The John T. Doyle Trust v. Country Mutual Insurance

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (2d) 121238
Decision Date: 
March 26, 2014
District: 
2d Dist.
Division/County: 
Jo Daviess Co.
Justice: 
HUTCHINSON
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Plaintiffs leased space to Defendant, who is an architect, artist, and sculptor, and during lease term Plaintiffs sold leased premises and removed Defendant's personal items, including his artwork; then Defendant filed suit against Plaintiffs in federal court for wrongful eviction and property damage. Policy provision provided coverage for wrongful eviction, including wrongful removal of his property. Policy's breach of contract provision was too vague to be enforceable. Plaintiffs' insurer had duty to Defendant them in federal suit, as he alleged that his personal property was damaged as a result of wrongful eviction. (BURKE and JORGENSEN, concurring.)