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No Conflict of Interest in Post-Judgment Insurer Dispute

May 20, 2020 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 19, 2020

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that a primary insurer did not create a conflict of interest with its insured when it undertook negotiations with an excess insurer over what counsel would represent the insured in the appeal of a trial court adverse judgment,

Rental Car Not ‘Temporary Substitute’ For Insured’s Vehicle

May 6, 2020 / Writing and Speaking

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,

Insurance Company Has Obligation to Cover BIPA Suit

April 29, 2020 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin April 21, 2020

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that a claim that an insured disclosed fingerprint data to a third-party vendor in violation of an Illinois statute constituted a personal injury offense,

Using The Special Interrogatory In Illinois Civil Jury Trials—A Plan Of Action

April 23, 2020 / Uncategorized

Introduction

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.

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