On November 30, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court, in Acuity v. M/I Homes of Chicago, LLC (Acuity), handed a victory to policyholders seeking coverage for construction defect and faulty workmanship claims under their general liability (“GL”) insurance.

Join us for a panel discussion of how this decision could impact insurability and rates. You’ll hear from attorneys and risk management experts as they share the key takeaways of this court ruling.

During this seminar you'll:

•  Review briefly the history of construction defect law in Illinois

•  Understand the Acuity v. M/I Homes of Chicago decision and its impact on insurance coverage for construction defect

•  Recognize the applicability of exclusions

•  Review the future of construction defect coverage in Illinois

•  Discover the impact of acuity decision on insurance industry 

Date: Thursday, May 2
Registration & Coffee: 9–9:30 am, CT
Seminar: 9:30–10:30 am, CT

RSVP by: Monday, April 22

Event Location

MMA Midwest Headquarters
20 N Martingale Rd
6th Floor Seminar Center
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Meet Our Speakers
Michael Alberico is Senior Vice President and Practice Leader for the Construction and Real Estate Practices. Michael is responsible for the strategy and vision of these practice groups, which have tripled in size under his direction. Michael provides guidance to our integrated risk management programs that fully address client risks while maintaining price sensitivity. Working closely with safety, claims and risk transfer departments as well as sales and client services, Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA) clients value the process he takes to control and reduce their total cost of risk.
Michael Alberico 
Senior Vice President and Practice Leader 
Marsh McLennan Agency
Jonathan L. Schwartz is a partner in and the Vice-Chair of the Insurance Coverage and Extracontractual Liability Practice Section of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. Jonathan concentrates his practice on insurance coverage litigation and counseling, arising from matters involving commercial and residential property, primary and excess commercial general liability, cyber, D&O, E&O, and commercial auto and trucking liability insurance policies. In addition, Jonathan’s extensive experience includes defending data privacy, media liability, and intellectual property litigation and E&O claims against insurance agents and brokers.
Jonathan L. Schwartz
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Rich Burgland is Managing Partner of Burgland Law, LLC. As Managing Partner, Rich represents clients involved in complex first- and third-party insurance coverage litigation. Outside of the courtroom, Rich regularly provides counsel and guidance to clients on captive insurance programs, risk management, and claims administration. Rich has extensive experience handling issues and claims arising out of many different types of insurance policies, including commercial liability, general liability, professional liability, E&O, D&O, excess, commercial auto, and lawyer’s liability. 
Rich Burgland 
Managing Partner
Burgland Law, LLC

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