BatesCarey Obtains Delaware Supreme Court Affirmation Of Judicial Estoppel Ruling Eliminating $250 Million in Excess Coverage ClaimsJuly 2018 | Category: News, Recent Successes
BatesCarey’s Stanley V. Figura obtained Delaware Supreme Court affirmance of a trial court ruling applying judicial estoppel to reject an attempt to establish coverage for asbestos claims asserted against General Motors under post-1971 excess policies with collective limits of approximately $250 million.
Hundreds Charged in Opioid National Fraud TakedownJuly 2018 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
On June 28, 2018, the Justice Department Announced charges against 601 individuals for their alleged participation in the opioid epidemic resulting in more than $2 billion in losses.
BatesCarey Deepens Bench With Five New AssociatesJune 2018 | Category: News
BatesCarey is pleased to announce the arrival of five new associates who will expand the bench of the firm’s insurance coverage practice. John F. Healy, Jr., Kathryn C. Kawauchi, Elangie Lozada Patterson, Abigail E. Rocap and Allyson C. Spacht have all joined the firm’s Chicago office over the past few weeks and bring to 52 the total number of attorneys at the firm.
How Many Occurrences Apply for Sexual Molestation?May 2018 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
Michael H.Passman and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Michael J. DeLonay examine how courts are determining the number of occurrences in insurance policies that may be implicated by claims in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Robert J. Bates, Jr. Ranked Among Top Five Insurance & Reinsurance Thought Leaders in North AmericaMay 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...
BatesCarey Team Achieves Top Coverage Firm Ranking From ChambersMay 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...
Jordan Lowe Examines How Diagnosis of CTE in Living Patients Will Affect Concussion LitigationMay 2018 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
I. Jordan Lowe discuss how concussion litigation will be affected by developments in diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease associated with a history of repetitive brain injuries, in living patients.
Colorado Court Finds Workmanship Exclusion Precludes Repair Damages Under E&O PolicyApril 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.
Mickey Passman Discusses New Case Law on When Insurers Can Be Penalized for Denying CoverageApril 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...
Opioid Solutions: Insurance, Legislation Or Litigation?March 2018 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
As possible solutions to the opioid crisis have emerged, the question becomes whether the government, pharmaceutical companies or insurers should fund these expensive efforts for wholesale societal repair. Adam H. Fleischer, Chair of BatesCarey’s Opioid Coverage Task Force, sheds light...