The Insurer’s Duty to Settle Uncovered Claims

OCM partner Sean Carnathan answers questions including when does an insurance company have a duty to settle claims for which there is no coverage under the policy, when is it wise for an insurance company to take uncovered claims into account in making a settlement proposal, and how can policyholder and plaintiff’s lawyers use these […]

Chapter 176D Year in Review

Invest 20 minutes of your day and get a rundown of the key takeaways from the reported court decisions in 2019 dealing with Chapter 176D, the Massachusetts statute dealing with unfair and deceptive insurance practices. Presenter and OCM partner Sean Carnathan is the author of Massachusetts Bad Faith Insurance Litigation (2d ed. 2020), available from […]

Understanding Consent-to-Settle in Professional Liability Policies

Take a 20-minute break to attend a webinar and learn something about consent-to-settle in professional liability insurance policies. OCM Partner Sean Carnathan explains the Massachusetts Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding the impact of Massachusetts Chapter 176D — the law of insurance unfair claims settlement practices — on consent-to-settle clauses in professional liability insurance policies. Sean […]