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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 $4m 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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BatesCarey Discuss Application of Professional Services Coverage and Exclusions in the High-Tech Era

February 2018 | Category: News

Agelo L. Reppas participates in a panel discussion at the 30th Annual American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Conference, on March 1, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. The panel discusses the contours of professional services coverage and exclusions, in the context of recent judicial decisions from around the country, and present insurer and policyholder...

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

January 2018 | Category: News, Recent Successes

BatesCarey LLP is pleased to announce that twelve of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 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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Jonathan A. Cipriani and Michael H. Passman Elected to Partnership

January 2018 | Category: News

BatesCarey LLP is delighted to announce that Jonathan “Jon” A. Cipriani and Michael “Mickey” H. Passman have been elected to partnership, effective January 1, 2018. Both focus their practice in insurance coverage analysis and litigation.  Jon serves as coverage and litigation counsel to foreign and domestic insurers in matters involving professional liability coverage,...

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Settlement Aspirations Enter the Opioid MDL

January 2018 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

With a federal judge revealing his determination to resolve opioid claims without briefs or trials, and with journalistic investigations blowing open the distributors’ culpability, there may be a massive opioid settlement looming in 2018, according to Adam Fleischer and Kevin Harris of BatesCarey’s Opioid Coverage Task Force.

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BatesCarey Hosts IICLE Insurance Workshop on January 25, 2018

January 2018 | Category: News

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, BatesCarey will host a day-long insurance workshop to share practical and ethical issues that insurers face when handling claims.  Sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the program Practical & Ethical Handling of Insurance Issues will explore topics such as:  The life of an insurance claim as it goes from...

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