Ill. Appeals Court Clears Insurer In Fight Over $18M Settlement

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 11:05 PM EDT) -- General Casualty Co. of Wisconsin isn't on the hook to cover an $18 million settlement stemming from allegations that an engineering firm helped an Illinois village cover up its use of contaminated well water, the Illinois appeals court has ruled.

Upholding a trial court's decision, a split panel of the Illinois Appellate Court said on Monday that residents of the village of Crestwood didn't prove General Casualty had any duty to indemnify Burke Engineering Corp. under a general liability policy. Burke Engineering reached a settlement with the residents, who then went after the insurer for coverage. 

The court held the policy...

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