Insurance 101 – Chapter 9 – Volume 125 – Defense of Entire Suit

Defense of Entire Suit

Most jurisdictions require that even if only one allegation in a suit of multiple allegations is potentially covered by the CGL policy, the insurance company has a duty to defend the entire suit. This is because it is almost impossible for an attorney to limit his or her actions in defending a suit to only those parts of the suit that are covered and not work on those that are not covered. In fact, to do so would be a breach of the duty of the attorney to properly defend his or her client. Therefore, if there is a duty to defend any part of a suit the insurer is required to pay for the defense of the entire suit.

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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