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CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 4

January 13, 2021 / CM Reports

Illinois Supreme Court Creates New Law And Shows Why It Is Crucial To Argue In The Alternative

In Dameron v. Mercy Hosp., 2020 IL 125219, the Illinois Supreme Court answered a question of first impression regarding discovery in a medical malpractice case.

Out on a Limb: Ditching Collectability in Legal Malpractice Actions

January 11, 2021 / Writing and Speaking

by Paul V. Esposito

No one should be surprised to learn that lawyers tend to disagree. Put two or three together, and any hopes of unanimity fade. It doesn’t change when they become judges.

No Business Loss Coverage Because of Pandemic Closures

December 16, 2020 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 15, 2020

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that business interruption insurance coverage under an “all risk” policy issued to a Chicago tavern did not provide coverage for loss of business due to an order by the governor of Illinois closing “non-essential businesses” during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Balance of Power: Constitutional Limits on Retroactive Reviver Statutes for Child Sexual Abuse Claims

December 10, 2020 / Writing and Speaking

By Paul V. Esposito

Sometimes the good news never seems as good as the bad news is bad. The good news is that the rate of sexual assault and rape has dropped by 63% since 1993.

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