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While the Illinois COVID-19 stay-at-home order continues to keep everyone at home, the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court has been busy. The Court issued two decisions concerning the right to independent counsel and when there may be a conflict between an insurer and an insured in the defense of an underlying action. In the first, Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. v. Travelers Indemnity Co. of America, 2020 IL App (1st) 182491, issued on April 7, 2020, the court addressed issues raised by the Seventh Circuit’s decision in R. C. Wegman Construction Co. v. Admiral Ins. Continue Reading The Illinois Appellate Court and the Right to Independent Counsel