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Illinois court holds statutory damages in TCPA claims ‘uninsurable’

USA - May 22 2012 In Standard Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lay, N.E.2d -, 2012 WL 1377599 (Ill. Ct. App. Apr. 20, 2012), the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, held that the $500 in liquidated damages available under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. 227, is a penalty and punitive, and therefore not insurable under Illinois law....

'Looney' copyright claim covered: fifth circuit holds breach of contract exclusion doesn't bar liability insurance coverage

USA - May 3 2012 When Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. (Looney) created an architectural design known as the Island Park Apartments in 1996, it probably wasn't thinking of insurance coverage law....