Bad Faith Nov2013 Duty to Defende

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Bad Faith Nov2013 Duty to Defende

  1. 1. November 1, 2013
  2. 2. Dale Kingman Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell LLP William Knowles Cozen O’Connor
  3. 3.   Broader than the duty to indemnify The duty to defend is triggered if the insurance policy conceivably covers the allegations in the complaint
  4. 4.  Two Exceptions ◦ Not clear from the face of the complaint ◦ If the facts in the complaint conflict with the facts known to or readily ascertainable by the insurer ◦ Note: the insurer cannot rely on extrinsic facts to deny the duty to defend  Unstated Exceptions
  5. 5. Remedy  Buss Recovery 
  6. 6.       Dale Kingman Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell LLP 206-805-6605/dkingman@gordontilden.com William Knowles Cozen O’Connor 206-224-1289/wknowles@cozen.com

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