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Cook County Judge Rules Illinois Prejudgment Interest Statute Unconstitutional

June 7, 2022 / News / Writing and Speaking

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.

Obligation Found For Allegations ‘Straddling’ Vicarious Liability

September 9, 2021 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, September 7, 2021

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an additional insurer owed a defense to an additional insured covered only for vicarious liability,

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.

Robert Stern to Present Fire Scene Preservation and Subrogation Webinar with Envista Forensics

January 30, 2020 / Events

Robert Stern will be co-presenting a continuing education
approved webinar entitled “Fire Scene Preservation and Subrogation” on Friday,
February 28 at 1:00 PM Central Standard Time.

This course is
designed for insurance and legal professionals on matters involving scene
preservation,

Malicious Prosecution Policy Tied to Time of Wrongful Deed, Not Later

December 18, 2019 / Writing and Speaking

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,

Absent Claimant Not Bound by Coverage Judgment in Prior Suit

August 13, 2019 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin August 13, 2019

The 1st District Appellate Court recently
held that res judicata could not be used by an insurer to support its
no-coverage position against a claimant where the claimant was not a party to
the earlier lawsuit from which the res judicata argument arose.

Surety Finds Quia Timet Remedy Not in Play Under Contract Terms

August 7, 2019 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin July 30, 2019

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
recently held that a surety for a financially disabled construction contractor
was not entitled to use the common-law doctrine of quia timet for relief
against the contractor,

East Coast CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2019 Volume 2

July 31, 2019 / CM Reports

The Fine Line Between The Duty To Defend And The Duty To Indemnify

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a May 22, 2018, decision and order of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut that found the language of an indemnity provision in a contract did not obligate United Illuminating Company (“United”) to indemnify Metro North Transportation Authority and Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company (collectively “Metro- North”) for the cost of defending against a personal injury suit because the intent of the language was to provide indemnification only for injuries actually caused by Metro- North.

Clausen Miller P.C. Opens San Francisco Office

June 11, 2019 / News

Clausen Miller has expanded its ability to
service clients in California by opening a new office in San Francisco located
at 100 Pine Street Suite 1250.  With the addition of Clausen Miller’s new
Bay Area office,

Appellate Practice Group Co-Chair Melinda Kollross Cited in ABA Article on Diversity of Appellate Counsel

June 5, 2019 / Writing and Speaking

Clausen Miller Appellate Practice Group co-chair Melinda Kollross is cited in “Oyez Us Roar: Reflections on the Diversity of Appellate Counsel” in the Spring 2019 Issue of the American Bar Association’s “The Woman Advocate.” (https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/committees/woman-advocate/articles/2019/spring2019-oyez-us-roar-reflections-on-the-diversity-of-appellate-counsel/

Read Melinda’s thoughts on becoming a successful appellate practitioner who argues cases for her clients before appellate tribunals nationwide in the attached full article.

  • 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