Insurer Doesn't Have To Cover Plane Crash Suits, Ill. Court Says

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court has ruled that Hallmark Insurance Co. is not obligated to cover wrongful death suits stemming from a midair collision between two small planes, overturning a lower court finding that its policy provisions were too ambiguous to exclude coverage.

In an Aug. 3 opinion posted online Aug. 6, the state appeals court agreed with Hallmark Insurance that it had no duty to defend the estate of a student pilot killed in the Wyoming crash, which claimed the lives of a second pilot and...
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