Category archive: Insurance

Advertisement of Services Is Not “Rendering” of Services, Says the Illinois Appellate Court

What does it mean to “render” services if (1) you are an insurance agent or brokerage conducting your day-to-day business operations; and (2) you have purchased a professional liability policy to cover errors or omissions you make (or are accused of making) in your business? According to the Illinois Appellate Court in Margulis v. BCS…

Piercing the Corporate Veil in Illinois: For the First Time, the Jury Can Decide

Companies, professional corporations, and insurance carriers doing business in Illinois need to know about a trailblazing new case likely to impact their defense against veil-piercing claims. Traditionally, the question of whether a corporate veil can be pierced to reach the shareholders or owners behind a corporate entity has been for the trial court to determine….

Insurer May Be Liable to Policyholder for Agent’s Failure to Explain Coinsurance Provision Reducing Coverage to Less Than Amount Requested

Insurance agents are wise to mention and explain policy provisions that may cause a reduction in coverage below what the customer wants to have. And in Florida and other states that attribute an insurance agent’s negligence to the insurance company (enabling a direct action against the company), insurers are wise to devise processes that ensure…

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