CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 1
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.
Clausen Miller Attorneys Named 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers And Rising Stars
Clausen Miller is pleased to announce that five attorneys were selected as 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers and one attorney was selected as an Illinois Rising Star in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine.
Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice.
Illinois Appellate Court Delivers Illinois Defense Bar A Double Whammy On Damages: McIntyre v. Balagani, 2019 IL App (3d) 140543
The Illinois Appellate Court’s Balagani opinion shows the leeway accorded plaintiffs in maintaining claims for a decedent’s loss of future income and services. It also puts defendants between the proverbial “rock and a hard place” in trying cases involving soft damages for loss of society and companionship.
Melinda Kollross Named Chair of Clausen Miller Appellate Practice Group
Clausen Miller is proud to announce the promotion of shareholder Melinda Kollross to Chair of its nationally recognized Appellate Practice Group. Melinda previously co-chaired the Group with Ed Kay for over a decade. During that time,
CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2019 Volume 2
Iowa Supreme Court Declines To Recognize A Common Law Cause Of Action For Bad Faith Against A Claims Administrator Of A Workers’ Compensation Insurer
In De Dios v. Indem. Ins. Co. of N.
Clausen Miller Attorneys Named 2019 Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers
The Law Bulletin Publishing Company, through its subsidiary Leading Lawyers of Chicago, has named 20 Clausen Miller attorneys Leading Lawyers and two attorneys Emerging Lawyers for 2019.
2019 Leading Lawyers
Melinda Kollross Featured in Member Spotlight of AM Best BestConnect Newsletter
Melinda Kollross is featured in the Member Spotlight of the AM Best BestConnect newsletter for her work publishing an article titled “Preparing Effective Appeal Assessments” in the February 2019 edition of DRI’s For The Defense magazine.
CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2019 Volume 1
Georgia Supreme Court Holds No Bad Faith Failure To Settle Where Settlement Offer Did Not Contain Express Time Limitation
In First Acceptance Ins. Co. of Ga. v. Hughes, No. S18G0517,
Melinda Kollross Published in DRI’s For the Defense Magazine
Clausen Miller senior partner and Appellate Practice Group Co-Chair Melinda Kollross is a featured author in the February 2019 edition of The Defense Research Institute (DRI)’s For the Defense Magazine. Melinda’s article “Preparing Effective Appeal Assessments“ provides valuable insight into what makes for an effective appeal assessment from the client’s perspective,
Proximate Cause Lacking in Opioid Addiction Case Against Pain Management Physician Absent Expert Testimony from an Addictionologist
In a split decision, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District holds that a medical malpractice plaintiff failed to prove proximate cause against a pain management physician where there was no evidence from an addiction expert connecting the defendant’s failure to identify the patient’s opioid addiction and her death/suicide by acetaminophen overdose.