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New York Counsel Jennifer Loyd Publishes Article on Expert Witness Selection in Medical Liability Cases

Jennifer Loyd authored “A Recent Lesson in Expert Selection for MDL Cases from the Second Circuit” for the American Bar Association’s Business and Unfair Torts Competition Committee “Practice Points” feature, discussing the importance of selecting the right expert witnesses in drug or medical liability matters, particularly in either establishing or refuting claims of general causation… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Expands with Addition of Three Attorneys in Louisiana

Litchfield Cavo LLP has expanded its practice in the southern region of the United States with the addition of three attorneys in its Louisiana office. Kevin Webb and Erin Lorio joined the Firm in April, followed by Brett Willie in May. Kevin Webb, partner, is an experienced litigator licensed in Louisiana and Massachusetts whose practice… Read More »

Andrew Witik Lawline Seminar

Chicago Partner Andrew Witik to Present “Additional Insureds: A Close Look at Recent Litigation Trends” to Lawline. Partner Drew Witik will present “Additional Insureds: A Close Look at Recent Litigation Trends” on May 22, 2018, to Lawline in New York City. Drew’s webinar will discuss hot topics in additional insured coverage, with a close look… Read More »

Chicago Partner Andrew G. Witik Publishes Article on Anti-Indemnity Legislation

Chicago Partner Andrew G. Witik published the lead article, “Anti-Indemnity Legislation Is a Growing Trend in Western States,” in the March 23 Defects and Disputes newsletter of Advise and Consult Inc, a nationwide company of construction expert witnesses located in 15 different states across the United States. In the article, Andrew discusses the significance of… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Expands to Arizona

Litchfield Cavo LLP is expanding its practice in the west and southwest regions of the United States, recently opening its newest office in Phoenix, Arizona on April 2, 2018. Litchfield Cavo began as a small trial practice in 1998. The Firm now boasts more than 275 experienced attorneys in 22 offices providing insurance and business… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Attorneys Carrie A. Durkin and Peter C. Kim to Speak at 2018 ISEPS/COS Annual Meeting: Frontiers and Controversies in Ophthalmology

Chicago Partners Carrie A. Durkin and Peter C. Kim have been invited to speak at the 14th annual joint conference of the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and the Chicago Ophthalmological Society held in Chicago on March 23, 2018. For 14 years, these two premier professional societies have sponsored …

Litchfield Cavo Obtains Summary Judgment for Homeowner’s Association in Premises Liability Case

Chicago associate Beth Alberico successfully argued a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a homeowners’ association in a premises liability case filed in Cook County. The plaintiff sued the property owner after he slipped and fell on ice…

Litchfield Cavo Obtains Defense Verdict for Suffolk County Client in Personal Injury Case

On January 11, 2018, New York Partner Michael Dvorkin obtained a defense verdict in New York Supreme Court, Suffolk County. The case was an action to recover for personal injuries allegedly sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff alleged severe and permanent injuries, including multiple fractures requiring hospitalizations, extended rehabilitation and surgery, and demanded $1… Read More »

Litchfield Cavo Wisconsin Office Wins Motion To Dismiss Bad Faith Counterclaim

John Pollock, a partner in Litchfield Cavo’s Wisconsin office, won a motion to dismiss a counterclaim for bad faith in an insurance coverage matter. The insureds argued an insurance company’s alleged failure to “split the file” gave rise to claims for bad faith, notwithstanding the company’s acceptance of the insured’s tender of defense.

Florida Supreme Court Issues Important Ruling on Chapter 558 Claims

A recent ruling by the Florida Supreme Court that a Chapter 558 notice may be deemed a form of “alternative dispute resolution,” and therefore be considered a suit, has significant implications for CGL carriers. Litchfield Cavo partners Jennifer Marino (Tampa) and John Catizone (Fort Lauderdale) explain the ruling and its ramifications here.