What Conn. Opioid Ruling Means for Liability Insurers

January 2019 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

A Connecticut judge recently dismissed lawsuits filed by thirty-seven cities seeking to recover economic losses allegedly arising from the opioid epidemic, calling efforts to determine which of twenty-five pharmaceutical defendants caused the cities’ losses “junk justice.”  R. Patrick Bedell and Kevin F. Harris of BatesCarey’s Opioid Coverage Task Force analyze this notable...

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Mickey Passman Assesses Recent Case Law Highlighting Value of "Catch All" Reservation of Rights in Insurers’ Coverage Correspondence

October 2018 | Category: Articles and Presentations, News

Michael “Mickey” Passman examines an Illinois federal judge’s recent ruling in a coverage dispute case, Tracy Holdings LLC v. West Bend Insurance Co., in his October 2018 Insurance Law IICLE Flashpoints column. At issue was the value of insurers’ use of “catch all” reservation of rights statements in denial letters, particularly in avoiding application of “mend the hold” and waiver doctrines under Illinois law in ensuing litigation.

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