Insurers' Duty To Defend: Conn. Vs. NY

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- In opinions issued on the same day, the highest courts of Connecticut and New York came to arguably different conclusions concerning coverage by estoppel where a liability insurer breaches its duty to defend. The cases illustrate two approaches jurisdictions take regarding this issue and the potential impact a jurisdiction’s views may have on an insurer’s liability for claims that present a close call for duty to defend purposes.

New York: Coverage by Estoppel

In K2 Investment Group LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., 2013...
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