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...
By William T. Barker & Justin N. Kattan
In Doherty v. Merchants Mutual Insurance Co. ,  a sharply divided Appellate Division affirmed summary judgment for an insurer on bad faith failure to settle. If followed, this would arguably raise the...
Travelers Indem. of Conn. v. Arch Specialty Ins. Co. , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169453 (E.D. Cal. Nov. 26, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]
In Travelers , the district court concluded that the carrier must act in good faith...
By Brian Martin and Nathaniel Smith , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Insurers frequently disclaim any duty to participate in settling a third party claim against their insureds unless and until the third party claimant makes a settlement demand...
By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant
In March I posted an article on the need to put a stake through the heart of the tort of bad faith . The post that follows deals with a case that supports the position I took in that post and makes me wonder...
By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton
DeMarco v. Travelers Insurance Co. applied Rhode Island's unique standard for an insurer's duty to settle to multiple claims exceeding limits. In doing so, it adopted the minority rule that such...