9th Circuit Confirms That Insurers Bear Heavy Burden to Avoid Defense Duty
Blank Rome Partner Linda D. Kornfeld and Of Counsel Julia K. Holt authored the article, “9th Circuit Confirms That Insurers Bear Heavy Burden to Avoid Defense Duty,” in the April 26, 2018, edition of the Daily Journal. In their article, Linda and Julia discuss the recent Ninth Circuit ruling in Hanover Insurance Co. v. Paul M. Zagaris, Inc., which reconfirmed California’s fundamental precepts that the duty to defend is broad, exclusions are to be narrowly interpreted, and even a small portion of an otherwise excluded complaint can trigger the duty to defend. To learn more, please visit dailyjournal.com.
An original version of this article was first published in Blank Rome’s Policyholder Informer blog on April 9, 2018.