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“New Support for Insureds Facing Government Subpoenas,” Insurance Law Update

In the July Insurance Law Update, Jenner & Block Partner Brian S. Scarbrough and Associate Caroline L. Meneau highlight Astellas US Holding Inc. v. Starr Indemnity and Liability Co.  In that case, a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a group of insurance companies’ motion to dismiss a pharmaceutical company’s claim seeking coverage for expenses related to responding to a government subpoena.  “This decision will be of interest to policyholders seeking coverage of the often-significant costs of investigating and responding to government investigations, including subpoenas,” the authors explain.  The Update was reprinted in Law360.