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  • Trial Notebook

    After ruling that a professional services exclusion did not excuse Sentinel Insurance Co. from defending Walsh Construction Co. against a wrongful-death claim, U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Alonso considered whether Illinois estoppel rules blocked Sentinel from asserting several policy defenses.
  • Torts

    The 1st District Appellate Court recently reminded us that when your client dies while the lawsuit is pending, you have several options, but the one thing you can’t do is nothing.
  • Federal Courts

    Under federal rules, a complaint need only allege “injury” but no details as to the damages sought. In the case before us, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled: “All we hold today is that the complaint cannot be dismissed on the grounds that the plaintiffs do not adequately allege compensable damages.”
  • Lawyers' Forum

    In the appeal from American Family Mutual Insurance Co. v. Krop, 2017 IL App (1st) 161071, the Supreme Court may face a number of interesting questions as it decides the timeliness of a lawsuit that policyholders first filed more than two years after the defendant insurance agent delivered an allegedly negligently procured insurance policy.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    In a recent Cotter’s Corner, we described a hack made on the city of Atlanta’s computer system that caused significant disruption to the city’s administrative services. This column provides an update on recent developments in privacy and cyber security.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
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