CMN Attorneys Contribute to DRI’s New Life Insurance Compendium

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CMN attorneys Julie F. Wall, Craig M. Bargher, and Matthew H. Bunn recently authored the Illinois and Indiana chapters of the Defense Research Institute’s new life insurance book, “The Law of Life Insurance, Key Issues in Each State.”  The book is a compendium of the major issues in life insurance law for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  It is an excellent resource for life insurance practitioners, particularly those with matters in multiple states.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this book or would like more information, please feel free to contact any of the authors directly, or click here.

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CMN Attorneys Author Long-Term Care Insurance Law Treatise

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CMN members William A. Chittenden, Joseph R. Jeffery and Jennifer S. Stegmaier recently co-authored the Chapter on Long-Term Care Insurance Law published in Appleman’s Treatise on Insurance Law.  The treatise chapter serves as a primer on long-term care insurance products and covers a wide range of litigation and regulatory issues involving long-term care insurance.  See, William A. Chittenden, III, Joseph R. Jeffery, Jennifer S. Stegmaier, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chp. 93A Long-Term Care Insurance (LexisNexis).  If interested in obtaining a copy or for more information, please feel free to contact any of the authors directly.

Elizabeth Doolin publishes article in “For the Defense” highlighting HIPAA developments

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The August 2016 issue of DRI’s For the Defense magazine features an in-depth examination of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules, and potential exposure faced by health plans and their fiduciaries for breaches that lead to disclosure of protected health information, written by CMN member Elizabeth Doolin.  This article presents crucial information about this rapidly-developing area of the law.

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CMN’s Sean MacCarthy Publishes Treatise on Cross-Examination Tactics

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SPM-Impeachment Book-PicCMN is proud to announce that Firm member Sean MacCarthy has co-authorzed MacCarthy on Impeachment: How to Find and Use These Weapons of Mass Destruction, recently published by the American Bar Association. In the treatise, Sean shares the cross-examination and impeachment skills he developed in his role as a key member of CMN’s team of trial lawyers.  Sean’s co-authors are Mr. Terence F. MacCarthy, Defender Emeritus, Federal Defender Program, Northern District of Illinois; and The Honorable Terence F. MacCarthy, Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

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Joe Jeffery publishes article in “For the Defense” examining an ERISA fiduciary’s right to contribution and indemnity under ERISA

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The December 2015 issue of DRI’s For the Defense magazine features an article examining a decades-long split in the federal courts of appeals over whether an ERISA fiduciary who is jointly and severally liable to an ERISA plan is entitled to seek contribution or indemnity from a more culpable co-fiduciary.  This article examines the primary arguments for and against permitting such actions and finds that, while arguments advocating rights of contribution and indemnity are well-founded, recognizing them would likely be a bridge too far under the Supreme Court’s current ERISA jurisprudence

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