Skaperdas v. Country Casualty Insurance Company

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (4th) 120986
Decision Date: 
October 7, 2013
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Champaign Co.
Justice: 
STEIGMANN
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded.
Plaintiffs sued insurer and insurance agent to recover from agent for his negligence in procuring insurance coverage from insurer on Plaintiffs' behalf, for failure to add a named insured who was later severely injured when struck by a vehicle while bicycling. Court erred in granting Defendant insurers' motion to dismiss, as Section 2-2201 of the Insurance Placement Liability Act eliminated the common-law distinction between insurance agents and brokers for purposes of duty of care. (APPLETON and POPE, concurring.)