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Articles From Richard J. VanSwol

The Debate Over Insurance Coverage for Alleged ‘Blast Fax’ Violations

By Richard J. Vanswol
October
2017
Article
Page 40
A look at theories under which courts have required insurers to cover alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations and the evolving legacy of those cases in coverage law and beyond.

Are Courts Moving Past the ‘Four Corners’ Rule in Duty-to-Defend Cases?

By Richard J. VanSwol
December
2016
Article
Page 30
Illinois courts seem increasingly willing to look beyond the terms of the policy and allegations of the complaint when deciding whether a liability insurer has a duty to defend its insured.

Shrinking the Target: New Developments in “Targeted Tender”

By Richard J. VanSwol
March
2015
Article
Page 30
"Targeted tender" allows an insured with multiple policies covering the same risk to choose which insurers must defend first. But recent decisions have limited the scope of the doctrine.

The Not-So-Accidental Claimant: Insurance Coverage for Intentional Harm

By Richard J. VanSwol
September
2014
Article
Page 444
Insurance policies don't indemnify insureds who cause intentional or expected harm. But what is and isn't "intentional" or "expected"? The cases offer some clues.

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