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New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition Cited by Missouri Supreme Court
Posted on 25 May 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The Missouri Supreme Court cited the chapter written by Douglas Richmond on agent and broker liability in the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition several times in Emerson Electric Co. v. Marsh & McLennan Cos., 362 S.W.3d 7 (Mo. 2012) , a... Read More

SNR Denton on Lennar Corp. v. Transamerica Insurance Co.: Does a Right to Independent Counsel Entitle the Policyholder to Two Lawyers?
Posted on 21 Dec 2011 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton Lennar Corp. v. Transamerica Insurance Co. addressed the novel question whether an policyholder entitled to independent counsel could both accept representation by the counsel selected by the insurer and insist... Read More

New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition - § 16.04: The Tripartite Relationship Among the Insured, the Insurer and Insurer-Directed Defense Counsel
Posted on 22 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Section 16.04 of New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition deals with the relationship that exists between insureds, their insurers, and the insurer-directed legal counsel that insurers provide to their insureds. You can download a free copy of this... Read More

SNR Denton on Weitz Co. v. Ohio Casualty Insurance Co.: Is an Insurer a Co-Client of Defense Counsel It Retains to Defend an Insured?
Posted on 12 Sep 2011 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton The Colorado federal district court in Weitz Co. v. Ohio Casualty Insurance Co. concluded that a Colorado liability insurer is not a client of defense counsel for its insured. That was correct on the facts... Read More

Insured Entitled To Independent Counsel Even When Being Defended WITHOUT A Reservation Of Rights (Court Rejects ALI Draft Principle)
Posted on 20 May 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

When it comes to an insured’s right to retain independent counsel, when being defended by its insurer under a reservation of rights, there are some general rules of the road. In a few states a defense provided under a reservation of rights automatically... Read More

Responding to Independent Counsel Arguments Based on R.G. Wegman Construction Co. v. Admiral Insurance Co.
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton Counsel for insureds are likely to use the Seventh Circuit’s opinion in R.G. Wegman Construction Co. v. Admiral Insurance Co., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 679 (Jan. 14, 2011), as a basis to argue for broader... Read More