Tag Archives: Seventh Circuit

Seventh Circuit: Remember, Service-of-Suit Clauses Can Keep You Out of Federal Court

I know, I know. It’s been forever since I’ve posted, and I’m not even going to bother making excuses. So, here goes with the first case update… Last month, the Seventh Circuit held that a reinsurance agreement’s service-of-suit clause barred … Continue reading

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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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Settling Without Your Insurer’s Consent is Like Flushing Money Down the Toilet

Many insurance policies require the insured to obtain the insurer’s consent before settling a claim or making any payments for a claim.  That’s just basic insurance stuff.  So, too, is the concept that, if you have a claim asserted against … 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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