Public Act 98-548, which will take effect January 1, sets requirements for the payment of settlements. Defense attorneys have questioned the necessity of this law, and generally hold the opinion that the law will have an adverse effect on the settlement process. Conversely, plaintiffs’ attorneys believe the new law is necessary to ensure the prompt […]
Archives for November 2013
Judgment for Seller in “As Is” Consumer Fraud Claim
Sara Cook and Kristin Tauras successfully obtained a directed judgment for the Seller-Defendants in a Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices Act trial.
McKenna Employment Bulletin – November 2013
Workers’ Compensation Carrier Has No Liability Where No Employer-Employee Relationship Exists Between Injured Party and Insured
The Second District Court held that a claim is not compensable under a Workers’ Compensation Liability policy when an insured had no employer-employee relationship with an injured person and, therefore, absent liability on the part of an employer to an employee, a workers’ compensation carrier bears no liability.
McKenna Super Lawyers
We are pleased to announce that Greg Cochran, Margaret Foster and Tom Lucas have been named by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as three of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2013.
Julie Ramson has received the Jury Verdict Award for Defense Trial Counsel for 2013 based upon her body of work defending doctors and medical professionals.
Greg Cochran has been named a Leading Lawyer again this year for toxic torts by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.
Second District Court Determines Insurer Owes Coverage for an Eviction Claim under Personal and Advertising Injury Coverage Provision of a Liability Policy
The personal and advertising injury coverage provision of a liability policy does not intend to limit coverage to only personal harm to a person, but intends to provide coverage to a claim for personal property damage as a result of “wrongful eviction.” Therefore, an allegation that the tenant’s personal property was disposed of by the insured/landlord […]
Chamber President Endorses FACT Act
Lisa Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, recently argued in favor of the FACT Act (H.R. 982) in a blog post for The Hill. The FACT Act requires increased transparency from asbestos trusts by requiring the asbestos trusts to file quarterly reports with bankruptcy courts detailing who has filed a claim […]
Pat Kraft of our Woodstock office, climbed 2109 steps to the top of the Sears Tower as part of a fund raising project for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.