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Rob Muriel, Former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, Joins Hoke LLC as Partner

Hoke LLC is proud to welcome Rob Muriel to the firm as a Partner.  Rob joins Hoke LLC after... Read More

9th Cir. / Strict Liability

Amazon Not a Seller When Third-Party Sellers Involved The Ninth Circuit, applying Arizona law, affirmed the District Court’s ruling of... Read More

IL 1st Dist. / Notice

Report to Police 11 Days after Accident is “as Soon as Practicable” The Illinois Appellate Court for the First District,... Read More

Tenn. Sup. Ct. / Asbestos

Manufacturers Not Liable for Failure to Warn About the Dangers of Post-Sale Asbestos-Containing Materials  The Supreme Court of Tennessee, in... Read More

N.D. IL / COVID-19

Closure due to Governor’s Orders Not “Direct Physical Loss” The United State District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,... Read More

ILLINOIS DIRECTOR OF INSURANCE, ROB MURIEL, JOINING HOKE LLC

Chicago:   Illinois Governor Pritzker announced today that Rob Muriel, who has served as the Director of the Illinois Department... Read More

IL App. (1st Dist.) / Products and Services Exclusion

Broad Exclusion Applies Even to Claims Regarding Sale Through Intermediary The 1st District Appellate Court of Illinois, in an opinion... Read More

IL App. (2nd Dist.) / Duty to Defend

Extrinsic Facts Outside of Complaint Not Permissible in Determining Duty to Defend The Illinois Appellate Court for the Second... Read More


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February 2021

Rob Muriel, Former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, Joins Hoke LLC as Partner

Hoke LLC is proud to welcome Rob Muriel to the firm as a Partner.  Rob joins Hoke LLC after successfully completing his term as the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. It is unprecedented for a Director to join a policyholder recovery firm, as opposed to representing insurer interests. It speaks to Rob’s commitment to our mission of ensuring that insurers treat their insureds fairly. See the press release here. During his tenure as Director, he was a leader [...]

9th Cir. / Strict Liability

Amazon Not a Seller When Third-Party Sellers Involved The Ninth Circuit, applying Arizona law, affirmed the District Court’s ruling of summary judgment in favor of Amazon.com, Inc. and Amazon.com (jointly, “Amazon”) regarding State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.’s (“State Farm”) subrogation claims for strict liability and negligence.  The Ninth Circuit held Amazon is not a seller of products sold on amazon.com via third-party sellers and therefore, had no duty to purchasers and could not be held strictly liable. Amazon operates an [...]


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Rob Muriel, Former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, Joins Hoke LLC as Partner

Hoke LLC is proud to welcome Rob Muriel to the firm as a Partner.  Rob joins Hoke LLC after successfully completing his term as the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. It is unprecedented for a Director to join a policyholder recovery firm, as opposed to representing insurer interests. It speaks to Rob’s commitment to our mission of ensuring that insurers treat their insureds fairly. See the press release here. During his tenure as Director, he was a leader [...]

9th Cir. / Strict Liability

Amazon Not a Seller When Third-Party Sellers Involved The Ninth Circuit, applying Arizona law, affirmed the District Court’s ruling of summary judgment in favor of Amazon.com, Inc. and Amazon.com (jointly, “Amazon”) regarding State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.’s (“State Farm”) subrogation claims for strict liability and negligence.  The Ninth Circuit held Amazon is not a seller of products sold on amazon.com via third-party sellers and therefore, had no duty to purchasers and could not be held strictly liable. Amazon operates an [...]

IL 1st Dist. / Notice

Report to Police 11 Days after Accident is “as Soon as Practicable” The Illinois Appellate Court for the First District, in an opinion written by Justice Lampkin with Justice Burke concurring and Justice Gordon concurring in part and dissenting in part, applying Illinois law, reversed the Circuit Court’s ruling and held that the relevant insurance policy only required an insured to report an incident to the police “as soon as practicable.” Given the circumstances, the Appellate Court determined that the [...]


