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Reed Smith LLP on the “Four Corners” Rule and the Duty to Pay Defense Costs – A Potent Tool for Policyholders Under D&O Insurance Policies

By John B. Berringer and Jill N. Averett, Reed Smith LLP Officers, directors and their corporations routinely are denied the full benefits of the D&O Insurance Policies they purchased at great cost when lawsuits naming them as defendants include allegations of intentional wrongdoing which arguably...

Vespole on New Jersey Supreme Court Finding No Duty to Defend Even Though Negligence Was Alleged

By Mark R. Vespole, Partner, Tressler LLP Going back more than one-half century, it has been the law in New Jersey that the duty to defend is broader than the duty to pay. See Burd v. Sussex Mutual Ins. Co., 56 N.J. 383 (1970) ; Ohio Cas. Ins. Co. v. Flanagin, 44 N.J. 504 (1965) ; Danek v. Hommer...

McCarter & English on New Jersey Supreme Court Denies Coverage to Cemetery and Crematory for Claims Arising from Illegal Harvesting of Human Remains: Memorial Properties, LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Co.

Cynthia S. Betz, Associate, McCarter & English LLP In Memorial Properties, LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Co., 2012 N.J. LEXIS 682 (N.J. June 28, 2012) , the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed the Appellate Division's decision that a cemetery and crematory were not entitled to insurance...