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On April 23, Adam Carter will present “Personal Jurisdiction After Daimler AG v. Bauman,” at the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Statewide CLE Series at The Outing Club in Davenport, IA.  Adam prepared the presentation on the Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling in Daimler AG v. Bauman and its effects on the parameters of personal jurisdiction for corporations foreign to the venue in which they are sued for the IDC Statewide CLE Series.  He will also give the presentation on June 11, 2015 at the offices of Heyl Royster in Rockford, Illinois.  For more information on the presentation or the IDC’s Statewide CLE Series, please contact Adam.

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Jeffrey Siderius recently obtained a favorable ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in an insurance coverage dispute.  The court ruled that our client, AMCO Insurance Company, had no duty to defend or indemnify its named insured, Northern Heritage Builders, against a subrogation lawsuit filed by American Family Insurance.  American Family sued Northern Heritage, seeking recovery of $1.1 million which American Family had previously paid to homeowner Michael McGrath to settle McGrath’s construction defect claim for water damage to his home.  Northern Heritage was the general contractor for the construction of Mr. McGrath’s home.

Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman of the Northern District ruled there was no coverage under the AMCO general liability policy because the entire $1.1 million consisted of the costs of repairing and replacing Northern’s defective work, which did not constitute covered “property damage” within the meaning of the AMCO policy.  The court accordingly ruled that AMCO had no duty to defend or indemnify Northern Heritage against American Family’s subrogation lawsuit.

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On March 26 and 27, Adam Carter attended the 49th Annual SMU Air Law Symposium in Dallas, Texas.  The SMU Air Law Symposium is the oldest and largest annual aviation law symposium in the world, and brings together aviation lawyers, pilots, and industry representatives to discuss a wide variety of aviation law topics and recent events.

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Cray Huber Partners Daniel K. Cray, James K. Horstman, Michael D. Huber, Stephen W. Heil and Rodney E. VanAusdal have been selected to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list.  Their names and contact information will be included in the February 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine and Chicago magazine.

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Daniel K. Cray has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal 2015 in the areas of Life Sciences and Products Liability.