Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Jeremy A. Lawrence analyzes the defense obligations of an insurer and the rules when an insurance company refuses to defend a policyholder in a lawsuit in a recent Los Angeles Lawyer article. The article appears in the “Barristers Tips” section of the February 2015 edition.
In the article, Mr. Lawrence explores the foundational rules regarding when an insurer must defend a lawsuit that seeks damages covered under the insurance policy, and considerations for insurance policyholders in pursuing litigation for an insurer’s refusal of coverage. Among his conclusions, he writes, “Because there are rarely any downsides to pursuing an early coverage decision, policyholders would be wise not to wait.” Read the entire article here.
Based in Munger Tolles’ Los Angeles office, Mr. Lawrence represents clients in high stakes commercial litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, securities and shareholder derivative suits, and matters involving administrative agencies at both the federal and state level.