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Amy Paulus Named Leading Insurance Lawyer in Illinois for 2019

July 9, 2019 / News

The
Law Bulletin Publishing Company, through its subsidiary Leading Lawyers of
Chicago, has named Clausen Miller Shareholder Amy Paulus a 2019 Top
Insurance-Related Lawyer in Illinois.

Amy is the Liability Coverage and Reinsurance Practice
Group Leader,

Slow-Motion Claims Service Brings Heavy Penalty

January 7, 2019 / Writing and Speaking

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

December 20, 2018

The 2nd District Appellate Court recently affirmed a finding of bad faith against a first-party insurer for vexatious delay in resolving a building collapse claim.

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.

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,

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.

Circuit Court Of Cook County Again Rules That Policyholder Failed To Prove Primary Exhaustion In Asbestos Coverage Case

May 8, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

The Circuit Court of Cook County recently ruled that John Crane, Inc. did not demonstrate that its primary policies were exhausted and thus, any ruling regarding exhaustion of the umbrella and excess policies would be premature.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    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, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • 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

  • Houston

    Texas 77019

    2929 Allen Parkway

    American General Center, Suite 200

    Houston, Texas 77019

    T: 346.229.4612 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Ramy P. Elmasri

  • Boca Raton

    Florida 33434

    7777 Glades Road

    Suite 405

    Boca Raton, Florida 33434

    T: 561.765.5305 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick