United States Seventh Circuit

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Fidelity and Deposit Co. v. Edward E. Gillen Co., 18-2144

Held that a construction company's surety (an insurance company) may not augment its contractual indemnification rights with the ancient doctrine of quia timet -- equitable protection from probable future harm. The construction company allegedly had gone belly up on a government project. Affirmed summary judgment against the surety's claim.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/03

Judges

  • Brennan

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel