The Illinois Appellate Court Confirms That “Property Damage” and “Occurrence” Requires Damage Beyond The Insured’s Scope Of Work, But Even A Vague Allegation Of Damage Outside The Insured’s Work Triggers The Duty To DefendDecember 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
In a recent opinion, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, has provided useful guidance to general liability carriers facing construction defect claims on the “occurrence” and “property damage” requirements, and on determining the duty to defend. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London v. Metropolitan Builders, Inc.; & AIG Property Casualty Company, 2019 IL App (1st) 190517.
Digital Asset Regulation Poses Challenges for InsurersDecember 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
BatesCarey’s David J. Buishas analyzed how cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings are regulated under current securities and commodities laws and evaluated potential implications on traditional insurance policies.
Court Enforces Exclusions to Marine Liability PolicyDecember 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
BatesCarey’s Jason P. Minkin, Jonathan A. Cipriani, and Joseph E. Tennial write about the recent decision, United States Fire Insurance Co. v. Hawaii Canoe Racing Association et al., No. 1:18-cv-00212, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 207564 (D. Haw. Nov. 27, 2019), where the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii found that a marine liability insurer did not have to defend or indemnify the sponsor of a canoe race in connection with a lawsuit filed by a participant who suffered serious injuries after she was struck by the propeller of a motorboat.
BatesCarey Participates in CBA’s Dear Santa ProgramDecember 2019 | Category: News
BatesCarey attorneys and staff participated in the Chicago Bar Association’s Dear Santa Program again this year.
Can America’s Opioid Epidemic Squeeze into Tort or Insurance Law?December 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
Adam H. Fleischer and Allyson C. Spacht discuss in the December 2019 issue of DRI’s For the Defense the challenges in using opioid lawsuits to fund future societal change, and the insurance limitations of such an approach.
BatesCarey Secures Illinois Supreme Court Precedent Addressing Insurance Trigger for Malicious ProsecutionNovember 2019 | Category: News, Recent Successes
BatesCarey partners Agelo L. Reppas and Adam H. Fleischer achieved fantastic legal precedent for the insurance industry and their client, Starr Indemnity & Liability Company, with the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling that insurance coverage for malicious prosecution claims is triggered only at the time of the wrongful charging, and not in subsequent years of retrials or exoneration.
An Insurance "Trailblazer" at a U.S. News "Best Coverage Firm"November 2019 | Category: News, Recent Successes
BatesCarey is thrilled to announce that partner Adam H. Fleischer has been named a “Trailblazer” by National Law Journal, a distinction bestowed on only 17 firms.
BatesCarey Presents Tea Talk: Women Empowering WomenNovember 2019 | Category: News
Join the women of BatesCarey for the Second Annual Tea Talk: Women Empowering Women on Thursday, November 14, 2019 as they bring together inspiring female leaders from a variety of sectors to network, discuss emerging workplace trends and learn about trending topics in insurance coverage.
BatesCarey Named a 2020 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World ReportNovember 2019 | Category: News, Recent Successes
BatesCarey is proud to announce the firm has been recognized as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for the sixth consecutive year.
Jordon Steinway and Katherine Martin Secure Victory for Munich Re in the Middle District of FloridaOctober 2019 | Category: News, Recent Successes
BatesCarey’s Jordon S. Steinway and Katherine A. Martin were victorious by way of dispositive motion in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, with the Court ruling as a matter of law that Munich Re had no duty to defend or indemnify its insureds.