Finding Lost Insurance Policies

Law360, New York (March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- This article provides a variety of techniques that can be used to locate historical insurance coverage which could be very valuable assets to pay for attorneys' fees and possible liabilities in various kinds of lawsuits.

As a general rule, the policyholder bears the burden of proving coverage against its insurance companies. Ideally, such proof is provided by copies of the actual executed insurance policies at issue. However, where the claims involve occurrences over a long period of time, the actual policies may have been lost or...
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