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DLA Piper: Even In the Absence of a Demand, Do Insurers Have Duty to Pursue Settlement? A Ninth Circuit Panel Says Yes

By Joseph G. Finnerty III and Aidan M. McCormack, Partners, DLA Piper Confounding most observers, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued a decision contradicting established insurance law jurisprudence in nearly every state. In Du v. Allstate Insurance Company, the court...

DLA Piper: Australian High Court Finds a Judgment Is Not Always a Judgment

By Melissa Joyce and Mark Williams, Attorneys, DLA Piper A person who has suffered damages as a result of a tort and brings separate actions against tortfeasors liable in respect of the same damage cannot recover more than the amount of damages awarded by the judgment first given. In Newcrest Mining...