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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.
Case summaries Insurance Law, August 2010 Recent cases of interest for insurance practitioners.
The curious relationship between arbitration and insurer bad faith under Illinois law By David M. Kroeger Insurance Law, August 2010 There is something unsettling about an arbitration clause that is silent on the issue of bad faith being construed in a way that potentially immunizes an insurer from liability for its bad faith conduct.
From the editors By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, August 2010 An introduction to the issue from Managing Co-Editor James Nyeste.
Life insurance litigation post-divorce: Easy to avoid, commonly neglected By Lauren J. Wolven and Ashley Crettol Trusts and Estates, August 2010 Even if a valid waiver is included in the divorce decree, practitioners should also impress upon their clients the importance of changing their beneficiary designations.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, June 2010 Case citations and holdings for the cases summarized in this issue.
Case summaries Insurance Law, June 2010 Recent cases that affect the insurance industry.
From the editors By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, June 2010 An introduction to the issue from The Policy's Managing Co-Editor.
Selected Insurance Provisions in the 2010 Health Care Reform legislation By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, June 2010 An explanation of the legislation’s major changes to the private health plan and insurance system.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, March 2010 Case citations and holdings for the cases summarized in this issue.
Case summaries Insurance Law, March 2010 Recent cases that affect the insurance industry.
Disputed coverage and an insurer’s duty to settle By Carol Proctor Insurance Law, March 2010 Few courts have addressed the issue of whether an insurer can settle the covered counts of a complaint, leaving the non-covered counts, and withdraw its defense of the insured.
From the editors By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, March 2010 An introduction to this issue from the newsletter's Managing Co-Editor, James T. Nyeste.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, December 2009 Overview of recent cases.
Case summaries Insurance Law, December 2009 Summaries of recent Insurance Law cases.
Federal Financial Regulatory Reform: What it means for Insurance Companies Insurance Law, December 2009 On June 17, 2009, the U.S. Treasury Department released the Obama Administration’s framework for financial regulatory reform.
From the editors By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, December 2009 This issue of The Policy features an article concerning the Obama Administration’s financial regulatory reform plan and a bill introduced in November by Senator Dodd (D-CT), which may have significant effects on the insurance industry generally, not just on health insurance. Much remains uncertain, but the article discusses where we may be headed.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, October 2009  Case listings.
Case summaries Insurance Law, October 2009 Recent cases of interest to insurance law practitioners.
From the editors By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, October 2009 As the new Managing Co-Editor of The Policy, I look forward to continuing the work performed by past Managing Co-Editor Patricia Zimmer and to bringing readers of theThe Policy timely and accurate analyses of current insurance cases. 
The Importance of reviewing your Directors’ & Officers’ liability insurance policy By Lola Miranda Hale Corporate Law Departments, October 2009 This article highlights practical issues companies should consider in connection with their D & O policies and provisions relating to indemnification.
Two recent cases address who must be insured for UIM coverage By Kevin W. Bloese Insurance Law, October 2009 Two recent appellate court decisions, Schultz v. Illinois Farmers Insurance Company, 387 Ill. App. 3d 622, 327 Ill. Dec. 224, 901 N.E.2d 957 (1st Dist. 2009), and DeSaga v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, ___ Ill. App. 3d ___, 331 Ill. Dec. 86, 910 N.E.2d 159 (3d Dist. 2009), will require that automobile insurers use a uniform definition of an “insured” for the liability, Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage.
Addison Insurance Co. v. Fay: There was continuous exposure to substantially the same general harmful conditions By Patrick Frye and Christopher Mickus Insurance Law, June 2009 The Supreme Court was resolving a contract dispute. A court is to enforce a contract according to its plain meaning, but the Supreme Court did not.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, June 2009 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.