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“Insurer Duties and Continuous Triggers,” American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Jan A. Larson contributes two case notes that examine recent decisions from the Ninth Circuit in Teleflex Medical Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA and from the Oregon Supreme Court in FountainCourt Homeowners’ Association v. FountainCourt Development, LLC and comment on each case’s impact on commonly-litigated areas of insurance law.  In particular, these cases address an excess insurer’s duties following the exhaustion of the primary insurer’s limits and the extension of the “continuous trigger” rule beyond traditional long-tail liability claims.