Ware v. First Specialty Insurance Corporation

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 113340
Decision Date: 
January 11, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.,Chancery Div.
Justice: 
TAYLOR
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Declaratory judgment action filed after settlement of claims of 29 persons injured and 12 killed in collapse of three-story porch at rear of apartment building during a party. As porch collapse and resulting injuries and deaths constituted only one occurrence, even though some injuries and deaths did not occur until some time after collapse, insurer of property was not obligated to pay Plaintiffs the aggregate policy limit, under policy language defining occurrence. (HOWSE and PALMER, concurring.)