Ill. Appeals Court Finds Coverage In High-Profile TCPA Case

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 5:34 PM EST) -- An Illinois appeals court has ruled that Standard Mutual Insurance Co. must cover a $1.7 million settlement in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action lawsuit, according to a decision published Thursday — the latest in a high-profile case that established in Illinois that TCPA damages are insurable.

The appeals court held that Standard Mutual must foot the settlement even though its policyholder, Ted Lay Real Estate Agency, struck the deal independently with Locklear Electric Inc., the class representative in the underlying TCPA suit against the...
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