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Pekin Insurance Company v. Rada Development, LLC and Barnabus R. Sutton

2014 IL App (1st) 133947 (Ill. App., 2014)

Words & Phrases

Declaratory Judgment: Indispensable Parties

Trial Judge

Kathleeen Pantle

Appellate Judge

Justice Hoffman


Named Insured's general liability insurer was necessary party to declaratory judgment filed by insurer that issued additional insured endorsement.

Fact Summary

Lloyd's, as Rada's general liability insurer, which was defending Rada, was a necessary party to the DJ filed by Pekin, especially where Pekin successfully used a default judgment in its DJ to collaterally estop Lloyd's from litigating the issue in its own action.