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Hornberger v. Seymour: Insurer May Retain Defense Counsel Even If Insured Can’t Be Located

By William Barker, Partner, SNR Denton, LLP From time to time, insurers and defense counsel face the problem of an insured who can’t be located. If the insured can’t be found when the lawsuit is filed, there can be a real question whether defense counsel can even file an appearance. In...

SNR Denton on Weitz Co. v. Ohio Casualty Insurance Co.: Is an Insurer a Co-Client of Defense Counsel It Retains to Defend an Insured?

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton The Colorado federal district court in Weitz Co. v. Ohio Casualty Insurance Co. concluded that a Colorado liability insurer is not a client of defense counsel for its insured. That was correct on the facts before the court and its decision on the issue before...

New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition - § 16.04: The Tripartite Relationship Among the Insured, the Insurer and Insurer-Directed Defense Counsel

Section 16.04 of New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition deals with the relationship that exists between insureds, their insurers, and the insurer-directed legal counsel that insurers provide to their insureds. You can download a free copy of this section by clicking on the link below. Section...

New Appleman Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Second Edition - § 3.06: Duties of Insurer-Selected Defense Counsel in Partial Coverage or Excess Exposure Cases, and § 3.07: Insurer Liability for Improper Defense

New Appleman Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Second Edition is a one-volume law and practice guide that discusses the duties and obligations of insurers to their insureds, and the consequences of the insurer's breach of its duty of good faith and fair dealing. It discusses both first party and third...

Florida Appeals Court Squeezes Insurers: Must Appoint Separate Counsel For Each Insured

By Randy J. Maniloff, White and Williams, LLP Court Creates Sunshine State For Defense Counsel It is a question that I get asked regularly from clients: We have a duty to defend and there are four insureds (or any number greater than one). Do we need to retain separate defense counsel for...