The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that the coverage trigger date for the “offense” of malicious prosecution is the commencement of the prosecution against the claimant, rather than the claimant’s exoneration.The insurer in First Mercury Insurance Co. v. Ciolino, 2018 IL App (1st) 171532 (May 11, 2018), was represented by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Thomas J. Fleischmann & Associates in St …