Discovery of Reinsurance Information in Insurance Coverage Litigation
Hummer, Paul M., Defense Counsel Journal
Insurers are in a dilemma: Should they should make full disclosure of communications, but will that undermine their coverage position?
THE REINSURANCE relationship is premised on the free flow of information. Recently, however, communications between cedents and reinsurers, or reinsurers and their retrocessionares, have become the target of discovery requests in coverage litigation between policyholders and their insurers or between insurers and their reinsurers. What are the circumstances in which reinsurance information or communications between insurers and their reinsurers may become discoverable? What is the quandary this new trend creates for insurers?
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Publication information: Article title: Discovery of Reinsurance Information in Insurance Coverage Litigation. Contributors: Hummer, Paul M. - Author. Journal title: Defense Counsel Journal. Volume: 68. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 2001. Page number: 339+. © 1999 International Association of Defense Counsels. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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