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CINCINNATI INS. CO. v. E. ATL. INS. CO., 00-2576

Intent to injure or expectation of injuring is not an element of the tort of defamation, as it is of tortious interference with contract or with advantageous business relations, so an insurance coverage exclusion specifying intent to injure is not so broad as to be illusory.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/10/2001
  • Decided 08/02/2001
  • Published 08/02/2001


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, EASTERBROOK, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Matthew D. Walker, Daniel G. Litchfield (argued), Litchfield Cavo, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Terence J. Moran, John K. Hughes (argued), Gessler, Hughes & Socol, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.