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Ontario Court of Appeal disqualifies law firm despite compliance with ethical screen
  • Dentons
  • Canada, USA
  • May 2 2017

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently disqualified a law firm from acting for one of its longstanding insurer clients in an insurance dispute where a

Ethics Corner: Inadvertent Disclosure - Traps Await the Unwary
  • Cohen & Gresser LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2017

You are a senior partner at a large international law firm, headquartered in a major metropolitan city. Suddenly, there comes an urgent knock on the

Does the Fiduciary Exception Apply to Legal Advice Received By Insurers During the Claims Process
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2017

Adding to the body of conflicting authority on the scope of the attorney-client privilege in ERISA lawsuits, a district court has found that the

The Struggle to Maintain the Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Insurance Counsel
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 7 2017

When an in-house attorney at an insurance company is asked to analyze complex insurance coverage scenarios and their reinsurance implications by a

Enforcing Your Right to Access Your Insurer’s Claims Documents During Discovery
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2016

The first thing your insurance company must do after receiving notice of a loss is investigate your claim and make a coverage determination. The

Bad Faith Ruling Against The Travelers Affirmed In Massachusetts
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

Recently the Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld a ruling that The Travelers Companies Inc. violated the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, M.G.L

Washington Supreme Court: Corporate Attorney’s Communications with Former Employees Not Privileged
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • October 21 2016

The Supreme Court of Washington recently held that the attorney-client privilege does not protect a corporation’s attorney’s communications with

Foreclosure Law Firms and Title Companies to Pay $1.8 for Violations of Colorado Consumer Protection Laws
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

On August 3, Colorado AG Cynthia H. Coffman announced that certain Colorado foreclosure law firms and title insurance companies must pay, pursuant to

Insurers’ Beware: Defending Bad Faith Claim May Lead to Waiver of Privileged Communications
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

On July 27, 2016, the United States District Court for South Carolina ordered an insurer to turn over its privileged communications. The Court

New York Federal Court holds that audit firm’s review of TPA is attorney work product
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • July 12 2016

In a case upon which we have reported on January 6, 2016, and November 24, 2015, a New York federal district court held that the work of an audit