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Robert J. Bates, Jr. Ranked Among Top Five Insurance & Reinsurance Thought Leaders in North America

May 2018 | Category: News, Recent Successes

BatesCarey Founding Partner Robert J. Bates, Jr. has been ranked as a top five “Thought Leader” in North America by the London-based publishing group Who’s Who Legal for the second year in a row. This coveted distinction is earned through the nominations of peers, clients and industry sources. Bob was lauded by his peers for his extraordinary knowledge in the insurance and...

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BatesCarey Team Achieves Top Coverage Firm Ranking From Chambers

May 2018 | Category: News, Recent Successes

BatesCarey has once again been named as a leading insurance coverage firm by Chambers USA, the legal industry’s most respected rankings list, as well as by various other national and international ranking services.  In 2018 the firm staked claim on the prestigious Band 1 ranking in Illinois in the category of Insurance Dispute Resolution: Insurer. Chambers’ international...

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Colorado Court Finds Workmanship Exclusion Precludes Repair Damages Under E&O Policy

April 2018 | Category: News, Recent Successes

On April 17, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado entered summary judgment in favor of Rockhill Insurance Company, finding that over $800,000 in underlying repair and replacement costs were excluded by a “faulty workmanship” exclusion in the professional liability policy at issue.  In achieving this ruling, the BatesCarey LLP team also attained summary judgment on over $4 million in bad faith damages that had been sought from Rockhill.

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Mickey Passman Discusses New Case Law on When Insurers Can Be Penalized for Denying Coverage

April 2018 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

Michael "Mickey" Passman unpacked the Illinois Appellate Court’s confirmation of Dominick’s Finer Foods v. Indiana Insurance Co.in his March 2018 Insurance Law IICLE Flashpoints column.  At issue was the well-established rule that where there is bona fide dispute concerning coverage, statutory penalties should not be assessed against an insurer that denies a claim, even...

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