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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.
COVID’s Impact On Civil Jury Attitudes And Procedures
By Eli B. Vine and Kathleen M. Klein
As the COVID-19 pandemic began, the majority of courthouses across the country had to significantly alter their operations. Many courts initially limited their proceedings to only the most essential and time sensitive matters,
CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2022 Volume 1
Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, Issues Highly Favorable Decision For Insurance And Defense Industry Regarding The Enforcement Of Arbitration Provisions
The recent published decision in Mason v. St. Vincent’s Home, Inc.,
CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2021 Volume 4
No Chance For A Non-IPI Instruction On The Lost Chance Doctrine In Medical Malpractice Actions After Gretencord-Szobar v. Kokoszka, 2021 IL App (3d) 200015 and Bailey v. Mercy Hospital and Medical Ctr.
Forum Non Conveniens—Persistence Conquers Plaintiff’s Forum Shopping
by Scott R. Shinkan and Alexander J. Brinson
A motion based on forum non conveniens is a great tool that allows a court to dismiss or transfer a case to a forum better suited to hear the case.
More Tales From The Minefield—Or Why Appellate Counsel Is A Must During Litigation
by Melinda S. Kollross
In this quarter’s Sidebar, we report on two recent federal appellate decisions illustrating the wisdom of employing trained appellate practitioners.
Rexing Quality Eggs v. Rembrandt Enterprises,
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,
State Insurance Department Erred With Employment Status Opinion
By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin January 28, 2020
The 1st District Appellate Court
recently held that the Illinois Department of Insurance lacked authority to
decide a workers’ compensation premium dispute between an insurer and its
Robert Stern to Present Fire Scene Preservation and Subrogation Webinar with Envista Forensics
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
Three Clausen Miller Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2020
Clausen Miller is proud to announce Amy R. Paulus, Sava
Alexander Vojcanin and Edward M. Kay have been named to the Best Lawyers in
America 2020 ranking.
Amy is the Liability Coverage and Reinsurance Practice