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William Barker and Gauri Chopra
SNR Denton on SwedishAmerican Hospital Association v. Sari Insurance Co.: Breach of Duty To Settle Frees Insured To Do So

SwedishAmerican Hospital Ass’n v. Sari Insurance Co. , 2009 Ill. App. LEXIS 911, held that an insurer that breaches its duty to settle frees its insured (and another insurer) to do so. The court found no prior controlling Illinois law on this point...

William T. Barker
SNR Denton on Griffin Dewatering Corp. v. Northern Insurance Co.: A Reservation of Rights Cannot Be Actionable Bad Faith

Griffin Dewatering Corp. v. Northern Insurance Co. , 176 Cal. App. 4 th 172 (2009), held that an insurer’s reasonable refusal to defend did not become bad faith when a later supreme court decision established that the refusal was incorrect. But...

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Evan Thomas Knott
Reed Smith LLP on The Fifth Circuit's Decision in Safety National

In Safety Nat’l Cas. Corp. v. Certain Underwriters At Lloyd's, London , --- F.3d ----, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 24585 (5th Cir. Nov. 9, 2009), an en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a Louisiana anti...

William T. Barker and Ronald D. Kent
SNR Denton on In re Professionals Direct Insurance Co.: The Sixth Circuit Interprets Boone v. Vanliner

In re Professionals Direct Insurance Co., 578 F.3d 432 (6 th Cir. 2009), passed on the scope of Ohio’s uniquely constricted attorney-client privilege for insurance companies in bad faith cases, as well as on the scope of federal work product protection...

Rina Carmel
Delgado v. Interinsurance Exchange: Analysis of Coverage for Self-Defense

In her article appearing in the November/December 2009 issue of Coverage , “ Delgado v. Interinsurance Exchange : the California Supreme Court Restores Clarity to the Analysis of Coverage for Self-Defense,” Rina Carmel states that over time...

George S. McCall
Identity Theft and Your CGL Policy

This article appeared in the May/June 2009 issue of Coverage. Author George S. McCall of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, formerly of Kern & Wooley LLP, explores the issue of whether a Commercial General Liability policy provides coverage...