October 09, 2014

In this article, Jenner & Block Associate Jan A. Larson examines best practices for policyholders regarding “related claims” provisions that are commonly found in claims-made insurance policies.  Jan urges policyholders to challenge insurers’ efforts to avoid coverage based on overbroad interpretations of such claims.  “By encouraging close and careful examination of the facts and allegations on which the respective claims are based, policyholders are well-positioned to protect the benefit of the insurance coverage purchased,” she explains.  She then analyzes a recent pro-coverage ruling in which the firm served as counsel for the policyholder.  Partner Christopher C. Dickinson contributed to the article.