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On March 27, 2023, the Illinois Appellate Court rendered its decision in Safeway Insurance Company v. Jafar Al-Rifaei, 2024 IL App (1st) 231391, determining there are no mandatory insurance requirements or public policy violations where the sole named insured excludes a driver under his automobile insurance policy and subsequently allows the excluded driver to

In St. Paul Guardian Insurance Co. et al. v. Walsh Construction Co., No. 23-1662, 2024 WL 1841941 (7th Cir. Apr. 29, 2024), three insurers have no duty to cover a general contractor for defective columns built at O’Hare International Airport, because the defects did not constitute property damage under the contractor’s insurance policies.
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The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent decision in Acuity v. M/I Homes of Chicago, LLC, 2023 IL 129087 (“M/I Homes”), represents a clear departure from past Illinois precedent on whether construction defects constitute “property damage” caused by an “occurrence” under a standard Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) policy. Illinois courts have historically required the underlying allegations against

In an unpublished opinion issued on October 30, 2023, the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of excess insurer Arch Insurance Company on various claims asserted by insured Vizio, Inc. arising from a settlement of class-action litigation regarding its Smart TV products (“Smart TV Litigation”) effected without Arch’s consent after Arch failed to provide a definitive