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Douglas Palandech Explores Best Practices for Navigating the Shop Drawings Process

In the Willis Towers Watson webinar, Doug discussed shop drawings, submittals and changes that may occur with the traditional shop drawings process.

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First District Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal for Thomas Orlando’s Auto Insurance Client

The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District upheld the Circuit Court of Cook County’s ruling to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint regarding an allegedly mishandled automobile insurance policy.

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John Eggum to Discuss Appraisal Proceedings at WLA Spring Seminar

John will detail the recurring challenges, recent developments and best practices for resolution related to complex disputes in appraisal proceedings.

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Indiana Federal Court Rejects Policyholder’s COVID Claim Alleging “Chemical Alteration” of Property

Matthew Ponzi, John Eggum and Patrick O’Neal obtained a judgment dismissing a COVID-19 lawsuit alleging a purported “chemical alteration” of property, providing further guidance for insurers faced with COVID-19 claims.

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Shareholders Mike Foran and John Eggum Obtain Summary Judgment Victory In Eight-Figure Dispute Over Indiana Hotel Fire

After an appraisal award and four years of Plaintiff’s efforts to invalidate that award, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana awarded summary judgment to Mike Foran and John Eggum’s insurer client in a breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit stemming from a fire at a hotel in northwest Indiana. The Dispute, which included claims for punitive damages and more than $5 million in contract damages, was heavily contested, but the Court agreed with Shareholders Foran and Eggum that the hotel owner could not prove there was a triable issue of fact, after considering the several thousand-page record.

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