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“Other Jurisdictions Should Look to Calif.’s Teleflex Ruling,” Insurance Law Update

In this edition of the Insurance Recovery and Counseling Practice’s Insurance Law Update, Jenner & Block Partner Jan A. Larson and Associate Catherine L. Doyle examine the recent, pro-policyholder Ninth Circuit decision in Teleflex Medical Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The authors observe that the decision “affirms the contractual obligation imposed upon excess insurers by the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing to either contribute towards a reasonable settlement that invades its coverage layer or, alternatively, to take over the defense of the underlying claims.”  The Update was reprinted in Law360.