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Tressler Talks: The B-Team – Don’t Pity the Fool About Coverage B

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming virtual Tressler Talk:The B-Team – Don’t Pity the Fool About Coverage B Thursday, March 30, 2023 1:00-2:00pm CT Webinar A Primer and Hot Topics in the World of Coverage B  Dealing with… Continue Reading →

Florida Court Upholds Eight-Corners Rule, Rejecting Exception: Extrinsic Evidence Must Resolve Duty to Defend and Be Undisputed

By Zachary Greening In First Mercury Insurance Co. v. First Florida Building Corporation, 20-cv-1929 (M.D. Fla Jan. 3, 2023), the court rejected an insurer’s bid to have evidence considered outside the underlying complaint concerning the claimant’s employment status to determine… Continue Reading →

The Debate About GL Coverage for BIPA Claims is Not Over — It is Just Starting

By: Rosa Tumialán The debate concerning the applicability of general liability policies to claims arising out of violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) has not gone all that well for insurers. The Illinois Supreme Court in West Bend… Continue Reading →

Tressler Talks: Restatement of Law, Liability Insurance – An Insurer’s Friend or Foe?

Join us for this complimentary seminar to learn about the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance. Tressler’s experienced insurance attorneys will discuss the controversy surrounding the Restatement’s development, its most controversial provisions and any trends regarding its… Continue Reading →

Illinois Court Finds Notice Requirement Not Applicable to Additional Insured

By: Samantha Rothman In West Bend Mutual Insurance Company v. Community United School District 300, 2021 IL App (2d) 210108, the insurer sought a declaration that it had no duty to defend an additional insured, a school district, in connection… Continue Reading →

Attorney Spotlight: Michael DiSantis

Michael DiSantis is a partner in Tressler’s Insurance and Litigation practices. He focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage analysis and insurance coverage litigation, assisting insurance companies in resolving complex disputes. He has represented insurance companies in litigated… Continue Reading →

Attorney Spotlight: Danita Davis Sudac

Danita Davis Sudac is an associate in the Insurance and Litigation practices. She represents insurers in matters in connection with insurance issues, including claims related to commercial general liability coverage and professional liability coverage. Her practice areas include Insurance, Litigation,… Continue Reading →

Chopping Down The Wrong Tree Is Not An Accident

In Crown Tree Service, Inc. v. Atain Specialty Insurance Company, the underlying U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held that there was no coverage for a suit against the insured tree service by the owner of land… Continue Reading →

English Majors, Rejoice!

The policyholder in Maids on Call, LLC v. Ohio Security Ins. Co., 2018 WL 264088 (D. Neb. Jan. 2, 2018) (Connecticut and Nebraska law) was sued for allegedly abandoning a housecleaning franchise operation, beginning a new housecleaning business in the… Continue Reading →

Proceeding With Caution Under a “Selection of Counsel” Provision 

When an insurer assumes charge of its policyholder’s defense while simultaneously reserving its rights on a basis adverse to the policyholder’s interests such as an intentional acts exclusion, a conflict of interest exists.  In such a situation, the insurer must disclose the conflict… Continue Reading →

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