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Elworth Obtains Summary Judgment for Cook County Insurance Client

HeplerBroom attorney Robert Elworth

Robert Elworth recently obtained summary judgment for an insurance producer in Cook County Circuit Court. The plaintiff alleged the insurance producer had negligently misrepresented procuring building coverage for a tavern. The court determined that the tavern owner’s asserted reliance on the alleged statements about the policy was unreasonable as a matter of law. According to the court, both the application the owner signed and the policy’s declarations page plainly revealed that the policy was for business personal property only. Those documents also showed a significantly lower policy limit than the owner claimed the producer told her the policy provided.

Elworth, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, focuses his practice on the defense of complex liability claims, including insurance producer and insurance coverage litigation, commercial litigation, and appellate practice. He has briefed cases in the United States Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Illinois and Iowa Supreme Courts, and appellate courts in Illinois and Nebraska. Elworth has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media.


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