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BatesCarey Named to U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2018

November 2017 | Category: News, Recent Successes

BatesCarey LLP is pleased to announce that it has once again been named to the “Best Law Firms” list by global ranking authority U.S. News & World Report.  Over the years BatesCarey has consistently achieved this prestigious ranking in Insurance Law both as a top-ranked Chicago firm and a top-ranked national firm. The streak continued in the 2018 rankings, which were...

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Jason P. Minkin and Amanda E. Bushemi Publish Article in DRI’s The Critical Path Construction Law Newsletter

November 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

Jason P. Minkin and Amanda E. Bushemi published an article in DRI’s The Critical Path Construction Law Newsletter entitled Recent Developments in Architects and Engineers Claims.  This article discusses several recent noteworthy decisions from courts across the U.S. examining liability and insurance coverage issues that impact architects and engineers.

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California Appellate Ruling Against Opioid Coverage Sign of Things to Come?

November 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

R.Patrick Bedell and Kevin F. Harris of BatesCarey’s Opioid Coverage Task Force published an article on Law360.com discussing the significance of the California Court of Appeals’ ruling that insurers of Actavis, Inc., a manufacturer of prescription opioids, had no duty to defend lawsuits alleging that Actavis fraudulently misrepresented the dangers of prescription opioids and...

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Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani Publish Article in The Maritime Advocate on Direct Actions Against Insurers

October 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani have published an article in The Maritime Advocate entitled Direct Actions Against Insurers and U.S. Limitation of Liability. The article examine a recent US court case addressing the interplay between the Louisiana Direct Action Statute and the U.S. Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act.

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BatesCarey’s Opioid Coverage Task Force to Present: "America On Opioids: The Issues, the Claims and the Coverage"

October 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

BatesCarey LLP is excited to announce that on Tuesday, October 17, Patrick Bedell and Kevin Harris, members of the country’s first-ever Opioid Coverage Task Force, will be teaming up with plaintiff’s attorney Marie Napoli and Perrin Conferences to host a webinar discussing the wave of opioid litigation pending against pharmaceutical companies nationwide and the insurance...

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Federal Court Vacates Duty to Defend Ruling in Wrongful Conviction Case And Finds No Duty to Indemnify

September 2017 | Category: News, Recent Successes

On September 13, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated a prior 2014 ruling that Westport Insurance Corporation was required to defend a wrongful conviction claim against the City of Waukegan. In obtaining vacatur of the 2014 ruling, BatesCarey’s Adam H. Fleischer, R. Patrick Bedell and Justin K. Seigler defeated the insured’s claims that...

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Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani Publish Article in Kluwer Arbitration Blog on Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award Resolving Jones Act Seaman’s Personal Injury Claim

August 2017 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

Jason P. Minkin and Jonathan A. Cipriani have published an article in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog entitled “Federal Court Enforces Foreign Arbitral Award Resolving Jones Act Seaman’s Personal Injury Claim.”  The article discusses a recent U.S. decision in which the court enforced a foreign arbitral award approving a settlement between a Jones Act seaman and his employer. ...

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Four BatesCarey Attorneys Named 2018 Best Lawyers in America

August 2017 | Category: News, Recent Successes

BatesCarey LLP is pleased to announce that Robert J. Bates, Jr., Scott L. Carey, Adam H. Fleischer and Mark G. Sheridan have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Insurance Law.  Best Lawyers engages a purely peer reviewed nomination and voting process whereby lawyers in certain practice areas are asked to...

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