Jury Awards Import Co. $5M In Warehouse Fire Coverage Row

By Emily Field (March 15, 2016, 1:37 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal jury on Monday awarded a $5 million verdict in favor of an import company in its breach of contract suit against American States Insurance Co. in a dispute over $5 million in coverage for a 2007 warehouse fire.

After a trial that began on March 7, the jury returned a verdict for Chicago Import Inc. in its suit over a fire that had devastated a rented Chicago warehouse in May 2007. The jury's reasoning isn't available as the verdict form isn't publicly obtainable.

According to Chicago Import's attorney, Mark Roth of Orum & Roth LLC, American States had...

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