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SNR Denton on In re Professionals Direct Insurance Co.: The Sixth Circuit Interprets Boone v. Vanliner

In re Professionals Direct Insurance Co., 578 F.3d 432 (6 th Cir. 2009), passed on the scope of Ohio’s uniquely constricted attorney-client privilege for insurance companies in bad faith cases, as well as on the scope of federal work product protection, finding no clear error in the magistrate’s...

SNR Denton on McReynolds v. American Commerce Insurance Co.: Interpleader as a Safe Harbor for Multiple Demands

By Ronald D. Kent, Partner, SNR Denton 1 McReynolds v. American Commerce Insurance Co. 2 presented an issue at a doctrinal intersection: multiple claims with inadequate limits and claims subject to liens. The court held that an insurer could meet its obligation to consider the multiple offers in...

SNR Denton on New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. v. National Casualty Co.: Primary Insurer Has Right To Discovery from Excess Insurer To Assess Fault for Failure To Settle

By William T. Barker & Ronald D. Kent, Partners, SNR Denton New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. v. National Casualty Co. holds that a primary insurer, sued by the excess insurer for failure to settle, is entitled to defend on the ground that the excess insurer would not have settled even had...

SNR Denton on Sanderson v. American Family Insurance Co.: “Fair Debatability” Not Threshold Defense in Colorado?

By William T. Barker & Ronald D. Kent, Partners, SNR Denton Sanderson v. American Family Insurance Co. [1] affirmed summary judgment for an insurer on bad faith, but asserted that the fact that the claim was “fairly debatable” was not (as the trial court had thought) a threshold defense...