Insurer wants to get out of fatal Chicago nightclub shooting suit

By Ganesh Setty (December 17, 2021, 4:36 p.m. EST) – A unit of Insurance Group IAT shouldn’t have to defend or cover a wrongful death lawsuit against a Chicago nightclub and its president for a fatal shooting in June 2019, he said in an Illinois federal court, highlighting three exclusions in the club’s commercial liability policy.

In a declaratory action filed Thursday against The New Dating Game Inc. and its chairman Mozell Barnes, Acceptance Indemnity Insurance Co. specifically pointed out the disclaimers of liability for assault and battery, firearms or weapons and alcoholic beverages, which the insurer said they should all individually ban coverage.

In June 2019, the club boss Alfonzo LeFlore was …

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