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James M. Hofert and Jennifer K. Gust on “Time-Sensitive Demands”

In their article appearing in the March/April 2010 issue of Coverage, "Time-Sensitive Demands," James M. Hofert and Jennifer K. Gust initially describe the debate as to the legitimacy of time-sensitive demands. Such a demand is a settlement offer made by an underlying plaintiff that the defendant's...

SNR Denton on Roehl Transport, Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.: Wisconsin Recognizes New Form of Bad Faith

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Roehl Transport, Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. , the Wisconsin Supreme Court has recognized a new form of bad faith failure to settle: failing to minimize use of the insured’s deductible. This commentary critically examines that decision...

SNR Denton on New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. v. National Casualty Co.: Primary Insurer Has Right To Discovery from Excess Insurer To Assess Fault for Failure To Settle

By William T. Barker & Ronald D. Kent, Partners, SNR Denton New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. v. National Casualty Co. holds that a primary insurer, sued by the excess insurer for failure to settle, is entitled to defend on the ground that the excess insurer would not have settled even had...

SNR Denton on Doherty v. Merchants Mutual Insurance Co.: When Is Bad Faith Failure To Settle a Jury Question in New York?

By William T. Barker & Justin N. Kattan In Doherty v. Merchants Mutual Insurance Co. , [1] a sharply divided Appellate Division affirmed summary judgment for an insurer on bad faith failure to settle. If followed, this would arguably raise the already high threshold for failure to settle claims...

SNR Denton on Is There a Right To Jury Trial in a Bad Faith Failure To Settle Case: Wood v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co.

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton In Wood v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. the New Jersey Supreme Court, addressing a little-litigated issue, held that there is a right to jury trial in a bad faith failure to settle case. [1] This commentary examines that holding. NJM insured...