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Illinois Supreme Court Decision Proves The Wisdom Of Using Appellate Counsel At Trial

April 17, 2019 / Writing and Speaking


The authors of this Sidebar have long advocated the wisdom of using appellate counsel at trial, not only to preserve error for appeal, but to help ensure a defense verdict. A recent Illinois Supreme Court decision proves again that wisdom with respect to the expertise of appellate counsel in carefully drafting special interrogatories,

CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2019 Volume 1

April 16, 2019 / CM Reports

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,

Don Sampen Published in the Illinois State Bar Journal April 2019 Edition

April 15, 2019 / Uncategorized

Don Sampen, a partner in our Clausen Miller Appellate Practice Group, has an article in the April 2019 edition of the Illinois State Bar Journal entitled “How to Appeal Final Judgments in Ongoing Litigation”. Don discusses the various ways a judgment can be appealed while other matters remain pending in litigation.

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.

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