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Bates Ranked Number One Insurance & Reinsurance Counsel in North America

May 2017 | Category: News, Recent Successes

BatesCarey  partner, Robert J. Bates, Jr., has been ranked as the number one “Thought Leader” in North America by Who’s Who Legal.  Who’s Who describes “Thought Leaders” as “worthy of special mention owing not only to their vast expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge legal matters, but also their ability to innovate, inspire and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.”

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Jason P. Minkin and Nicole M. Gallagher Publish Article in Kluwer on Texas Decision on Jurisdiction and Service of Suit Provision

May 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

The article discusses how arbitration and service of suit clauses co-exist in harmony in the same agreement, as the arbitration clause provides a choice of forum for resolving disputes under the contract, whereas the service of suit clause requires a party to consent to the jurisdiction to enforce an arbitration award.

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Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani Publish Article in Marine Insight on Proposed Legislation Potentially Impacting the Cruise Ship Industry

May 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani have published an article in Marine Insight discussing proposed legislation that, among other things, would allow non-dependent family members of passengers who perish at sea to sue to recover damages that were not previously available to them, such as damages for loss of care, comfort, and companionship.

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Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani Publish Article in Maritime Law Association Newsletter on Examinations Under Oath

May 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani have published an article in the Maritime Law Association Newsletter entitled Examinations Under Oath Need Not Comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  The article discusses a recent decision by a federal magistrate judge in Puerto Rico confirming that examinations under oath are not constrained by the formal rules governing...

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Adam Fleischer Presents Seminar on Evaluation of Additional Insured and Contractual Indemnity Issues

April 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

BatesCarey LLP partner Adam Fleischer recently conducted a three-hour CE training seminar titled “Evaluating Additional Insured Coverage and Contractual Indemnity Issues.”  The seminar was sponsored by The CLM (Claims and Litigation Management Alliance), and walked attendees through: 1) the different types of AI and CI provisions in underlying contracts; 2) the legal...

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Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani Publish Article on Federal Jurisdiction in Kluwer Arbitration

April 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani have published an article in Klewer Arbitration Blog, entitled, U.S. Federal Courts' Broad Jurisdiction Under the New York Convention.  The article discusses the New York Convention in 1958 and its foundation of the international arbitration system, and the broad jurisdiction granted to federal courts in the United States under the New York...

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Ommid C. Farashahi to Speak at Panel Discussion at 13th Annual D&O Insurance ExecuSummit

April 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

Ommid C. Farashahi will be speaking at a panel discussion at the 13th Annual D&O Insurance ExecuSummit in Uncasville, Connecticut on May 16th and 17th, 2017.   The ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for Directors and Officers Liability Insurance professional.  The summit provides a unique opportunity to obtain information needed in this rapidly changing...

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BatesCarey LLP Successfully Defends Insurer on Proper Exhaustion of Limits

April 2017 | Category: News, Recent Successes

BatesCarey LLP successfully defended an insurer when an Illinois appellate court ruled in favor of the insurer in interpreting exhaustion provisions in excess D&O policies.  The court held that an underlying insurer’s “pledge” of its remaining policy limit did not constitute proper exhaustion, where the excess policies required exhaustion “solely as a result of...

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BatesCarey LLP Successfully Defends Insurer in Upholding Mold Exclusion

January 2017 | Category: News, Recent Successes

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ruled in favor of a BatesCarey LLP client in a coverage dispute, holding that a mold exclusion in a general liability coverage part of a package policy unambiguously excluded coverage for bodily injuries allegedly sustained by tenants who leased an apartment from the insured. The coverage action arose from a dispute...

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Eleven BatesCarey LLP Attorneys Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Insurance Coverage

January 2017 | Category: News, Recent Successes

BatesCarey LLP is pleased to announce that eleven of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual...

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