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Articles on Insurance

Insurance policy’s automobile business exclusion violates public policy of Illinois

December
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On September 20, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court, holding that the automobile business exclusion clause of an insurance policy was void as against public policy.

General Contractors and Subcontractors’ Insurers: The Additional-Insured Provision

By John H. Mathias Jr. & Timothy W. Burns
October
2001
Article
Page 526
When can a general contractor rely on its subcontractor's insurance instead of its own? This article examines recent case law.

Correspondence from Our Readers

September
2001
Column
Page 446
In defense of the common fund doctrine.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
September
2001
Column
Page 450
Two years and time's up for legal malpractice; nightshift-assignment doesn't constitute sex discrimination; and more.

Medicare supplement insurance

September
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 454
On June 18, 2001, the Illinois Department of Insurance (department) adopted amendments to section 2008 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 2008.

Correspondence from Our Readers

August
2001
Column
Page 390
Are we "title agents practicing law"?

Correspondence from Our Readers

July
2001
Column
Page 334
Infertility treatments and self-insured employers.

A Review of Recent Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases

By Joseph P. Shannon & Jennifer O’Reilly Shelly
June
2001
Article
Page 290
A survey of recent appellate cases reveals trends in UM/UIM law.

An Insurer’s Rights in Illinois Under the Common Fund Doctrine

By Beth C. Boggs
May
2001
Article
Page 242
A review of the law and advice to help insurers avoid paying unjustified attorney fees.

Must Illinois Employers Cover Infertility Treatments Under the ADA?

By R. Kirk Williams
May
2001
Article
Page 263
The answer: for employees in Illinois, yes; for employees in other states, probably not.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
March
2001
Column
Page 112
Real Property Disclosure Act; legal department summon(s)ed in error; questions of law now collaterally estoppable; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
February
2001
Column
Page 56
When does may mean must? When it comes to appealing interlocutory orders

Benefits extended to non-union employees

January
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
On October 27, 2000, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services adopted new amendments to section 303 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 80 Ill Adm Code 303.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
January
2001
Column
Page 10
Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
December
2000
Column
Page 686
Extra protection against self-incrimination; grandparents get their (bad) day in court; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
November
2000
Column
Page 620
A lower burden of proof for consumer fraud? Arbitration-award rejection—can secretaries sign after all? and more.

Legislation gives courts resources to keep track of multiple offenders of traffic laws; P.A. 91-716

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
Under newly enacted amendments to the Illinois Vehicle Code, courts will have the resources to crack down on motorists who repeatedly violate traffic laws and take advantage of court supervision.

New requirement for issuance of licenses

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On August 10, 2000, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted an emergency amendment to section 1030 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 92 Ill Adm Code 1030.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
October
2000
Column
Page 560
The illusion of insurance exclusion; lease lacking, landlord loses; OSHA makes house calls; and more.

Fender Benders Pose Malpractice Risks, Too

By Anne E. Thar
August
2000
Column
Page 479
Plaintiffs' lawyers take note -- many of those "routine" cases come with not-so-ordinary malpractice pitfalls.

Mortgage guaranty insurance

August
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 438
On May 30, 2000, the Illinois Department of Insurance adopted emergency amendments to section 202 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 202.

Balancing the Tripartite Relationship between Defendant, Defense Counsel, and Insurer

By David H. Anderson
July
2000
Article
Page 384
A review of issues important both to defense lawyers and counsel for the insured.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
July
2000
Column
Page 378
Grandparents lose at High Court—but how much? HMOs lose in one high court, win in another; and more.

Correspondence from Our Readers

May
2000
Column
Page 246
Flood-of-PD-lawsuits prediction all wet?

Internet Torts and Cyberspace Insurance: New Issues for the E-conomy

By Adam H. Fleischer
May
2000
Article
Page 268
A review of new Internet-based theories of liability and the insurance-coverage issues raised by them.

Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act

May
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 252
On February 10, 2000, the Illinois Department of Insurance adopted 15 new subsections to the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 5240.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Mark S. Mathewson
April
2000
Column
Page 192
What hath Tosado wrought? What do jurors think? Granny gives a gift; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
March
2000
Column
Page 124
Public defenders and legal malpractice; lawyers can commit UPL; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
February
2000
Column
Page 62
Banks and title insurance; fees for foiled FOIA requests; crafting affirmative action plans; and more.

To comply with the cancellation notice requirements of section 143.14(a) of the Insurance Code, an insurer needs to show proof mailing on a U.S. Post Office form or other commercial mail delivery service for the cancellation letter to be effective

February
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
On December 7, 1999, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First District reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Valor Insurance Company.

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