Hammond Publishes Article for International Journal on Deterring and Uncovering Insurance Fraud
Rick Hammond’s latest column for SIU Today (the journal of the International Association of Special Investigation Units) examines an insurer’s right to deny coverage to a named insured if a non-named insured refuses to comply with the insurer’s demand for an examination under oath. The analysis includes discussions on the pertinence of the definition of “insured” and the relevance of the innocent insured doctrine, third-party authorization forms, and actual prejudice. The full article can be read 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.