Landmark Costs-in-Addition Duty to Defend Ruling – $150M

Hoke LLC secured a landmark cost-in-addition to limits duty to defend ruling against an excess insurer – the first such reported decision in Illinois. Hoke LLC noted some manuscript language in an obscure Condition J. clause that was used to leverage this first-of-its-kind ruling. This effectively doubled the recoverable limits for the client to as much as $150 million or more.

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