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 ideas in formulating their strategy?

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