Chris Bannon Obtains Judgment for Insurer in Coverage Dispute Over Restitution


Insurance Coverage litigator Chris Bannon recently obtained a declaratory judgment in favor of the firm’s client, an errors and omissions insurer, in a declaratory judgment action. The insured, an Illinois municipality, sought coverage for an underlying class action suit in which the plaintiff sought return of an administrative fee the city collected for towing impounded automobiles. Our client disclaimed coverage and sought a declaratory judgment that it had no duty to defend or indemnify the city for the class action The court agreed with our client’s determination, finding that the relief the plaintiff class sought – restitution of moneys to which the city would not be legally entitled – was not covered by the insurance policy.

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About Chris Bannon

Chris Bannon focuses his practice on helping clients resolve commercial disputes, both informally and through litigation, mediation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution methods. He devotes the majority of his practice to representing insurance companies in resolving complex coverage disputes arising out of various types of insurance policies and relationships. In addition to serving as insurers' counsel in declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation, Chris counsels insurers in connection with the interpretation and application of insurance policies, assists insurers in the preparation of reservations of rights and other coverage-related correspondence, negotiates and drafts coverage-related agreements, and serves as monitoring counsel in connection with underlying claims and suits.

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