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Jungleland: New Jersey and the Duty to Defend

Big Man ‐ ifesto From The Supreme Court Applying A Broad Duty to Defend Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP "There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, 'Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.' The...

California Court Holds Insurer Entitled to Reimbursement of Defense Costs

In its recent decision in Great Am. Ins. Co. v. Chang , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159197 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 6, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the United States District Court for the Northern District of California had occasion to consider an insurer’s right to reimbursement...

New York Court Says N-O To Reimbursement Of Defense Costs: Most Extensive N.Y. Case To Address The Issue

I’ve been saying for years that reimbursement of defense costs can be an overrated issue. It is the CATS of coverage issues. First, many states – especially lately -- have rejected an insurer’s right to seek reimbursement of defense costs. Second, even in a state where the right exists...

California Supreme Court Allows Insurer to Seek Reimbursement of Excessive Legal Fees Directly from Cumis Counsel Under Narrow Facts of Case

By Monique M. Fuentes and Michael McCarthy Hartford Casualty Ins. Co. v. J.R. Marketing, L.L.C. , California Supreme Court Case No. S211645 (Filed August 10, 2015), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ]: In JR Marketing , the California Supreme...

California Court Considers Reimbursement of Legal Fees Under D&O Policy

In its recent decision in Clark v. Travelers Cas. Ins. Co. of America, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114877 {subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ] (C.D. Cal.), the United States District Court for the Central District of California had occasion to consider when...