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Life Insurance Owner Should Usually Have an Insurable Interest in the Insured Life

USA - October 14 2016 The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada v. U.S. Bank National Association on

How Will the Court Review My Long Term Disability Case?

USA - May 12 2016 In the long anticipated ruling in Fontaine v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., No. 14-1984, 2015 U.S. App. (7th Cir. Sept. 4, 2015), the Seventh Circuit

Dismissal of Medline Industries False Claims Act Case Upheld

USA - January 18 2016 The Seventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of a suit filed in 2011 under the False Claims Act on January 4, 2016, finding the Relator was merely adding

Limits to Bad Faith Discovery in Illinois?

USA - May 17 2016 Zagorski v. Allstate Insurance Company, 2016 IL App (5th) 140056 (May 16, 2016) St. Clair Co. (CATES) Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated

Church-Affiliated Organization Benefit Plans Governed by ERISA

USA - March 20 2016 Stapleton v. Advocate Health Care Network, No. 15-1368 (March 17, 2016) N.D. Ill., E. Div. Affirmed. The Court begins the decision, "The Employee

Seventh Circuit Awards Accidental Death Benefits

USA - January 3 2017 On July 16, 2013, Jeremy Prather had torn his left Achilles tendon playing basketball and after consulting with an orthopedic surgeon he scheduled

District Court Upholds LINA’s Denial of LTD Benefits Due To Lack of Objective Findings of Mental, Cognitive, or Behavioral Impairment

USA - November 14 2016 District court upholds insurer’s denial of LTD benefits agreeing with the insurer’s file reviewer that there are no objective findings from a

Life Insurance Owner Should Usually Have an Insurable Interest in the Insured Life

USA - October 14 2016 The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada v. U.S. Bank National Association on

Insurer Required to Defend Insured

USA - July 28 2016 The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court's decision regarding insurer's duty to defend

Limits to Bad Faith Discovery in Illinois?

USA - May 17 2016 Zagorski v. Allstate Insurance Company, 2016 IL App (5th) 140056 (May 16, 2016) St. Clair Co. (CATES) Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated