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Perkins Coie LLP on Second Circuit Decision Not Precluding Excess Insurance When Settlement Is Below Policy Limits
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by Perkins Coie

The commentary "Perkins Coie LLP on Second Circuit Requires Payment of Underlying Losses to Trigger Excess Coverage Based on Policy Provisions," by Les Brown and Norton Cutler, analyzes the much discussed recent decision of Ali v. Fed. Ins.... Read More

Fifth Circuit Holds Settlement With Primary Insurer Did Not Result In Exhaustion
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Brian Margolies

By Brian Margolies, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP In Citigroup Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co ., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 16316 (5 th Cir. Aug. 8, 2011 ) , the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, applying Texas law, considered... Read More

Insurer Between a Rock and a Hard Case: Limits Demand That Does Not Release All Insureds
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

It is the proverbial “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” situation for insurers. An insurer is presented with a policy limits demand to settle for one insured – and it should be accepted based on liability and damages considerations... Read More

Settlements With Underlying Layers Satisfy Exhaustion Conditions in Excess Policies
Posted on 4 Dec 2013 by Perkins Coie

In his commentary, "Settlements With Underlying Layers Satisfy Exhaustion Conditions in Excess Policies," Michael T. Sharkey of Perkins Coie LLP analyzes the recent decision of Quellos Group LLC v. Federal Insurance Co. , No. 68478-7-1, 2013... Read More