Julie Wall spoke at DRI’s Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Seminar in Washington, D.C. in April 2015. The topic was “Name That Case! Cases You Should Know and Cite.”
Chittenden, Murday & Novotny LLC proudly announces that Leading Lawyers Magazine has named Elizabeth Doolin one of the Top Ten Women Civil Appellate Lawyers in Illinois. Elizabeth, already among the Top Women Lawyers in Illinois, earned this special recognition based on recommendations of her peers and is featured in the March 2015 issue.
Chittenden, Murday & Novotny’s article “Recent Developments in Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Disability Insurance Case Law” was recently published in the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal at 50:2 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 401 (Winter 2015).
Recent Developments Article
CMN attorneys Joseph Jeffery and Stuart Primack won a hard-fought trial on behalf of CMN client United of Omaha on a claim for ERISA plan disability benefits. The case was tried before Judge Young Kim in the federal court for the Northern District of Illinois in October 2014 and judgment was entered in favor of United of Omaha on January 28, 2015. Solid defense expert testimony coupled with effective cross-examination of the plaintiff and his expert witnesses carried the day for United of Omaha. A copy of Judge Kim’s well-reasoned opinion is attached below.
Sean MacCarthy has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation from 2014 to the present. Distinction as a “Leading Lawyer” is the product of a rigorous selection process that focuses on recommendations from peers in the lawyer’s particular practice area followed by extensive discussion with other highly regarded lawyers in the same area of practice. Less than 5% of all lawyers in the State of Illinois are selected for this distinction.