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In-House Interrogatory

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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