The Appellate Court reversed the trial court and found that the insured had an insurable interest in the house even though the court found that the transaction was an equitable mortgage. The decision was a rule 23 one. http://www.state.il.us/court/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2011/1stDistrict/1103026_R23.pdf Above is a copy of the decision. Keil Larson
Appellate Argument on a case I argued on November 22, 2011. This argument last 90 minutes. This is a lot more time than normal. I was pleased that the Justices understood the facts and devoted this much of their busy day to this matter. Here is the link. http://www.state.il.us/court/Media/Appellate/1st_District.asp The case was Tatum vs Allstate…
I have an oral argument on an appeal next week. It is an insurance coverage issue. I wonder if I will be prepared and answer the questions from the Justices ok. I read in magazines that oral arguments are getting rare. It will be an interesting experience. I feel my side is correct and hopefully…
I completed a brief to the Appellate Court and I used a joke in it. Three of my friends who do a lot of appellate work said that was a no-no. That the justices have no sense of humor and they wouldn’t get the joke. Nonetheless I did it. The case was an appeal from…
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