Lauren N. Tuckey Sworn In as WBAI PresidentAugust 2021 | Category: News
The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois officially welcomes BatesCarey’s Lauren N. Tuckey as President for the 2021-2022 term.
Particle Theory of Coverage Flawed for COVID-19 ClaimsJuly 2021 | Category: News
BatesCarey's Adam Fleischer and Elisabeth Ross discuss flaws in the particle theory of coverage for COVID-19 claims in Law360.
Jonathan Walton Featured in The Brief by The American Bar AssociationJuly 2021 | Category: News
The American Bar Association’s The Brief Editorial Board Member spotlight features BatesCarey Associate Jonathan Walton.
Illinois 6% Prejudgment Interest Law Taking Effect on July 1, 2021, With Protections Encouraging Defendants and Insurers to Make Early Settlement OffersJune 2021 | Category: News
David M. Alt and Andrew S. Chestnut discuss new Illinois legislation effective July 1, 2021, that will add 6% prejudgment interest to damages awards in personal injury lawsuits and arbitrations.
Kristi Nolley and Lindsey Dean Examine Kentucky Appeals Court Ruling Regarding the Notice-Prejudice Rule in Recent Law360 Expert AnalysisJune 2021 | Category: News
In their recent Law360 Expert Analysis, BatesCarey’s Kristi S. Nolley and Lindsey D. Dean address rejection of the notice-prejudice rule for claims-made-and-reported policies in a matter of first impression in Kentucky.
Adam Fleischer Examines Reconsidered Insurance Ruling Clarifying Excess Coverage for Opioid SuitsMay 2021 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News
In a recent Law360 piece, Adam analyzes the reconsidered ruling in Giant Eagle v. American Guarantee, et al., which provides assurance to excess carriers that opioid defendants facing millions of dollars in defense costs cannot use those costs as a means to leapfrog their primary coverage and proceed up their insurance towers to reach excess layers.
Illinois Supreme Court Ruling on BIPA Still Leaves Open Future Coverage QuestionsMay 2021 | Category: News
BatesCarey's Joanna Gau Swartout discussed the Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision that an insurer owes a duty to defend a policyholder in a putative class action complaint alleging violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act related to the collection of customers’ fingerprints at a L.A. Tan franchise in West Bend Mut. Ins. Co. v. Krishna Schaumburg Tan, Inc., 2021 IL 125978.
BatesCarey Earns 17-Year Streak as Leading Coverage Firm in Chambers USAMay 2021 | Category: News
BatesCarey and its attorneys once again earned top recognition for insurance coverage firms from Chambers USA, making 2021 its 17th year of consecutive accolades from the legal industry’s most respected rankings list.
Sixth Circuit Rejects Fitness Chain’s Attempt to Work Out of Contractual Liability ExclusionMay 2021 | Category: News
BatesCarey’s Kristi S. Nolley and Lindsey D. Dean address the recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Global Fitness Holdings, LLC v. Navigators Mgt. Co., Inc., et al., which held that a contractual liability exclusion in a directors and officers liability policy precluded coverage for claims sounding in both tort and contract.
BatesCarey Strengthens Litigation Bench with the Addition of Craig LeffMay 2021 | Category: News
BatesCarey announced today the addition of Craig M. Leff, who joins as a partner and brings more than 30 years of trial experience to the firm’s insurance coverage practice.