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“Slam Dunk” Liability Defense Does Not Abrogate Duty to Defend

By Jill Berkeley, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP In Home Federal Savings Bank v. Ticor Title Insurance Company , No. 1:10-cv-0999 (Sept. 6, 2012), the Seventh Circuit held that the title insurer owed the policyholder mortgage company a defense against a mechanic's lien complaint seeking...

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP: Comparing Illinois versus California Bad Faith Law

By Jill Berkeley, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP As policyholder counsel in Illinois, we often must explain to our colleagues in California why there is no "bad faith" cottage industry among the Illinois bar. Taking the words right out of my mouth, a California court in a recent...