An Updated Practical Guide To ICPIC In Calif.

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- California has been recognized as a leading authority (or at least one of the earliest authorities) on the right of a policyholder to select independent counsel paid by the insurance company (referred to herein as “ICPIC”).

That is, when there is a conflict of interest between the policyholder and the insurer, the right of the policyholder to pick their own defense counsel, and to be reimbursed for that expense by the insurer, notwithstanding policy language indicating that the insurer has the right to select defense counsel....
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