Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Story regarding insurance companies

In class we spend a good deal of time talking about the so-called "insurance triangle," which refers to the issues that arise when a lawyer is paid by an insurance company to represent the insured. Although not really on this topic precisely, here is a link to an interesting story in the product liability defendants oriented blog Drug and Device law blog on how an insurance company's tactics can threaten to turn discovery into a road map for the underlying tort claimants. It concludes that "it is unfortunate – and even more unfortunate that it is hardly unexpected – that some insurance companies engage in tactics that can prejudice their insureds to avoid covering claims."

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