Panel: Claims Of Intentional Torts, Unfair Business Practices Do Not Trigger Coverage

(May 2, 2016, 12:49 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois appeals panel on April 29 found that allegations that an insured engaged in intentional torts and unfair business practices were insufficient to trigger coverage under a policy’s "Optometrists Professional Liability-Illinois" endorsement, affirming a lower court’s ruling in favor of the insurer (Peerless Indemnity Ins. Co. v. Richard Surowiak, et al., No. 1-14-3170, Ill. App., 1st Dist., 5th Div.; 2016 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 841).

(Order available. Document #13-160505-013R.)

Alleged Fraud

In September 2009, Richard Surowiak allegedly removed Edward Calzolaio from his position...
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