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Reinsurance Dispute Resolution – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 77
Posted on 24 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By David A. Attisani and Ethan V. Torrey, Partners, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP Fair, efficient, and reliable dispute resolution procedures are vital to protect the rights and clarify the duties of parties arising under reinsurance contracts. This... Read More

Excess Insurance and Umbrella Coverage – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 24
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by Douglas R. Richmond

By Douglas R. Richmond, Senior Vice President, Aon Risk Services Businesses and individuals seeking liability protection have varying insurance coverage needs. One concern is the amount of coverage required to shield against potential losses. Some... Read More

Utmost Good Faith – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 76
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Barry Leigh Weissman, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, and Bella Shirin, Associate, SNR Denton US LLP Chapter 76 discusses the role of utmost good faith in reinsurance transactions and dispute resolution. Section 76.01 explains how the... Read More

Bad Faith in the Context of First-Party Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 55
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton The insurer's duty of good faith, and the liabilities that flow from breach of that duty, play an important role in insurance law. The duty was first developed in the context of liability insurance to... Read More

Pillsbury Winthrop: Ninth Circuit Reaffirms that Insurers May be Obligated to Initiate Settlement Discussions Under California Law
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Brian Martin and Nathaniel Smith , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Insurers frequently disclaim any duty to participate in settling a third party claim against their insureds unless and until the third party claimant makes a settlement demand... Read More

Duty to Settle Requires a Willing Plaintiff – No “Bad Faith” Failure to Settle
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant In March I posted an article on the need to put a stake through the heart of the tort of bad faith . The post that follows deals with a case that supports the position I took in that post and makes me wonder... Read More

Pillsbury Winthrop: Ninth Circuit Reaffirms that Insurers May be Obligated to Initiate Settlement Discussions Under California Law
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Brian Martin and Nathaniel Smith , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Insurers frequently disclaim any duty to participate in settling a third party claim against their insureds unless and until the third party claimant makes a settlement demand... Read More

Duty to Settle Requires a Willing Plaintiff – No “Bad Faith” Failure to Settle
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Barry Zalma

By Barry Zalma, Attorney and Consultant In March I posted an article on the need to put a stake through the heart of the tort of bad faith . The post that follows deals with a case that supports the position I took in that post and makes me wonder... Read More

Reinsurance Dispute Resolution – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 77
Posted on 24 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By David A. Attisani and Ethan V. Torrey, Partners, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP Fair, efficient, and reliable dispute resolution procedures are vital to protect the rights and clarify the duties of parties arising under reinsurance contracts... Read More