NJ Broadens Insurers' Duty To Defend

Law360, New York (October 29, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT) -- In an important recent decision for policyholders, the New Jersey Supreme Court made clear that an insurer’s reservation of rights will not strip the policyholder of the broad duty to defend promised in traditional liability insurance policies.

In what could be viewed as a de facto reversal of a 40-year-old New Jersey position on defense coverage, the high court ordered the liability insurer to provide a defense to an underlying tort case against its insured, even though the ultimate question of indemnity coverage could not yet...
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