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No Conflict of Interest Despite Insured v. Insured Cross-Claim

December 7, 2020 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 1, 2020

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that no conflict of interest existed among insureds such as would require the insurer to permit the insureds to select their own independent counsel,

New Jersey Tough Love: Protecting Underage Adults from Themselves

December 2, 2020 / Writing and Speaking

By Paul V. Eposito

A speeding car weaves through the nighttime traffic.  The car’s speed is too great, the driver’s reactions too slow. The car crosses multiple lanes and hits a concrete divider.

Abolition of Illinois Public Duty Immunity Doctrine is Prospective Only

December 1, 2020 / News

The decision in Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District, 2016 IL 117952 (2016) was another politically charged decision from the Illinois Supreme Court where the four Democratic Justices ruled over three Republican Justices to abolish a long-standing Illinois legal precedent upholding the public duty immunity rule.

Issue Found Where Endorsement Contradicts Other Policy Terms

November 24, 2020 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 17, 2020

The 5th District Appellate Court recently held that, despite language in a “named non-owner endorsement” that had the effect of eliminating uninsured motorist coverage for the named insured’s family members,

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