Arthur J Gallagher Risk Management Services has been selected as the preferred distributor of Sonoma Risk Insurance Agency's contract litigation policy coverage in Illinois.

Sonoma’s litigation policy is underwritten by Zurich in North America and help protect plaintiffs and defendants from having to pay their adversary’s attorneys’ fees should they lose their contract case.

Under the agreement, Arthur J Gallagher will have access to all of Sonoma’s legal insurance policies, including its plaintiff contract litigation insurance (PCLI), and also defendant contract litigation insurance (DCLI).

Sonoma said that the contract litigation insurance will offer a variety of benefits to businesses and individuals including: mitigate litigation exposure; allow general counsels and business people to budget more effectively for litigation expenses; and enable companies/individuals to pursue or defend strong claims that otherwise may have been abandoned due to financial liability.