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On April 26, Cray Huber will co-sponsor the IADC Midwest Regional Meeting at the LondonHouse in Chicago.  The meeting will serve as a professional networking event for IADC Members, their guests and attendees of the Corporate Counsel College.

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Pekin Ins. Co. v. Centex Homes, et al., 2017 IL App (1st) 153601.  In this case, the Illinois appellate court issued its most recent in a series of opinions redefining, and arguably expanding, the scope of an insurer’s duty to defend an additional insured.

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American Access Casualty Company v. Alcauter, et al., 2017 IL App (1st) 160775.  American Access, through its coverage attorney, filed a declaratory judgment action against its named insured, Jose Alcauter, and the tort plaintiff, Kimberly Krebs, for breach of the duty to cooperate in connection with an auto accident.  Alcauter failed to appear for his arbitration hearing, resulting in an award of $10,000 to Krebs.  American Access filed a motion for summary judgment against Alcauter and Krebs in the declaratory judgment action based on lack of cooperation.  The trial court denied the motion.

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On February 28, Mike Huber completed his term as a panel attorney on the USDC Southern District of Illinois Pro Bono Attorney panel.

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On February 18-19, Anthony M. Sam was a presiding trial judge at the American Mock Trial Association’s Joliet Regional Tournament held at the Will County Courthouse. This year’s competition featured 24 teams from colleges in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  Seven teams from the Joliet Regional advanced to compete in the Opening Round Championship Series Tournament at the Kane County Courthouse on March 24-26, 2017 in Geneva, Illinois.  The American Mock Trial Association is an organization that promotes intercollegiate mock trial among over 350 universities and colleges.

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Daniel Cray authored a sub-chapter entitled, “Motion for Change of Venue” within the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Defense Counsel Training Manual, Third Edition 2016.

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We are pleased to announce the elevation of Jeanne Zeiger to senior counsel.  She has more than 25 years of experience handling insurance coverage litigation and appeals in federal and state courts.  We congratulate Jeanne on excellent work and exceptional client service.

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We are pleased to announce the elevation to partnership of Adam Carter, Aimee Lipkis, Kelly McHale and Scott Pfeiffer.  We congratulate each of them for the manner in which they have distinguished themselves in service of our clients and the community.