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Auto-Owners Insurance files subrogation lawsuit after theft of property

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 1, 2013


An insurance company is suing, seeking subrogation after former employees allegedly stole its property.

Auto-Owners Insurance Co., as subrogee of Napleton's Northwestern Hyundai, filed a subrogation lawsuit Oct. 28 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Michael Wulfers and Jovanie E. Romero.

The plaintiff says on Oct. 28, 2008, the defendants were employees of Napleton's Northwestern Hyundai at 5950 N. Western Ave. in Chicago.

The complaint states the defendants stole property from Napleton's Northwestern Hyundai, including 330 boxed catalytic converters.

Auto-Owners Insurance claims it spent large sums of money to reimburse Napleton's Northwestern Hyundai after the property was stolen.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in the amount of $86,546.06, plus interest and costs. The company is represented by Matek & Mazar LLC.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L011871.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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