Insurance 101 – Chapter 9 – Volume 134 – Terminating the Duty to Defend

Terminating the Duty to Defend

A liability insurer’s most fraught-with-danger task is terminating a defense provided to an insured. Since the duty to defend is exceedingly broad, there are very few grounds when a defense can be withdrawn without concern. Even withdrawing a defense after the policy limits have been paid in settlement, although allowed in a clear and unambiguous provision of the policy, can still raise concerns.

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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