Showing all results for category “Writing and Speaking”

Illinois Fault Allocation Tale Of Two Statutes: A Balancing Test Gone Wrong

April 9, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

Once upon a time, Illinois had two statutes designed to equitably apportion fault and so protect minimally responsible defendants from mega-dollar judgments.  Though the statutes still stand, they don’t provide defendants in personal injury cases near the protection they were intended to give.

Pattern Instructions Show Age, Found Inadequate in Failure-to-Settle Case

April 4, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[April 3, 2018]

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions addressing a bad-faith claim against an insurance company for failure to settle did not accurately reflect the current state of Illinois law.

Don Sampen Article Published in Illinois Bar Journal

March 26, 2018 / News / Writing and Speaking

An article on the appellate process was recently published by Don R. Sampen in the March 2018 edition of the Illinois Bar Journal.  The article is entitled “A Guide to Illinois Interlocutory Appeals.  It addresses the requirements for interlocutory appeals under Illinois Supreme Court Rules 306,

Contract, Fraud Claims Tied to Insurer Brochure

March 22, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[March 20, 2018]

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, reversing the U.S. District Court, recently found that a long-term care insurance policyholder adequately alleged consumer fraud and common-law fraud against an insurer for misrepresenting policy premiums she would have to pay.

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.

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