How can in-house counsel ensure they are handling insurance claims properly?
An article in Corporate Counsel details when general counsels should call outside insurance coverage counsel. Most in-house counsel end up with routine claims on their desk, but the article suggests they bring in outside help in some circumstances. Examples include:
- Environmental claims
- Wrongful death or injury claims involving asbestos or drug
- Construction defect claims
- Business interruption claims
- Professional liability claims
- Directors and officers claims
- When coverage is denied
Here’s our question for you:
Under what circumstances would you bring in outside help on an insurance claim?
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