The rates to be paid to the insured’s personal counsel is often-times an issue where there is not a lot of common ground between insurers and insureds. The issue arises in a few of different contexts: an insurer is obligated to defend an insured...
By Jill Berkeley, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
As policyholder counsel in Illinois, we often must explain to our colleagues in California why there is no "bad faith" cottage industry among the Illinois bar. Taking the words...
Tapas: Small Dishes of Insurance Coverage News & Notes
Answering a Certified Question from a Nevada District Court, the Supreme Court of Nevada held as follows in State Farm v. Hansen, No. 64484 (Nev. Sept. 24, 2015), [subscribers can access an...
By Seth Lamden
According to the court in Episcopal Church in South Carolina v. Church Insurance Company of Vermont , No. 2:13-cv-02475 (D.S.C. Jan. 6, 2014), the answer is “yes.” The court in that case [ enhanced version...
The Nevada Supreme Court has adopted the "Cumis" independent counsel doctrine first adopted in California more than 30 years ago. In State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen , 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 74 (9/24/2015), [subscribers can access an enhanced...
Will The Decision Now Go From Phoenix, Arizona All The Way To Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A.?
"I say put money in thy purse."
Othello Act 1, scene 3
Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP
Don't be fooled by the Shakespeare...