No Duty To Defend under CPL Policy for Natural Gas Pipe Explosion

By J. Kent Holland, Esq. and James N. Rhodes, Esq.ConstructionRisk Counsel, PLLC Published on IRMI.com A Wisconsin appeals court found that an insurer’s duty to defend under a contractors pollution liability (CPL) policy was not triggered by an explosion caused...

The Unrelenting Tide of the Duty to Defend

By Brian K. Stewart, Esq. and Kevin J. Engelien, Esq.– Collins Collins Muir & Stewart, LLP.  The immediate contractual duty to defend, once thought by some to be isolated to the “not so golden anymore” state of California as a result of two important court...

Design Professionals Should not Agree to Defend Clients

There is no common law duty of a consultant to defend its client against third party actions. That duty can only arise as a result of a contractually liability created through the indemnification clause of the contract. Since this is a contractual liability, it is...