Delay In Giving Notice Of Claim Was Unreasonable, Illinois Federal Judge Says

Delay In Giving Notice Of Claim Was Unreasonable, Illinois Federal Judge Says

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - An insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify its insured for an underlying environmental contamination claim because the insured's delay of more than two years in providing notice of the claim violated the policies' notice provision, an Illinois federal judge said Sept. 30 (Fairmount Park Inc. v. The Travelers Indemnity Co., No. 12-827, S.D. Ill.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140296).

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