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Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association v. Seibert

223 Ill.App.3d 864, 585 N.E.2d 1130, 166 Ill. Dec. 108 (4th dist. 1992)

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Duty To Defend: Conflict Of Interest

Appellate Judge



Insurer's reservation of rights based on lack of coverage for punitive damages creates a conflict of interest.

Fact Summary

In civil rights suit under Section 1983, where punitive damages can be entered without compensatory damages, the conflict was clear.