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Loss Payee ID’d in Certificate of Insurance Can Continue Claim

April 10, 2019 / Uncategorized

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

October 11, 2018 / News

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

September 6, 2018 / News

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

August 15, 2018 / CM Reports

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

June 27, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

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

May 8, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

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

March 26, 2018 / News / Writing and Speaking

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

March 5, 2018 / News / Writing and Speaking

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

February 20, 2018 / Writing and Speaking


Amy R. Paulus

Clausen Miller PC[1]

[1] 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

January 24, 2018 / Writing and Speaking

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.

  • 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