IL App Ct. 2nd Dist. / Sex Abuse: Defense Duty for Additional Insured Because “Willful and Wanton” Not an Independent Tort. Read More »W.V. Supreme Ct. / Opioids: Injunction Against Parallel CA Coverage Overbroad. Read More »
COVID-19 Case Tracker: Noteworthy COVID Insurance Cases
N.D. Ill. / COVID-19: Case Dismissed Because Physical Loss Allegations Conclusory. Read More »
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Amalia Rioja Joins Hoke LLC as Partner: “We are thrilled and humbled to have Amalia’s unrivaled blend of litigation, government and civic achievements on the Hoke LLC team.“ Read More »1st Cir. / ERISA: Insurer Requirement of Evidence of Functional Limitations Reasonable in Determining Applicability of Self-Reported Symptoms Limitation. Read More »N.D. Ill. / Medicare: Settlement Payments for Allegations of Fraud Insurable... Read More
Amalia Rioja Joins Hoke LLC as Partner: “We are thrilled and humbled to have Amalia’s unrivaled blend of litigation, government and civic achievements on the Hoke LLC team.” Read More »Fed. N.C. / BIPA: Recording and Distribution of Material or Information Exclusion Applies to IL BIPA Violations. Read More »E.D. Wis. / Excess Coverage: Eaton Asbestos DJ Against High-Level Excess Insurers Not Ripe.... Read More
Rob Muriel to Moderate COVID Insurance Panel for Hispanic National Bar Association: “COVID-19 Insurance Litigation Forecast,” 2021 Annual Hispanic National Bar Association Convention, September 29, 2021. See https://hnba.com/2021-hnba-annual-convention/.7th Cir. / Med Mal: Allegation of a “Wrongful Act” Triggers Coverage. Read More »N.D. IL / COVID: Loss of Intended Use Due to COVID-19 Not “Direct Physical Loss”. Read More »Ill App 1st: Initial Disclosure of Umbrella Not Required. Read... Read More
“Availability Rule’s Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated,” Jacob Mihm, Law360, January 26, 2017.
“The Two Very Different Types of Cosmetic Talc Claims,” Stephen Hoke, Insurance Law360 and ProductsLiability360, December 9, 2016.
“Rewriting History: Boston Gas and Keyspan,” Jacob Mihm, Law360, October 6, 2016.
Hoke LLC was retained by a large publicly traded client after its ERISA claim for benefits was completely denied by its EBL insurer. After making a novel argument that the policy benefits exclusion did not apply, Hoke LLC was able to secure agreement from the carrier to fund the majority of a settlement of the underlying ERISA claim all... Read More