O'Connor v. Country Mutual Insurance Company

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (3d) 110870
Decision Date: 
March 5, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Kankakee Co.
Justice: 
O'BRIEN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court properly entered judgment for insurer, finding that Plaintiff insured had failed to prove that insurer engaged in unreasonable and vexatious conduct in its settlement of her underinsured motorist insurance claim. That arbitration panel awarded sum more than twice the amount of insurer's offer does not in itself establish that insurer acted unreasonably or vexatiously, or violated Section 154.6(e) of Insurance Code. No bright-line rule exists to prevent shielding documents with attorney-client privilege in Section 155 action. (WRIGHT and CARTER, concurring.)