This program, presented by Andrew Witik of Litchfield Cavo LLP, will discuss hot topics in additional insured coverage, with a close look at four of the most impactful cases in the last year.
The cases to be closely examined are: 1) Westfield Insurance Company v. National Decorating Service, Inc.; 2) Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company; 3) Black & Veatch Corporation v. Aspen Insurance (UK) Ltd; Lloyd’s Syndicate 2003; and 4) JP Energy Marketing v. Commerce And Industry Insurance Co. These cases, all of significant importance, come from various regions of the country and examined together, provide insights into the trajectory of the industry and potential changes to come in the field.
Andrew has over 30 years of experience representing insurance companies, corporations, municipalities, and individuals in declaratory judgment actions, contractual disputes, bad faith claims, and appeals in state and federal courts across the United States. In addition to insurance coverage, his emphasis is on construction defect litigation matters. He has successfully litigated Illinois cases of first impression applying the business risk and false pretense exclusions. He also has experience with general liability, professional liability, commercial auto, property, business owner’s, and homeowner’s policies.
Drew has been rated an AV® Preeminent™ lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, representing the recognition of the highest level of professional excellence by his peers. In 2018 and 2019, he was named a Leading Lawyer in Illinois in the areas of Insurance, Insurance Coverage, and Reinsurance Law.
After law school, Drew served as law clerk to the Hon. Edward J. Egan of the Illinois Appellate Court.
Publications and Presentations
All of your speakers / presenters this year were great.
Far and away the best, most substance-dense, CLE program I've watched at Lawline. Great slides & smart to focus on four key cases that illustrate so much.
Good presenter. Very pleased.
really good info
Good presentation of consistent court approach to analysis and deciding complex cases.
Never a dull moment in additional insured coverage. Thanks!
Great update for us contract nerds. Thanks
Synchronization of slides and speaker's presentation was excellent and made the substantial and up to date content interesting and easy to follow.
great content very excellent
This course spent too much time on the Oklahoma case and statute and not enough on the fourth proposed case.
really useful and up to date
Great review of recent insurance cases.