Additional Insureds: A Close Look at Recent Litigation Trends

(224 Ratings)

Produced on: May 22, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

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.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze the four top cases decided in the last year on the topic of additional insureds
  2. Examine the impact of these cases, including what the answers to previously unsolved questions will mean for the industry
  3. Anticipate potential changes to come in additional insureds

Faculty

Andrew Witik

Litchfield Cavo

Andrew has over 29 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, 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.

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD
  • Loyola University, BA

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • United States District Courts: Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals: Seventh Circuit
  • Member - American Subcontractors Association

Publications and Presentations

  • “Know Your Business And The Impact of Actual Notice on Additional Insureds in Illinois,” Lawline Webinar, May 19, 2017
  • “Additional Insureds and Risk Transfer in Construction Contracts,” Lawline Webinar, March 27, 2017
  • “Arising Issues with Additional Insureds,” 3rd Annual Intermountain Construction Defect & Dispute Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 3, 2017
  • “Business Owner’s Policies and Transferring Risk” NBI Webcast Seminar, September 14, 2016
  • “Arising Issues Regarding Additional Insureds, Risk Transfer in Construction Contracts and Anti-Indemnity Legislation,” 2nd Annual Midwest Construction Defect & Dispute Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 18, 2016
  • “The Texas Anti-Indemnity Act,” Premier Southwest Construction Defect & Dispute Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 15, 2016
  • “Emerging Issues: High-risk Insurance Coverage Litigation for Lawyers in 2015,” The Knowledge Group Webcast Seminar, October 8, 2015


Reviews

KC
Kitty C.

good lecture

JS
Jan S.

This course spent too much time on the Oklahoma case and statute and not enough on the fourth proposed case.

JA
James A.

really useful and up to date

SE
Stephen E.

Great review of recent insurance cases.

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