Judge Sticks By $11M Judgment Against Two Insurers

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT) -- American Safety Casualty Insurance Co. and Interstate Indemnity Co. on Wednesday lost their bid to avoid paying more than $11.2 million to cover a judgment against an Illinois city in a civil rights case brought over a wrongful rape conviction.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall shot down motions by the two insurers to amend the multimillion-dollar judgment handed down in March. She ordered primary insurer American Safety to pay $2.2 million to Waukegan, Ill., and excess carrier Interstate to pay the city about $9 million. Waukegan...
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