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Cook County Judge Rules Illinois Prejudgment Interest Statute Unconstitutional
By Thushan M. Sabaratnam & Morgan A. Dilbeck
A recent Cook County Circuit Court ruling finds that a prejudgment interest statute requiring a defendant to extend a settlement offer within one year of plaintiff filing a major tort claim, including personal injury and wrongful death, violates the Illinois Constitution.
Rental Car Not ‘Temporary Substitute’ For Insured’s Vehicle
By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin May 5, 2020
The 5th District Appellate Court recently held that an insured’s use of a rental car to take a lengthy road trip,
CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 1
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.
Illinois Coronavirus Lawsuit Implicates Healthcare and Employment Practices Liability Concerns
As noted in the
ongoing blitz of professional and news commentaries, the COVID-19 pandemic spans
numerous legal practice areas, from force majeure clauses, to first-party
property insurance claims, to premises and professional liability defense.
New Jersey Considers COVID-19 Legislation Compelling Insurers to Pay Business Interruption Coverage Due to Coronavirus
Jersey recently introduced Assembly Bill 3844, which would require insurers to
provide business interruption coverage to companies with less than 100 eligible
employees, defined as those who work at least 25 hours a week,
Clausen Miller’s First-Party Property COVID-19 Task Force
As COVID-19 continues to impact all corners of the globe, we are not simply throwing together blurbs for Twitter, but rather carefully listening to the needs of our clients who are already facing insurance claims arising out of the Coronavirus.
Loss Payee’s Interest Valued at Time of Payment, Not Loss
By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin February 24, 2020
The U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois recently held that, following a fire loss, a mortgage loss
payee under a property insurance policy was entitled to receive the balance of
payment on the mortgage owed at the time of payment,
‘Personal’ Property Damage Allegation Triggers Defense Obligation
By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin January 14, 2020
The 1st District Appellate Court recently
held that an underlying construction defect complaint alleging damage generally
to “real and personal property” sufficiently alleged an “occurrence” and
“property damage,” giving rise to a duty to defend,
Clausen Miller Announces the Retirement of Thomas Ryerson, Jack Hynes, and Andy Jacobson
We would like to send our warmest congratulations to three Clausen Miller partners on their recent retirement from the Firm.
- Thomas Ryerson (43 years)
- Jack Hynes (34 years)
- Andy Jacobson (23 years)
Thank you for your years of service and the invaluable
contributions you have made to the Firm.
Malicious Prosecution Policy Tied to Time of Wrongful Deed, Not Later
By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin December 17, 2019
The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that an occurrence policy for malicious prosecution provides coverage during the policy period in which the wrongful prosecution takes place,