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SNR Denton LLP on Great American Excess & Surplus Insurance Co. v. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.: Excess Insurer Can Sue Appointed Defense Counsel for Malpractice

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton LLP In Great American Excess & Surplus Insurance Co. v. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., the Mississippi Supreme Court adopted the opinion of a divided Mississippi Court of Appeals holding (on an issue that has divided other jurisdictions...

California Court of Appeal Allows Insured to Sue Adjuster Personally for Negligent Misrepresentation and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

By Andrew B. Downs Even though California courts have consistently recognized that employees of insurance companies are not parties to the insurance contract, and thus they cannot be held personally liable for breach of contract or for "bad faith," this month's decision in Bock v...