Articles on Insurance

Reading About Auto Insurance Can Be Boring but You Should Definitely Read This to the End By Michael Muldoon General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2021 A quick guide to various coverages included in a typical auto insurance policy.
Seventh Circuit Decides COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Cases By James Nyeste Insurance Law, December 2021 Summaries of four recent cases of interest to insurance law practitioners.
Insured’s duty of notice By Mark Rouleau Insurance Law, May 2019 An overview of the basic governing concepts that apply to all relationships between insureds and insurers.
Considerations for proper cyber insurance coverage By Ryan Stodden Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2019 A look at the financial repercussions when there is a breach in a cyber security defense system.
Case summaries Insurance Law, January 2017 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
The skinny on long-term care insurance By James Moster Elder Law, October 2009 Some considerations regarding long-term care insurance.
Districts diverge on life insurance as security for maintenance By Jan R. Kowalski Family Law, February 2009 In the Fourth District, courts are able to order life-insurance as security; but, in the Second and Third District, courts are not.
Your client’s driver’s license will be suspended for failure to have vehicle insurance, if they are convicted of driving without vehicle insurance By Ava George Stewart General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2009 Effective July 2, 2007 the Illinois Vehicle Code was changed, causing a mandatory three-month suspension of driving privileges for anyone convicted of driving without insurance.
Practice Trap: Life insurance provisions that secure child support obligation in marital settlement agreements can cause drafting and enforcement problems By Judge Brian L. McPheters General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2008 Marital Settlement agreements incorporated into judgments of dissolution of marriage frequently and wisely utilize life insurance to secure child support obligations in the event of the death of a parent.
An update on Terrorism Risk Insurance By Laura Kotelman Insurance Law, January 2007 On November 26, 2002, the President signed into law the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (“TRIA”).
Insurance defense cost reimbursement: The Illinois Supreme Court goes its own way By Shawn Wood & Kathryn S. Clark Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2006 When an insured defendant is served with a complaint containing claims which may be covered by a policy of liability insurance, the dance that ensues between the insured and insurer has always been built on a foundation of mutual distrust.
De novo review of underinsurance arbitration awards By Michael J. Marovich Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2004 Victims of automobile accidents often face defendants who lack the resources or the insurance coverage to pay a fully compensatory award of damages.
Protecting your client from their own insurance carrier By G. Bradley Hantla & Christopher (Kit) Bradley Hantla General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 1999 Imagine the following scenario. A client comes to see you who has just been involved in a serious automobile accident.

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