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Employment And Statutory Exclusions Found Inapplicable To BIPA Class Action

May 17, 2022 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 17, 2022

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that liability policy exclusions for employment practices and certain statutory violations are not effective to exclude coverage for a claim that the insured violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act in the insured’s handling of fingerprints taken from employees for timekeeping purposes.

Driver Lacked ‘Reasonable Belief’ He Was Entitled To Drive With Conditional License

May 3, 2022 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 3, 2022

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that a “reasonable belief” exclusion in an automobile liability policy barred coverage for a 16-year-old driver involved in an accident while driving in violation of the conditions set forth in his conditional driver’s license.

Massachusetts and Iowa: First State High Courts To Rule That There Is No Property Insurance Coverage For Business Interruption Pandemic Related Losses

April 25, 2022 / News / Writing and Speaking

By Melinda S. Kollross

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Iowa Supreme Court have issued opinions a day apart becoming the first state high courts to rule that insureds are not owed coverage under their property policies for pandemic related business interruption losses because no physical loss or damage occurred by virtue of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assignee Of Additional Insured Deemed To Be An Insured As Well

April 22, 2022 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 19, 2022

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that an additional insured’s assignment of its contract with the named insured entitled the assignee to assume the assignor’s insurance rights and become an additional insured.

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