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Following the filing of a federal lawsuit, thirty-three models and three strip clubs entered into a settlement agreement in which the clubs assigned their rights against their insurance provider, Illinois Casualty Company (“ICC”), to the models. ICC filed a declaratory judgment action, arguing the policies they issued to the clubs do not cover the models’ claims. The models moved for arbitration, and the trial court granted the motion, finding a valid arbitration agreement. The Court of Appeals reversed, finding the models’ claims did not fall under the arbitration provision. Ill. Cas. Co. v. B&S of Ft. Wayne, Inc., et al., 201 N.E.3d 690 (Ind. Ct. App. 2023), vacated. The Indiana Supreme Court has granted the models’ petition to transfer and assumed jurisdiction over the case.