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Restatement of Law of Liability Insurance: The Plain-Meaning Rule

September 19, 2018 / News / Writing and Speaking

By: Amy R. Paulus and Henry T.M. LeFevre-Snee

The American Law Institute’s (“ALI”) draft Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance’s (“Restatement”) use of “custom, practice and usage” evidence to determine the plain meaning of unambiguous terms does not find support in a majority of states,

Swinehart, Ferrini, Aimonette, and Wysocki Score Recent Victory

September 19, 2018 / News

In a case recently handled by Clausen Miller attorneys Jim Swinehart, Joe Ferrini, Greg Aimonette, and Ken Wysocki, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a significant decision relating to jurisdiction and international arbitration.  The Eleventh Circuit held:

One — A District Court has federal subject matter jurisdiction,

George Flynn and Edward Hynes Snatch Victory From the Jaws of a Failed Settlement

September 7, 2018 / News

Judge Matthew Kennelly, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, granted summary judgment for the defense in a legal malpractice action defended by George K. Flynn and Edward W. Hynes of Clausen Miller.

Clausen Miller Partners Courtney Murphy, Jacob Zissu and Eric Krejci Obtain Jury Verdict in Favor of Insurer, Dismissing Multi-Million Dollar First Party Property Damage Claim

September 6, 2018 / News

Clausen Miller partners Courtney Murphy, Jacob Zissu and Eric Krejci recently obtained a jury verdict in favor of a major property insurer, dismissing an insured’s multi-million dollar first party property claim stemming from water loss and damage sustained to its vacant building located in Detroit,

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