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Defense Lawyers' Professional Responsibilites: Part II-Contested Coverage Cases


Ellen S. Pryor


UNT Dallas College of Law

Charles Silver


University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

2001

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 15, p. 29, 2001

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Having previously examined the professional responsibilities of insurance defense lawyers in full coverage and excess exposure situations, this article completes our analysis of the field by focusing on situations in which insurance carriers deny that claims against policyholders are covered at all.

In keeping with our prior works, defense lawyers' duties are grounded in the economic and legal structure of the tripartite relationship involving the insurance company, the policyholder, and the defense lawyer. The topics considered include some that are entirely new, such as whether a defense lawyer has a duty to know about coverage law and facts, and some that are others have considered previously, such as whether a conflict of interests necessarily exists at the start of a disputed coverage representation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 66

Keywords: professional responsibility, legal ethics, liability insurance, insurance defense

JEL Classification: K4

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Date posted: May 18, 2001 ; Last revised: August 3, 2010

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Pryor, Ellen S. and Silver, Charles, Defense Lawyers' Professional Responsibilites: Part II-Contested Coverage Cases (2001). Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 15, p. 29, 2001. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=267112 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.267112

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Ellen S. Pryor
UNT Dallas College of Law ( email )
1901 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201
United States
(214) 752-5959 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.untsystem.edu
Charles M. Silver (Contact Author)
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law ( email )
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
United States
512-232-1337 (Phone)
512-232-1372 (Fax)
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