The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that res judicata could not be used by an insurer to support its no-coverage position against a claimant where the claimant was not a party to the earlier lawsuit from which the res judicata argument arose.The insurer in Direct Auto Insurance Co. v. Bahena, 2019 IL App (1st) 172918 (June 13, 2019), was represented by Newman Ransom LLC. Keely Hillison with Parrillo Weiss LLC …