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BT Policyholder Protection Blog Blog

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Privilege and Work Product in Insurance Coverage Disputes

USA - September 3 2019 How do the attorney-client privilege, work product protection, and common interest doctrine work in insurance coverage disputes? Insurers and their…

Noise and the Decision to Settle Within Insurance Policy Limits

USA - May 16 2019 In a blog post earlier this year, I discussed the problem of “noise” - or randomness - in professional judgments, in particular judgments regarding…

Insurance Coverage for California Companies for Employee Sexual Misconduct Claims

USA - May 3 2019 You are a California Business, and your worst fear has just come true: one of your high ranking executives has been accused of egregious sexual…

Will The Additional Insured Endorsement Actually Cover The Claim?

USA - April 25 2019 Imagine this scenario. Your company hires a contractor to do some repair or renovation work. The contract requires the contractor to have commercial…

Insurance Policy Renewals May Be an Opportunity to Obtain Better Policy Language

USA - April 22 2019 Insurance policy renewals may present an opportunity to obtain better policy terms—not just an opportunity to seek better premium rates…

How Insurance Companies Try to Use Past Events to Defeat Coverage of New Claims

USA - April 12 2019 Liability insurance policies tend to fall into one of two categories based on the trigger of coverage: occurrence and claims-made policies. Generally…

Insurance Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: Key Tips for Transactional Lawyers

USA - February 28 2019 2018 was one of the busiest years on record for merger and acquisition activity. Many analysts attributed the surge to the ambitions of Silicon…

Don't give up on payment of non-traditional defense costs under California law

USA - February 14 2019 With the use of e-discovery managers, experts, and other vendors becoming part of the ordinary course of commercial litigation, should your company’s…

When Can Recovery from Insurer Exceed Policy Limits?

USA - February 7 2019 Many jurisdictions permit a policyholder, on the right facts, to recover damages exceeding its policy limits for an insurer’s breach of its duty of…

Policyholder Wins Bad Faith Claim Despite Insurer Paying Nearly All It Owed

USA - February 4 2019 Can an insurance company be held liable for bad faith if it had a bona fide dispute with the policyholder over the extent of coverage in Illinois…