DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
ORGANIZER: Strafford Publications, Inc.
This CLE webinar will provide insurance counsel with an understanding of the critical issues raised when an insurer provides a defense under reservation of rights, how different state laws and courts treat the issues, and best practices for both parties to protect their rights and resolve disputes.
A defense under a reservation of rights raises numerous issues that both policyholder and insurer counsel must consider and respond to appropriately.
Critical issues raised include the insurer's right to reimbursement of defense costs if it later prevails on the coverage issue, and potential conflicts of interest, control of the defense and the effect of a ROR on defenses not specifically waived.
State statutes and court decisions are crucial in determining the insurance company's and the policyholder's rights when the duty to defend is under dispute. Both parties must understand the standards for the relevant state or states.
Listen as our panel of policyholder and insurer counsel discusses the critical issues that counsel must consider when the insurer agrees to provide a defense under reservation of rights, how different state laws and courts treat the issue, and best practices for both parties to protect their rights and resolve disputes.