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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 12 Jul 2019

South Carolina Supreme Court Sets Test For Waiver Of Attorney-Client Privilege

South Carolina Supreme Court recently held that insurance companies facing bad-faith actions do not

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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 29 Apr 2019

Supreme Court Of South Carolina Holds Insurer Can Bring Direct Claim For Legal Malpractice Against Retained Attorney

In another instance of what appears to be the beginning of a trend, the Supreme Court of South Carolina recently held that an insurer may bring a

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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 29 Apr 2019

Federal Court In South Carolina Holds Insurer That Declines Defense Cannot Be Liable For Excess Judgment

A federal district court in South Carolina recently held that an insurer must concede coverage and assume the defense of its insured before it can be

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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 27 Dec 2018

Insurance Law Report: December 2018

The South Carolina Supreme Court recently held that an insurer did not have to defend the wife of an accused sexual abuser against claims that she

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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2018

Insurance Law Report: June 2018

The South Carolina Supreme Court held that an insurer may maintain a malpractice claim against a law firm it hired to defend an insured. Sentry Select

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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2017

Kentucky Supreme Court Affirms Bad Faith And Punitive Damages Award Against Insurer Which Defended And Settled Claim Against Its Insureds

The Supreme Court of Kentucky held that an insurer’s defense and settlement of a claim against its insured does not preclude the insured’s bad faith

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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2017

South Carolina Supreme Court Reaffirms Prior Opinion Invalidating Inadequate Reservation Of Rights Letter

After a much anticipated rehearing, the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld its prior decision that an insurer failed adequately to reserve the right

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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 16 Jun 2017

Federal Court In South Carolina Reaffirms Applicability Of Professional Liability Exclusion In Standard CGL Policy

A federal court in South Carolina enforced a professional liability exclusion notwithstanding a claim of illusory coverage. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co

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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 6 Mar 2017

Federal Court in South Carolina Holds Coverage Excluded for Hazing Injury

A federal court in South Carolina applied a hazing exclusion in a CGL policy to bar coverage for a fraternity ritual. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v

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Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 6 Mar 2017

South Carolina Supreme Court Holds General Denial of Coverage in Reservation of Rights Letter To Be Insufficient

The South Carolina Supreme Court held that an insurer failed to give adequate notice of potential policy positions and defenses in a reservation of

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