The Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed the dismissal of claims against an insurance company after it admitted it had a duty to defend its insured in an underlying matter but refused to do so, remanding its insured’s allegations of breach of contract and unfair or deceptive practices.

In addition, this case has brought forth a larger legal question in Massachusetts of whether an insurance company, and under what circumstances, has a right to recoup defense costs provided to an insured. The appellate court noted it was up to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to determine if a right to recoup was recognized, according to the opinion filed March 31.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]