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Appeals panel: Couple can sue American Family, alleging agent misled them on coverage

By Dawn Geske | May 31, 2017

A state appeals panel will allow a couple to pursue their claim their insurance agent failed to provide them with the coverage they had requested - and which they later needed - to fund their defense against a defamation claim brought against their son, who was accused of bullying another child.

American Family didn't defraud by refusing to pay full amount for collision repairs, judge says

By Scott Holland | May 19, 2016

While American Family Insurance may have intentionally chosen to pay less than the full cost of repairing vehicles damaged in collisions with its insured drivers – even when the driver insured by American Family was entirely to blame for a crash – that does not mean the insurer has committed fraud, or that motorists stuck with the remainder of the repair bill should be allowed to sue the insurer under Illinois law, a Chicago federal judge has ruled.

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