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Standard Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lay

2014 IL App (4th) 110527-B (Ill. App., 2014)

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Advertising Injury Liability Insurance

Trial Judge

Hon. Patrick J. Londrigan

Appellate Judge

Justice Knecht


Settlement of TCPA “blast fax” case was covered under “advertising injury” coverage;

Fact Summary

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.