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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

Insurer's Suit Against Insured's Defense Counsel Barred by Insured's Settlement
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In American National Property & Casualty Co. v. Ensz & Jester, P.C., American National sued the defense counsel it had retained to defend its insured for malpractice. Allegedly that malpractice resulted... 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

New Matthew Bender Insurance Law Publication in One-Volume Looseleaf, Online and In e-Book Format
Posted on 2 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Insurance defense counsel have unique and complicated professional responsibilities arising from their dual relationships with the insured who is being defended and the insurer who is providing the defense and must pay the judgment or settlement (assuming... Read More

How Insurance Coverage Lawyers Can Assist Other Lawyers in Helping Their Clients
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP As an insurance coverage lawyer, I am often asked to assist other lawyers in dealing with insurance issues that affect their clients. Insurance coverage is not intuitive. In many instances, counsel... 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

Seven Mississippi Rush: State’s Appeals Court Allows Excess Insurer to Get Two Hands on Negligent Defense Counsel
Posted on 12 Jun 2011 by Randy J. Maniloff

Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP This is usually the part of Binding Authority where I say something silly - sometimes Sophomoric - and then attempt, with mixed results, to connect it to the coverage decision under review. Some of you have... Read More