Conn. Clears Path For Impending 'Made-Whole' Debate

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court recently held that insurers should be made whole for their losses before policyholders can recoup deductibles from third parties, one of the first decisions to tackle a question that attorneys say will crop up more often now that deductibles have become costlier.

While answering questions from the Second Circuit, Connecticut's highest court formally adopted the "made whole" doctrine, which requires that recoveries from third parties first flow to a policyholder to compensate for damage that went uninsured, then to an insurer that...
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