Teen Deaths Not Single Occurence: Ill. High Court

Law360, New York (January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The highest court in Illinois has ruled that the deaths of two teenagers in an excavation pit were two incidents, rather than one, under an insurance policy, overturning an appellate court's decision and ensuring a higher payout for the estates of the teens.

In a 6-0 decision Friday, the Illinois Supreme Court rejected the argument from Addison Insurance Co. that the deaths of Everett Hodgins and Justice Carr were one occurrence, which would have meant a payout of $1 million. Counting the deaths as two separate...
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