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Hammond Column Explores Inadmissibility of Refusal to Submit to Polygraph Exam to Support Insurer’s Defense of Bad Faith Claim

Rick Hammond

Rick Hammond’s most recent Law Update column for SIU Today (the quarterly magazine of the International Association of Special Investigators) traces the history of a case where an insurer was not allowed to present evidence that their insured refused to submit to a polygraph case. The 1986 case eventually reached Washington’s Supreme Court, which rendered an opinion that is still relevant today. To view the full article, click here.

Hammond, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, focuses his practice on matters relating to property insurance coverage, fire and explosion cases, and bad faith. He also serves as an expert witness on insurer bad faith and as an adjunct Professor of Insurance Law at Loyola University Chicago Law School. In addition, he is a member of Loyola University Chicago’s Board of Trustees and Past President of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.