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The Duane Morris Insurance group has an unsurpassed depth of experience representing insurers in liability matters, both primary and excess. We offer a full complement of legal services to liability insurers, from detailed coverage opinions on cutting-edge legal issues to the most complex insurance coverage trials. We represent general liability insurers across the entire range of liability claims, including bodily injury, property damage and advertising injury, from simple one party negligence claims to complex multi-plaintiff toxic tort exposures. Our insurance lawyers are experienced not only with CGL forms and issues, but also with specialized liability policies and manuscript forms. We have also handled all manner of claims involving run-off exposures and are particularly adept in investigating and defending against lost policy allegations.

Our insurance attorneys are particularly experienced in representing excess insurers, both in the domestic and London insurance markets, and we are well versed in protecting excess insurer interests throughout the claim adjustment and settlement process and, when necessary, to defend excess interests in insurance bad faith litigation.

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Report to NAIC on Captives: The Controversy About Principle-Based Reserves and Captives Continues
, April 01, 2014
The use by life insurance companies of captive reinsurance companies to finance XXX and AXXX reserves has been a significant and contentious issue in recent years. Some members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the "NAIC") are deeply opposed to captive-based...

New York Appeals Court Reverses Itself in K2 Investment Group Decision; Reaffirms Earlier Ruling in Servidone
, February 25, 2014
In a decision notable for several reasons, the New York State Court of Appeals—the state's highest court—reversed itself in K2 Investment Group, LLC v. American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Co. [21 NY3d 384 (2014)] and reaffirmed its earlier ruling in Servidone Construction Corp....