Potomac Decision Signifies Stronger Defense For Insured

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- In Potomac Insurance Co. of Illinois v. Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Co., ___ A.3d ____, (N.J. Sept. 16, 2013), the New Jersey Supreme Court, applying New Jersey law, affirmed, as a matter of first impression, the Appellate Division’s judgment holding that one insurer with an obligation to indemnify and defend the policyholder under a commercial general liability policy has a direct claim for contribution against its co-insurer for defense costs arising from continuous property damage, even where the co-insurer settled with the policyholder. Id. at *1,...
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