Section Newsletter Articles on Insurance Law

Conflicts of interest and the duty of the insurance company to defend By Jason G. Schutte Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2017 When is an insured not required to utilize an insurer-retained attorney in defending an underlying lawsuit?
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, January 2017 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Plan administrators are obligated to inform claimants of plan-imposed limits for judicial review in denial of claim notices By Patrick Cogan Insurance Law, January 2017 The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court ruling and held that a plan administrator must include information regarding the plan’s statute of limitations in its claim denial letter.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, January 2017 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
2 tortfeasors, 1 accident = 2 under-insured motorist claims with 1 policy limit By Jason G. Schutte Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2016 Can an insurance carrier “stack” liability policy payments received by a claimant as a set off against the claimant’s underinsured motorist claim? The First Appellate Court says no, but limits insurance company exposure in Illinois Emcasco Insurance Company v. Tufano.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, October 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, October 2016 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, October 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, August 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, August 2016 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, August 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, June 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, June 2016 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Editor’s note: The return of judicial blinders By James T. Nyeste Insurance Law, June 2016 The Third District’s decision in Pekin Ins. Co. v. Illinois Cement Co., , which is summarized in this issue, is a very unsatisfactory decision concerning the scope of the pleadings or other materials to be considered by a trial court in determining whether a liability insurer has a duty to defend.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, June 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, May 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, May 2016 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, May 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Answers to the Great Illinois Coverage Law Quiz Insurance Law, November 2015 The questions that correspond to these answers appeared in the March, June, October and December 2014 issues of this newsletter.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, November 2015 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, November 2015 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, November 2015 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Everything a (senior) lawyer could ever want to know about the Extended Reporting Period (ERP) a/k/a “Tail” coverage By Leonard F. Amari and Katherine A. O’Dell Senior Lawyers, October 2015 An explanation of "tail coverage" in retiring attorneys' insurance policies.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, September 2015 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, September 2015 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Client service agreements—Managing the broker relationship By Steven Pahl Insurance Law, September 2015 Client Service Agreements are available for the asking and have become increasingly common. When they are properly designed, constructed, and executed, they provide each party (but critically the policyholder) more certain redress for their insurance broker’s errors and omissions.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, September 2015 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, June 2015 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries Insurance Law, June 2015 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, June 2015 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.