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American Service Ins. Co. v. Miller

2014 IL App (5th) 130582 (Ill. App., 2014)

Words & Phrases

Policy: Existence Of

Trial Judge

Hon. Brian Babka

Appellate Judge

Justice Spomer


Where insurer repeatedly failed to produce true insurance policy and abused the discovery process, sanctions were appropriate.

Fact Summary

Trial court properly struck the insurer’s pleadings and levied sanctions under Supreme Court Rules 137 and 219(c) in the amount of $20,000 (equal to the policy limit) plus 9% interest, $60,000 in attorney’s fees, and $3,900 in litigation expenses.