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Summary Judgment to Defeat Misplaced Vexatious Refusal…

Summary Judgment to Defeat Misplaced Vexatious Refusal


GJTBS prevailed on its Motion for Summary Judgment in Clinton County, IL on behalf of a national title insurer faced with a complaint from an uninsured party.  The real estate transaction closing took place at and was conducted by an agent of the client, but resulted in no actual loss to the plaintiff.  Scott Mueller and David Renovitch prevailed on the argument that neither the title policy nor Illinois tort law provided an avenue for relief or created some kind of “hyper-responsibility” on the part of the client, which merely performed its obligations in a transaction ill-fated for other reasons, including the plaintiffs’ own negligence.