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"Common Exclusions and Defenses to Coverage," Illinois Insurance Law Handbook

Partner Charlotte L. Wager and Associate Megan A. Byrnes provide an outline of some of the exclusions found in six types of insurance policies including: commercial general liability (CGL); first-party property; directors and officers (D&O) liability; fidelity/dishonesty; professional liability; and employment practices liability. The chapter sets forth how the various exclusions are interpreted and the factors considered by the courts in determining whether the exclusions will defeat coverage.  Summer Associate Sarah Ansari also contributed to the chapter.