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Case summaries Insurance Law, October 2011 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
The exclusive or captive agent of an insurance company is a “producer” and by statute and case law owes duties to the insured By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, October 2011 In Yessenow v. Executive Risk Indemnity, the court held the bankruptcy exclusion in a D&O policy was unenforceable and the policy’s “insured vs. insured” exclusion was inapplicable.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, October 2011 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Duty to defend By Laurie E. Dugoniths Corporate Law Departments, August 2011 The duty to defend is a contractual obligation almost always found in commercial general liability policies and, as the costs of litigation continue to rise, is often considered to be more valuable to an insured than the duty to indemnify.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, July 2011 A list of cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, July 2011 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
The Illinois Supreme Court takes pass on ripe opportunity to protect insurance consumers By Scott A. Blumenshine Insurance Law, July 2011 The author argues that with the Rosen decision, the Illinois Supreme Court has abdicated its authority to invalidate insurance policy language on the supposed basis that the legislature has approved such language, when it has not.
The Illinois Supreme Court upholds a trial de novo clause in underinsured motorist coverage By Robert T. Park Insurance Law, July 2011 The author finds that the decision in Phoenix Ins. Co. v. Rosen was consistent with holding in Reed, the uninsured motorist statute, and the duty of the courts to interpret and apply, rather than to rewrite, insurance policies.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, July 2011 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, May 2011 A list of the cases in this issue, organized according to subject.
Case summaries Insurance Law, May 2011 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Insurance provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act By Mark D. DeBofsky Insurance Law, May 2011 There are two primary initiatives in Title V of the Act: the establishment of the Federal Insurance Office within the Treasury Department and the streamlining of regulation by the states so as to give primacy to the regulation by the home state of nonadmitted insurers, surplus lines insurers, and reinsurers in many situations.
Selected developments in ag law By Donald L. Uchtmann Agricultural Law, May 2011 Five interesting developments involving farmers' forward contracts, the Illinois Grain Insurance Fund, livestock and the Agricultural Exemption to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, May 2011 A list of the cases in this issue, organized alphabetically.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, February 2011 A list of the cases in this issue, organized alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, February 2011 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
DeBofsky offers testimony on reforming ERISA By Mark D. DeBofsky Insurance Law, February 2011 Read the transcript of Mr. DeBofsky's testimony before the Senate Finance Committee.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, February 2011 A list of the cases in this issue, organized according to subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, December 2010 A list of the cases in this issue, organized alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, December 2010 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
From the editors By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, December 2010 A note from Managing Co-editor James T. Nyeste.
Illinois Supreme Court upholds coverage based on late notice By Robert T. Park Insurance Law, December 2010 A close look at the recent Illinois Supreme Court case of West American Insurance Co. v. Yorkville National Bank.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, December 2010 A list of the cases in this issue, organized according to subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, October 2010 A list of the cases in this issue, organized alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, October 2010 Summaries of the cases contained in this issue.
From the editors By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, October 2010 An introduction to the issue from Managing Co-Editor James Nyeste.
A separate coverage limit for the loss of consortium claim? By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, October 2010 Most liability policies provide coverage for damages on account of “bodily injury” and “property damage.” Whether your client’s loss of consortium claim is entitled to a separate “per person” limit, in whole or in part, or whether it is subject to the same limit the insurer is offering on her husband’s physical injury claim, will depend on the policy’s definitions of “bodily injury” and the “per person” limit.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, October 2010 A list of the cases in this issue, organized according to subject.
The importance of set-offs for un/underinsured arbitrations By James K. Theisen and James F. McCluskey Tort Law, September 2010 Play it safe—always bring the set-off issue to the attention of the arbitrators during the arbitration.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, August 2010 A list of the cases summarized in this issue.