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Reed Smith LLP on Avoiding Disproportionate Forfeiture of Insurance Coverage Through Doctrines of Waiver, Estoppel, Mend the Hold, Prejudice, and Good Faith and Fair Dealing

By Timothy P. Law and Lisa A. Szymanski, Attorneys, Reed Smith LLP This article discusses various doctrines applied by courts to avoid the technical forfeiture of insurance coverage. These doctrines include waiver, estoppel, "mend the hold," the requirement of prejudice, and the duty of...

Timothy Law and Jeremy Heinnickel of Reed Smith: Tenth Circuit Finds Duty to Defend Patent Infringement Allegations under Advertising Liability Coverage

By Timothy P. Law and Jeremy F. Heinnickel, Attorneys, Reed Smith LLP "In Dish Network Corp. v. Arch Specialty Ins. Co. , -- F.3d --, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 20955 (10th Cir. Oct. 17, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case...

Reed Smith LLP on What to Do When Your Insurance Company Goes Broke

By Timothy P. Law, Partner, Reed Smith LLP Insurance company insolvencies cause disruption to businesses and create a risk of serious financial loss. In many instances, however, policyholders can make a full recovery or mitigate their losses by considering all appropriate avenues of recovery. This...