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Insurance Company Beware Certifying the Wrong Policy Can Cost You Dearly:  In a recent decision by the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District (American Service Insurance v. Miller, 2014 IL App (5th) 130582), the court affirmed an award of sanctions against an insurance company in a declaratory judgment action.  Click here to read more.

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On November 21-23, Chase Gruszka coached the Georgetown White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational Competition in Washington, DC.  The White Collar Crime Invitational is a three-day trial advocacy competition hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center Barristers’ Council. It features a federal criminal trial focused on white collar issues. Past problems include insurance fraud, honest services fraud, and lying to federal investigators.  Twenty of the nation’s top trial advocacy programs journey to Washington for the competition, which is judged by legal professionals from the greater D.C. Area.

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Aimee Lipkis gave a lecture to physicians at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital entitled, “Winning is Better than Losing:  How to Increase Your Chances of Winning a Malpractice Suit” on November 19.

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On November 9, Anthony Sam was a guest lecturer on Closing Arguments for the Benedictine University Mock Trial Team at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. The presentation focused on how to effectively argue inferences from witness testimony and tangible evidence to have the greatest impact on a jury.

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Rodney E. VanAusdal and Michael D. Huber were speakers at the William Scholl College/Rosalind Franklin University Seminar entitled, “Podiatric Malpractice – Revisited II,” in Lake Forest, Illinois on November 3.

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Rodney E. VanAusdal and Michael D. Huber were speakers at the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association Annual Meeting to the Illinois Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants, “Professionalism in the Age of Social Media,” on October 17.