Illinois Appellate Court Says Carrier Has Duty To Defend Insured Hog Farm Owner

(November 24, 2015, 12:51 PM EST) -- MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — The Fifth District Illinois Appellate Court on Nov. 20 determined that an insurer has a duty to defend its insured in an underlying lawsuit alleging that the insured’s hog farm is a nuisance to neighboring property owners and affirmed the trial court’s more than $2 million judgment in favor of the insured (Country Mutual Insurance Co. v. Bible Pork Inc., et al., No. 5-14-0211, Ill. App., 5th Dist.; 2015 Ill. App. LEXIS 870)....

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