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01 Dec Insight

More Confusion on "Scope of Coverage"

When seeking coverage for a continuous environmental loss spanning over multiple policy periods, the First District held that the policyholder must exhaust all available primary insurance in the triggered policy periods, including periods when it was uninsured or self-insured, before excess policies can come into play.
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November News

01 Nov Insight

"Relation Back"

You inadvertently named the wrong defendant in a timely filed lawsuit, but thereafter you named the proper defendant in an amended...
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01 Nov Insight

2-1/2 Years is Not "As Soon As Practicable" - Even for City Government

The City of Chicago suffers summary judgment because it failed to provide timely notice of a lawsuit. The Appellate Court reversed the trial court and found that the City of Chicago's 2-1/2 year delay in providing notice under an insurance policy was plainly unreasonable as a matter of law. Further, the Court rejected the City's claim of estoppel to the late notice defense.
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01 Nov Insight

Incriminate You Where?

In a class action lawsuit, defendant declines to answer discovery questions on the grounds of the privilege against self-incrimination...
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