The Latest On Duty To Defend In Calif.

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 5:55 PM EST) -- In the last two months, courts in California have issued several decisions concerning the scope of an insurer’s duty to defend its insured in underlying litigation. These decisions address important matters involving the circumstances under which a duty to defend exists, the commencement of the duty, the obligation to provide independent Cumis counsel and the insurer’s right to reimbursement of amounts paid.

Liability insurance policies impose on the insurer a duty to indemnify its policyholder against covered claims brought by third parties, by settling the claim...
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