Also: Insurer had no right to require insured to obtain its permission to settle when it had allowed insured to defend itself.
Related: Trial court granted Standard's motion for SJ. On appeal, the appellate court affirmed. Standard Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lay, 2012 IL App (4th) 110527, 975 N.E.2d 1099. On appeal to Illinois Supreme Court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded, 2013 IL 114617, 989 N.E. 2d 591.
In this opinion, appellate court reverses trial court.