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Parol Evidence Barred in Coverage Case

March 12, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[March 6, 2018]

The 1st District Appellate Court recently upheld the validity of a broadly worded exclusion applicable to employee injuries,

Restatement of Liability Insurance Update

March 5, 2018 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Amy R. Paulus

Since our last update on the Restatement project, two important developments occurred.  First, the Council of Advisors to the Restatement Reporters recently approved Draft No.

Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance Makes Its Mark Prior to Approval

February 20, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By

Amy R. Paulus

Clausen Miller PC[1]

[1] The views expressed herein are solely those of the author.  Ms. Paulus is the Liability Coverage and Reinsurance Practice Group Leader,

Melinda Kollross Published in the February 2018 Edition of DRI’s For the Defense Magazine

February 15, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

Read Clausen Miller Appellate Practice Group Co-Chair Melinda Kollross’s latest feature article “Winning Your Appeal with Your ‘Statement of Facts’” published in the February 2018 edition of DRI’s For the Defense Magazine.  The article weaves together both practical procedural suggestions and creative options for crafting your factual recitation to best suit—and position you to win—your next appeal.

Enough Evidence of 60-Year-Old Insurance Policies Existed for Coverage

February 6, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[February 6, 2018]

The 1st District Appellate Court recently upheld a determination that an insured sufficiently established the existence and terms of missing policies from the 1960s.

Late Notice to Insurer Leaves Little Defense Over Duty to Defend

January 24, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[January 23, 2018]

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, construing Illinois law, recently held that an insured’s 21-month delay in notifying its auto insurer of an accident involving what appeared to be a relatively minor injury was unreasonable.

Hospital Not Vicariously Liable For Acts Of Employees Of Unrelated, Independent Clinic Under Apparent Agency Theory

January 24, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

In a split decision, the Illinois Supreme Court holds that a hospital could not be held vicariously liable under the doctrine of apparent agency for the acts of the employees of an unrelated, independent clinic that was not a party to the litigation.

Medical Malpractice Claim Brought Under The Wrongful Death Act Can Relate Back To Existing Claim And Is Not Barred By Statute Of Repose

January 24, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

The Illinois Supreme Court holds that a medical malpractice claim brought under the Wrongful Death Act, 740 ILCS 180/0.01 et seq., can relate back to an existing claim and is not barred by the statute of repose.

2017 DRI Annual Meeting: Appellate Advocacy Committee CLE Panel Presentation Highlights

January 24, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

On October 4, 2017, the DRI Appellate Advocacy Committee presented “Perspectives on the Appellate Practitioner’s Role at Trial and on Appeal: A View from the Plaintiff, the Defense, and the Court.” I was honored to moderate the panel discussion,

United States Supreme Court Decision Proves That Appellate Practice Is A Minefield Best Navigated By Savvy Appellate Practitioners

January 22, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

Introduction

The recent unanimous decision by the United States Supreme Court in Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, __ U.S.__ (No. 16-58, Nov. 8 2017), illustrates once again the perilous nature of appellate practice,

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