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Opinion-aided: Courts Granting Policyholders Access To Outside Coverage Counsel’s Opinion Letters
Posted on 21 Aug 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

There have been several decisions of late, from courts across the country, addressing whether a policyholder, in coverage litigation, is entitled to discover the coverage opinions (lower case) prepared for an insurer by its outside coverage counsel. Of... Read More

WV Department of Insurance Clarifies Requirements for Issuing Delay Letters
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Chelsea V. Prince, Associate The West Virginia Insurance Commissioner recently issued Informational Letter No. 189 which interprets and clarifies those portions of the W.Va. Code of State Rules requiring delay letters during the investigation... Read More

Directors' and Officers' Insurance and Its Role in Government Investigations
Posted on 31 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Richard W. Westling and Mark M. Bell In Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance and Its Role in Government Investigations, authors Richard W. Westling and Mark M. Bell point out that the number, scope, and breadth of government investigations... Read More

Government Investigations Can Constitute Covered “Claims”—and Require Notice—Under Liability Insurance Policies
Posted on 4 Feb 2014 by Perkins Coie

By Michael T. Sharkey This commentary examines recent court decisions around the country that have held that subpoenas and other forms of government investigations are “claims” triggering coverage under various types of liability insurance... 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

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