Settling Contribution Claims Without Jeopardizing Your Insurance Coverage
In-House Defense Quarterly
Fall 2009
The article examined the impact of the decision in the environmental coverage case, Riggins, Inc. v. Hartford Ins. Co., in which the insurance carriers tentatively denied coverage and sought to derail a third-party settlement. The article provided practical advice for policyholders seeking to enforce their rights against insurers who refuse to consent to a proposed settlement. The article also discussed the purpose and application of a “consent to settle” and subrogation provisions.