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Jeff Siderius was recently successful in obtaining summary judgment against the City of Chicago in Cook County Circuit Court, Chancery Division in an insurance coverage dispute.  The court ruled in favor of our insurance company client, finding it was not required to defend or indemnify the City as an additional insured.  The case involved two serious truck-pedestrian accidents in which trucks were driven by the City’s weed-cutting subcontractor; one of the accidents resulted in the death of a seven year old girl.  The court agreed with our argument that the policy’s described business limitation endorsement unambiguously applied to both the City and its weed-cutting subcontractor, based on admissions obtained in discovery.  The City and its subcontractor elected not to appeal.

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Aimee Lipkis gave the PICA risk management lecture “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice” at the Region IV OHFAMA Conference in Columbus, OH on May 16, 2019.

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Aimee Lipkis gave the PICA risk management lecture “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice” at the Goldfarb Foundation Region III Conference in Atlantic City, NJ on May 4, 2019.

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On May 3, Scott Pfeiffer spoke at the 2019 EECMA Annual Conference in Orlando on the topic of “The Evolution and Future of Food Flavoring Litigation.”

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Illinois Coverage Basics - Insurer vs. Insurer:  Extracontractual Recovery in Illinois

 Link to:  Insurance Coverage Basics Newsletter (April 2018)

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Aimee Lipkis has been appointed to serve a second term on the ISBA Tort Law Section Council from 2019-2020.

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Dan Cray, Mike Huber and Steve Heil have been named as Leading Lawyers for 2019 by Leading Lawyers magazine pursuant to the recommendation of their peers and approval by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

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Zachary Shook has been selected by Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as a 2019 Rising Star.

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Dan CrayMike HuberSteve HeilRodney VanAusdal and Ben Beringer have been selected by Law & Politics (Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine) as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers.

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Daniel Cray and Jeffrey Siderius presented at The Gavel National Conference III on January 21-23, 2019 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Aimee Lipkis has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in Leading Lawyers magazine in 2019 for the third year in a row, pursuant to her nomination by peer Leading Lawyers in Illinois.  The designation of Emerging Lawyer cannot be bought and is reserved only for attorneys fewer than 40 years of age and accounts for fewer than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.

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Cray Huber is a Corporate INTL Global Awards Winner for 2019 as a Catastrophic Loss Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Illinois.