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The obligation to defend is not limited to cases where the lawsuit against the insured is viable. The obligation covers those brought against insured persons who are bad, false or fraudulent.
In Wild v. Subscription Plus, Inc. 292 F.3d 526 (7th Circ. 05/31/2002) the Seventh Circuit faced a dispute over the obligation to defend when it was found that The insurer Scottsdale had no obligation to reimburse the two insured, as the accident was not covered by the policy after all. Scottsdale appealed the verdict that it had an obligation to defend. It also appealed from the court's correlative decision, based on the Oklahoma Insurance Act, that it compensates the insured at the expense of defending the claim.
An insured has the burden of proving that a claim falls within the insurance's coverage. . Addison Insurance C o. v. F ay, 376 Ill.App.3d 85, 88, 314 Ill.Dec. 680, 875 N.E.2d 190 (2007). When the insured meets this burden, the insurer has the burden of proving that the loss was limited or excluded by a contractual provision. Stoneridge Development Co. v. Essex Insurance C o., 382 Ill.App.3d 731, 749, 321 Ill.Dec. 114, 888 NE2d 633 (2008).
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