Bituminous Casualty Corporation v. Iles

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (5th) 120485
Decision Date: 
July 30, 2013
5th Dist.
White Co.
Reversed and remanded.
Insurance dispute arose after explosion of oil and gas well, which resulted in deaths and sever injuries of several oil well workers. Limits in coverage contained within two CGL policies are not ambiguous, which provides that each occurrence limit for each policy controls the insurer's limit of liability for all bodily injury caused by explosion. Occurrence limit applies when multiple claims of bodily injury arise from a single occurrence. Endorsement changes are not ambiguous, and clearly state that each occurrence limit was increased, and general aggregate limit was increased. (SPOMER and CHAPMAN, concurring.)