Between the Lines

A Discussion of Case Law and Statutory Law Affecting Commercial Lines of Insurance

Archive for October, 2012

Posted In: Duty to Defend, Uncategorized


When is an e-mail offer of employment a negotiable instrument?  Never, says the court in a case that is just a bit less creative than that introduction makes it sound.  A…

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Reasonableness of Insurer Covered Legal Fees Is In the Eye of the Beholder

As noted previously, when the insurer reserves its rights, the insured usually gets to pick counsel.  If that counsel is not one regularly employed by the insurer, fights over rates…

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A Bird in the Hand? The New Hampshire Early Offer Statute

On January 1, 2013, a New Hampshire statute intended to streamline medical malpractice litigation by allowing claimants to invoke an “early offer” process will take effect.  Under the statute, claimants…

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Posted In: Employment Claims


No Coverage For Massachusetts Tips Cases, Say Three Trial Court Judges Here is the last of three posts on recent Massachusetts tips act coverage cases.  Click these links to see…

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