Showing all results for category “Illinois appellate court”

UM Coverage Mandated for Pedestrians, Despite Policy Language to the Contrary

November 9, 2022 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 8, 2022

The 1st District Appellate Court, in a case of first impression, recently held that an insured under an automobile liability policy who,

Illinois Appellate Court Strays From Established Faulty Construction Precedent To Find A Duty To Defend Vague Allegations Of Damage To “Other Property” In Acuity v. M/I Homes Chi, LLC

October 6, 2022 / CM Reports / News / Writing and Speaking

By Ilene M. Korey

Introduction

Illinois has consistently required damage to property other than repair and replacement of faulty construction to implicate coverage under a commercial general liability policy. The basis for doing so is rooted in the insuring language of the typical CGL policy that limits coverage to “property damage” caused by an “occurrence” in the policy period.

‘Other Property’ Damage Claim Triggers Defense Obligation For Insured Contractor

October 6, 2022 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, October 4, 2022

The 1st District Appellate Court, reversing a trial court decision, recently held that allegations of defective work by a contractor gave rise to an insurer’s duty to defend the contractor,

Court: No Recovery Allowed Under Life Insurance Policy Used For ‘Wagering’

September 6, 2022 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, September 6, 2022

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, applying Illinois law, recently held that a life insurance arrangement in which the insured purchased the policy through non-recourse loans and eventually assigned the policy benefits to others,

Illinois Appellate Court Reaffirms Kimbrough As “Mainstay” Authority For Obtaining Summary Judgment In Slip And Fall Cases

July 26, 2022 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

By Melinda S. Kollross

In 1981, the Illinois Appellate Court decided Kimbrough v. Jewel Cos., 92 Ill. App. 3d 813 (1981), holding that merely showing a slip and fall on a defendant’s premises was insufficient to satisfy proximate causation requirements.

Two Appellate Court Panels Reject Business Coverage For COVID-19

April 6, 2022 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 5, 2022

Two Illinois Appellate Court decisions recently rejected insured restaurants’ claims for business interruption coverage based on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive orders suspending on-premises consumption of food or beverages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Illinois Appellate Court, Second District Rules For Insurer In Covid-19 Business Interruption Case – Joins Unanimous Appellate Precedent Nationwide Finding No Coverage For Covid-19 BI Claims

March 17, 2022 / News

Sweet Berry Café, Inc. v. Society Insurance, Inc., 2022 IL App (2d) 210088

OPINION

¶ 1 In this insurance coverage case, plaintiff, Sweet Berry Café, Inc. (Café), sought a declaration that its commercial property insurance policy with defendant,

  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

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    Chicago, Illinois 60603

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