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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.
Case summaries Insurance Law, June 2009 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Defining the contours of subrogation By Samuel H. Levine Real Estate Law, June 2009 Four recent cases have addressed the contours of equitable and conventional subrogation in the context of refinancing mortgagees.
Illinois Supreme Court holds insurer to burden of proving that its policy limitation applies: Two deaths are not a single “occurrence” By Scott A. Blumenshine Insurance Law, June 2009 Where insurers collect insurance premiums based on its promise to pay for unknowable future events, it is only fair that they be held to their promise and not be allowed to slink away under the cover of vague policy language and unreasonable policy interpretation.
The progeny of Arthur v. Catour By James K. Theisen Tort Law, May 2009 How much can a plaintiff be awarded for medical bills if the plaintiff’s health insurance pays the medical bills at a discounted rate? Should the plaintiff receive an award for the full amount or just the discounted amount? How much can a plaintiff be awarded for medical expenses provided free of charge? These questions are answered by the collateral source rule.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, April 2009 A list of cases in this issue.
Case summaries Insurance Law, April 2009 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
FTC requires nine insurers to disclose information regarding use of credit-based insurance scores Insurance Law, April 2009 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on December 23, 2008 issued detailed orders to the nine largest homeowners insurers, by market share, requesting that they provide data related to the effect of credit-based insurance scores on consumers of homeowners insurance.