Federal Judge Refuses To Disturb Ruling That Insurer Has Duty To Defend

Mealey's (January 20, 2016, 11:26 AM EST) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge on Jan. 15 denied a law enforcement liability insurer’s motion to reconsider a Dec. 11, 2014, ruling that the insurer’s duty to defend was triggered by an underlying claim that the use of a wrongfully convicted man’s coerced confession violated his Fifth Amendment self-incrimination rights (Westport Insurance Corporation v. City of Waukegan, et al., No. 14-cv-419, N.D. Ill., Eastern Div.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5216).

(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #13-160121-016Z.)

Juan A. Rivera Jr. was convicted of first-degree...
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