7th Circ. Lets Insurer Off Hook In Junk Fax Suit

Law360, New York (September 2, 2009, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that Iowa law, not Illinois law, applies to an insurance dispute over the duty to defend in a junk faxing lawsuit, finding that Auto-Owners Insurance Co. does not need to pay for the litigation costs of Websolv Computing Inc.

Judge Diane S. Sykes wrote Tuesday for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois should be overturned. That court incorrectly applied Illinois law to the...
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