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Janet Davis of the Global Insurance Department will be presenting on a panel titled "What Happens after the Duty to Defend has been Breached?" at the 2016 ACCEC Annual Meeting. This three day conference allows attendees to hear from leading industry professionals on a variety of topics, such as cyber liability, Global Implications from Climate Change, D&O entity coverage, and much more.
"What Happens after the Duty to Defend has been Breached?" will examine recent developments in case law and identify discrepancies between jurisdictions surrounding the challenges that remain after a breach of the duty to defend has been established. The panel will examine the following topics: When is a carrier’s duty to defend extinguished? Can an insurer raise coverage defenses after a breach? Can an insurer challenge the reasonableness of the fees incurred by the insured in the underlying action?
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American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC) brings together preeminent lawyers representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders to improve the quality of the practice of insurance law and to increase civility and professionalism in our field. Their mission includes educating all sectors involved in insurance disputes — including the judiciary, legal and insurance professionals, and businesses — on critical topics such as best practices in policy formation and claims handling, developing trends in insurance law, and bad faith.