The Role of Personal Counsel
When your insurance company refuses to defend you, or refuses to settle a case where you are a defendant, exposing you to a potential excess judgment, you need personal counsel. Contact Taffet Law, P.C. in Boulder, Colorado 720-565-4074.
AVOIDING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The Importance of Personal Counsel
Personal counsel is the policyholder’s coverage counsel and adviser. Personal counsel works for you, the policyholder, with opportunities to influence plaintiff’s counsel, insurance
The Must See Documents:
Insurance Policy | Reservation of Rights Letters | Coverage Denial Letters | Complaint
Liability insurance is often referred to as “litigation insurance” because most liability policies obligate the insurer to provide a
The duty to defend and the duty to indemnify are separate and distinct. An insurer seeking to avoid its duty to defend an insured bears a heavy burden. Hecla Min. Co. v. New Hampshire Ins. Co.
The duty to defend is broader than the duty to indemnify and the determination of whether an insurer has a duty to defend lies within the four corners of the complaint. Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co.
An insurer’s duty to defend arises when the underlying complaint against the insured alleges any facts that might fall within the coverage of the policy. Douglass v. Hartford Ins. Co.
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