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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

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

Setting Up a Successful Negotiation Regarding “2860 Rates”
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Erica Villanueva

By Erica Villanueva “The insurer’s obligation to pay fees to the independent counsel selected by the insured is limited to the rates which are actually paid by the insurer to attorneys retained by it in the ordinary course of business... 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