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A federal district court in Illinois has ordered Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company to pay a $4.5 million judgment, plus interest, notwithstanding its policy's $25,000 limits — and despite the fact that it did not find that the insurer had acted in bad faith in declining to defend a 16 year old in a negligence action.

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