New Appleman Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Second Edition - § 3.06: Duties of Insurer-Selected Defense Counsel in Partial Coverage or Excess Exposure Cases, and § 3.07: Insurer Liability for Improper Defense

New Appleman Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Second Edition is a one-volume law and practice guide that discusses the duties and obligations of insurers to their insureds, and the consequences of the insurer's breach of its duty of good faith and fair dealing. It discusses both first party and third...

SNR Denton on Seventh Circuit Holds That Where Policy Language Was Not Clear, Insurer Had Duty to Defend Even Though Self-Insured Retention (SIR) Was Not Exhausted; Denial of Defense Was Vexatious

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton Ordinarily, when a liability policy has a self-insured retention ("SIR"), the insurer's duty to defend does not attach until the SIR is exhausted. But, in American Safety Casualty Insurance Co. v. City of Waukegan, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 5496...

Recent Cases Discussing The Advice Of Counsel Defense: The Good, The Bad, And The Discovery

By David A. Mercer Introduction The gravamen of a third-party claim of bad faith is that the insurer failed to settle a claim against an insured when it had the opportunity to do so.1 The essence of the claim is that the insurer acted solely on the basis of its own interests, failed to properly...