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American States Insurance Company v. CFM Construction Company

398 Ill.App.3d 994, 923 N.E.2d 299, 337 Ill. Dec. 740 (2nd dist. 2010)

Words & Phrases

Equitable Contribution

Trial Judge

Mary S. Schostok

Appellate Judge

Justice McLaren


Based on the doctrine of equitable contribution, plaintiff insurer was required to pay a second insurer half of the amount of a settlement the second insurer paid under a policy it issued to a subcontractor. Because the general contractor hired the subcontractor to supervise the construction, both plaintiff and the second insurer insured the same risks.