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“Seventh Circuit Issues ‘Warning’ for Insurers Who Fail to Defend,” FC&S Legal: The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center

In this article, Jenner & Block Associate Jan A. Larson examines the implications of National American Insurance Company v. Artisan and Truckers Casualty Company.  In the first line of its recent opinion in the case, the Seventh Circuit wrote that the case “provides a warning for insurance companies who refuse to defend their insureds.”  Ms. Larson observes that, “consistent with the court’s admonishment, insurers risk waiving, or being estopped from later asserting, their right to deny coverage based on various policy defenses, as a result of an improper denial of the duty to defend.”  The article appears in FC&S Legal: The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center.