Chicago Import, Inc. v. American States Insurance Company

  1. August 17, 2016

    Judge Won't Undo $5M Warehouse Fire Verdict

    An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday refused to scrap a $5 million verdict against American States Insurance Co. for failing to reimburse a Chicago-based import company after a warehouse fire, striking down the insurer's claim that erroneous evidence warranted a new trial or immediate judgment.

  2. June 07, 2016

    Insurer Wants $5M Warehouse Fire Verdict Extinguished

    American States Insurance Co. continues to press an Illinois judge to undo a jury's $5 million award to Chicago Import Inc. after in the insurer denied coverage for a warehouse fire, saying Monday the court erred by barring certain of the insurer's evidence while letting the importer present speculative opinions.

  3. May 10, 2016

    Importer Slams Move For New Trial Over Coverage For Fire

    Chicago Import Inc. urged a federal judge on Monday not to disturb a $5 million jury verdict in its fight with American States Insurance Co. over allegedly wrongly denied coverage for a warehouse fire, saying the insurer was just recycling old arguments.

  4. April 12, 2016

    Insurer Seeks New Trial In $5M Chicago Warehouse Fire Suit

    American States Insurance Co. on Monday sought a new trial or a reduction in a $5 million judgment an Illinois federal jury awarded a Chicago import company that alleged the insurer breached their contract by denying coverage for a 2007 warehouse fire.

  5. March 15, 2016

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

    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.

  6. May 11, 2015

    Bad Faith Off The Table In $5M Warehouse Fire Coverage Row

    An Illinois federal judge on Monday tossed an import company's bad faith claim against American States Insurance Co. in a dispute over $5 million in coverage for a 2007 warehouse fire, while ruling that the insurer can't rely on a neglect exclusion to try to bar coverage for the fire.

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