Insurer Must Face Suit Over Electrocution Suit Coverage

Law360 (October 5, 2020, 10:02 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge held Monday that an insurer has a duty to defend a construction company from a wrongful death suit, ruling the underlying action states a vicarious liability claim that falls within the coverage of the insurer's policy with the company's subcontractor.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied judgment to State Auto Property & Casualty Insurance Co. in its fight against covering construction company Shores Builders Inc. through a policy held by metal fabrication company Rock Branch Ironworks Inc.

State Auto wanted a ruling the policy doesn't cover the negligence of additional insureds. Rock Branch's policy with State Auto also generally excludes coverage...

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