Insurers Must Cover ITW Enviro Suit Costs: Ill. Court

Law360, Chicago (August 19, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court handed victory Tuesday to Illinois Tool Works Inc. in its suit aiming to secure defense cost reimbursement from two insurers for an environmental liability lawsuit it faced in Colorado federal court.

A three-judge panel for the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed a judgment by the Cook County Circuit Court in favor of Commerce & Industry Insurance Co. and United States Fire Insurance Co. and remanded the suit with orders that the lower court instead grant judgment to the industrial products maker....
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