pharmacology.  The progress, of course,

Esposito Writes on Special Relationships in Tort

June 14, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

Schools’ Duty to Prevent Suicides: A New Special Relationship

It was a classic movie scene.  Karl Malden, playing a fire-and-brimstone preacher in Disney’s Pollyanna, has his flock squirming as his builds to his climatic line: “Death comes unexpectedly!

Malicious Prosecution Coverage Triggers From the Start

June 13, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 

May 29, 2018

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that the coverage trigger date for the “offense” of malicious prosecution is the commencement of the prosecution against the claimant,

10th Circuit Holds Damage To Insured’s Work Caused By Subcontractor’s Faulty Workmanship A Covered “Occurrence” Under New York Law

June 12, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

In Black & Veatch Corp. v. Aspen Ins. (UK) Ltd., No. 16-3359, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 3342, 2018 WL 843284 (10th Cir. 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit,

Mortgagee Entitled to Coverage Even if Insured’s Standing is Void

May 29, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 

May 29, 2018

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that the mortgagee on property covered by a homeowner’s policy was entitled to coverage for fire damage,

What’s Next Now That The Restatement Of Liability Insurance Was Approved?

May 22, 2018 / News / Writing and Speaking

By:  Colleen A. Beverly

Lawyers must stand up for the integrity of the law.  Both the insurance industry and policyholders must fight any court’s inclination to rely upon the final Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance (the Restatement) to the extent it contravenes the common law,

Breach of Defense Duty Found Despite Insurer Argument

May 17, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[May 14, 2018]

The 5th District Appellate Court recently held that an insurer breached its duty to defend despite the fact that it paid more than $1 million in defense costs under a reservation.

Jim Swinehart Presents at DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute in Chicago

May 15, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

Jim Swinehart recently gave a presentation at the DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute Conference held in Chicago. His presentation was entitled “At a Loss: Concurrent Cause of Loss/Ensuing Loss Provisions” and focused on loss scenarios involving one or more cause that is covered and one or more that is excluded.

  • 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