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Insurers Free From Duty to Defend if Dispute Involved in Mediation

October 9, 2019 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin October 8, 2019

The 1st District Appellate Court recently
held that an insurer had no duty to defend an insured in connection with a
mediation that,

Move to Force Coverage From Excess Insurer Goes Nowhere

September 27, 2019 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin September 23, 2019

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
recently held that late notice to an excess insurer relieved the insurer of any
obligation to indemnify the insured.

Estoppel Doesn’t Apply Where Insurer is Not Controlling Defense

September 10, 2019 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin September 9, 2019

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an insurer was not estopped from denying coverage even though it had participated in the defense of an insured without a reservation,

No Defense Obligation for Motion to Adjudicate Attorney Lien

September 4, 2019 / News

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin August 26, 2019

The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that a client’s motion to adjudicate his attorney’s claimed attorney’s lien, even though alleging wrongful conduct by the attorney,

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