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(l-r) Walter Andrews, Michael Levine, and Yaniel Abreu, with Hunton Andrews Kurth. (l-r) Walter Andrews, Michael Levine, and Yaniel Abreu, with Hunton Andrews Kurth.

Insurance companies oftentimes defend their insureds against lawsuits. It is important for attorneys and their insured clients to remain vigilant of the insurer’s conduct throughout the defense. As we have seen too many times before, depending on how the liability action develops and what the insurer learns during discovery, the insurer might decide to withdraw its defense or ultimately deny indemnity for an adverse verdict. An insurer, however, may be estopped from denying coverage if its defense prejudices the insured.

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