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Defamation Plaintiff Has Default Judgment But Not Standing To Sue Insolvent Policyholder’s Insurance Company

Bankruptcy and insurance have been engaged in a tangled web for decades.  Claimants against bankrupt insureds are often frustrated in seeking a recovery that they might otherwise obtain if the insured had not gone bankrupt.  In a recent case, the Third Circuit addressed the standing of a default judgment creditor claimant to sue the bankrupt … Continue Reading

When Notice of Claim Is a Condition Precedent a Default Judgment May Not Help

Notice of claim or suit requirements in insurance policies are often viewed as a condition precedent to coverage.  If the insured’s carrier is not given notice of the claim in a timely manner, the insurer may have no obligation to defend or indemnify the insured.  But what happens if a claimant sues an insured defendant … Continue Reading
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