Conflicts Of Interest With Insurance Companies

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Liability insurance policies give the insurance company exclusive control over litigation in claims against its insureds (an "insured" is the person who bought the policy).  With this control, conflicts of interest may develop between the insurance company and the insured.  In that case, the insurance company may have to provide and pay for independent counsel for each insured.

When Do Conflicts Of Interest Arise?

Some common situations where a conflict of interest arises which may require the insurance company to provide and pay for independent counsel include:

Do I Need An Attorney To Deal With My Insurance Company?

If you believe you have a conflict of interest with your insurance company, an attorney can help you get independent counsel and have the insurance company pay for it. 

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Last Modified: 11-21-2011 04:43 PM PST

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