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SNR Denton on McReynolds v. American Commerce Insurance Co.: Interpleader as a Safe Harbor for Multiple Demands

By Ronald D. Kent, Partner, SNR Denton 1 McReynolds v. American Commerce Insurance Co. 2 presented an issue at a doctrinal intersection: multiple claims with inadequate limits and claims subject to liens. The court held that an insurer could meet its obligation to consider the multiple offers in...

SNR Denton on DeMarco v. Travelers Insurance Co.: Insurer Faced with Multiple Claims Exceeding Policy Limits Must Seek to Minimize Insured’s Financial Exposure

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton DeMarco v. Travelers Insurance Co. applied Rhode Island's unique standard for an insurer's duty to settle to multiple claims exceeding limits. In doing so, it adopted the minority rule that such an insurer must seek to minimize insured's financial...