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Newsletter Articles From 2018

Amendments to the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act pose significant challenges to insurers By Matt Anderson January 2018 The passage of the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act and subsequent amendments in 2017, now place statutory duties on life insurance companies to identify deceased insureds and locate beneficiaries without any claim under the policy. The 2017 amendments especially appear to raise challenges for insurers.
Case names and holdings December 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically, and their holdings.
Case names and holdings October 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically, and their holdings.
Case names and holdings July 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically, and their holdings.
Case names and holdings April 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings January 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case summaries December 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summaries October 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summaries July 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summaries April 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summaries January 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Federal courts carve out their own rule for construction defect coverage in Illinois based on their own assessment of what triggers a duty to defend under commercial general liability policies By Geoffrey A. Bryce and Jennifer Cromheecke December 2018 While Illinois trial and appellate courts overwhelmingly agree that the purpose of comprehensive general liability policies is to protect the insured from liability for injury or damage to persons or property and not to pay for costs associated with repairing or replacing the insured’s defective workmanship, federal courts are shifting to a less restrictive stance.
From the editor By Jim Nyeste December 2018 An introduction to the issue by Jim Nyeste, co-editor and member of the Insurance Law Section Council.
From the editor By Jim Nyeste October 2018 An introduction to the issue by Jim Nyeste, co-editor and member of the Insurance Law Section Council.
From the editor By Jim Nyeste July 2018 An introduction to the issue by Jim Nyeste, co-editor and member of the Insurance Law Section Council.
From the Editor By James T. Nyeste April 2018 An introduction to the issue from Managing Co-Editor Jim Nyeste.
From the Editor By James T. Nyeste January 2018 An introduction to the issue from Managing Co-Editor Jim Nyeste.
Illinois joins the automatic revocation party By Matthew Anderson October 2018 SB 2437 amended Section 503 of the Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to automatically revoke beneficiary designations made by a former spouse if the designation was made prior to the divorce.
The subcontractors’ warranty endorsement By Jim Nyeste July 2018 An overview of the subcontractors' warranty endorsement, which may be encountered if your clients include construction, maintenance, or other companies that perform work through subcontractors.
Words and phrases index of cases December 2018 A list of the cases in this issue organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases October 2018 A list of the cases in this issue organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases July 2018 A list of the cases in this issue organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases April 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases January 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.