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Rob Muriel, Former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, Joins Hoke LLC as Partner

Hoke LLC is proud to welcome Rob Muriel to the firm as a Partner.  Rob joins Hoke LLC after successfully completing his term as the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. It is unprecedented for a Director to join a policyholder recovery firm, as opposed to representing insurer interests. It speaks to Rob’s commitment to our mission of ensuring that insurers treat their insureds fairly. See the press release here. During his tenure as Director, he was a leader [...]

9th Cir. / Strict Liability

Amazon Not a Seller When Third-Party Sellers Involved The Ninth Circuit, applying Arizona law, affirmed the District Court’s ruling of summary judgment in favor of Amazon.com, Inc. and Amazon.com (jointly, “Amazon”) regarding State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.’s (“State Farm”) subrogation claims for strict liability and negligence.  The Ninth Circuit held Amazon is not a seller of products sold on amazon.com via third-party sellers and therefore, had no duty to purchasers and could not be held strictly liable. Amazon operates an [...]


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Rob Muriel, Former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, Joins Hoke LLC as Partner

Hoke LLC is proud to welcome Rob Muriel to the firm as a Partner.  Rob joins Hoke LLC after successfully completing his term as the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. It is unprecedented for a Director to join a policyholder recovery firm, as opposed to representing insurer interests. It speaks to Rob’s commitment to our mission of ensuring that insurers treat their insureds fairly. See the press release here. During his tenure as Director, he was a leader [...]

9th Cir. / Strict Liability

Amazon Not a Seller When Third-Party Sellers Involved The Ninth Circuit, applying Arizona law, affirmed the District Court’s ruling of summary judgment in favor of Amazon.com, Inc. and Amazon.com (jointly, “Amazon”) regarding State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.’s (“State Farm”) subrogation claims for strict liability and negligence.  The Ninth Circuit held Amazon is not a seller of products sold on amazon.com via third-party sellers and therefore, had no duty to purchasers and could not be held strictly liable. Amazon operates an [...]


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Rob Muriel, Former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, Joins Hoke LLC as Partner

Hoke LLC is proud to welcome Rob Muriel to the firm as a Partner.  Rob joins Hoke LLC after successfully completing his term as the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. It is unprecedented for a Director to join a policyholder recovery firm, as opposed to representing insurer interests. It speaks to Rob’s commitment to our mission of ensuring that insurers treat their insureds fairly. See the press release here. During his tenure as Director, he was a leader [...]

9th Cir. / Strict Liability

Amazon Not a Seller When Third-Party Sellers Involved The Ninth Circuit, applying Arizona law, affirmed the District Court’s ruling of summary judgment in favor of Amazon.com, Inc. and Amazon.com (jointly, “Amazon”) regarding State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.’s (“State Farm”) subrogation claims for strict liability and negligence.  The Ninth Circuit held Amazon is not a seller of products sold on amazon.com via third-party sellers and therefore, had no duty to purchasers and could not be held strictly liable. Amazon operates an [...]


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Rob Muriel, Former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, Joins Hoke LLC as Partner

Hoke LLC is proud to welcome Rob Muriel to the firm as a Partner.  Rob joins Hoke LLC after successfully completing his term as the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. It is unprecedented for a Director to join a policyholder recovery firm, as opposed to representing insurer interests. It speaks to Rob’s commitment to our mission of ensuring that insurers treat their insureds fairly. See the press release here. During his tenure as Director, he was a leader [...]

9th Cir. / Strict Liability

Amazon Not a Seller When Third-Party Sellers Involved The Ninth Circuit, applying Arizona law, affirmed the District Court’s ruling of summary judgment in favor of Amazon.com, Inc. and Amazon.com (jointly, “Amazon”) regarding State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.’s (“State Farm”) subrogation claims for strict liability and negligence.  The Ninth Circuit held Amazon is not a seller of products sold on amazon.com via third-party sellers and therefore, had no duty to purchasers and could not be held strictly liable. Amazon operates an [...]