New Insights Article: Out of the Blue and Into the Green: Mitigating Stormwater Risk by Reducing Contamination of Receiving Waters
Stormwater runoff may be a source of both liability and opportunity. It can pick up various pollutants as it flows into nearby bodies of water, harming the environment and possibly requiring remediation by the relevant entity, but it also represents a valuable source of fresh water. In addition to transferring their risks through insurance, businesses and governments are using both traditional and so-called green infrastructure to control runoff and manage stormwater as close to the source as possible.
This article discusses ethical issues related to the relationship among an insurer, its insured, and appointed counsel—the tripartite relationship. An overview of issues related to this complex relationship is presented, along with limitations on an insurer’s right to defend its insured; approaches taken by various states, including regarding an insurer’s requirement to appoint independent counsel; and ethical considerations for defense counsel and claims handlers.
The 2018 CPCU Society Annual Meeting and Seminars
October 13 - 16th, 2018
San Diego, CA
The CLEW Committee Meeting will be on Saturday morning, October 13th.
CLEW Seminars during the meeting:
- Bad Faith Nightmares; Sunday, October 14th, afternoon (cosponsored with the Claims Interest Group).
- Calamity Vacations II; Monday, October 15th, morning.
- Mock Summary Judgment and Appeal; Monday, October 15th, morning.