In pursuit of a greater understanding of this controversial subject, this article will: (1) explore the contract principles and public policy considerations that are implicated by an insurer’s breach of its defense duty; (2) consider recent case law addressing relevant issues; and (3) recommend a comprehensive approach that accommodates competing interests. Ultimately, the author concludes that in most circumstances an insurer that wrongfully disclaims its duty to defend should be precluded from raising defenses as to coverage in an action to indemnify the insured for monies paid out by the insured.
Recommended CitationMichael A. Haskel, Case Law Developments Addressing the Consequences of a Liability Insurer’s Breach of Its Duty to Defend, 36 Pace L. Rev. 215 (2015)
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