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Newsletter articles from 2007

Case law highlight: Illinois Appellate Court applies “professional services” exclusion in general liability policy to claim of negligent hiring and supervision of a professional By Daniel J. Zollner December 2007 In a recent opinion, the Illinois Appellate Court gave the Professional Services exclusion in a General Liability policy an “expansive meaning” and applied the exclusion to claims relating to negligent hiring and supervision of professionals.
Case names and holdings December 2007 Recent cases of interest, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings September 2007 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings January 2007 A listing of recent cases, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries December 2007 Recent cases of interest to insurance law practitioners.
Case summaries September 2007 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summaries January 2007 Summaries of recent cases.
From the editor By David JE Roe December 2007 The ISBA Insurance Section attempts to summarize relevant insurance decisions within The Policy.
From the editor By David JE Roe September 2007 The ISBA Insurance Section attempts to summarize relevant insurance decisions within The Policy.
The Illinois Supreme Court holds that fax blasting may be potentially covered under a commercial liability policy April 2007 In Valley Forge Ins. Co. v. Swiderski Electronics, Inc., 2006 WL 3491675 (Ill. 2006), the Illinois Supreme Court held that allegations against an insured for unsolicited faxes potentially fell within the insured’s commercial general liability “advertising injury” coverage as a “publication,” and “material that violates a person’s right of privacy.”
In this issue April 2007 The Insurance Section of the Illinois State Bar Association typically reviews the majority of insurance decisions announced by Illinois courts.
Insurance law update By Scott A. Blumenshine January 2007 A binding arbitration agreement between an injured uninsured motorist claimant and her insurer did not bar her subsequent lawsuit alleging the insurer’s unreasonable and vexatious delay in handling her claim.
Update on Illinois Targeted Tenders under John Burns: Businesses reduce costs through the shifting of defense and indemnification costs April 2007 With two additional decisions on targeted tenders and an answer to the decade-old question of horizontal exhaustion, it seems an appropriate time to review where we are with targeted tenders.
An update on Terrorism Risk Insurance By Laura Kotelman January 2007 On November 26, 2002, the President signed into law the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (“TRIA”).