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SNR Denton on Allstate Insurance Co. v. Miller: Failure to Inform Insured of Settlement Opportunity as a Basis for Excess Judgment Liability

By William T. Barker and Ronald D. Kent In Allstate Insurance Co. v. Miller, the Nevada Supreme Court held that the jury could properly have found Allstate liable for an excess judgment as a result of its failure to adequately inform its insured of a settlement opportunity. This commentary examines...

A Primer for Managing Risks

(Lexis.com subscribers may access the cases below by clicking on the links) By Verne A. Pedro, Special Counsel, Goldberg Segalla LLP Injured visitors, faulty construction, mold, critters, fire, natural disasters-businesses face substantial risks from a host of potentially devastating unforeseen...

Dentons on What Does Kentucky Require To Find Failure to Pay in Good Faith?

Kentucky requires insurers to pay amounts clearly due. Under Wittmer v. Jones [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], to create a jury question, “there must be sufficient evidence of intentional misconduct or reckless disregard of the rights of an insured or a claimant to warrant...