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CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 1

April 14, 2020 / CM Reports

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

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.

East Coast CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2019 Volume 1

April 18, 2019 / CM Reports

Coverage For Contaminated Milk? Arguments On Appeal Are Spoiled When Not Raised At Trial

In a contested coverage and contribution lawsuit brought by an insured’s general liability (“GL”) carrier against the insured’s auto liability carrier,

East Coast CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2018 Vol. 3

November 12, 2018 / CM Reports

Defending A Claim For Attorney’s Fees In Bad Faith Actions: Third Circuit Court Of Appeals Affirms Decision To Deny Outrageously Excessive Claim For Attorney’s Fees

In a contested Bad Faith lawsuit brought by the named insureds against their insurance carrier,

East Coast CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2018 Vol. 2

August 15, 2018 / CM Reports

Florida Appellate Court Expands Insureds’ Ability To Sue For Bad Faith

A Florida Appellate Court ruled that homeowners can pursue a bad faith claim against their property insurer even absent a favorable coverage ruling because the insurer’s tender of policy limits constituted a determination as to liability and damages.

East Coast CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2018 Vol.1

April 18, 2018 / CM Reports

“Can We Lower Our Flood Coverage?” Insurance Broker Negligent After Being Found To Have Unilaterally Lowered Flood Coverage

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to overturn two jury verdicts that found an insurance broker negligent for reducing the flood sublimit on a New York property owner’s policy prior to Hurricane Sandy,

Employee Can’t Claim Emotional Distress Based on Workplace Harassment

November 9, 2017 / Writing and Speaking

The Seventh Circuit recently took on, and eventually barred, an emotional distress claim for sexual harassment in the workplace in Richards v. U.S. Steel, 88 F.3d 557 (7th Cir. 2017).  The Plaintiff could not file a claim under the Illinois Human Rights Act (the Act),

A Cautionary Tale: The Fine Line Between Practicing Civility In Law And Giving Up Your Client’s Rights

July 28, 2017 / Writing and Speaking

Introduction

A recent decision by the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, illustrates the fine line attorneys must walk between showing civility and extending courtesies to opposing counsel on the one hand and unwittingly giving up valuable client rights on the other.

  • 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