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Practice Area: Insurance Coverage

Pretzel & Stouffer Attorneys Submit Amicus Brief in Support of Insurance Producers

Following the submission of an amicus brief prepared by Pretzel & Stouffer partners, Richard Waris, Matthew Egan, and Brendan Nelligan, on behalf of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court recently entered a very important victory for insurance producers and insurers in American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Krop, 2018 IL 122556. …

July 2019 | Firm News

Robert Chemers Authors Chapter of IICLE on Insurance Coverage for Environmental Claims

Pretzel & Stouffer partner, Robert Chemers, is once again the author of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education – (IICLE) chapter on Insurance Coverage for Environmental Claims in the 2019 Edition of Environmental Law in Corporate and Real Estate Transactions. The chapter addresses the fundamentals of environmental coverage as well as policy defenses, policy …

July 2019 | Firm News

Seventh Circuit Reversal in favor of insurance carrier

Robert Marc Chemers won a significant appeal in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 7th Circuit held that the insured’s 21-month delay in notifying his carrier of the accident was “inexcusable.” State Auto Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Brumit Serv’s, Inc., 877 F.3d 355 (7th Cir. 2017). The insured, an owner of a …

January 2018 | Firm News

Spoliation Claim Against Insurer Dismissed Under Statue of Limitations

Richard Waris, Brendan Nelligan, and Donald Patrick Eckler recently secured a significant victory for an insurance client that was directly sued for spoliation and, in the process, made new law regarding the applicable statute of limitations for such claims. The underlying dispute arose out of an automobile accident in which the client’s insured is alleged to have caused …

February 2016 | Firm News