Panel Affirms Ruling In Insurers’ Favor In Coverage Dispute Over 2 Unrelated Suits

Mealey's (February 19, 2020, 12:00 PM EST) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois appeals panel on Feb. 11 found that insurers have no duty to defend their insured against a competitor’s lawsuit because it failed to allege that the insured disparaged its goods, products or services, further finding that the lower court properly dismissed the insured’s claims for breach of contract and violations of the Illinois Insurance Code and Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act arising out of the insurers’ defense of an unrelated lawsuit (Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. v. Travelers Indemnity Company of America, No. 1-18-2491, Ill. App., 1st Dist., 2nd Div., 2020 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 199)....

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