Duty to Defend – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 17

By Seth D. Lamden, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP The chapter identifies and discusses many key issues that arise in the context of the duty to defend. This chapter begins in Section 17.01[1][a] with an overview of the scope and purpose of a liability insurer’s agreement to defend...

California Appellate Court Addresses Professional Liability Coverage Issues

Court Discusses Meaning of "Claim," Scope of Dishonest Acts Exclusion and Defense Duties Most professional liability policies contain an exclusion for dishonest acts. Many also include provisions giving the insurer a right, but not a duty, to defend against covered claims. A recent decision...