Showing all results for category “insurance industry”

Court Spells Out Scope of Coverage for Defective Construction Work

August 30, 2017 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[August 22, 2017]

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, construing Illinois law, recently held that an insurer had a coverage obligation arising out of its insured’s alleged faulty work in applying a waterproof sealant that resulted in damage to condominium property.

Statute of Limitations Frees Broker From Faulty Insurance Claims

July 24, 2017 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[July 13, 2017]

The 3rd District Appellate Court recently held that for statute of limitations purposes, an insured’s action against a broker for failure to procure proper insurance accrues at the time the insured receives a copy of the policy,

Insurer’s Overall Knowledge Brings Duty

June 30, 2017 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[June 27, 2017]

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that an insurer had a duty to defend an additional insured based on information available to it and reflected in its claim file along with allegations in the underlying lawsuit and other documentation.

Limitations Period Tolled for Procurement Action Against Agent

June 30, 2017 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
[June 13, 2017]

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that the two-year statute of limitations applicable to an insured’s cause of action against an insurance agent is tolled by the discovery rule until denial of coverage by the insurer.

Tightly Written Policy Shields Insurer From Damaging TCPA Claims

June 14, 2016 / Writing and Speaking

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that an insured was not entitled to coverage for a settlement of class-action claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, 47 U.S.C. Section 227, et seq.

Duty To Defend Insured In Civil Case Terminated With Criminal Conviction

June 8, 2016 / Writing and Speaking

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that allegations in an underlying complaint against an insured sufficiently alleged negligence so as to require the insurer to defend, but that the duty to defend ended once the insured was criminally convicted of the alleged conduct.

Woman Finds Husband’s Lapsed Life Insurance Policy Can’t Be Resurrected

May 17, 2016 / Writing and Speaking

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that a lapsed life insurance policy could not be reinstated after the death of the insured, despite an alleged representation by the insurer’s agent that it would be.

Dissolved Company’s Liability Policies Give Claimants No Avenue Of Recourse

March 31, 2016 / Writing and Speaking

The 3rd District Appellate Court recently held that persons with claims against a corporation dissolved more than five years earlier could not recover against the corporation’s liability insurers.

The claimants in Adams v.

Additional Insureds Finds Timely Notice Just As Important As For Insureds

March 2, 2016 / Writing and Speaking

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that an additional insured has obligations similar to a named insured in giving prompt notice of an occurrence or lawsuit to the insurer, and that the additional insured’s failure to comply negated coverage.

No Coverage For Telephone Act Or Related State Claims

February 9, 2016 / Writing and Speaking

The 2nd District Appellate Court recently held that a policy exclusion applicable to claims under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and “similar” laws excluded coverage not only for the TCPA claims but also claims based on the same facts for an alleged common law and state statutory violation.

  • 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