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Pretzel & Stouffer Attorneys Win Appeal on Behalf of Insurer

Brendan Nelligan and Dave Larson, recently won an appeal in the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, which affirmed an order of summary judgment in a declaratory judgment action brought on behalf of Pretzel’s client, an insurance company.

The appellate court adopted Pretzel’s argument that their insurer client owed no duty to defend or indemnify an entity claiming additional insured status for a wrongful death claim. The appellate court focused on the fact that the claimed additional insured had filed its third-party complaint after the coverage litigation was initiated and that to consider the allegations in the third-party complaint would be asking the Court to consider issues crucial to the determination of the underlying lawsuit.

July 2019