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Section Newsletter Articles on Insurance Law

Wrap-up insurance programs: Coverage issues By Steven A. Coombs Insurance Law, December 2013 The purposes of this article are threefold: (1) to provide a primer on controlled insurance programs (“CIP”), (2) to provide information to attorneys regarding potential pitfalls with controlled insurance programs, and (3) to provide practice pointers to help them better assist and represent their clients.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, October 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, October 2013 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
A note concerning legacy (pre-1992) Medicare supplement policies By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, October 2013 The author advises that practitioners with elderly clients should get a copy of the client's Medicare supplement policy, since it's possible that the client has a legacy Medicare supplement policy that provides extended coverage.
So you want to go into the insurance business? Really???? By Geoff Bryce Construction Law, October 2013 A look at what happens if no insurance is provided, or if the insurance provided does not match what is required by the construction contract.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, October 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, June 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, June 2013 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Lloyd’s liable for more than $62 million based on environmental claims under “all sums” approach, plus 10 percent penalty and attorney fees for vexatious refusal to pay claims By John J. Barber Insurance Law, June 2013 A summary of the recent Missouri case of  Doe Run Resources Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, June 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, March 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, March 2013 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Contract litigation expense insurance By Kenneth T. Teglia Insurance Law, March 2013 When it comes to initiating litigation to settle written contract disputes, one major reason businesses and individuals have been reticent to do so is the specter of losing and being ordered by a court to pay the victorious attorney fees.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, March 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Removing judicial blinders: Beyond the underlying complaint in insurance coverage disputes in construction site personal injury cases By Daniel L. Stanner, John M. Fitzgerald, and Brent Ryan Insurance Law, January 2013 As this article discusses, the road to the supreme court clarification has been circuitous. And a recent decision by the Northern District of Illinois seems to be inconsistent not only with the supreme court’s holding, but a subsequent appellate court decision as well.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, December 2012 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, December 2012 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, December 2012 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, September 2012 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, September 2012 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Recovery of consequential damages for insurer’s breach of contract By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, September 2012 There already is a solid basis in Illinois law for the insured’s recovery of consequential damages in addition to the policy coverage when the insurance company breaches its contract, so long as the consequential damages were reasonably foreseeable, were within the contemplation of the parties at the time the policy was issued, or arose out of special circumstances known to the parties.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, September 2012 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, June 2012 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries By James T. Nyeste, Robert H. Hanaford, Michael Hartigan, Ryan Henderson, Laura D. Mruk, David Wilford, Patricia A. Zimmer, and Ellen Zabinski Insurance Law, June 2012 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
The contractual right to appeal mandatory arbitration awards by invoking the trial de novo provision in underinsured-motorist coverage By James V. Krejci Civil Practice and Procedure, June 2012 The recent case of Phoenix Insurance Company v. Rosen settled conflicting Illinois Appellate decisions regarding trial de novoprovisions. 
From the editors By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, June 2012 An introduction to the issue from Managing Co-Editor James Nyeste.
The targeted tender doctrine: Where does it stand today? By Steven J. Ciszewski Insurance Law, June 2012 Practitioners should be aware that Illinois appellate courts have generally been reluctant to extend the targeted tender doctrine beyond the construction context where a subcontractor has a contractual obligation to add the general contractor as an additional insured on the subcontractor’s policy.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, June 2012 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, March 2012 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, March 2012 Summaries of the cases in this issue.