Mass. High Court's Lessons For Title Insurers

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT) -- The Massachusetts Supreme Court rejected application of famously broad commercial general liability policy "in for one, in for all" duty-to-defend standard to title insurance policies, limiting title insurers’ defense exposure and leaving insureds holding the tab to defend against claims not covered by their title insurance policies.

Hailed as a “complete defense” protection for insureds, the general liability duty-to-defend standard routinely applied to title insurance claims generally requires an insurer to defend an entire lawsuit if any of the claims against its insured are potentially within...
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