Illinois Appellate Court Rejects Professional Liability Coverage for Junk Fax Claim

In Margulis v. BCS Insurance Co., 2014 IL App (1st) 140286, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a circuit court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of BCS Insurance Company (BCS), finding that it was not obligated to defend or indemnify its insured, Bradford & Associates (Bradford), under an insurance agents and brokers professional liability policy.  The Appellate Court concluded that Bradford’s alleged conduct did not arise out of Bradford’s business in “rendering service for others” as an insurance agent.

The underlying lawsuit arose out …

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