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Hornberger v. Seymour: Insurer May Retain Defense Counsel Even If Insured Can’t Be Located
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by William T. Barker

By William Barker, Partner, SNR Denton, LLP From time to time, insurers and defense counsel face the problem of an insured who can’t be located. If the insured can’t be found when the lawsuit is filed, there can be a real question whether... 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

Reaction to the Recent Climate Change Insurance Coverage Decision by the Virginia Supreme Court
Posted on 26 Sep 2011 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Esq., P.E. The September 16 decision in Virginia allowing a subsidiary of Zurich to avoid its duty to defend a climate-change related claim is ironic. On the one hand, anthropogenic links to climate change are the subject of considerable... Read More

Pennsylvania Federal Court Gives Policyholders An Enhanced TSA Pat-Down
Posted on 23 Dec 2010 by Randy J. Maniloff

Eastern District Recognizes Insurer’s Right of Reimbursement of Settlement Payments By Randy Maniloff, Partner, White and Williams LLP We’ve all been there. An insurer is defending its insured in an action under a reservation of rights... Read More

Ten Most Significant Insurance Decisions of 2010: Case Summaries and Core Search Terms from Lexis.com
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The following ten cases were selected by White & Williams LLP partners Randy J. Maniloff and Joshua A. Mooney for analysis in their annual article Endurance Coverage 2010: The Year’s Ten Most Significant Insurance Decisions Reaches the Decade... 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

Separating Fact From Fiction: Strategies For Contesting The Excess Consent Judgment
Posted on 10 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Brian Webb I. Introduction Few legal maneuvers generate greater skepticism–among courts and insurers–than the excess consent judgment, an increasingly common settlement device used in liability cases. An excess consent judgment... Read More

The June 2011 Release of New Appleman New York Insurance Law is Now Available on Lexis.com
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The newest release of New Appleman New York Insurance Law is available on lexis.com as of June 23, 2011. The release contains updates to reflect recent case law and interpretations issued by the Department of Insurance and the Office of General Counsel... Read More