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Insurance Bytes August 2022  Rob Muriel Named United Policyholders Board of Directors: A Non-Profit Dedicated... Read More

N.D. Ill. / BIPA

Three More Recent Opinions The Northern District of Illinois issued three rulings regarding insurance coverage for alleged violations of the... Read More

N.D. Ill. / Notice

No Coverage for Claim Made on Last Day of Policy Period Because Insured Unaware The United States District Court for... Read More

Five Recent Northern Dist. IL BIPA Coverage Cases

Statutory Violation Exclusion Ambiguous – Does Not Bar Coverage The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,... Read More

IL App (2nd Dist.) / Asbestos

Complaint Sufficiently Alleges Intentional Tort & Negligence of Employer’s Intent to Expose Decedent  The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District,... Read More

WI Sup. Ct. / COVID

Security Insurance Prevails in Pandemic Restaurant Closure Case Because No “Physical Loss” The Supreme Court of Wisconsin, applying Wisconsin law,... Read More

Fed. Dist. Ct. (IL)

No Life Insurance Benefits for Overdose The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in an opinion... Read More

W.D. WA / Lost Policies

Circumstantial Evidence Sufficient to Prove Duty to Defend and Bad Faith The United States District Court for the Western District... Read More


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August 2022

Insurance Bytes August 2022  Rob Muriel Named United Policyholders Board of Directors: A Non-Profit Dedicated to Representing Policyholder Interests NationwideRob Muriel is the former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and the former President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. Read More »WI Sup. Ct. / COVID: Security Insurance Prevails in Pandemic Restaurant Closure Case Because No “Physical Loss”. Read More »IL App (2nd Dist.) / Asbestos: Complaint Sufficiently Alleges Intentional Tort & Negligence of Employer’s Intent [...]

N.D. Ill. / BIPA

Three More Recent Opinions The Northern District of Illinois issued three rulings regarding insurance coverage for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. In each decision, the Court considered certain exclusions relied upon by the respective insurers to deny coverage: an Employment-Related Practices (“ERP”) exclusion, a Distribution of Material in Violation of Statutes (“Statutory Violation”) exclusion, and Access/Disclosure exclusion. Each opinion treated the arguments differently. Regarding the ERP exclusion, all three of the courts ruled in favor of the [...]


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Insurance Bytes August 2022  Rob Muriel Named United Policyholders Board of Directors: A Non-Profit Dedicated to Representing Policyholder Interests NationwideRob Muriel is the former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and the former President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. Read More »WI Sup. Ct. / COVID: Security Insurance Prevails in Pandemic Restaurant Closure Case Because No “Physical Loss”. Read More »IL App (2nd Dist.) / Asbestos: Complaint Sufficiently Alleges Intentional Tort & Negligence of Employer’s Intent [...]

N.D. Ill. / BIPA

Three More Recent Opinions The Northern District of Illinois issued three rulings regarding insurance coverage for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. In each decision, the Court considered certain exclusions relied upon by the respective insurers to deny coverage: an Employment-Related Practices (“ERP”) exclusion, a Distribution of Material in Violation of Statutes (“Statutory Violation”) exclusion, and Access/Disclosure exclusion. Each opinion treated the arguments differently. Regarding the ERP exclusion, all three of the courts ruled in favor of the [...]

N.D. Ill. / Notice

No Coverage for Claim Made on Last Day of Policy Period Because Insured Unaware The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in an opinion written by Judge Kennelly, applying Illinois law, granted an insurer’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, holding no coverage for a lawsuit alleging Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) violations that was filed on the last day of the policy period because the insured, Lewis Produce Market No. 2, Inc. (“Market 2”), [...]


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Insurance Bytes August 2022  Rob Muriel Named United Policyholders Board of Directors: A Non-Profit Dedicated to Representing Policyholder Interests NationwideRob Muriel is the former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and the former President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. Read More »WI Sup. Ct. / COVID: Security Insurance Prevails in Pandemic Restaurant Closure Case Because No “Physical Loss”. Read More »IL App (2nd Dist.) / Asbestos: Complaint Sufficiently Alleges Intentional Tort & Negligence of Employer’s Intent [...]

N.D. Ill. / BIPA

Three More Recent Opinions The Northern District of Illinois issued three rulings regarding insurance coverage for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. In each decision, the Court considered certain exclusions relied upon by the respective insurers to deny coverage: an Employment-Related Practices (“ERP”) exclusion, a Distribution of Material in Violation of Statutes (“Statutory Violation”) exclusion, and Access/Disclosure exclusion. Each opinion treated the arguments differently. Regarding the ERP exclusion, all three of the courts ruled in favor of the [...]


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Insurance Bytes August 2022  Rob Muriel Named United Policyholders Board of Directors: A Non-Profit Dedicated to Representing Policyholder Interests NationwideRob Muriel is the former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and the former President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. Read More »WI Sup. Ct. / COVID: Security Insurance Prevails in Pandemic Restaurant Closure Case Because No “Physical Loss”. Read More »IL App (2nd Dist.) / Asbestos: Complaint Sufficiently Alleges Intentional Tort & Negligence of Employer’s Intent [...]

N.D. Ill. / BIPA

Three More Recent Opinions The Northern District of Illinois issued three rulings regarding insurance coverage for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. In each decision, the Court considered certain exclusions relied upon by the respective insurers to deny coverage: an Employment-Related Practices (“ERP”) exclusion, a Distribution of Material in Violation of Statutes (“Statutory Violation”) exclusion, and Access/Disclosure exclusion. Each opinion treated the arguments differently. Regarding the ERP exclusion, all three of the courts ruled in favor of the [...]


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Insurance Bytes August 2022  Rob Muriel Named United Policyholders Board of Directors: A Non-Profit Dedicated to Representing Policyholder Interests NationwideRob Muriel is the former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and the former President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. Read More »WI Sup. Ct. / COVID: Security Insurance Prevails in Pandemic Restaurant Closure Case Because No “Physical Loss”. Read More »IL App (2nd Dist.) / Asbestos: Complaint Sufficiently Alleges Intentional Tort & Negligence of Employer’s Intent [...]

N.D. Ill. / BIPA

Three More Recent Opinions The Northern District of Illinois issued three rulings regarding insurance coverage for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. In each decision, the Court considered certain exclusions relied upon by the respective insurers to deny coverage: an Employment-Related Practices (“ERP”) exclusion, a Distribution of Material in Violation of Statutes (“Statutory Violation”) exclusion, and Access/Disclosure exclusion. Each opinion treated the arguments differently. Regarding the ERP exclusion, all three of the courts ruled in favor of the [...]


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Insurance Bytes August 2022  Rob Muriel Named United Policyholders Board of Directors: A Non-Profit Dedicated to Representing Policyholder Interests NationwideRob Muriel is the former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and the former President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. Read More »WI Sup. Ct. / COVID: Security Insurance Prevails in Pandemic Restaurant Closure Case Because No “Physical Loss”. Read More »IL App (2nd Dist.) / Asbestos: Complaint Sufficiently Alleges Intentional Tort & Negligence of Employer’s Intent [...]

N.D. Ill. / BIPA

Three More Recent Opinions The Northern District of Illinois issued three rulings regarding insurance coverage for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. In each decision, the Court considered certain exclusions relied upon by the respective insurers to deny coverage: an Employment-Related Practices (“ERP”) exclusion, a Distribution of Material in Violation of Statutes (“Statutory Violation”) exclusion, and Access/Disclosure exclusion. Each opinion treated the arguments differently. Regarding the ERP exclusion, all three of the courts ruled in favor of the [...]