Loss Payee ID’d in Certificate of Insurance Can Continue Claim
By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin April 9, 2019
The U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois recently held that a certificate of insurance issued by an
insurance broker identifying a loss payee for first-party coverage paved the
way for a potential claim against the broker for failing to communicate the
loss payee’s status to the insurer.
Kristin Esposito and Valeri Nowik Save Insurer Significant Dollars in Cook County Jury Trial
CM attorneys Kristen Esposito and Valeri Nowik recently tried a rear end accident case before a Cook County jury. The insurer offered $50,000 to settle the case. The Plaintiff rejected the offer and demanded $140,000.
Clausen Miller Partners Courtney Murphy, Jacob Zissu and Eric Krejci Obtain Jury Verdict in Favor of Insurer, Dismissing Multi-Million Dollar First Party Property Damage Claim
Clausen Miller partners Courtney Murphy, Jacob Zissu and Eric Krejci recently obtained a jury verdict in favor of a major property insurer, dismissing an insured’s multi-million dollar first party property claim stemming from water loss and damage sustained to its vacant building located in Detroit,
East Coast CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2018 Vol. 2
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.
Esposito Writes on Pharmacists’ Duties
Not Just Bottle-Fillers: Pharmacists’ New Duty to Protect Patient’s Health Care Coverage
Progress does not come cheap, a fact no more evident than in the field of pharmacology. The progress, of course,
Circuit Court Of Cook County Again Rules That Policyholder Failed To Prove Primary Exhaustion In Asbestos Coverage Case
The Circuit Court of Cook County recently ruled that John Crane, Inc. did not demonstrate that its primary policies were exhausted and thus, any ruling regarding exhaustion of the umbrella and excess policies would be premature.
Don Sampen Article Published in Illinois Bar Journal
An article on the appellate process was recently published by Don R. Sampen in the March 2018 edition of the Illinois Bar Journal. The article is entitled “A Guide to Illinois Interlocutory Appeals. It addresses the requirements for interlocutory appeals under Illinois Supreme Court Rules 306,
Restatement of Liability Insurance Update
By Amy R. Paulus
Since our last update on the Restatement project, two important developments occurred. First, the Council of Advisors to the Restatement Reporters recently approved Draft No.
Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance Makes Its Mark Prior to Approval
Amy R. Paulus
Clausen Miller PC
 The views expressed herein are solely those of the author. Ms. Paulus is the Liability Coverage and Reinsurance Practice Group Leader,
Medical Malpractice Claim Brought Under The Wrongful Death Act Can Relate Back To Existing Claim And Is Not Barred By Statute Of Repose
The Illinois Supreme Court holds that a medical malpractice claim brought under the Wrongful Death Act, 740 ILCS 180/0.01 et seq., can relate back to an existing claim and is not barred by the statute of repose.