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Newsletter articles from 2003

Allocating progressive loss between first-party property insurers By Russell F. Watters June 2003 Generally, in the event of a first party loss, there is little question as to which insurance policy applies.
Alphabetical listing of cases September 2003 Adams ex rel. Adams v. American International Group, Inc., ___ Ill.App.3d ___, ___ N.E.2d ___, ___ Ill. Dec. ___ (1st dist. 5th div. 2003) Pre-judgment interest (1392)
Alphabetical listing of cases July 2003 American Country Insurance Company v. Williams, ___ Ill.App.3d ___, ___ N.E.2d ___, ___ Ill. Dec. ___ (1st dist. 5th div. 2003) Exclusions: Intentional Act (1387)
Alphabetical listing of cases February 2003 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company v. St. Paul Surplus Lines Insurance Company, 328 Ill.App.3d 711, 767 N.E.2d 827, 263 Ill. Dec. 101 (1st dist. 1st div. 2002) Exclusions: Employer's liability (1368)
Cases September 2003 Commonwealth Insurance Company v. Stone Container Corporation, 323 F.3d 507 (7th Cir. 2003) (1402)Stone Container Corporation had a plant in Florida for which it procured insurance coverage through Aon Risk Services, its insurance broker.
Cases July 2003 Government Employees Insurance Company v. Campbell, 335 Ill.App.3d 930, 781 N.E.2d 639, 269 Ill. Dec. 842 (1st dist. 4th div. 2002) (1378)
Cases February 2003 Action for direct and contributory patent infringement and inducing others to commit patent infringement did not allege covered offense occurring in the course of advertising.
Director of Department of Insurance speaks on liquidation status of Warrior Insurance Group By Scott A. Blumenshine April 2003 The Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance appeared before the ISBA Insurance Law Section Council on Friday, December 13, 2002 at the Mid-Year Meeting. Nathaniel Shapo, Director of the Department of Insurance since January 1999, spoke to members about the status of non-standard auto insurers Gallant and Valor, among other topics.
Editor’s note December 2003 This is a special edition of The Policy, addressing the myriad of issues that arise in the context of construction litigation. It was written by Marlene Kurilla, who serves as one of our co-editors.
Insurance issues in Illinois construction litigation By Marlene A. Kurilla December 2003 It is very common for an additional insured to tender a claim made against it to all of its potential insurers.
Life settlements-Getting more out of existing life insurance By Valerie Greenberg June 2003 Are any of your clients' existing life insurance policies not performing as expected?
Pre-tender defense costs: Covered or not? By Marlene A. Kurilla and David A. Dolendi April 2003 Insurance coverage issues are as varied as the state courts that try to decide them.
Words & phrases index of cases September 2003 Two-year statue of limitations applies to actions against insurance brokers.
Words & phrases index of cases July 2003 Barring rejection of an arbitration award was a proper remedy for the insurer's failure to produce a claim's adjuster pursuant to an adversary's Rule 237(b) notice.
Words & phrases index of cases February 2003 Action for direct and contributory patent infringement and inducing others to commit patent infringement did not allege covered offense occurring in the course of advertising.