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Seventh Circuit: Mailing Addresses Don’t Necessarily Identify What’s Insured

Last week, the Seventh Circuit found that the term “residence premises” in an Illinois homeowner’s policy was ambiguous because it could describe more than just one structure on the property. In Schuchman v. State Auto Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., … Continue reading

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Seventh Circuit Permits Payment of Life Insurance Benefits Through Retained Asset Accounts

Earlier this month, in Phillips v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America, the Seventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of a putative class action challenging a life insurer’s use of “retained asset accounts” for payment of policy benefits. The plaintiff alleged that Prudential … Continue reading

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Trivial Impact? An Update on Wegman

As you may recall, in January 2011, the Seventh Circuit decided R.C. Wegman Constr. Co. v. Admiral Ins. Co., 629 F.3d 724.  Here are a couple of updates on Wegman‘s impact: First, the Indiana Litigator published my article, “Non-Trivial” Pursuit: … Continue reading

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